Sunday, March 28, 2021

Sunday - Time to Pause?

I am looking forward to a little quiet time today.   We had a beach walk this morning, then took the girls out to breakfast.  We have a restaurant within walking distance that does patio seating with a beach view.   Anna is only coming home every other weekend, which is a sign of progress.   It does mean that I spent yesterday fighting for laundry time though.  Somehow after moving her loads forward for her all day, she still managed to leave with the last load sitting in the dryer.  And Sydney, bless her heart, put a load into the washer but never started it.    I am still hopeful that I will manage to produce a set of clean sheets before the end of the day.   
I am also making slow and steady progress on sewing the rows together for the red quilt.   The nine patches are made from 2 inch squares which makes each block 5 inches unfinished.   I cut 5 inch strips of red and then used the easy angle ruler to cut triangles without the bias being on the outside edge of the strips.   I suppose to cut them from squares you would need to cut each square into quarters.   I did the math on it and figured out that I would need to start with 7.5 inch squares to do it that way.   

I've been digging though old projects, orphan blocks and random stacks.   These hexies are giant and random and are older than my youngest daughter!   I am not feeling that I want a to finish this quilt and so I will repurpose these into tiny hexies to add to my rainbow diamond blocks.   I think that I will find a nice movie and some scissors and settle in for some hand work prep time.   I had wanted to sort through all of the randomness before we moved two years ago, but somehow it all just got dumped into boxes and carried over to the new house.   It feels good to sort through it all.   

I will link up with Kathy's Quilts and Oh Scrap! today.   Looking at what others are accomplishing will be a nice inspiration for continuing to make progress on my own projects.   

8 comments:

grammajudyb said...

I think the red with the nine patches is a great choice! I love the setting you are doing! 👏

Kim said...

What an amazing view of the sea! Fabulous you can enjoy that view whilst eating in an outside cafe. Your red quilt is lovely with all those little itty bitty squares. There is just something comforting about seeing a piece filled with dancing hexies.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I love the red solid you chose. It really sets off all the other scraps. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Oh my! Red!!! I love it. I can not wait to see the progress on this quilt. Happy quilting

Rosemary B❤️ said...

pretty projects, both of them.
I am slowly getting through too.
I am extremely jealous of your beach view❤️🥰🌼🌷🥳

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

The red as a background for those scrappy nine patches is wonderful! Glad you got in a beach walk and some laundry, too - even with the competition!

ButterZ said...

That’s a shame to cut up the hexes. Use it in a backing or make a table runne or placemats. I wouldn’t be cutting it up.

Susie H said...

Love your 9-patches and am happy to hear you've got an idea in mind for the hexies. Sometimes one step backwards is all we need to go two steps forward! I hope you had a restful Sunday.