Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Beautiful Day!

Yesterday and today have been such wonderfully beautiful Spring days!

Yesterday I spent the day cutting fabric as I had an order for 3 inch hearts. I took a break around noon for lunch and to sit outside for a little sun.

It was so nice and warm! Of course I didn't stay outside in the sun too long because the sun here in New Mexico can be brutal!  But, just 5, or was it 10 minutes really helped perk me up.

I was really starting to get cabin fever with the snow and cold but yesterday and today I have re-energized my soul!

Since I finished that hearts fabric order, today I spent the day cutting strips and sewing little blocks for a baby quilt. I am making two baby quilts, one pink and one blue.  This year I am going to be ahead of the babies, which I know, will eventually come.  I will be prepared!  Once I have finished the two quilts, I will put them away and wait until someone has a baby! One will be predominately pink but not all pink and the other predominately blue.

The last time I made a baby quilt, I was rushing to have it finished by the date of the shower. I hate that kind of stress so I promised myself I would be prepared for next time.  And there will be a next time!

So here is a picture of the blocks. I don't know what the pattern is or if there even is a pattern. I just sewed 1 1/2 inch strips around a 4 1/2 inch block. I sewed kind of in the log cabin fashion but only one row. Next I will sew all the blocks together and then add a border and then hand quilt.  I was also thinking to add a solid color sashing instead of sewing block to block.  I'll have to see what that looks like and then decide.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

UFO's Are They Taking Over?

Anyone who has been a quilter or crafter for a long period of time knows how UFO's get started, how they multiply and the guilt they infuse in the owner!

UFO's? What are they? Where do they come from? How do they multiply? and What do we do with them?

A statement was made recently that a quilter had so many projects going that she was overwhelmed and gave up and stopped quilting. How should she handle this situation, she asked.

I have typed up a suggestion of how to proceed with the UFO's, which she clearly had a stack of.  I am adding that 12 steps program to the new "Tips & Techniques" page. Click on the tab at the top of the home page.

Please take a look, maybe it might help with your UFO problem!