Sunday, April 06, 2014

Gettin' it Done

We had such a refreshing time on Vacation. But we came back with tons of ideas, and planning, and wanting to dig into the *stuff* that we had just been struggling with.  Of course, that is wearing out now... Real life is taking over.

How does this apply to my quilting? I decided I better finish up a few projects. For some reason this year, I am just wanting to start a lot of new things! I must have been concentrating so much on actually finishing things - I caught "Quilt Startitis"

What did I get finished?  Well a whole lot more is finished in my head that in reality, but at least I am thinking about it right?

I finished my *Sticks* quilt top.  I went with layout one, it seemed to just pop more - and more of you voted for it - so I figured if we all liked it this way.... this way it must go.  The quilt pattern can be found here:

Quilting is more fun than Housework     (don't you just love that blog name?  I can relate!)

Someone had commented that they did not have strips long enough to make this block.... notice the bottom left string? Many of mine were pieced. I REALLY wanted to use up my scraps.  And sadly - like most scraps - I a sure they have multiplied . Again!

And then because Wrangler Man said I needed to go help him set a post that the wind had snapped, I decided that this quilt was extremely important - and HAD to be worked on RIGHT then.  I sent my boys.
I am not sure how large it will become, I know that I have 4 more blocks in process on the cutting table. That may be it. Or not... or .. well?  See I am just so indecisive. Of course, I don't have a lot of purple in my stash - so this just may be it!

Mary ( or Mollie) had posted about these blocks - and she wrote up a quick pattern. I was just intrigued, and of course I have a HUGE box of 2 1/2 inch strips. I may actually have 2 boxes - but you didn't ask correct?

Framed 9 Patch  Is the pattern ( and the link) . I am actually making the 9 patches with 2 1/2 inch squares, rather that the strip that Mollie uses. The only reason? My scraps strips are smaller in length than what she used.

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And now - for your lovely Tree shot.  You all need more trees in your life correct?  So here is todays:


Missy Shay said...

Your quilts are looking great and that was great strategy to send your boys instead!

Ramona said...

Love your framed 9-patches. The colors are wonderful. And your "Sticks" quilt top turned out great! It looks like flags in the sun.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Look at you go! I LOVE the way "Sticks" turned out! What a wonderful way to use up scraps! I saw that framed 9patch too, and I am thinking about making it! Come visit me.....there are a lot of trees here you can photograph! LOL

Nann said...

What a great string setting!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Love how your "Sticks" quilt turned out! Thanks for sharing how you piece your scraps (I do that too!)

Sue Daurio said...

Sticks is awesome!! I really like the framed 9 patch too. I need leaves on my trees, goodness where are they? Loved your tree shot, something soothing about it, maybe the sepia tone.

Anonymous said...

Love your sticks quilt! I want to make a framed 9 patch also. Great pattern for a QOV.

Dar said...

You have been very busy. Love the way Sticks turned out. That's a great scrap quilt. I have a 9 patch going too (has been for at least a year)! Maybe you have inspired me to get it finished.

Kathie said...

Love the sticks quilt, so colorful. I can relate. I would rather start project than finish, luckily every once in awhile I get in a mood to quilt and bind and then at least get partially caught up.

Kate said...

Very pretty projects, I really like the framed 9 patch blocks.