Saturday, January 22, 2011

Always Playing Catch-Up

It seems I am always playing catch up when it comes to my quilting projects.  I see soooo many cute designs and opportunities to join in a sew along while I am reading my favorite blogs.  I already told you that I am a joiner.  So here I go again, I'm joining Rachel's Postage Stamp Quilt Along.  You know Rachel, from p.s. I quilt.

Yep, I'm three weeks behind but no fear.  Since the holiday season has ended my work schedule has gone back to the normal part-time status which means I only work 3-4 days a week.  YEAH!!!  I have had the past four days off so I have been sewing, sewing, sewing.  Here is my progress.  To stay true to my resolution to use up what I have, I chose a jelly roll I bought back in 2008 at the NQA convention I attended.  It is Daydreams by Deb Strain by Moda. (I told you I have been hoarding fabric for a long time).

I love all the pre-cuts offered out there.  I have fat quarter bundles, honey buns, jelly rolls, layer cakes and charm packs.  I'm addicted!!  I buy them and then never know how to use them.  So when Rachel started this project I just knew this fabric line would be great.  The contrast fabric I'm using is just a white solid.
So I sewed and sewed and sewed and ended up with all the strips sewn together.
Lots and lots of strips!!  So, then I went back to sewing and sewing and sewing!  Whew, I'm finally catching up!!

Here are four of the forty-eight(yes, 48!!) blocks that I have finished and now I'm all caught up and can stay up with each step as they come.  These colors are out of my comfort zone but I thought the fabrics were so fun.  I guess that's why I bought it in the first place.  DUH!!

Now onto another of my WIP's.  Thanks for stopping by!!

1 comment:

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, that looks like so much fun! I love the colors you've chosen!