Saturday, June 28, 2014

Time Flies!

I can't believe we are nearing the end of June! As they say time flies when your having fun.  I have had a busy week and feel I got quite a bit accomplished.  I am so happy to have my sewing machine in working order again.  The week got started with cutting and assembling my June yellow Wonky Star.
I really love all the bright happy colors and look forward to next month's color.





I also got my pumpkin seed quilt sandwiched.  I had planned this as a fall project as I usually don't hand quilt in the summer.  But Santa brought me a new hoop on a stand last Christmas and so I thought I would give it go.   I used to quilt on a  lap hoop and it would just get too warm.  So far, so good!




I love working on different projects simultaneously.  It break things up and my hands don't seem to get as tired as each project is different.   So right now I break things up by piecing my RSC blocks, hand quilting and applique on my Baltimore Garden.   Are you a one project quilter, or do you have multiple projects going?  

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  1. I just LOVE your wonky stars!! What bright, cheerful colors!

    Did Santa bring you one of Harry Barnett's hoops on a stand? I am sorely tempted to ask Santa to bring me a hoop on a stand. Problem is that I already have two perfectly good wooden hoops, and more importantly I'm concerned whether I'll even like using a hoop on a stand. I normally quilt in my recliner with my feet up ... I'm concerned that I might hunch over a hoop on a stand. But even though I have zero tolerance for even cool temperatures, I find myself getting too warm with a quilt on my lap. I hate having to turn down the AC just to quilt. Sure wish I could take one for a "test drive".

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    1. I think if you quilt at a frame or a hoop on a stand you need to sit pretty much upright. I raise my hoop up so I don't hunch over it. I think if you like what you are doing now, why change.

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    1. I know you multitask! You insprie me to use my time more wisely!

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  3. Your rainbow star blocks look very good all side by side.
    I am a multiple project quilter for sure. Helps me not get bored with a project. When I get close to the end of a project, though, I go gung ho trying to get it done.

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    1. Yes getting close to finishing, I get gung ho too! But, I really enjoy different kinds of projects going at one time.

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  4. Your Wonky Star blocks are beautiful! Love they way they sparkle!

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    1. I do too, I know my granddaughter Aria is going to have a big smile when she gets this quilt.

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  5. Wonky Stars are looking good. How can you not be happy looking at all that color?

    I have an old cheap, kind of flimsy, detachable hoop on stand in the attic. Years ago when I first tried hand quilting I tried using it because I actually didn't think you could quilt w/o hoop on stand. Well, I couldn't get the hang of how to sit comfortably while quilting. Good luck to you. I don't have a/c at all but have been doing a little hand quilting with the ceiling fans on high and a country breeze blowing through the windows and so far have survived.

    I probably work on tooo many projects at one time but I try to eventually finish them all.

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    1. I have a lap hoop that I started with but the larger quilts get so heavy, so Santa was nice enough to get me something new. We keep the air at 78 which feels good to me compared to the mid nineties outside with 80 percent humidity. I am just so happy to be able to put in some hand quilting stitches.

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  6. Such bright and happy stars. Love how they are all coming together.

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    1. Thanks! Would have never done this one without joining your challenge, it has been so much fun and inspiring.

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  7. Your lovely lawn just makes those Wonky Stars pop. I usually have a few things on the go in various stages of completion. Some get finished and some are just ideas or in the works.

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    1. Oh I have a project in a box that hasn't come out for over five years and a hexie project that needs a center..........................but I am sure someday they will get completed,

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  8. Such happy blocks! I can't seem to stay working on just one project. I ave several going all the time.
    Variety is the spice of life : )

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    1. I agree, why get bored with one when you can work on whatever fits your mood. I do try to not get too many going, or I start to feel overwhelmed.

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  9. I have way too many projects in process...... I'm afraid to document them all! It is nice to have a bunch of things to choose from so you can match your mood. Mine has been hand sewing lately - a nice break from the machine.

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    1. I went thru that phase and that is when I found applique. I have worked thru most of those projects but find new ones I start need hand work. I have never enjoyed piecing by machine very much, although I have enjoyed the challenge and just needing to make four blocks a month. I no longer get the urge to make every quilt I see, but do enjoy the hand work needed in applique and hand quilting.

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  10. I'm with you... several projects going at the same time. And, surprisingly enough, I finish some things too! Your wonky stars look great. I love the bright colors.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie, I must say I am not one to start UFO's and not ever finish them. I would say I am definitely a finisher. Nothing like pulling a quilt out of the dryer and wrapping up in it!

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  11. Love your wonky stars, so bright and cheerful. That's going to be a great quilt when it's finished. I like working on a few things at a time. THat way I don't get bored or over whelmed by just the one project xx

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    1. I agree life is too short to get bored, so variety helps keep us interested. It also allows us to start a new something that sparks our interest.

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  12. I love continue to love your wonky stars and you've inspired me to use some dog fabric I have to play with making some myself this weekend! :)

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    1. Hope you have fun! Wonky stars are so much fun to make. A little wonkiness really makes a quilt special if you ask me.

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    1. I am loving the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. The wonky star is a way for me to use up some bright fabrics in my stash. Hopefully, I will get it completed for my granddaughter Aria's fourth birthday

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