Thursday, January 10, 2019

New Year Projects

I've been on a bit of an organizational spree lately.  There was the pantry, then the spice cabinet.  Yesterday was the closet in the master bedroom.  This usually happens to me around this time of year.  Obviously the sewing room could not be left out of all the fun.  
 I had just finished making new nine patches in red for this year's 2 inch rainbow scrap project when I realized that I already had lots of leftover nine patches from last year.   So I started by sorting those.  Many of them were monochromatic.  They will all be put to good use with no problem.
 But then there were all these mixed color blocks.  I think that there are enough here for a quilt.  I just need to decide on setting.  I'm thinking two solidish colors to tie it all together a bit.  Maybe red and blue?  I could go with red and green and call it a Christmas quilt.
There were also these partial blocks which I wanted to use for something interesting.  
I decided to reconfigure them into the beginnings of a Double Irish Chain.  
 I also made it out to the Hundred Acre Hollows at the beginning of the week to help train some new people to monitor the camera traps.  It had fallen off of the bottom of my priority list lately.
School is finally back in session again and I'm afraid that the sewing will slow considerably.  It will be as big of an adjustment to me as to the kids to have to do work again.


Kathy S. said...

We just get back into the swing of things and we're off for a "teacher in-service day" next week and then the MLK Day holiday. Someday we'll get back to five days a week. Oh isn't it funny when you realize, "I have to put on real pants today."

Glen QuiltSwissy said...

Looks like a great organizational meeting. I like the blocks and the challenge of getting them together in something wonderful!

The Joyful Quilter said...

I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who uses my longarm table for sorting!! Best of luck cobbling together some quilts from the blocks you found. It looks like you are well on your way!

Kate said...

Looks like you've got plans for all your "new" finds. Good luck. It's hard finding time to stitch between work, kiddos and all the other stuff in life.