Monday, April 9, 2012

More On Joseph’s Coat

by Karen on April 9, 2012

in quilts, Scrap Organizing

I got busy today in between doing other things and got all I needed cut out for the next row of Joseph’s Coat!  And I got started sewing.

Not quite taken at the right angle here, but the “squaring” of is correct – it just sticks out a little in the photo because it is laying on the floor and not sewed.



This one section is now sewed together.


The scrap pile that is cut grew as well!  I was busy today.  It looks like more was cut than was – the stacks of 2 1/2”, 2”, and 1 1/2” looked like they would topple over so I made two stacks out of each of those.  The 5” block stack grew because I found a stack of charm squares on the shelve and added them to the pile.  The actual pile of scraps is getting smaller although to me it doesn’t look like it!  I sure had a lot in that box.  Sad thing is all of the boxes are crammed like this.  I have a feeling it will take the whole summer to go through them.


Now I need to get off of the computer this evening and see if I can get in a half an hour or so of quilting on Star Crazy – maybe I will have some progress to show on that one tomorrow.


Design Wall Monday

by Karen on April 9, 2012

in gardening, Scrap Organizing

Today I plan on hopping from one project to another and continue doing that all week!  First of all this weekend I finished the purple row on Joseph’s Coat so I am ready to start cutting more fabric for the next long row – which will finally be one round shorter! The bottom corner in the right is the bottom corner – that is how wide it will be.  I got this laid out to take a photo and then noticed I forgot one black circle up there towards the top of the purple row – I will get that taken care of before I forget.  I had to stand on a chair and point down to get the whole thing in. (it is 102 inches wide I think)


These colors will be for the next several rows.


The scrap cutting grew late yesterday afternoon and I hope to get box #1 done by the end of the week.


The scrap pile to work on this week:


Star Crazy didn’t progress as much as I had wanted it to last week –


This week starting today I hope to finish this section-


The flowers are colorful, the evenings are cool right now – back in the high 40’s to 50’s daytimes in the 70’s for this upcoming week – maybe the flowers will be beautiful for awhile, when the heat sets in I have a hard time keeping blossoms on my flowers in baskets for some reason – I either keep them too wet or too dry I guess.  The trees have all leafed out and it is so green when I look outside it is hard to remember how brown it was just a few short weeks ago.


Head on over to Judy at Patchwork Times and see what everyone else is working on today and this week.  Before I forget I was able to make reservations at a motel about 50 miles away from Paducah so my older daughter and I will be heading over there to see the show for a whole day!  Looking forward to seeing the quilts, the vendors, and Hancocks of Paducah in a couple weeks!!