Friday, August 31, 2012

Up to my ears in Unfinished Projects! or Things are normal around here!

It's Friday! Yea! I have to work Sunday and Monday! Boo! Really, I'm not complaining...I have a job, I can work at home with Charlie and Lola and I'm grateful. Yesterday I did some sewing between assignments and thought I'd show you what I got done. I finished the little square strip for Row 1 of Lori Holt's Row Quilt Along.
It's hanging on my "door of unfinished projects" as I call it. As long as I keep making progress, I don't have to call it the "door of shame"! I don't know if you can even see it among my ufo's. I have one of those closet pant hangers with clips hanging on the door and some plastic hangers with clips that I hang on the door hanger so that my finished, ironed blocks are out of the way. It looks pretty messy but it works.
Here are some blocks for Peri's quilt. I like separating them by color so that I can keep track of the colors and do an even amount.
I have about 50 (less than half) of them done. I'm going to try to do a bunch more tomorrow.
I keep my Farmers Wife blocks on the "door of unfinished projects" too. I think I may start all over on these blocks after I have enough to make a wall hanging. I just don't like the colors for these blocks. I see what others have done with their FW blocks and I really like their colors better. It takes over 100 of those little blocks to make a Farmers Wife finished quilt. I hate to make that many blocks and then not like them. I'm thinking about that. This is exactly the kind of thing that makes me stop working on a project and set it aside.
I have 4 of Lori Holt's Great Granny Quilt Along blocks almost done. Only the ends and trimming need to be finished on these four blocks.

They look kind of ratty now because they aren't ironed and trimmed. Now I've written a long, boring blog post to avoid going to work. Today I'm writing about men's jeans. I hope everyone enjoys their Friday and has a safe holiday weekend! Cheery wave from Bev


Robin said...

I love the colors you are using in your great granny squares they are very happy colors. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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Mary said...

Cute Great Granny squares. I've seen the Skirt hangers on quilts at a Quilt show even. Great use of them. I have the big binder clips to hang my flannel over my Closet door, then I pin my blocks up.