Monday, January 14, 2013

Weekly Progress - Back to School {Again}

The Dude went back to school last week, after the longest Christmas break ever. I love having him around, but I also love not stepping on Legos constantly. I spent the free time whipping the house into shape, barely surviving my first week of full marathon training, running all the errands I try not to do with a kid in tow, and some sewing, too.

{Fifteen Minute Challenge} My main goal for the week was tackling the scrap boxes, so I can get them back on the shelf before my husband gets home. I laid them all out on Monday, and there was a rare Wedge spotting!

Tuesday, I sorted out the Creams/Browns into separate boxes. Wednesday/Thursday, I sorted the most recent scraps out of the catch-all box.

Then it was time to start sorting and folding individual boxes. First up, the pink box, to make blocks...

...for a heart wall hanging...

...and this week, for this.

{Joining} the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I spent a while debating patterns, then noticed this one when I tossed the calendar it used to hold. Woo, a plan!

{Double X / New Album}
Two more blocks for my Saturday Sampler - only six to go!

{Design Wall} I turned everything on point to determine which sixteen will be the best in that direction.

{Joining} Triple Zip Pouch Quilt Along - I've wanted to try this for a while, so the quilt-along is just the push I needed! While sorting scraps, I quickly decided to use my Dear Stella leftovers. And...I don't know what else. But isn't the Dear Stella awesome?

{Joining} Yes, I'm a follower! I quit the Grandmother's Choice Quilt-Along because I just didn't like my fabric choices with the blocks. I'll repurpose those blocks...somewhere. 

Meanwhile, all that Poetica is begging to be used. So when the Starburst Quilt-Along came up, I jumped right in. Well, I put a toe in, at least. I'm making one 24" block for a pillow.

My next selections for Cat Tails. This is what I meant when I said I didn't know what I was thinking with some of the fabrics. To be honest, I don't even know where that light blue came from! No price tag, and I don't remember buying it. It'll look okay in the context of the quilt...I hope.

{For those paying, I didn't quilt anything. Ran out of bobbin thread and took a week off. Because.}


  1. Wow you are one busy lady. Be sure to cut your background fabric for you one starburst block, you gonna need it next week :) Just divide everything by 4 ;)

  2. Lots of great fabric play in your sewing room! I need to do that scrap sort thing myself. It is daunting but having a deadline worked for you it seems. Love your on point blocks.

  3. Your Saturday Sampler is so close~! Pretty exciting that it's time to straighten things up for your husband to get here. :)

  4. I can see why you are glad to get back to your regular routine -- looks like you have a lot going on right now. Great start on the pink.

  5. So many things happening and they all look wonderful. I am still pondering what block to make for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!

  6. That Saturday Sample is so striking!

  7. all of your projects look fantastic! I need to get my scraps sorted, but haven't quite been motivated enough yet! Love the pink!

  8. All your projects are wonderful.Have playin gwith your fabrics!

  9. Love all your projects! Thanks for linking up!!

  10. What a whirlwind! Great week for new and old projects. I'm still trying to decide what to do about the Grandmother's Choice BOW. I wasn't liking all the blocks that needed templates to make. I may have to do my own BOW picking my own patterns.

  11. Wow you got a lot done. I need to be more motivated. I love your Sampler quilt.

  12. Gosh, what a bunch of great blocks you are working on. I am getting motivated just looking at your stuff. :)