Fresh Sewing Day – February 2015 in Review

1 03 2015

February was a slow month for me. I’m still in the process of figuring out how my days will flow, with the ‘new’ old job. On one hand, I have more time to spend with my husband and son. On the other hand, I have more time to spend with my husband and son.

That might sound weird – I’m simply having a hard time separating out time for myself for sewing. I need to simply schedule this time, better use the ‘free’ time I have to myself, better define what is ‘my’ time.

February 2015 - Fresh Sewing Day1. Lone Star – Complete, 2. Home Treasure – 12″ Block, 3. This and That – 12″ Block, 4. Twin Sisters – 8″ Block, 5. Double X – 8″ Block, 6. Sugar Bowl – 8″ Block, 7. Road to Oklahoma – 6″ Block, 8. Mosaic No. 12 – 6″ Block, 9. Patch Me If You Can – 6″ Block, 10. Scrap Zig Zag – 6″ Block, 11. New Hexagon Rosette 1 – Restart AGAIN, 12. Embers – Front

What I did manage to accomplish, I’m pleased with.

As mentioned previously in this blog, I joined a single round robin for this year. My starter block for my quilt was a lone star block. My contributions for Blue Figs Quilt’s started block were a series of orange and yellow blocks in three sizes: 6″, 8″, and 12″ squares. She’s shooting for a very sunshine-y quilt. Finding fabrics in the right colors was not a hardship in my stash.

I also abandoned my efforts at hand sewing the hexagons for The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt Along. I just couldn’t stay awake while attempting to hand sew the thing. So, I gave up, and started over. I’m machine piecing it now. Obviously, this puts me further behind in keeping up, as I haven’t finished January’s rosette, and February and March’s instructions have released.

I met my goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes, by finally completing Embers. I’d had the top sitting since November of 2013, and was determined that I’d finish it for this month. I just met the goal – it took me forever to sit down and do the binding once I’d received the backing fabrics in the mail and did the quilting.

I’m looking forward to getting my butt in gear for the month of March – I’ve got a couple of things I’d like to finish, and some projects I’d like to start making progress on.

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6 responses

1 03 2015
Melissa Meinhard

I agree about the hand sewing, I can’t find time to do it, or when I do have time it makes to sleepy

1 03 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

I’m chalking it up to the sewing machine forcing me to stay awake and pay attention, lest I sew through a finger! Whatever it actually is, I’m making much more progress with my sewing machine.

1 03 2015
Aileen

This is a slow month for you? It looks pretty damn productive to me! Beautiful work!

2 03 2015
Deb@asimplelife Quilts

Like you I have a hard time deciding how best to use my free time. I have never been good with time in general – from planning it to paying attention to how long tasks take. I love your array of colorful blocks!

2 03 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

I think the problem is that I might be spoiled for choice, and by the time I do settle on something, I’ve wasted most of that free time.

2 03 2015
nita

I’m the opposite, I love hand work! And I love the orange blocks…orange is my current favourite colour, lol! Popping in from Lil’s Quilts Fresh Sewing Day 🙂

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