"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Friday, July 7, 2017

Progress and Sew30SewFun Update

In the mornings before work this week I've been working on making progress on the flamingo quilt.  I'm down to the bottom half of this quilt where it is mostly background.  And because I'm using 2.5" squares to make the quilt that would be real tedious to sew them together one at a time.  Not something that I'm fond of.  

So I'm strip-piecing together the WOW's in order to make it go faster.  I am piecing together strip sets of 4 fabrics and then sub-cutting those into the right widths.  Shown here are the subcut sets made from 14 different fabrics.   And nope, I didn't make a dent in my WOW's or use all of the different prints that I've got.

Having things cut and ready to go has helped me make progress on the flamingo quilt in the 30-45 minutes that I have to sew in the mornings before leaving for work.  =)

One of the fabrics that I picked up on last weekends shop-hop was this cream & green polka dot fabric.  I had my fingers crossed that the green would work with these blocks and it does!  Woohoo.  =)  So now I can draw out the remaining 16 blocks on the papers (so I can get my seams to line up right) and get this finished off.  =)

And in other news, I found out that I won a blog giveaway over on Annie's Ruby Slippers.  Good way to start the weekend!

1. Getting to leave work 3 hrs early today!

2. Good weather with no rain today


Farm Quilter said...

Good way to do the boring stuff quickly! Congrats on the win...what did you win and when will we see pictures??

desertskyquilts said...

Sometimes the big progress doesn't look like as much as it is, but I know all those squares will make a huge dent in finishing the flamingo quilt. I'm so glad that green matches! Have fun spending your GC.