Wednesday, March 20, 2013

What's Up Wednesday: Sewing Time

I enjoyed some quality sewing time today on this rainy first day of spring Wednesday.

36 patch blocks
Four more 36-patch blocks are pieced for my Cowboy/Cowgirl quilt.

Shoo Fly block
April's OrlandoMQG block of the month is done.  I have made many a shoo fly block, so don't know why I had to pull out my seam ripper not once but twice while piecing this simple block.  We followed this tutorial for making the 12.5" blocks.  For my block I used scraps of Architextures fabric.

I finished the quilt top for a gift several months ago but wasn't happy with one particular section so it was put aside.  Today, I pulled the quilt top out and unstitched then restitched the offensive area.

The quilt top and quilt back are now ready for basting.  I am showing just a tiny peek in case the recipient pops over for a look ;-)

Sneak Peek
 So far I have maintained the organization of my fabric stash as I have pulled, sewed and acquired new fabric.  My family is quite in shock that The Lab is still clean!

Fabric additions
These three yards of fabric arrived today, and I immediately wrapped them neatly around my comic book boards.
Hope you enjoyed your first day of spring.  Thanks for stopping by,


  1. that orange architextures fabric is so pretty...

  2. Fun to see your quilting adventures, even the seam ripping. I loved seeing your fabric organization project! Looked like a lot of fabric and a lot of work, but so worth it. I've been switching my blog reading over to Bloglovin too.

  3. Like those 36-patch blocks. Look forward to seeing the whole quilt. This has nothing to do with your post but I keep meaning to tell you that has recently had several peace prints in their sale category. I thought of you and your peace quilt. Just wanted to pass it on in case.

  4. Just when I'm patting myself on the back for getting a bit of sewing sandwiched into my day, I see that I've sewn wrong sides together or made some other silly goof. Seam rippers of the world, unite! :D

  5. Fun little pieces!

    Happy Spring.

  6. Ah, what would we do without our seam rippers? I also like using my rotary cutter, but that gives some people heart attacks, and doesn't really work in tight corners.

    Bravo to you for your Bee block and for another block for your ongoing cowgirl/boy quilt.


  7. I am thinking I need to get my cowboy quilt started so you can help me with it at our retreat!