Doesn't it seems like there are times
when getting anything prepped in order
to sew takes forever.
This woman has such a cheerful attitude prepping a meal.
Oh, to be just like her this year!
School is back in session so I 'm back
on duty watching these two sweetie.
I spent all last week (happily) prepping
three different projects so when I
do have some free time, I can get to the fun part quickly.
For years I've been tossing 1.5" and 1.25"
strips into this wire basket.
The basket overflowth!
My new leader and ender project for 2019
is going to be log cabin blocks.
In order to feel like I'm using my sewing time efficiently,
I precut a bunch of
logs and laid them out
on two flannel boards.
One for the lights.
And one for the darks.
These precut logs will make it easy when I'm
starting and stopping on other things.
Slowly the pile of blocks will grow.
String piecing is the 2019 thing.
I found a piece of fabric that had been intended
for something else, that is never going to happen,
so it became the palette for my string along.
Lots of colors means lots of fabrics
and lots of string.
I really haven't kept many strips,
other than that basket for log cabin block,
so it required looking through my bins to
find tons of fabrics for tons of strings
and start cutting.
Oh, what fun it is.
If you caught up with my last blog,
you know I plan to try and do another
year of monthly mini quilts.
This is a no pressure challenge,
but I did some prepping
to get a head start on my January quilt.
I received a Quilters Select 6" square ruler from
The Quilt Show for renewing my membership.
Had to give it a try.
It's a great ruler with a wonderful nonslip coating
on the back. I was impressed.
Pulled some fabrics that
seemed appropriate for January here in Colorado.
"The winter time blues."
The first week of January has come and gone,
but I hope we're all off and running.
Ready, Set, Go!
Until Next Time-