Thursday, January 5, 2017

New to me quiltathon

2:00 PM
Dentist gave me an antibiotic and my fingers are crossed that I will start reviving.
I cut more Carolina Chain
I finshed Clue #5 Enprovence
I cut more 2 inch strips from scraps for Carolina Chain

I cut flannel strips from a leftover scrap 3 1/2 in

I cut more hour glass units for  the leader/ender project swap

But I can't find  all the borders for the tumbler quilt, so it's a mad scramble to clean up some ergo the other stuff I am doing.
But I think I need a nap....sigh....

9:00 AM
My company has gone home, and I am having a love/hate relationship with the quiet. And I still have  nasty cold.
I stole some cutting time to start a new quilt Carolina Chain by Bonnie Hunter. I have no idea why this one, except it was at the front of the book Addicted to scraps. I still can't get into my sewing room, so I could sit at the dining room table and still know what was going on everywhere else. It felt good to systematically pick up a strip in my 2 inch bin, and cut it into pieces.
I needed at least 11 inches of a dark to cut into 2 - 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 rectangles and 2 more matching 2 inch squares. Then if there was at least 6 inches left, I could cut them for the matching 3 - 2 in squares.  Anything left, I cut first into bricks 2 1/2 x 3/12, and then 2 in squares.

Judy at Patchwork Times is having a quiltathon. I have never participated in that so I'm not sure how that will work for me, but it will be a new adventure. I have ham and beans in the crockpot, and I really want to focus on my tumbler quilt. But first I have a dentist appointment, I broke a back tooth over the holidays and it is starting to ache.  And tonight, I have relief society, and I am leading the
" marshmallow polar bear" activity. They will be so cute.
I am linking to:
Midweek Makers
Jo's Country Junction UFO
Bee Social
Silly Mama WIP
patchwork times
needle and thread thursdays
oh scrap


  1. Happy New Year!

    thanks for linking up!

  2. That poor chicken made me chuckle. I feel that way sometimes. I'll be sewing but have a lot of company on Sunday for our family's Three Kings Day celebration so it will be only a little here and there sewing as I get ready for that event.

  3. Carolina chain is a great leader and ender project. Mix it in with the tumblers. Feel better.

  4. OMG That chicken-I'm dying here!! :) Sorry you still are dealing with the dreaded cold! And a tooth issue on top of it! So sorry. Quilt when you can. Enjoy the process.

  5. Sounds like a great project for all of your scraps - have fun! Thanks for linking up to Midweek Makers

  6. Making lots of progress. I have to do a bit of clean up,too, but not til I tackle the kitchen after lunch.

  7. Oh the poor rooster, I've had weeks like that. Hopefully your both your cold and your tooth are much improved. Enjoy your quilt-a-thon. Looking forward to seeing all your progress on Monday.