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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Working on units

Three things to be happy about:
(1) holiday music
(2) the book of Proverbs
(3) new marking pens

I've been working on the Texas Tumbleweeds quilt that Bonnie Hunter taught on the cruise this month.

I didn't want this one to become a UFO because it's such a pretty quilt!

Looking at some of the pictures Bonnie posted, you'll see happy ladies holding up handfuls of finished blocks; my goal during the cruise was to finish at least one of each block.

It wasn't a race and I can't sew lickety split on an unfamiliar machine and still be accurate - that's just me!

If you haven't been "Bonnie initiated" you might look at the entire quilt and go "eeeek!  all those little pieces!"   But if you think of the quilt as series of units, it isn't hard a'tall!

Anything hard about the basic 4-patch?


You sew a single unit at a time...


and sew some more...

Three units in one block, two units in the other!

Before you know it, you have every unit done...

you just have to make more of em!

And it's a start   :o)

Can a quilt's progress also be measured by the amount of trimmins' you leave behind?

I like to think so  ;o)

Sew forth and sew on til later...


  1. Looks like it's going to be another fun quilt.

  2. And, what do you do with all those triangular scraps?
    Looks like fun and I know Bonnie's patterns are great when finished.


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