Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sewing time...

I never work on one project at a time, but lately I've felt pulled in so many directions wondering what to work on during my sewing time. Seems I have a lot of irons in the fire. Here are a few.

Last week's Layer Cake QAL Block 3...

And 4...

My Redbird Bee Traveling quilt blocks...
Inspired by the block variations in the book 500 quilt blocks, each person will make a different variation of this block. I'm providing colored pencils and sketches of the block for experimentation. I won't see the finished blocks for a year, then I'm hoping to come up with an alternate block or a pieced setting to bring them all together!

Continuing with my ABCs...

And making some progress...

A Dresden I made for a class last week. I machine quilted the background first, then machine appliqu├ęd the Dresden to the background. It was a quick and easy way to make a wall hanging or pillow!

I'm also getting a few projects ready for a retreat next week! So many quilts and ideas! A really good problem!!


  1. What beautiful projects! I especially love your layer cake QAL blocks.

  2. Oh, I love that block for the travelling block. I had a similar block for when I was Queen in November, but I might make a few alternates, like the one with the nine patch to throw in amongst them too! Lovely.

  3. wow so many wonderful things in the works, wouldnt knew what to continue first. love your fabric of the QAL

  4. I am doing the Layer Cake QAL too! It is so fun but 2 blocks a week means I can't get behind. I too have so many projects going at one time. Sometimes I just decide to put one away for another time. When I do pull it out, several months - years later, I am always amazed that I didn't finish it sooner. When people ask how long it takes to make a quilt I truly don't have any idea. You never work on one thing at a time and possibly, like me, put "stuff" away for another time. You don't sew for 8 hours like you would in a job. I always says, "As long as it takes." Thanks for your posts I love looking at your "stuff".

  5. I absolutely love the color palettes you work with! All of these projects are gorgeous!

  6. Your projects are all just lovely Cindy! You know I'm especially smitten with your fabulous Moda alphabet blocks :-) xo

  7. I'm glad I'm not the only one with too many irons in the fire! Your projects are ALL beautiful and refreshing. I love your color palettes. I'll bet we could be great stash buddies!
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter


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