Monday, May 4, 2015

Sneaking in a Little Time to Play with Fabric

Today I'm headed in to the sale barn. The morning started early since DH was up at 3:30. He's headed to the neighbors' to help them brand and then Tuesday through Friday it'll be our turn so that means I'll be spending the week in the kitchen. The list is long, but I'll shop for groceries after work today.

I spent much of the past 4 days mowing because I know I won't get to it this week and the grass and weeds and mustard are so high that I can't see the chickens. That's always a sign that its time to mow. I told DH that I've got about another 4 years behind that push mower in me and after that, we are going to have to spring for a riding one. This is about a 10th of what I keep mowed around here at headquarters

While I was mowing, I was planning the menu and thinking about sewing.

I'm down to ONE ufo. I've got 6 that are at the quilters and will need binding, but the lone ufo still needs a design before the pile of fabric becomes a quilt. So if there's no design, maybe technically, its not even a ufo yet.

But I've been this quilt.


Shelly, over at Prairie Moon Quilts ,designs for Riley Blake and she posted a tutorial for this baby quilt over at the Riley Blake Cutting College blog. The minute I saw it, I knew I was going to make it and I sent the link to my Sale Barn Quilt Posse immediately. Now its on their list of must make quilts too.

When I finished mowing, I set about pawing through my stash and pulled some possibilities:

 I knew I needed to use some of my western stash because we've got lots of little Ranch Rodeo babies slated for arrival in the near future.

So thank you for another great pattern, Shelly! Who says that selling cattle is the only thing we do at the sale barn!


Pauline said...

A push mower! No wonder you look so trim! Wish I could be down to only one UfO. I keep working on my bucket list instead. That baby quilt pattern is darling! I'll just add that one to my bucket list too. But, shhh, I may be getting back to the quilting part soon.

KaHolly said...

I'm an early timer, but 3:30 sounds daunting! I love the Rodeo Baby quilt and quickly added it to my wish list. Thanks for sharing the link. I mow about an acre, so I know what you mean!

Tired Teacher said...

Great job to trimming your UFOs down to one. Love the baby quilt - thanks for the link.

Can't wait to see what's on the menu for the branding crew.

Alycia said...

I am SO impressed with the one UFO!!! What a cute quilt you found tho!!

Judy said...

Thank you for the pattern info! I think you need a riding mower now! You have so much to do there on the ranch, wow! Please take care of yourself and watch for snakes!

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