Sunday, December 7, 2014

A Little Cutting and Sewing

52 unitsGiven that I have done very little on the quilting front, I am very excited to have begun Bonnie Hunter’s Grand Illusion Mystery.  These are the beginning units.  I cut 2 1/2” strips with the GO, laid out the strips right sides together  and then cross cut with the Easy Angle Ruler.

GI unitsHere are 20 of the 52 units I completed.  My current plan is to make 140 of these units before completing the Broken Dishes units.  Of course I find that I can’t go on right now because I seem to not have the bright yellow fabric I knew I had laid out for this project.  I searched my fabric stash and seem to not have any bright yellow so I guess I will have to visit the three fabric shops that are close by.  And of course I already know that as soon as I buy more fabric I will find what I already have.  Sarcastic smile  Meanwhile I will finish the HSTs and cut the black squares so I can be ready to finish step 1.

And of course, I haven’t forgotten that step 2 came out Friday so if I have some time I will try to get started on that also.

I am almost to the halfway point in the Tunisian crocheted afghan and hope to have it done before the end of the month.

As you can see I have a pretty full plate that also includes  doing some embroidery for a couple of gift projects that will not be going to anyone soon and a quilt that has been on the frame since June and needs to be finished.

Whew, all that has tuckered me out so I think I will take a breather and knit a little on the sweater that I have ignored for the last week.  While I’m at that why don’t you click on over to Patchwork Times as see what other’s are up to.   Gari


Bonnie said...

I missed your blog last week. Too much to do at this time but ... Doesn't that drive you crazy when you misplace something. Or, as often is my case, put it in a safe place? It will turn up just as you say, after you buy more. Maybe you can buy just a few pieces instead of all you will need for the mystery?

Quilter Kathy said...

Thats a lot of projects on the go! Did the yellow show up? Or did you have to shop?

pollyanna said...

I love your color choices. Best of luck as you get going!

Ramona said...

Love your color choices! I hate it when something goes missing. And of course you will find the fabric as soon as you buy more. :) Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Andee said...

Love your colors!

Wilma NC said...

Pretty colors!!!

Kate said...

Beautiful colors. Sounds like maybe you are feeling better?

Mahesa Jenar said...

Thank you so much for picking my card as one your winners from the teddies challenge, it is such an honour.
Thank you for all your hard work in making the challenge so successful, it's a shame that the challenge is ending but I can totally understand your reasons and wish you all the best.
Sue xx obat penggugur kandungan