An Unproductive Month

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I realized my last post was almost a month ago, and truthfully, it was a pretty unproductive one sewing-wise. I do most of my sewing on weekends and it has been one thing after another.

I wen to my first quilt guild meeting on February 12th and I was very motivated and excited to get to work that weekend. Except that was the weekend I found out my car needed $5,000 worth of work. That wasn’t going to happen. After a whirlwind 36 hours I got a loan, test drove cars, and bought a new-to-me used car. This was a really good decision, but extremely emotional and draining.

The next weekend was my boss’ birthday party, and then last weekend, my cousin’s wedding. These were all enjoyable events but they definitely cut into my available sewing time.

I did finally get some things done this week/end!

First, I had two of my fabric swaps come back, which was very inspiring.

Low Volume Charm Swap received

Low Volume Charm Swap received

Text Me: Fat Quarter Swap received

Text Me: A Fat Quarter Swap received

Text Me: Fat Quarter Swap received

Text Me: A Fat Quarter Swap received – I love the little thank you note from the Swap Mama!

On Wednesday I got hit with a 2×4 of inspiration. I sorted the low volume charms, and went through my stash to find the right fabrics for a variation on a plus quilt. I love the design, but it’s gotta stay secret for now! I went from sketch to designed on the computer, cut out, and laid out in about 5 hours. I would have stayed up all night if I didn’t have to go to work! I stacked it all back up and here’s what it looks like:

Secret Plus Quilt stack

Secret plus quilt ready for sewing


And of course, since I can’t keep well enough alone, I’ve signed up for yet another swap. This one is shot cottons. It’s got a flickr group, and I think there are still some spots left! I bought Veridian:

Kaffe Fassett Shot Cottons Wovens in Viridian

Kaffe Fassett Shot Cottons Wovens in Viridian

Lastly, I’m making some very slow progress on my Lucky Stars paper piecing BOM. I finished the February 12.5″ star last week and have the quadrants for the 6.5″ star done. Just need to rip one seam, then it can go together and get sashed, and then hopefully I can finish the March ones this weekend also. There’s another quilt guild meeting on Tuesday so I really want to have something to show.

February Lucky Stars

February Lucky Stars 12.5″

Edited to add: I finished the 6.5″ block also last night! Here it is:



February Lucky Stars 6.5″

carlaAn Unproductive Month