Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Procrastinator!

Call me a procrastinator! I really should have made this block much earlier in the month but I guess I got all caught up in my 'finishing quilt tops' goal. I need to make a block for my Guild Pizza Box Challenge and my topic this month is Leisure Time and, naturally, I need it for tomorrow.

What do I do in my leisure time if I am not sewing you ask? Well, I have been known to spend time putting jigsaw puzzles together, playing brain games like Sudoku and logic puzzles, reading, in good weather I poke around in the garden, and I also play computer games.

Hmmm....computer games....so, I went looking for a game design that wouldn't/shouldn't be too difficult to translate into a quilt block. The blog Fandom in Stitches came to my rescue and I found an Angry Birds paper pieced pattern that I thought could work. The pattern calls for lots of tiny paper piecing and I thought that would be just too much for me so I am going to do my best to applique it.

The only other thing that I 'have to' do today is go to a medical appointment so I think I should be able to get it all finished and hopefully make it look good too!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Time to Tidy Up

So, it is now April and I have completed my January goal. ;)  I am not disappointed with my progress though because I didn't just want to rush through to finish the three quilt tops that I had prioritized to finish just for the sake of finishing. Blue Cheese didn't want any extra lovin' but Ugly Christmas Sweaters and Westering Women did so I obliged and I am so happy with the results. Westering Women and Blue Cheese still need to be quilted but that will happen soon. The backing for both quilts has been chosen and washed. As a matter of fact, the backing for Blue Cheese is in the dryer right now so I will just need to iron them both and they will be ready to go.

Now that those tops are finished it is time for me to tidy up the scraps and put everything away. I am using my Go die cutter as much as I can but my rotary cutter is getting a good work out as well. I know that clearing up those scraps and clearing off my tables is so important for me to be able to work on something else. There is nothing that blocks my creativity more than not having space to work! :)