Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Bits and Pieces

That's exactly what I feel like I've been doing...bits and pieces. I don't have anything finished, but I sure haven't gotten bored. Really jumped around from one thing to another...doing a little of this and a little of that.

Andy went up to Pennsylvania last week for a wedding, and while he was there he got to spend some time with some friends and his brothers and I got to sew, all day, everyday...everyone was happy. Most of what I worked on I can't share, I did some Spring Market sewing for Lynda Hall of Primitive Pieces by Lynda...she'll be sharing when she gets everything finished. Some really fun patterns!

I saw this on Minnick & Simpson's and Lissa Alexander's blogs and knew I needed to do this. What a great cause...thank you so much for letting us participate. I did one for me and one for mom...easy, quick and such a need.

Trying to stay caught up on my BOM's...so far, so good...Month 1 and Month 2 of Civil War Chronicles...lots and lots of half square triangles...great blocks...these are big blocks...16" finished blocks...and they've gone together perfectly. Makes me very happy!

I've said it before, but I really, really am going to try to post more often...I just don't know where the time goes...it's morning then I blink and it's evening...

28 comments:

Diane said...

like all your working on 16" blocks take some time to piece I think-but they are a nice size!

Linda said...

Sometimes it's the bits and pieces that take up the most time! More than a finished top! :-) beautiful blocks!

Sue said...

Carol, I am going to make a star for the Just One Star quilts too. Yours are very lovely.

Love your Civil War Chronicles block. You are brave to tackle one of those again! Bless you:) They are just gorgeous.

I can't wait to see the things you made for Linda.

Blessings

joan said...

I know what you mean about time passing by... I commit to my blog in my mind but the action comes much later.
I love your blocks...

Gretchen said...

Great blocks! I know exactly what you mean about time slipping away. Whoosh all of a sudden it's bedtime:)

Sonia said...

Great job! Keep it up. I can't wait to see the finished product.

I have a book on making an underground railroad quilt. I hope to do so in the near future.

I think it's cool you are working on a Civil War quilt.

Beth said...

I finally finished the 4th block in the month 2 blocks, man these are some big blocks and so many half square triangles!

Sharon said...

Lots of great blocks! I made my star and it is in the mail. Love your Civil War blocks, this is going to be a beautiful quilt!

Barb said...

Love all of your blocks...

Karen said...

Bits & pieces but a good bit done, especially since you are secret sewing.

Stephanie said...

Home alone sewing. A good day! I printed out the soldier block pattern and info but I need to get fabric. I don't think lime green polka dots would be appropriate. Your blocks are so pretty.

Melanie said...

I love your blocks. I saw the stars posting--- I'm knocking out housework tonight and and making a couple. Can't wait to see your Lynda Hall pieces.

Cheryl said...

I've done my star for the QOV project! I think they will surpass their desired 1800 stars if we keep spreading the word. Love your CW Chronicles blocks~~so many HSTs!

Quilt Hollow said...

I think Bits & Pieces of time equated to beautiful blocks.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Love all your blocks. I'm planning to make a star block to send, too.

If I could find a store that sells big chunks of time, I would spent all my money there. :-)

Cindy said...

You HAVE been catching up on your sewing !! And such beautiful things, Carol.

Always good to hear from you - no matter how long between posts.

I am a fan.

Thimbleanna said...

Your star blocks are beautiful Carol! I have a bunch of bits and pieces going too -- I just keep telling myself "Slow and Steady Wins the Race". Hopefully, the bits and pieces will turn into something before we get tired of them!

Darlene said...

Bits and pieces are a very good thing - can't have a 'whole' without all the bits and pieces. :-)

Love your star blocks and BOM blocks - woohoo!!!!

Lori said...

What great blocks! CW chronicles are amazing- they look really hard. Nice work!

Wendy said...

I do that a lot, working on bits and pieces. It doesn't always feel like I'm accomplishing anything. Love the blocks you made.

Thelma said...

I'm happy you're happy spending time in your sewing room. I don't have the knack for jumping from one thing to another, but it sounds like you're enjoying it, how great is that. I do like what I see, and am looking forward to more.

Kathie said...

thanks for posting about the one star program thru Moda, I have to make a few stars for them
this weekend!
glad you had some time in the sewing room and no cooking for a few days :)
whats better then that?
Kathie

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Such pretty blocks Carol - and I can't wait to see what you stitched up for Lynda!! I know right - the days just seem to fly by! Looking forward to catching up with you!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Morning...evening...happens to me too! I've got the pattern for the blocks for the Moda quilt but just got it so I haven't done it yet. Tomorrow I think. :) blessings, marlene

Comfort Cove Designs said...

I too have bits and pieces of many projects going on at the one time. I suppose I'll see them finished eventually!!!

love your BOM blocks!!

Quiltingly Yours
Andrea

Michele said...

I love your Civil War blocks. I'd like to start that next time it begins. I'll have to look into it.....I just love them even though I've been into brights lately. Your Just One Star blocks look great! I'm putting mine in the mail today.

Cheryl said...

So much wonderful sewing going on over there!!! ...and secret sewing--can't wait to see! Time just seems to slip away these days!

Nancy E said...

Love the blocks you are making!