Monday, May 12, 2014

Cutting to Catch-up!

I started several "Block of the Month" (BOM) projects earlier this year. I thought it would be a great way to work on new projects throughout the year and have something to look forward to each month! So far, it has been great. The first couple of months, I was waiting UN-patiently for the new month to begin so I could get my new pattern for that month's block! Then, a family emergency and several weeks away from the sewing room put me behind schedule...

This weekend became catch-up time and I found myself needing to make several months worth of blocks to get caught up! First, I had to FIND all my fabric which I am using for each block... That was a chore in itself! We have been reorganizing the house - how silly that when you re-organize, at first you can never find anything because it is not where you "normally" put something... But your new normal is in a new spot... UGH!

Anyway, after I finally found my fabric, it was time to pull out the rotary and get to cutting!

I love seeing all the stacks of cut pieces and ready to go... To me this means I am so close to finishing several blocks! Chain piecing is a lot of fun - and I like to see all the fabric come back together as it creates something completely different than it was before! I think that is one of the many things that draws me to quilting! What about you?

Here are just a few of the completed blocks

Well, I am off to prepare for a train ride! You know what that means??? LOTS of time for hand stitching! Gotta get my supplies together and ready for the trip... Is it bad that I will have my quilting stuff ready to go BEFORE I even bother to think about what clothes I need to pack???

Until next time my quilty friends ~ PIECE!

Marcia }|{


  1. Unfortunately, I was unaware that Google+ was so limiting when I set my account to use it... When I changed the setting to make my blog more universal, all previous comments were lost... :-( My apologies! Hopefully there will be no issues going forward!

  2. How pretty those blocks are! Yes I can attest to reorganizing and not finding what you're looking for! we've recently moved and I have "stuff" in various places throughout the house! Frustrating! I too LOVE BOMs... fun to have several going... good luck!

  3. I love seeing all my cut stacks ready to go, too. I find it's more fun to go to the local quilt bee without my machine and just do block prep. Then, at night when I'm tired and don't want to undertake the chore of cutting, my block components are all nicely readied by my machine. Beautiful blocks!