Wednesday, January 14, 2009

12 Blocks Done!

I have already finished 12 blocks for our block exchange and have plenty of strips left to keep going. In fact I have not noticably reduced the amount of strips on my drying rack, so I know I have plenty to make a large number of blocks. Especially considering the fact that I still have a jumble of strips and pieces to be pressed and used!

Making these is like eating potato chips, once you get started it's extremely hard to stop. I hate to put away all the strips that are pressed because I know they will just get all crinkled up again, and you should know that pressing is not my favorite part of the work! Plus I already have a mess of the muslin scraps out and might as well keep using those up. All of this is putting a crimp into my intention of moving the sewing room around, but oh, well. All in good time, I suppose.

I'm mulling through how I can arrange my room to better incorporate the design wall of fleece that I have acquired, and would like to have a spot to keep the drying rack up. It's rather a nice way to store fabric strips, and even yardage without making a pile on a horizontal surface! Plus, by getting the sewing table out of the corner I will be able to leave my serger set up and not have to put it away every time I use it. Time to get out the graph paper and work out my ideas.

I've felt like I've been in a bit of a slump this past week, but I've had a rough throat, and just not felt well physically. Hopefully I can put that behind me and get busy with some serious quilting. I have several quilts that need to be quilted, lots of ideas for other quilts, and a couple of patterns I need to work up. Am bringing home a jelly roll today to make a shop sample for Sharan, so that should inspire me to do some sewing this weekend.

I am trying to reduce my stockpile of finished products, so have been reducing the prices on some of my quilts. I've retaken pictures and given this one a fresh new name, it's waiting for a new home where it will be used and appreciated instead of sitting in my dark closet! It's new name is Victorian Rose, and I know she will make someone very happy, hopefully as a Valentine gift! Just click on the picture to see the complete listing and information.


PersimonDreams said...

What fun blocks! I finished mine addicting! I'll probably make some more just for my a project of my own.

Anonymous said...

I just finished my swap blocks too. They are so addicting. I will keep going I am sure. I have such a nice pile of nicely trimmed strips ready to go. I will wait I think until my swapped out blocks come back to me. I will have to make sure the design wall is cleaned off by the first of March!

Thanks for organizing this swap!