So Many Quilts, So Little Time

I really wish that these bosses (#1, #2 and #3) would realize that there are more important things to do than sit at a desk all day!!! I mean, why can’t they just pay me to make quilts instead of doing this boring office work!?! 😉

I do try to fit in as much sewing as I can, since I have a lot of projects. I’ve been working on the borders for Tumalo Trails #1. I decided on a wide piano key border for it. I am using strips from my box of 1 1/2″ strips. Problem is, I didn’t have a huge variety of strips in that box. So I’ve also been cutting more strips to add to the variety. I found a stack of fat quarters that were hidden in a drawer in the cutting table and decided to cut them down:


Most of these had licensed characters on them – Peanuts, Raggedy Ann, Winnie the Pooh and Scooby Doo. Check out the fabric I left on top of this stack – Scooby Doo in the midst of pink, purple and blue camouflage flowers!! Once it’s cut into 1 1/2″ strips, you’ll hardly see the design. Remember Bonnie’s saying, “If it’s still ugly, you haven’t cut it small enough!!”

I finally got the photo from yesterday to post to the blog. Here is what was in one box that I was sorting through to try and straighten the studio.


Let’s see, at the bottom right hand section are the fabrics, blocks and pieces of the project I talked about yesterday. Above and to the right are some orphan blocks from a quilt I made for mom many years ago. She has it on a quilt rack at the end of her bed. To the left of those blocks are some red butterflies I appliqued a long time ago. Above them is another orphan – this was one that I made and then DS#3 appropriated. He loved it into rags – I’ve still got the poor bedraggled thing, trying to figure out if there is any way to salvage it. I should lay this unused block next to the loved-up blocks and see the difference. To the left of that is a Christmas block, another orphan left over from a quilt that I still use at Christmas time. And then, to the left and below that is a nice pile of nine patch blocks, some of which I started to sew to plain white alternate blocks. Below them some leftover foursies in 30’s reproduction fabrics. And, finally, to the right of the foursies and ninesies, there is a strip set in red – I’m not sure why I made it, but it’s there.

Now – here’s my question. I need to decide what to do with all of this (see how that was going to fit into my post yesterday!?!) And then I have to decide when I’ll be able to fit them into my schedule!!

I think I have decided to finish up the nine patch and hour glass blocks – I’ll trim them down and put them together the best I can and call it a day. I think there is enough to make a fair size baby quilt. It’s pink so I’ll have to hope a little girl will be coming along sometime soon who could receive it. (Fingers crossed – Megs!!)

Well, I better get back to actually working. No matter how much I kid around about my bosses, I seriously do try to put in a good (albeit, boring) day of work for them!!



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