Monday, November 24, 2014

Scattered

Lately I've been juggling half-spent projects.  My workspace is a storm of scrap piles, pulled for bumper blocks and tossed by kitty Susan, who has developed a habit of carrying piles of fabric around the house at night, and whenever we're not home.  Really.  I don't know what to do for her!

Sawtooth Stars for Aria

A few weeks ago I started a quilt for Aria.  I'm making she and Liam matching sawtooth star quilts for their bunkbed.  It's nice to be working on something for them in the midst of all this baby sewing!

Sawtooth Stars for Aria

Aria's quilt will have a Kona Ruby background, while Liam's will be Kona Storm.  Somehow they both intensely want a red, white and blue room.  Not sure how that happened?

Sawtooth Stars for Aria

These stars are in fabrics pulled from my stash.  I love how the sawtooth star blocks presents each print pretty as a picture!  Tutorial here.

The baby's room has the best light on this moist, cloudy day. 

Sawtooth Stars for Aria

I cut and cut and cut her fabrics until I ran out of Kona Ruby.  Now we're waiting for that shipment....

And I would show you something else today, but my bumper blocks are stalled out waiting fabrics too and my baby gown project is in process, but not quite ready for a reveal.  Then there's the camper gifts I've almost completed and the Angled charity quilt I have all the blocks to start.  Last week I made a list of Christmas gifts to sew.  Where to start?  Can you see me going in circles? 

So I just keep picking up Susan's fabrics and hoping a fluffy package will arrive in the mail to solve all my problems.

This is not how I work best!  One or two projects at a time, worked all the way through until glorious completion.  That's how I like it.  Sometimes the world does not cooperate.


12 comments:

  1. Maybe you need to make Susan a kitty bed out of all the fabrics she's pulling for you! She's trying to tell you something! :)

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    1. If that would make her stop, I'd SO do it. She has a special love for the mug rug on my desk. Even if I put books on it or something, it's the first thing she has to carry around the house.

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  2. Just wait until Eleni is old enough to start dragging fabrics around too! They're going to tag-team you. :)

    I like the ruby star quilt. It will be lovely in a shared boy/girl room.

    It's funny how much sewing can get done during pregnancy, isn't it? All that energy out toward growing a baby seems to spill out into other areas top.

    I'm glad you're feeling good and having fun in the process!

    P.S. Are you reupholstering that chair without a seat on the baby's room? I spotted it in the upper corner of one of your photos and now I'm curious...

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    1. Oh, no.. tag team fabric-grabbers. Double oh no! ha.

      Good eye on the chair. It is something we found in the barn that my husband is temporarily using for a project. I'm definitely holding onto it for "someday" when we need a chair like that. Would be a fun project!

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  3. Love those stars on a red background! I would never have thought of using red as a neutral but it totally works here, how cool!

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  4. The star quit is gorgeous. Is kitty Susan making a nest? Is she expecting?

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    1. Ha, that must be it! Except, not really... as she is not able. =)

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  5. The stars really do a great job of featuring the blue prints. I hope the new Kond order color matches well with the old. Dye lots confuse me, sometimes!

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  6. Oh, I do love Aria's quilt ~ that star is my favorite and that red ~ it's yummy!

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  7. Good luck with all the project juggling! You're taking on some great projects - this quilt for Aria is so beautiful, and i know it means a lot to her and Liam that you're sewing for them as well as Eleni!

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  8. its great that your kids are in color agreement. what luck! it must be fun to have all those projects going everywhere at the same time. can't wait to see the finishes and reveals. ;)

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  9. I've recently started to make cat toys from a lot of my scraps. Just balls of fabric tied with other scraps with a really long tail. They freakin' love these...one cat actually sleeps with his! Love your sawtooth stars!

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