Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Projects in pieces

Hello everyone! Welcome back to my little corner of the Internet. For today's post, I was going to make a list of the things that are stressing me out right now, but the list itself made me panicky. Instead, how about we ignore all of that and look at pretty quilty pictures instead?

I've gotten started on the next row of the winter quilt, which is a row of candy pieces:

I changed mine up a little bit from the pattern. The pattern has them all in the same fabric, while I just grabbed a bunch of bright scraps for mine. I know I want the pieces to alternate "up" and "down" so that it 'waves' across the quilt, but I can't decide if I should still put the spacer pieces in the row or not.  The partial row on top in this picture has the spacers while the bottom one does not. Which do you like better?

I also made some of step 2 of Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt:

I strip pieced these and it went pretty well. (Tutorial with great pictures is HERE.) These are all that I'm making of this step for now as well. (No stressing out over quilt projects, remember? This is my new rule--for myself, of course! Feel free to bask in as much anxiety as you feel comfortable with.) I suspect these pieces are for a border because they remind me a lot of the border pieces in Lazy Sunday (which I haven't made but hope to one day). I guess we'll find out!

Finally, I did work some on the triangle quilt. I decided to make it one row longer, which means more triangles. I swear these are the last of them:

These better be last of them, because I'm starting to be tired of it, even if it is pretty bright and happy. What was I thinking, making 6-inch blocks? Should have known it would take a ton of them to make a decent-sized quilt. Good thing I was never a math major.

Hope everyone gets some sewing done this week! Those holidays are coming, faster than we think!

Linking to Linky Tuesday, Fabric Tuesday, WIP Wednesday, and Let's Bee Social. Happy sewing!


  1. I can totally see why you are debating the spacers, no spacers route. . . first I thought no, then yes, then no. . . :) I think it looks good either way but I am now leaning towards spacers :)

    LOVE the fabrics you have chosen for the BH Challenge and your blocks look great!

  2. I'm leaning towards spacers too. I think they might be too close together without them. You could split the difference and do half spacers. ;)

  3. I like it with the spacers. And I love your bright colors, too!

  4. I don't know why you're stressing, it all looks so great. One row at a time, one day at a time. I sometimes feel the need to sew faster than is possible just to get a project done to move to the next thing. Enjoy the process!

  5. thanks for posting the link to those black white and pink blocks, I'm gonna check that out. The triangle blocks are going to make an awesome quilt ! enjoy the journey ;) not just the destination

  6. Love the spacers. And your fabric choices for Bonnie's quilt are perfect. Absolutely love them.

  7. Those bright projects seem like a great way to work thru the dreary winter days. And I completely understand getting tired of making a certain block. I had the same problem with my 6" churn dash blocks recently. I was really starting to hate HSTs.

  8. It's always so much fun to see your progress on your projects. I'm amazed at how much you get done each week. Since you asked, I like the candy pieces with or without spacers, but I think they look the most like wrapped candy with the spacers. (Either way will look good, though.)


Thanks for your kind comments!