Monday, January 20, 2014

Weekly Progress - Finishing Machine

What do you do when you used to devote hours to running and now you're firmly in your taper?

A lot of sewing.

This coming week will be even more productive in the sewing room, with a whole three miles to run and no strength or cross training. Oh, and a measly little half marathon at the end of the week.


Pieced the inside and started on the borders. Are those borders? When you're continuing part of a design into the first border, does it really count?

These are my very oldest scraps - my mother made dresses out of this material when I was in middle school. Let's just go with over twenty years old. I wore the dress to a handbell concert in Washington DC, and fell off the stage at the Old Post Office. Ah, memories.

Fat Quarter Stars
It's hard to come back to a project like this when you can't remember where you're at. I don't remember if I'm done with the online quilt along, where my list of the 9" stars is, I made this star. At some point before next month, I'll try to figure out where the heck I am with this project!

Quilt Doodle BOM
And then I started a new BOM. Technically, it's a row-of-the-month hosted by Quilt Doodle, but she said it's winter-themed, so I'm hoping to make one block a month for a January-ish wall hanging for my mother. The blocks are 10" and the wall hangings are supposed to be about 30x40", so it should work out.

Obviously Mr. Snowman will be getting button eyes.

And Celtic Solstice is still a leader/ender project. I went back and forth on turning the chevrons to make a star, and not piecing the second block until I was really sure. But after seeing other people post their various versions, I'm sure I want the star. So here it is!



  1. Wow, you have been busy! Love your Road to Oklahoma, your background fabric reminds me of the orange red dirt we have around here, so it's very appropriate.

    If would help you to see all completed stars from The Fat Quarter Quilt along my version is on my quilt portfolio page. I also have all the PDF files if you need any of those.

    Enjoy your sewing time this week and good luck with the half marathon.

  2. Pshaw. Just a half marathon. A half marathon that would lay me out flat for decades!

    Gorgeous sewing. And middle school was over 20 years ago for me. In fact, I realized that I graduated from high school HALF my life ago. Crazy stuff. So you must remember the awesome bangs that were so popular when we were in middle school? Never could get them right. I was a total loser in the bangs department.

  3. The rainbow chevrons are so much fun! And what a cute snowman!


  4. Oh you have been very busy! Love the baby chevron quilt, so pretty! And the fat quarter star has wonderful fabrics

  5. What fun projects, you have really been busy!! Thanks for sharing.
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  6. Busy bee you are, great projects, especially love the chevron!

  7. What a great week of sharing! It's so fun when several things come together at once - really love the baby chevron and what's happening with the Road project. Cool star, too, so hopefully you'll find your notes. :)

  8. Wow, you sure did find some extra quilting time during your taper. Enjoy your half marathon! Any target times in mind?

  9. Your chevron quilt is stunning. Good luck in your half marathon.