Busy Work

Joseph’s Coat, quilts, Red & Green Traditional Applique

Yesterday I got a lot more of the applique pieces cut out, today is the busy work – marking the chalk outline on the pieces for the seam lines – it will not take a lot of time to do.  I think when I get done with this I will need to cut out about 2 or 3 more flowers and then I can get started on the centers of the flowers.

A large stack of red and green pieces waiting for me.  I will get these flower groupings glue basted later today then cut the remaining pieces needed.


I guess after I get all of these red pieces basted together I really need to get the quilt top out and folded in half – lay it out on the floor and start to decide placement so I know for sure if I need to cut any more pieces.  If I don’t then all that leftover red and green fabric that I have in my box for this project will get refolded and put back on the shelves.  I will then put all the fabric that I have been picking out for  “The Common Bride” in that box and put a new label on it.

I did get a little quilting done on Joseph’s Coat yesterday but not until evening.  I was just too busy running around the yard putting extra water on some plants from the pails and containers that I have all over the place collecting the rain water.  After yesterday’s afternoon rain almost all of my containers are refilled plus extra from the wheelbarrows that were sitting out under the eaves!  I need to figure out what to do with all this water now – I want to really give a lot of these trees a good soaking while I have it but just so much these pitiful skinny arms can do in one day Smile

Joseph’s Coat – this much left to do before I roll it down again.  I should be able to finish this some point today and get started on the other end again.


If you look at the top of the quilt here in this photo – where the end of batting is on the 2nd roller from top – that is the half way point!!  I can’t believe the half way point is already in view Smile  It really does help only working on 3 projects at once instead of 5 or 6 doesn’t it – finishes come quicker.  Now if I can just stick to it.


I haven’t worked much on the POTC blocks since Friday, I will get back to the block – #11 – I am currently working on – I’m just trying to divide up the time  a little bit on these projects to get work done on all of them.

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4 comments… add one
  • anina Jul 11, 2012

    How I wish I could come take some applique classes from you…

  • Gwynette in NW Arkansas Jul 11, 2012

    The rain has been wonderful. Everything looks so washed and clean. I see green in the lawn and pasture again. Keep doing the happy dance!!!

  • Doreen Jul 11, 2012

    So glad the rain came your way…..you need it so much more than us. The next heat wave is upon us..ugh! Picked up a window A/C unit for the upstairs so am now able to use my sewing area all day…..yippee! The QOV top is put away temporarily while I cut the blocks for my brother & SIL (as a little “thanks” for the past week spent at their lake home). You are making such wonderful progress on Joseph’s Coat. Really is a beautiful quilt. Keep those skinny arms in motion! Hugs, D
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  • Vivian Jul 11, 2012

    You really are moving right along.
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