Thursday, July 11, 2013

Thank you,Marlene

I am the lucky winner of this cute bag made by Marlene of Stitchin by the Lake.

She included these two sweet patterns as well. Thanks Marlene, I love the bag!

I have been sewing on my Patchwork of Crosses (PoC) blocks and have completed two more. I enjoy the hand piecing, but I think it takes me longer to pick out the fabrics than to make the block.

By the time I have made twenty of these blocks, I will probably not be s o particular about what goes with what.

These blocks are put together with English Paper Piecing. They really do lie flat, but the outer row of pieces still have the paper in them, so they looked kind of crinkled up.




Anyone that has followed me for long, knows how much I like to organize things. Here is my stack of project boxes for the PoC project.

The bottom box holds fabrics for the crosses, next box is the shirtings fabrics and pattern, then my neat organizer for blocks I have cut out and ready to sew (holds 16 small boxes, each with a block). The blue box holds finished blocks and the top unit has all my sewing supplies and papers. The little pink tub is for snips of thread and fabrics. All this for one quilt!

Put on the Hallmark channel for movies, get a hot cup of coffee, settle into my comfy chair and enjoy a little hand quilting. Life is good!

Thanks for stopping by,




Thimbleanna said...

Looks like you're busy and having fun working on great projects Teresa! I like to organize my stuff into boxes too. Although, for my latest project, I've pulled so many fabrics, I've graduated to laundry baskets LOL.

Julie Fukuda said...

I'm so happy for your win. When I made my Lucy Boston blocks, I just cut them after marking the seams, and sewed them together. I didn't need the paper and the sewing went a lot faster. I just can't imagine all that extra work as it took long enough without it. Do you plan to paper piece the setting blocks too?

Love Of Quilts said...

Congrats on your win. Life is good!

FlourishingPalms said...

You're so patient to be doing EPP, and hand quilting. While I enjoy both of them, they're slow and relaxing activities... ones I have difficulties pacing myself to do. Your last photo, of the quilt in the frame, looks quite peaceful. You're almost tempting me to pull out a very old UFO that needs hand quilting. Now if I could only find the time to do that, and machine quilt, and piece another baby quilt, and finish a hand appliqué project, and, and, and...

Carrie P. said...

Yes, life is good.
Your quilt in the hoop sure is pretty.
Great way to keep your quilt in progress organized.