Monday, November 26, 2012

Projects In Progress...

Three weeks later and my ribs are feeling much better.  Not 100%, probably more like 90%, but I can now spend quality time at the computer and sewing machine.  Here's what I've been working on...

This little applique project will finish at 16" square.  I'm not sure yet what I will do with it; whether I'll frame it, or make a pillow out of it, or maybe even the center of a quilt.  I'm still stitching around the shapes with a buttonhole stitch in black rayon thread.  I'm loving how it looks.  :o)


And this little (soon to be big) project is Bonnie Hunter's latest online mystery.  This week we are to make 192 four patches from 2" cut squares.  I'm following her color suggestions; just because when I pulled them from my stash they looked so pretty together.


I used my AccuQuilt GO! to cut all the 2" squares, which made that step go very quickly.  And since I have a touch of OCD (smile), I've arranged all like "twosies" together in piles and as I sew I am picking up one from the first pile and matching it with one from each of the other piles; then picking up one from the second pile and matching it with one from each of the other piles; etc., so I don't get two of the same "twosies" in a four patch.  That's why you'll see some of my "twosie" piles on the slant -- I've matched those with the others already.  I know that probably didn't make sense to you, but it does to me.  LOL!



It's only week 1, so it's not too late to join.  Come on in, the water's fine!  Click here for the mystery information, and here for the linky post to some of the other crazies committed quilters who are having fun along with me!  Hehe.

See ya next week with my results of the next step of Bonnie's mystery,
Suzy

8 comments:

Threeundertwo said...

That's a beautiful applique block!

I see lots of people starting Bonnie's mystery. I'm feeling too overwhelmed with holiday projects myself, but it's fun to watch others. I would do my twosies the same way you do. I'm probably a little OCD myself.

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Great color choices, good for you having a cutter...must make it a lot easier.

lj_cox said...

Re matching the four-patches: I'm glad to know I'm not the only one! On things like this I like to take one stack and piece one with each of the others till it's gone, then take the next stack and repeat the process. Quilting is such a great hobby if you're a touch OCD. ;)

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

We all have CDO ( OCD but with the letters in the correct order ) Because I do the same thing!!!

UFOQueen said...

Crazy?!? I resemble that remark! :)

treadlemusic said...

Will watch from afar....too many "irons in the fire" these next months! Love those colors!!! Hugs, D

Sandra B said...

Lovely 4-patches and applique block.

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

I love seeing what everyone has pulled out for the background and their choice for constant! Thank you for sharing yours, Sharyn