Happy New Year

I’ve been asked what my plans are for 2021. I thought about making a list, but decided not to do that. This year will just flow with whatever I feel like doing at the moment. There will be finished ufos, or maybe not. There will definitely be new quilts. Maybe a new look to the blog. Who knows? It will be a journey and the trip will be interesting.

There has been a plastic bag in the ufo bin, I bypassed it many times and decided to look into the bag. It was a project started in a John Flynn class many years ago. The laser cut fabric pieces were jumbled up.

Some were pinned together. There were three finished blocks. I remember when I took the class, I didn’t like the colors of the fabric. Now, I love them. Tastes change. I don’t have the instructions, but I can figure out how to put the blocks together by looking at the finished blocks.

I remember that we had to buy another fabric for the background. It must have gone into another quilt because it’s not with these pieces. Will I finish this quilt? Maybe, but not now. It would be beautiful If I did. I’ve checked John Flynn’s website and this quilt is nowhere to be seen. If I run across the instructions in the depths of my note books, I might start it again, one block at a time.

The ufo bin produced a little pieced house. I originally made this block as the center of one of the Miss Rosie quilts. Then I decided to make a Christmas quilt.

The original house block was put aside. When making this little quilt, I decided to try a new technique from Kari M. Carr’s book “Just Around The Corner”. It teaches quilts with easy mitered borders. I pieced the mitered border and then added a striped second border. The little house came alive.

The Christmas house
The original house

My plan of cutting up leftover fabric after finishing a piece hit a snag. My original plan was to not put the leftover fabric back into the fabric stash. I would cut it up into small pieces and make a small quilt. It was no different. The box of 1 1/2″ squares was overflowing. It doesn’t really make any difference where you put the leftovers unless you use them. That led to three days of sewing tiny pieces. Now that box is empty

Dear Jane has been in the sidelines for a while. I forgot how much fun it is to make these little blocks. Maybe I can finish this quilt in 2021. Also my oldest hand quilted ufo. The Amish Thistle is 35 years old. I’ve been quilting on it in the evening. I can see the end in the far distance.

Have a great day and happy quilting.

3 thoughts on “Happy New Year

  1. Looks to me like you have all kinds of wonderful possibilities. I have been using 1-1/2″ squares as a leader-ender project since March 2019 and have over 250 16-patch blocks. I will probably go until March of this year and then see how big a quilt it has become. Tiny squares are so much fun to play with!

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    1. Hi just checked out your blog and clicked follow. Your sewing room looks like mine, only bigger. My sewing stuff migrates into the office and what I call my sewing room extension (attic). It’s amazing that I can usually find what I’m looking for.

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