Back in June, I made a pledge that everyday, I would try very hard to make time to sew something, or at least prepare fabrics for sewing. I called my mission.... Scraps of Time ~ Scraps of Fabric. (Click here to read my original June blog post.)
Lisa Bongean's Summer Block of the Week (SBOW) called Clara's Stars. It was love at first sight. I tried hard to resist, honest I did, but I just had to make this quilt!! Yes....lots of blocks to make each week for 12 weeks over the summer.
I'm hooked! I'm smitten! I can't stop!!! I cut, trace and sew these blocks, and most everything else I am presently working on in the evening while watching TV. I prepped loads of blocks, and popped them into zip bags to take with me while I'm away from home. I pieced a bunch on a trip to Maine, and while I was in Santa Fe, NM over Labor Day weekend. My stitches are getting better and better with each block.
I delighted to say I'm a hand piecer now, and will likely hand piece until I can't hold a needle anymore.
|Basket quilt is found in the book When The Cold Wind Blows by Blackbird Designs|
How about you? Are you making time to sew something each and every day? I think I'm doing pretty well considering before pledging to this mission, I wasn't sewing very much at all.
Hoping we all find some time to sew something everyday. It's so very good for us in so may ways!