I'm still chugging along on Pat Sloan's Grandma's Kitchen Sew Along. Of course, it's only been three weeks. lol I usually do pretty good on starting things and then something in my life happens and it all gets pushed on the back burner. But this is only one block a week and so far life has been calmer. It's much easier to keep up then with the Bonnie Hunter mysteries. For me anyway.
This block is called Key Holder.
I had a long dry spell without going to a quilt shop so a while back I decided to take two quilts to be longarm quilted. I had made some money selling some things on craigslist so I figured, what the heck. I wanted to check some UFOs off my list and this should help.
I went to the Orange Quilt Bee and saw a class for a mini sampler out of Civil War Repro fabrics and the blocks can be anywhere from 3-6 inches. I haven't taken a class in a long time so I signed up. It was fun and I had a good time, met some nice ladies and the teacher was great. The first thing she had me do was make two nine patches to work on accuracy. I needed to slow down a bit and with the help from the teacher, my blocks measured exactly 3 1/2".
After I set up at the class, I found out it wasn't actually for the entire sampler. *disappointment* But it's not a total loss. I picked a block off the sampler and we drew it up. I used the Eleanor Burns method and ruler to make the flying geese.
I'm enjoying being back in my sewing room. I got to move into our 400 sq. ft. room addition a few months ago and it's been a long process. I am a clutter gal by nature and have lived in this house for over 33 years. It means there have been a lot of things that got put in boxes that don't necessarily have a place to go now. It means sorting and purging. And because I don't always want to do it (cuz I'd rather be playing with fabric!) there have been a few boxes stacked up waiting for me to sort them out. I have three left and decided this is the week to get through them! I did one today and have piles all over the cutting table. lol Tomorrow is another day!