Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Running out of time (and bread!)

Even though I am stitching a bit on my Pick and Choose quilt a little bit every day, I was dismayed to spread it out this morning and note that I am only working on my FIFTH block of the quilt. There are 25 blocks PLUS sashing and a border to quilt. I am NEVER going to finish!!! My goal was August 15, but I'm starting to think that isn't possible. Phooey!

So, did I sit down and stitch on it some more? Nope! I went down to the sewing room to piddle around a bit. I wanted to practice mitering some more, so I pulled out some border strips that I had inherited from someone cleaning out their stash and added them around this leftover stencil block. Not perfect, but I think I'm getting the hang of mitering.

While doing that, I also sewed a couple of FLURRY rows together.

I removed the extra rows of background fabric in between the rows of gifts so I can make more presents and make the quilt bigger. (remember, I am using up stash, not buying, so I have to make my background fabric stretch as much as possible)

I also started making another of my Pindrop blocks - I'm really feeling compelled to bust some scraps now that I've added a bit of yardage to my stash.

I'm feeling a bit euphoric because I don't have to do ANYTHING after work today. No karate, no pool, no shopping, no nothing! I'm going home to read and sew!

(OK, not exactly true. Last night, while we were watching a movie in our movie theater, the new dog, Rosabelle/Deuce, got a loaf of bread off the counter that I had just bought and ate the WHOLE thing. Ugh! So I have to buy bread so my kids can have sandwiches for lunch at camp, but that's IT! I'm not doing another blessed thing!)


Char said...

I thought I was working on a lot of projects at one time. I know have quilters ADD.
Forgive me for giggling about the new dog eating things she shouldn't. When we first got our 2 cats I'd made a Pineapple upside down cake and came into the kitchen to see the cat standing on the island licking it. Cats don't eat fruit!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Your quilting is looking amazing!!!!
Your mitered corners are awfully close to perfect - good job!!
The Flurry top is coming together nicely - what a great stash buster.
Love the colors in your Pin Drop block :)
I hope you are able to get lots of sewing in after work today - and remember to put the bread way up high away from Rosabelle!

Shay said...

I'm starting to think Rosabelle /Deuce is a recalcitrant food thief.

Your Flurry stash buster looks wonderful! As for quilting pick and choose, I find I can only think about doing little bits at a time with some projects (especially when I realise how much I have to get done!) One block at a time my friend!

Julie Fukuda said...

And you did all that just to have an excuse for not quilting???
And I thought I was the world's greatest procrastinator!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Erin, you really have a lot going on there... Love the present quilt. Have a wonderful day.

birgit said...

oh I can understand you ... beeing feed up with quilting soooo many blocks.For me it´s the same right now - and I had the same idea: find some other creative projects and feel so free! So funny to read the same on your blog!!