I'm writing today's post on Monday. I have another full week of helping my daughter ahead of me, so I'm trying to be prepared. Poor Rachel. She is in the hospital after a what should have been a routine procedure. Without going into detail, as I'm sure she wouldn't want me too, I'm concerned. She's had a hard time with recovery from having Reed and now this major setback. Please think of her and our family...pretty hard on everyone but Reed. He's doing great!
Do the weeks pass as quickly for everyone as they do for me??? Of course I'm super busy with everything, but really, I'm blinking and here we are again. Today's pattern is designed by Lisa Bongean, Trail of Tears. I love it! In fact I really love it as I unknowingly made it for last week's mini! Sorry Lisa, I have not even looked ahead at all the other blocks! Like I said last week, I don't want to be influenced. Oh well, if you made it last week, you are ahead...I have made another Penny block for today.
Question of the Week...
Do you keep a written list of your "works in progress". "quilts I'd like to make" and "projects that have all the parts and just need to be started...planned but not commenced"?
Before I answer this question, insert a visual image of me rolling on the floor laughing hysterically. NO, NO, NO and NO. Same song, second, third and fourth verse...I'm an unorganized, fly by the seat of my pants, go with the flow, and impulsive quilter 95% of the time. I can be organized once project begins. Any LIST I've ever made, I HAVE LOST. I think I can sum up my quilting life as organized chaos. Works in progress are here somewhere, couldn't count them last week because I can't find them and don't really know what to look for, but when I find them, I'll be SO surprised!!! Yes, a list would be helpful... no comment. As for a list of quilts I'd like to make...that list is in my head and it changes, see above sentence...same song....impulsive. Planned? Well you know the answer by now. But, if I'm working on a book, those quilts are planned.
I applaud those well planned quilters, and fellow blockheads who make lists, don't lose them,
and know what quilt they want to complete or make next.
Trail of Tears by Lisa Bongean
At first I thought I wanted a yellow, red and brown block. It was just 'ok'.
Then I switched out the red for the blue and was happier.
I used Lisa's Triangle Paper for 1 1/2" finished triangles.... super fun and SO FAST! I'm saving the yellow and red triangles for something else...extras are never wasted around here. They are a 'good thing'.
Thank you Lisa, I enjoyed playing with options!
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3" Mini Penny
Using the same blue fabric as above, but added a few more yellows from the BlockHeads scrap box.
Cut yellow and blue squares 1 3/4" or use 3/4" finished Triangle Paper. If cutting squares at 1 3/4", make your half square triangles, press to the blue and trim units to 1 1/4" x 1 1/4". Arrange like my block or any way you choose...there are SO many options.
In case you missed it, this was one of my Penny blocks from last week. 3/4" finished HSTs. It really is square...but doesn't want to lay flat.
Sorry this is a quick/short post.
Mr. Reed aka Mr Cool
Headed (Monday) to the hospital to see my sweetheart and care for Reed while Madison and her Dad go to swim lessons. Take care, dear friends and hold your loved ones close!
Wednesday the 28th is Rachel's birthday. It would certainly be nice to not be in the hospital on her day!
Until next time ~
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