I’m sewing

Still not feeling very energetic but I’m spending time in the sewing room. At this point, it’s obvious that there won’t be many goals met this month but as long as I’m sewing and making progress I won’t worry about it. I do have just two things that have to be done before we leave for Big Canoe next month – piecing a back for Becky’s quilt and putting borders on Mom’s Log Cabin quilt but I’ve got plenty of time to get to those. 

Yesterday I wandered around in the sewing room again debating what to work on. Rejected quilting either of the two small tops pinned and ready and decided to start a new top. Pulled a kit – you know I have a bunch of them bought at clearance prices – decided I did NOT want to make the pattern that came with the fabric. Looked at my GO dies and started cutting and piecing Ohio Star blocks. After a couple false starts, I decided I needed to do some math to see how far my fabric would go and decide what size the quilt was going to be.  Should have started with this step!

Not sure what I’m going to do with the border yet – I don’t intend to just put a plain blue one on but my choices will be limited due to the fabric that I have. It’s times like that that I miss having the stash here! The stars are pieced and I’ve got the sashing started. 

Did you notice I was fussy cutting some of the star centers? The orange blocks have a tree centered in them. The others have a bird or part of a bird. I didn’t want to use up too much of the border fabric when I hadn’t decided what I was doing yet and fussy cutting uses more fabric. 

I’m using the GO Ohio Star die but I have to say I shouldn’t have bothered to buy it. There’s one square and the quarter square triangles on the die. It’s easier to rotary cut the squares for the blocks and I have another die that has the quarter square triangles. I think I’ll pass this die along to Mom as she doesn’t have a quarter square triangle die and she likes Ohio Stars. 

7 thoughts on “I’m sewing

  1. Florence

    I don’t know anyone else who can cut and piece a quilt top as fast as you! I love it!

  2. Shirley

    Thanks for the tip re the Ohio Star Go die. I had been debating if I should get this one, but did get the snowball die instead. The contrast of light and dark blocks make the stars pop!

  3. Nancy

    Glad to see that you are feeling well enough to be sewing again. Hoping for your full recovery soon.

  4. ---"Love"

    Your blocks are very pretty. I love fussy cutting! It makes each block special. —“Love”

  5. Penny G

    Beautiful quilt. I am so far behind, I don’t know if I wished you a happy birthday, but I wish you all the best no matter what. I also hope that you feel better soon.

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