Tuesday, January 26, 2021


I don't know what happened to me yesterday.

I work up running.

I cleaned the house at break neck speed.  My husband asked what the hurry was?

I didn't know but I wish I could bottle it for today.


I finished this quilt.  I put the border, quilted it, and put the binding on.

Star of Bethlehem quilt.

39" x 39"

This quilt below, I quilted and put the binding on it.
I used the Hunters Star Accuquilt Go die and Island Batik fabrics.

27 1/2" x 27 1/2"

 This was the first thing I did yesterday morning.  Had started 8 log cabin blocks, finished them up

I decided that it was easier to do it in groups, searching for the right fabric among all of the cut pieces was tedious for one and I just felt it would go faster if I did it for more at one time.

 I have 28 blocks made, here you see 23.  They go really fast, the only thing that takes time is searching through all of the fabric I cut.  I should have figured out a better way to do this but for now, it works for me.  Music helps me stay focused.

I woke up yesterday thinking that it is almost the end of January and I had nothing to show for it, hence the two finished projects.

I also put two borders on a quilt I have not shown, or don't think I have.  It measures 90" square.  I am going to try to have it on the frame today. I am piecing the backing.

Sometimes I wonder to myself why I don't take the time and do some fancy quilting and I believe I said this before, if I did, things would never get done.  I am not out to make a trophy quilt.  That is one reason it took so long to get that one Hunter Star quilt finished, I was planning to do something fun on it.  Finally decided to just get it done and out of the way.  On to greener pastures.

Don't know what happened to that energy today.....I feel like a deflated balloon...haha.



A Left-Handed Quilter said...

WOW! I wish you could bottle it, too - you'd make a fortune selling it - ;))

Vicki in MN said...

Oh my but you did have a fantastic productive day. I really like your blue quilt. You made me giggle with your deflated balloon analogy. I have had weeks where the first 3-4 days are so super productive and then comes the day you can hardly move. We just worked so hard we wore ourselves out!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

There are some days where the planets align, your chakras are good, you slept well, and everything falls into place. LOL Cherish those days. Nice finishes.

Jackie's Stitches said...

Those extra energy days are always fun! Not that I get them that often...

I'm with you, big plans and then realize that those big plans will make a project very long term and/or a chore. Done is better than not done!

Barbara said...

Deflated today? Probably (no, make that surely) did way too much yesterday! It was more than I get done in a week (no, make that a month). 😏

Darlene of Creative Latitude said...

Definitely a good day. You were on super drive. I love all your projects, but your project with your Hunters Star Accuquilt Go die and Island Batik fabrics just screams to me to make it too! I love those Island Batik fabrics and how they look so great in the Hunters Star design. You have such a great eye for color, prints, design. I'm always inspired with your creations. Dang, I wish we lived closer. But I'm so happy you are also a blogger. Thank you for sharing your #CreativeGoodness.

Kristy said...

Oh, I love your quilts! But the log cabin is just so beautiful! I am getting ready to make some blocks to fill in with some house blocks I have that are paper pieced. I have the fabric but need to get it cut. Now that I see yours it makes me want to get started! So glad you shared your pictures! K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

Gene Black said...

Wow, that was one busy and productive day. I can't stop myself from doing the type of quilting that I do. I think it would go faster on a longarm though.

Needled Mom said...

I imagine the world would not be safe if you woke up with that much energy everyday!!! lol. It is nice to have days like that. I really like that Hunter’s Star piece. The colors are so pretty. The Log Cabin blocks look incredible together. Is that the layout you are going to use? There are so many ways to put them together.

Kathleen said...

I do work in spurts, too and wonder why energy is not as consistent as it once was. I am exhausted today....some packing, some laundry, visit with son and husbands cataract surgery has done me in!