Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Snail's-pace Progress

Let it not be said that I didn't get something accomplished this weekend because it sure as heck wasn't the housecleaning!  I made some progress on my crazymomquilts quilt-along although not as much as I would've liked...after all, we did need clean underwear. 

I really liked how well the blocks went together when I followed Amanda Jean's instructions to the letter (funny how that works) and once I got a rhythm going, I set that pedal on fire ya'll!  I left that Singer gasping for air and begging for mercy...it was kinda like being sixteen again, only, back then, that was boys.

Big whoop, I got two whole blocks done, but that's more than I would've accomplished had I not sewn at all (Ma, what are you doing in my head?  Outta there, now!!)

I've got a nice little stack of strips ready to go under the presser foot, so I can grab a minute at the machine here and there.

The flip side of that is I decided 'baby-sized' just wouldn't be big enough, so there's plenty of strips left for me to wind up with a generous lap quilt.

Happy quilting!


  1. I love all the colors in the squares you made and the strips ready to go. I'm a relatively slow quilter myself-- I always marvel at how prolific other quilt bloggers are, and then I just remind myself that I do what I can when I can and that I'm doing my best. Glad you put the pedal to the metal-- you go girl! What Singer model do you have? I have the Confidence Quilter 7629 (or is is 7269?) and I am very happy with it.

  2. I love how your swirly yellow in the top block really compliments the shape of the Gerbera Daisies. I can't wait to see more of your blocks finished because it looks like you have really fun colors and patterns picked out for your blocks. I've got the directions printed off with every intention to follow along with the Quilt-Along, but am having a hard time pulling fabrics together and visualizing how they will look at the end. I think if I get a free evening in my sewing roo, I'm just going to have to take the plunge and start it :)

  3. @Samantha, I picked the most OBNOXIOUS floral fabric I could find from my stash and, as it turns out, there's quite a bit of it. I don't worry how it'll look in the end because I'm never satisfied with it anyway, so why worry?! Just go for it and have a good time...that's the whole point :)

    @Elisa, I tend to be slow, too which is why I didn't enjoy the one and only quilting class I took. I plod along: sew a bit, then switch to cutting strips, then press a bit. And which Singer are we talking about...I own seven, all vintage..one's a treadle. Yes, I said seven...I am a Singer slut ;)