Friday, January 25, 2019

Under the Needle: January

Boy Howdy! What happened to January?! If this is any indication of the year to come, I had better take a deep breath because the first month of the year just blew by. I am digging my heels into the dirt in an attempt to slow down time. I know...I know...it's not working. Even so, I get to spend so many of my days as I wish...riding shotgun with DH, trotting down the trail with Skeet, puttering outdoors, keeping the home fires burning, keeping the feathered flock in line, mucking out closets and shelves, enjoying a few road trips, celebrating a birthday, soaking in the kids when they visit, dishing up vittles, keeping pickup seats filled with cookies, and sewing a stitch or two between it all. I guess life has kept me away from the computer and my blog has suffered, but it's been a good month.

This month I worked on turning scraps into blocks for a quilt I am making for a friend - I'm about half way there:


I also left 2 baby quilt top with Jackie and picked them up yesterday - I love having quilts to bind:


I cut out the Zoologie quilt


 I turned the monkey fabric


into a quilt top that still needs a border:


And I pulled out these fat quarters, pressed them, and began cutting for a new project:


It seems I have spent the month making a little progress on a lot of projects, but eventually that ought to yield some finished quilts.

12 comments:

Shelly said...

I have to keep telling myself that the little bits will eventually add up to a finished item! Keep at it!

Janet O. said...

You are always busy with good things, whether it is stitching, cooking, or ranching!
Love the monkey quilt top! :)

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

Fun projects!! Love the monkey quilt. The filler block makes the quilt look much more interesting than a four or nine patch would. ❤️

Sherrill said...

That last one looks like you're takin' a walk on the WILD side!! HA You been busy!

Sandra said...

Love the monkey quilt. I feel the same way about January - where has it gone.

Tired Teacher said...

Fun projects! I love the fabric you're using. I need to broaden my browsing in quilt shops because I never see the fun fabrics.

Chris said...

You are amazing!! I work on one project at a time (at least as regards quilts) and I'm not too speedy with the one! Love all your plans and stand amazed at your progress!!

Chantal said...

I too love to have a quilt to bind. Unfortunately I haven't been enjoy that in 2018. I'm bound to have some in 2019, as little bits of sewing do add up. Love the Zoologie. Looking forward to this one grow. ;^)

Dorian said...

Glad you've been able to do some sewing this month. Life sure is busy sometimes, I can't believe how quickly Jan has gone by either.

Unknown said...

I have also been making blocks with two inch strips good way to use stash. Love the variety of your quilts.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Looks like you got a ton done tho!!! Our January screamed by too!! I am ready for another school break - ha ha

Robin said...

Your monkey quilt is so strikingly nice. I love the contrast and the framing. Nice job!

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