In the sewing room, no. 2
This post should probably be subtitled “the one in which I caved” because in spite of my determination to resist, I jumped into the scrappy trip along this week with both feet.
I kept reading about how much fun these blocks are to make and late Saturday night I decided I’d better find out if it’s true. It is. I’m having so much fun with these. In fact, it’s pretty much all I want to do. While it meant I didn’t get other things done, I feel happy to have joined in. I still wish I’d jumped into the Farmer’s Wife quilt along and I had a feeling I’d regret not joining this one. Now I’ve got a pile of strips all cut up just waiting to become part of this quilt.
Lots of color, and I couldn’t be happier. I did force myself to put them away while I work on my HST project, which has gone from a pile of squares to a bunch of strips laying on the bed, just waiting to be pieced together.
Terrible lighting, I know, but it was taken at night. I hope to get this quilt top pieced in the next 24 hours.
And, of course, I’m working on my Scrappy Swoon:
This week I’ll keep working on these three projects, and I also hope to find time to start working on the sawtooth quilt I mentioned last week as well as finish up that Ellen’s Sewing basket block. I also need to pull myself away from the very rewarding task of piecing and do some basting, quilting and binding. Maybe if I let myself make another trip-along block every time I complete another task? We’ll see how far I get!
Good luck to you in your projects.
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Love the scrappy Swoon! I’m working on a regular Swoon and darn it if I didn’t get pulled into the Scrappy Trip! I cut out 96 strips last night while the Swoon blocks (only 3 to go) glared at me from my design wall.
I have his far managed to stay away from the scrappy trip temptation.
. but now there’s #xplusalong and I feel my resistance weakening! Love all your wips- color, color, color! Beautiful 🙂
Beautiful projects; I love all of the color! Your scrappy swoon looks like fun. I wish I had more scraps to make one-I haven’t been quilting that long so I don’t have a big box of scrap stash yet. I’m sure it will come with time:)
Lovely!! Your scrappy Swoon looks terrific, and I am so fond of your scrappy trip along…..
Can’t wait to see your chevron quilt top complete, love the movement!
The scrappy swoon looks wonderful. In fact, all three projects look great 🙂