Friday, October 11, 2013

Taking a Pause and Multitasking at the Same Time, Some Blocks Finished on Friday

Point State Park
Strolling through Point State Park, Pittsburgh, Pa. on a perfect Fall day.  
Right now, this day, I realized that I have done it again. I have started three quilt projects at the same time! Wasn't it just yesterday or the day before that I said I was not going to do that anymore? That worked out well, didn't it? I don't think I am going to change, but then again, I don't think I want to. I like the excitement, the planning, the potential. The whole designing, sourcing fabrics and making the first blocks is electrifying to me. Love it.

Let me explain:
1.   I am cutting the circles for applique on white background, a gift. Modern. the start up, here.
2.   I started making the Kaleidoscope blocks, hand stitching, A Kaffe Modern style. This is a long-term project, portable, lots of fussy cutting. A quest of sorts. These are the first, many more to come.
some of the 'K' blocks all in a row
some others all in a hexi shape
circles in a triangle

I know, that's a lot of duck. The best part, look to the left of the duck, there are about 30 ducks swimming around the yellow one! So cute, looking for their Mummie! The duck is down the path and near the fountain. 

3.  I started piecing the traditional large and small pin-wheels from a layer cake. No photo's yet. Multitasking.

Do you do this? How long does it take to finish these projects? Do you finish these projects? 

I changed my plan for the batting on the Scrappy Stars Quilt, I am switching to wool. A major re-baste is required. Nothing like a Plan!!! I like the wool batt I picked up on our field trip to Mt. Pleasant. I'll show that soon.

I also picked up some new books on our Mt. Pleasant field trip, Underground Railroad Sampler, by Eleanor Burns and Sue Bouchard and An Amish Quilt in a Day, Variations of Roman Stripe by Eleanor Burns. 

A girl needs a new book now and then to plan, right? 

 *no compensation from Eleanor Burns or her publisher received or implied. 

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