Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Plenty of pieces

Hi everyone!  You'll be glad to know that I finished my paper, though it is extremely boring.  Even I'm bored with it, so I am happy that it's finished and out of here.  Still have not painted the hallway, though.  Another boring task that I am putting off!  Not nearly as vital as the paper, though.

With that finished, I've got a bunch of pieces of various projects floating around the sewing room, just waiting for those projects to be finished up. Lots and lots of pieces. Good thing I know where they go!  Let's take a look--

First up is the June quilt quilt along from crazymomquilts.  I've got all the pieces finished and laid out on the design wall and have started putting it together:

You can see that I made a mistake and cut the corners from the cornerstone fabric instead of the background, so this corner is wrong.  The correct fabric is pinned up there so I can fix it later, and the other corners are fine.  I'm hoping to have this all together this week, just so I can take it off the wall and put something else up there.

The second project that I'm working on involves making a *ton* of these units:

These are the last units I have to make for the En Provence quilt that I started making last winter.  This was Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt, and it has--as usual--lots and lots of pieces.  I've made all the other units, but I've put off making these ones until the end.  I know these are really useful units, but for some reason I've just been dreading making them.  I just think they're really fussy to cut, and they take a lot of time to cut correctly.  That notch is really important, but somehow I mess it up.  I've got about 200 of these to make in various colors, so I don't see myself finishing them before the end of the summer.  But at least I've started!

Finally (at least for now), I have these pieces for the Steps to the Garden blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge:

Last month's color was green, and since there's so much green in the blocks already, I skipped the green month.  Since I only need 30 blocks, I was going to skip one month anyway.  This month was yellow and I thought for sure I'd have a bunch of yellows.  I was wrong!  What I did have was some pretty greens that won't get lost with the other greens that are already in the block.  I have plenty of yellows, but only one that I really want to use in this quilt, so it looks like I have to go shopping or something, right?

Anyway, I'm going to make the Steps blocks as soon as I finish piecing the June quilt.  Maybe this week?  Maybe not.  I guess we'll see!

Hope you're having a lovely week!  The weather here is beautiful so far this week, so I'm glad I'm no longer trapped in the library.  Paper's still boring, but at least the stitching is not!

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  1. I love your June quilt, it's like pink lemonade. Very pretty for summer. Happy stitching the rest of the week.

  2. Bonnies quilt was a lot of sewing but it is well worth it.

  3. I love your June quilt! I wanted to join in but I just have too many WIPs right now. I did get her book for my birthday so I will make a June quilt eventually. :)

    If it was me, I would be paper piecing all of those triangle in a square units because I hate dealing with those fiddly triangles!

  4. Your June quilt is lovely and refreshing to look at! Glad you managed to get the paper done and off your to do list! Thanks for sharing all your fun projects (those triangles would drive me batty).

  5. I'm glad you got your paper done! I love that June quilt as well.

  6. Ah, love your colors in that top, pretty!! I am still finishing a Bonnie Hunter mystery from I think 3 years ago, lol!

  7. LOVE your Scrappy quilt!! It's going to look great! And yay for getting back to work on EnProvence - it must be the month!

  8. I bought the Deb Tucker ruler to make those triangle in a square units. What a difference it made. You do spend time sliver trimming the oversize units, but they come out right. Love the colors of your June quilt, soft and soothing.

  9. Glad to hear our paper is done, I bet it frees up a lot of mindspace for quilting now. I love your Crazy Mom QAL, I'm just starting mine, but first I have to finish some projects first before I can be free to sew what I want which is a nice feeling. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I am glad that your paper is done, and that the weather is good for you to finally enjoy. Our weather has been good also, and I feel like I need to get as much outside work done as possible before it is too hot to do it.

  11. Glad you've got your paper out of the way. I love all of the beautiful projects you're working on...especially the quiltalong project at the top. Beautiful colors for a scrap quilt. --Andrea

  12. Ok, check the paper off your list. I bet that makes you so happy.

    I love the pink and yellow quilt with the lavender. Very pretty.

  13. There's nothing like the relief of finishing a paper! I forgot you were making En Provence. That's a big project, but I bet it will be spectacular. I love your greens. I used to only like bluish greens, but yellow greens have really grown on me. They look so light and fresh! Enjoy the weather. (Have you tried sewing on the deck?)

  14. I love the pink and yellow quilt with the lavender. Very pretty.

    thanks for sharing...

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