Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What's a quilter to do??

With just a few minutes here and there to sew in my busy schedule, I decided to start another quilt!!! Yikes....I don't know what I was thinking. Yes, I do.

I received a quilt sales paper in the mail, probably wanting me to order yet another quilt magazine. Included in the flyer was a pattern for several scrap quilts using HSTs. They used 6 inch squares, cut them diagonally and make lots of large HSTs. Now, me?? I've been looking at all these precut strips and thinking, "I need to make something from them, and get them out of here." The drawers are overflowing. So, I pulled out the 4 inch strip drawer, lights and darks and started cutting squares, and then cutting them on the diagonal. I made HSTs and trimmed them down to 3 1/2 inch unfinished squares.

Yes, I could have pulled out my red strings and worked on those. But, honestly, we've had so many people in and out of our home that I don't want a huge mess. Strings are messy. Squares, not as much. So, I sew a bit and trim a bit. I've still got the red strings sitting here, all trimmed. I have 67 of them. I need to do some playing around with paper and figure out how big I want the quilt and how many more blocks I need to make. Maybe tonight??

I've got taco soup in the crockpot, grocery list all made, I'm waiting for DH's mother to get here after her Dr. appt. to sit with him, so Dear Younger Daughter and I can go grocery shopping. I'm feeling more organized....at least with my time, when we aren't having company every day!

I'm working on setting something that resembles a schedule, although very loosely. I have a friend coming on Thursday to sit with Dear Hubby, so I can get some errands done. Dear Son has orientation at school tonight. He is getting some of his books this week and starts school on the 20th.

Here's hoping things settle down soon, I'm sure missing my sewing machine!! LOL

Happy Quilting!!!

10 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

I love scrappy zig zags! But so many choices with HST's.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Have you seen the book "Spectacular Scraps" by Judy Hooworrth and Margaret Rolfe? It's a book dedicated soley to half square triangles and colour placement.

Libby said...

Projects in progress will always be there . . . . but a new quilt must be started right now *s* That's my motto anyway.

Patti said...

No matter how many projects we have going it always seems like we can't resist starting another quilt. All my strips and cut squares are calling to me too!

Diane said...

I love it! But scrappy is my middle name...no really! I had it changed. LOL Hope your week is good and you get to be reaquainted with your machine.

Jackie said...

Very cute!

Getting organized time wise is always a challenge for me! I'm glad you're successful with it!

Ann said...

You must have gotten the same flyer that I did. And yes, I'm pulling out fabric, even though there's several ufo's out there!

At least you've made time to blog - I've been too busy shoveling snow!

Thimbleanna said...

I love zigzag quilts! And if you didn't have enough to do, you could go join the signature swap that I just blogged about LOL! Glad your visit to the dentist went well!

Kama @ Today's Housewife said...

I just started quilting and found your blog from quilting blogs. I can't wait to finish my first quilt!!

MARCIE said...

I love scrappy HSTs! Yoy will have fun with that project!