Happy Wednesday–welcome to my works in progress–process edition. I really feel like I want to share more about process when I write these progress posts; I really love when other quilters share their process and hope to be able to do the same.
Do you ever have those times when you don’t know what to sew? Or maybe you feel like starting something new but feel a little guilty about the works you have in progress? When I feel that way my solution is to work on my scrap bin…after a little bit of sewing scraps I usually have a good idea of what I want to work on…and I’m more motivated to finish up my works in progress.
Last evening I was having such a hard time deciding what to sew; it was my first chance to be back in my sewing room for a few days, and I honestly didn’t know where to begin! So, I just began by piecing a bunch of Somerset half-square triangles left over from earlier projects into some patchwork strips. It’s good to have some sewn patchwork pieces ready to use for bags or other projects.
I also sewed together some Moda Candy mini charms from the Sewing Box collection. This piece is destined to become a “Sew Together” Bag.
Then I was ready to tackle the project I mentioned on Monday: choosing the final fabrics for my “Jumping Jacks” quilt. I started by setting out all of my previous blocks and then bringing fat quarters in to “audition” for the remaining spots. I can’t even believe how long it took as the addition of each new fabric often caused me to make a change somewhere else.
And here they are…my final four blocks. Just to be sure I don’t change my mind again I cut everything out and even did the strip-piecing for all of the parts and pieces. I’m super excited to get these sewn together today. Maybe I will get this quilt top together by the end of August.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
PS Congrats to Josie McRazie who won the Bear Creek Quilting Company giveaway.