Friday, July 20, 2012

Works in progress...

ISN'T EACH DAY A work in progress? Each day I get up and sit at the foot of our Lord and pray over all that the day will bring. Then I move on to feeding children, doing chores, activities with children and on it goes.... If I'm lucky I get to fit in some time to work on my projects and if any one is interested I let them help. My goal here is to get more time to play with fabric, yarn or wool. Aren't I sneaky. But I think all people, especially children like to be creative. I also think that children appreciate things made especially for them and it's even better if they get to be part of the process.

Now that I'm done with the two gift quilts I've been working on, I'm on to my Thimbleberries project. It's so fun to take a bit of fabric and thread and turn it into something beautiful and useful. I wasn't sure if I'd like cutting fabric into pieces only to sew it back together, but I really do enjoy it. It's like a puzzle, and I do enjoy a puzzle.

Each time I find a pattern, pick out fabric and watch it all come together it just amazes me how each step in the process brings the whole thing to life.

This quilt has lovely pinwheels in it. I guess I'm just a fan of pinwheel and star quilts. After cutting all my pieces then I begin piecing and marking. It seems time consuming to have to mark each piece, but once it's done it really just flies together.

Once all the piece sets are together I can begin making the blocks. This the first quilt I've made with the setting triangles and I have to say I really like that all the blocks will be set on point.

At this point I've gotten all my blocks together and the center of my quilt is coming together nicely. Hopefully next week I'll be able to get the picket fence boarders done. Then I'll just have the final boarders to go and I'll be home free with another quilt top done!!

What projects are you working on? Enjoy your weekend!!


  1. I think this will be a lovely quilt. Patchwork is a passion for me also. I love fabric lol. Thanks for visiting my blog and I'm now following you back. I shall look forward to seeing the finished quilt

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I think this will be wonderful as well. When I saw the fabric I was so excited because I just loved it. I'll be posting photos of my progress. Thanks!

  2. Hi, that quilt looks sweet, I love star and pinwheel blocks too. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

  3. Wow, such detail, it must take a lot of time to complete?


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