Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Piecing brings me peace...

So, I am sewing while I work.

I am sewing while I watch TV.

I am sewing in every spare little moment.

Sewing the border on one side of Maddie's Pinwheels

I picked off the mistakes on this quilt, and turned all of those mistaken pieces into long strips.

Man - they are fraying like crazy. I am a giant fuzzy monster when I get up after working with all of these strings.

And now....while listening to podcasts.... I am stitching down everything that I can.

Of course, I am hiding from the TWO quilts that I have basted, and ready to quilt. I have a stack of fat quarters hiding them, so that they don't mock me from across the room.

But I am totally enjoying piecing. I can't really quilt and work at the same time. The quilts simply get in the way of my laptop.

Brown Bento and Hungry Caterpillar are strategically covered on the ironing board. Here is a peek at how the pinwheels are coming together...

Quilting...specifically...the piecing aspect of helping to calm my brain and give me focus. Now, my girls want to learn how to sew...and it should make for an interesting summer project to teach them how to do it.

Sidenote - Planning to make baby quilts for the three new babies that are coming from my cousins!
I was thinking of this is so cute!

Second Sidenote - Considering learning to paper piece and attempting the Harry Potter "Quilt of Doom" quilt, that I got for free on Craftsy! -

Okay...back to for 5 a

Take care!


  1. I so agree with you Katie. I love the colors in your pinwheel quilt. So pretty!

    1. Thank you so much, ShariK! I love the colors too. It is from a VERY old line called "Happy." I started working on the pinwheels in 2012. It is FINALLY coming together.

  2. Have you every heard of Leah Day and her free motion quilting videos? I watched her for a while before I started to FMQ, and watching her makes it so easy! She suggests to practice drawing out the pattern first, which I did, and quilting wasn't half as bad as I thought it would be. Specially when you step back and hold the quilt up, it looks even better! Just try!