12/7/19

Sew Many Projects

A single day with so many projects. It's like being in a candy store...or maybe a visit to the Cheesecake Factory. (Point of clarification: I have never been to the Cheesecake Factory. I know...hard to believe, but true.)

My days always start with some slow-stitching, and yesterday, I filled the next hoop of the Appalachian Memories block:


Moving the hoop to the left and looking at this, I thought I could finish up the rest of it this morning.


After spending quite a bit of my morning thus far on it, it is a finished quilt block. This is Block #8 of 12, the West Virginia Star.


Here are all the blocks I've completed for this quilt so far.


Also yesterday, I made the third Tiny Tree block. This one was pretty easy.


How could I fail when I had Sadie helping me mark and cut those half square triangles?


Here are the three blocks for this little quilt so far.


Today's block will be easy. It's just a plain old four-patch.

After that, I went back to the quilting on Semper Fi. The flag border is all finished now, and I was just getting a start on the second friendship star border when I needed to stop for the day.


And so that brings me to The Outer Limits of the quilt. There are just two borders left. If you were born during the 14th Century, The Outer Limits might spark a memory for you. Being at The Outer Limits, anything could happen. And if you don't have any idea what I'm talking about, take a stroll back through time with this video, showing the introduction to The Outer Limits.


Makes this whole quilting effort seem kind of spooky, doesn't it? With two cats to protect me, how can I go wrong? It's probably best if you don't try to answer that question. Scary intro aside, I'm hoping to finish off the quilting on Semper Fi today. Being on The Outer Limits, it might take longer than I think it will. With rain coming down in buckets outside, it seems like a good way to spend the day.

Also, I'm between slow-stitching projects now. If I take my projects in order, I should be working on the next block for Dancing Chickens and Flying Pigs. This is the picture from the pattern:


But I haven't done the applique for this yet, and that will take me a day or two. Instead, I'll trace out the next blocks for I Believe in Snowmen today. In the meantime, I'll get the applique for Dancing Chickens done and then I'll be able to finish off the embroidery.

So off I go. (Some would say I'm already off.) What's on your agenda for the weekend?

15 comments from clever and witty friends:

Julierose said...

Love how the Appalachian Barns are turning out--just that little bit of color in each one is lovely...

I am gob-smacked" [hand smites forehead] here trying to choose fabrics for a 2020 year long project I'd like to make
--a Jan Patek applique pattern --none of my own stash even comes near her fabric choices...;000

1st-ly, I haven't done much applique at all-- never mind in that style and 2nd'ly, I want to use my own stash--so a "translation" needs to be done...and I am at a loss where to start with it...it's called "Santa Claus Lane"....and is really cute...that's where I am at...

N>B> I've decided to have a cuppa tea and think on it...aaargh...
Hope your quilting goes well...
Hugs, Julierose

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love those barn blocks as well-and the tiny tree blocks--I have been printing them out to make--and are in my 'to do tomorrow pile" we just won't say when tomorrow will be??? and then today I seen that Buttermilk basin started a new block a day--Christmas designs for the next few days and those patterns are only up for 24 hours--and I liked the first one--so that has been printed off-and then I seen they are also doing a 'puzzle'one--started with block 6 and 7 was able to print off but 1-5 are gone--not sure what they were--and I am doing the Jen Daly Christmas one--we get a small block every other day--have gotten the first done of those--will be doing block 3 later--
and I got the binding sewed on by machine for a wall hanging that I started once I moved here to fl--now to do the hand stitching of that binding--so busy--and like you said too many to choose from--at least you have some assistants to help you!!!
luv, di

Annette Mandel said...

Do not attempt to adjust your set! Scary indeed.
I'm always amazed at your productivity.

Quilting Babcia said...

You are blazing through the quilting on Semper Fi! Love those Appalachian barns, but I've already said that, several times!

Cathy said...

I just love those twirly star thingies (not sure if my technical term matches your technical term) in the friendship stars. I’m sure you’re beginning to really feel the semper in Semper Fi. But it’ll be so worth it! Before Bruce retired, he’d always say “I’m off!” when leaving for work. And I replied “Yeah, I know”. So he switched it up to “I’m off! And I’m going, too.” :-)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Getting closer with those barn blocks; the touch of color makes them more special. Outer Limits and the Twilight Zone - favs.

Kate said...

Those barn blocks are going to make another beautiful quilt. Your quilts with the embroidered blocks are some of my favorites that you've made. Hope you've been able to finish off he quilting on Semper Fi, it's looking good.

piecefulwendy said...

Fun to see those barn blocks all lined up. They are looking really good. Your Tiny Tree blocks are looking great too! I snuck in a little quilting/sewing yesterday; an apron from a preprinted panel. Not my favorite gig, but it's working out okay. Not sure what I will do with it; it doesn't really fit me well. Hope to sneak in some sewing later this afternoon. I'm sure there will be a nap in there somewhere . . .

Karrin Hurd said...

Love the barn blocks! You have some great projects going.

Denise :) said...

You are so BUSY! You really do amaze me. I love your Appalachian Memories blocks. They really do capture the essence of the area. Your tiny tree blocks are coming along nicely! Cute wool work in the DC&FP project!!! I'd be jumping on that one!!! :)

Lyndsey said...

I'm reading backwards to catch up on your posts and I can now tell you that your thread keeps breaking because you are at the outer limits. Yes it is scary but don't weaken, you'll be fine with Smitty to protect you. Love the projects you are working on.

Kim said...

You certainly have a plethora of lovely stitching on the go. Love your barn blocks.

Quilter Kathy said...

Those embroidery blocks are so detailed... amazing!
Enjoy your slow stitching today!

QuiltGranma said...

how many kids these days know what that Indian head symbol on the tv screen would mean? Oh, that is a laugh!

quiltzyx said...

WOW! Thanks for that Outer Limits video!! What a blast from the past indeed.

The barn blocks look so nice all together. And look at all those tiny HSTs. My goodness Barbara!