Squirrel quilt continued

I have finished piecing all 50 of Kimberly Einmo’s 6″ blocks.  One is not quite right and I will have to make it again. The 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ flying geese were not accurate.  It’s easier to make the whole block than to take the defective one apart. I can use it another way that won’t show the defect.  Tomorrow or Wednesday I will decide how I want to sash the blocks.   I probably will make a first frame in black and then do something else for a second sashing.  I bought a pattern years ago at Keepsake Quilters.  The quilt on display was so beautiful.  I may use the setting in that pattern.  The quilt at Keepsake was made with batiques.  When I finish the Temperature quilt, I will have lots of batiques left over. I’ll keep them together with the pattern.  Then, when I decide to make it, I will have everything together.

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I made a file today and listed all the unfinished projects that I have been working on for the last few months.  I included all the new challenge quilts, challenge blocks, long term quilts  and demo pieces that I have agreed to do. I also included the 25 year old UFO.   I read today that there are no UFOs.  They should be called QIPs.  (Quilts in progress).  That way, you are never stress about unfinished quilts hanging around.  It’s unbelievable how many items were listed.   I can remember when I first started quilting, I made one quilt and finished it before I moved on to the next.  I had no stash and no gadgets.  Rotary cutters and rulers weren’t invented.  I drew lines around cardboard templates and sewed by hand.  What a difference from today.

Now that everything is listed, I can include the dates they need to be complete. I can work on the ones that have to be finished first and remove them from the list.

This morning, I was looking for a piece of fabric to use in a block that is due in January.  While looking, I straightened out five drawers of fabric.  There are so many quilts waiting to be made in those drawers, but no more squirrel quilts until my list is at least 3/4 empty.  I’m not even going to think about the leftover quarter square triangles, half square triangles and squares, all cut to 2 1/2″ square, that are leftover from the Squirrel Quilt.  Also the trimmings that are in a baggie for a Gaa-Barge quilt.

Have a great day and happy quilting.


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