Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Piecing Bliss

Today I took some time to piece. After setting my timer for one hour, I got busy with my cheddar 1/2 sq tri's which are bonus blocks from the flying geese that I'm working on.
One block led to another, my timer went off and I continued to stitch, trim, press and piece together little bits of fabric.
This is my medallion project from my Gwen Marston workshop from last June. Speaking of Gwen, did you know she has an exhibit on right now? A one woman show. Pop over to Fun with Barb to listen to Gwen, (and see Barbs Olympic quilts) or click here to see the photos of this exhibit.
This 6 x 6 section is 8" square, I need 3 more to make the center of this piece. 

Each 1/2 sq triangle finishes at 1 1/4"
Once I cleaned up from this project, I pulled out this one.  I've been teaching a 6 month workshop and the last class will be in March.  That day will be spent working with students to put all their blocks together and make everything fit!  Thought I should get my sample put together before the last class.  I can't expect them to have all their blocks finished while mine languishes in a bag.
I've made this once already, the pattern is Old Glory  In the first version I chose Civil War reds/blues with PieCrust as the background.  This one is brighter but I stuck with the PieCrust for backgrounds. It seems to be my "go to" fabric for neutral backgrounds.

I got a customer quilt loaded up in between this, but taking the time for my own projects was just what I needed today!  Tomorrow is all about the job search. I have an interview at 11:30 and after that I'm hitting a job fair. With no unemployment, my emergency fund is running very low!

I hope you all get some piecing time this week.



Sharon said...

Looks like you had some successful piecing fun! Love all your blocks! Isn't it so nice to take a bit of time to do what you want?

Good luck with the interview and job fair! Hope something works out for you.

julieQ said...

Love your piecing time...I too use a timer, and it helps me keep on focus somehow. I really hope you get a great job...so sorry you have been without work...scary!

Anonymous said...

Lovely! The Gwen Marston retreat will always be a special memory for me.

Lori said...

Way to use the timer wisely!! Love your projects!

Janet O. said...

I use a timer, too, and then work right past it once I get immersed. : )
I love all of the parts of your medallion quilt. Can't wait to see them come together.
Old Glory is a beauty!

Nifty Quilts said...

Yea! So glad to see these projects again.

Tonya Alexander said...

Love that cheddar HST 6x6! Can't wait to see more. Good luck on the interview!

Brandie said...

Wow, those cheddars are gorgeous!
Good luck with the job search!

Marie said...

Absolutely LOVE that 6 x 6 block. This will be gorgeous.

Mimi said...

Looks like you have been having some fun at the machine. Glad you have the time, especially over your one hour limit. lol. Now....good luck on the job search.

Louise said...

Thank you for the Gwen gallery of quilts. I never tire of her work. Glad you took the time to come out and play today.

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Wow girlfriend….you are on a roll here girl!! Good stuff!!

Gwen rocks!!!!!

My fingers are crossed for good/perfect job situation for you!!!!!!!!!