In spite of the drama around here, this past week I actually managed to sew some blocks! It's been an experience with my stitching stuff stashed everywhere and needing to be put away the second I'm done with it, but I finally figured out that I could fit in a few minutes of cutting without too much mess, and then stitch up what I had cut when I had a few minutes longer. It worked! Here are the blocks I made the past few days:
Oh, gosh, those make my heart happy! These are 6-inch blocks for my old and new sampler quilt. It happens that these are all blocks from Tula Pink's sampler book. I decided to work through those before I tackle the more traditional blocks. If you recall, for this sampler I'm making 48 blocks that each finish at 6 inches. Half are the more modern blocks from Tula Pink, and the other half are traditional blocks, many with lots of pieces. The Tula blocks have fewer pieces and are much simpler to put together, which certainly suits my life right now.
I cut these blocks in some quick moments and stored them in sandwich bags until I could stitch them. Here's a tip-- be sure to label your sandwich bags! I spent way too much time trying to remember which cut pieces went with each block. By the way, don't those flowers look great? They are a spot of sunshine for me. I only planted pots this year so I could take them with me when we leave. ~Sigh~ I really do love flowers.
Anyway, I now have 17 of the 48 blocks finished:
I love them all! It's kind of funny to see how alike they are, and yet so different. When the whole thing is together I don't know if it will be really apparent which blocks are Tula blocks and which are more traditional. Or maybe it will be super easy-- we'll see! Stay tuned!
Hope you all are having a good week. Last week, in addition to house drama, I had a part of the orientation for my new job and got the keys to my new office. This week I'll be moving books and such into the new place and trying to get things set up. This is very exciting! I really can't wait to get to work in the new place. Not really looking forward to moving all those boxes, but it kind of goes with the territory. Keep your fingers crossed that it goes well!
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