Monday, October 2, 2017

October Already

Time flies whether we like it or not, and the last of September disappeared in a puff.  I didn't seem to get much of anything done in the sewing room last week--the backing for the Moda Love quilt is still laying across the cutting board awaiting finishing, I have several Must Do projects to complete in the next four weeks that I haven't even started, and I'm no further along on the UFO pick  for last month--which was a crash and burn due to MATH.  Judy picked #6 for October, so add Pinwheel Garden project to the pile. 

I am very lucky to have such problems, with all the destruction, pain and sorrow, fear and loss happening in the world daily.  Grateful my loved ones are safe and well and hope to keep them so, and yours too, dear readers! 

Some fabric play did happen, though, continuing to work on pieces stitched on National Sew a Jelly Roll day, which needed to be cut into 2.5" sections for 4 patches for Jewel Box blocks.

I found it easiest to pair up two strip sets RST and cut the subsections, then peel the like pieces apart and match them up.  I'd sew up a batch or two of the 4 patches in between cutting, to keep the monotony down. 

There are two 4 patches per block, and 64 blocks total for the quilt.   Lotta sewing and pressing still to go. Another task was to finish sliver trimming all the HST pairs for the blocks.  Look at all the yummy colors...

I used my Block-Lock trimmer to do all 64 pairs.  Glad that job is done! 

Sunday I watched my grandsons and we had a grand time in the playroom.

 Action shot of Cove.

 Action shot of Hunter.

 Well, I guess with toddlers they are all action shots!

They have gotten a lot of use out of the teepee since I made it for Cove's first birthday.  While Hunter napped I tried to get some hand sewing on quilt binding done, but a 3 year old wanted to sit in my lap and investigate everything in my sewing kit multiple times.  I may have stitched 12" or so during all this, lol.  DH Grant joined us later.   Precious times with these little boys, we treasure them.


Louise said...

They only want to be on Grandma's lap for a few short years, so I'm glad you can soak up as much of that good love as possible. They are such cute boys!

Janet O. said...

Many great fabrics in that wonderful scrap project you are making.
Is Pinwheel Garden something you are just beginning, or is it something in progress. I don't recall you sharing it before, but that could just be my memory. :)
Oh, those guys are so cute! We had a teepee like that made by my MIL when my kids were small. They loved it.

Barb said...

They are so cute and such can always sew later....sometimes that is said with a sigh but the memories created are the best.

Joyful Quilter said...

Don't you love the bloc-loc rulers. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

The boys are getting SOoooo big!

Kate said...

Progress is progress, even if it's not on the project you wanted it to be on. The boys have gotten so big! They grow up so fast.

Mary said...

What wonderful times with your grandsons! They have so much energy at that age. Your were very productive in October.

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