A quarter of the year has flown by, it seems so funny that the older I get the faster time goes. I am not sure if time is really flying by so quickly or that I am just busier today with life than I have ever been. My little guy will be One this month, it is crazy how quickly his first year flew by. Yet when a customer came in last week, I can hardly remember Carson being as small as her newborn.
Time it just flys by! So many of us say so many projects, so little time;
myself included. But I am finding that we
do have time, it is all a focus of where you want to spend that time. I
am working on putting sewing back in to each of my days. Lynn Wilder from Sew'n Wild Oaks said "the time spent thinking about something is the time you could be doing it". This is so true!
Sewing is a hobby for me (yes, it is also part of my profession) but it is more than that. When I am creating in my sewing room it gives me time to think and it makes me feel so great. There is something wonderful about sewing, it is good for the soul.
This picture below is from when Harley was a little guy...now he lays near my table when I sew.
Here is what I am proposing for myself: Get some quilting time in each day. I am working to finish my Moda Sampler blocks-I have 10 more to go and then I will be ready to piece it all together.
So first things first, I must have a tidy room to sew in-less distractions. (Yes I am one of those who cleans before they undo!) Currently I have just been stacking in this room.
Now that everything is in it's place I can start. I find the best way to be productive is to always have something by the machine to sew. If you get a block or two prepped before you leave, you can always go in to the sewing room and sew a few steps or press and little by little your project will get done.
So why don't you join me and find some sewing time for you in your day!
My friend Jeanne finished her Lil' Orphan Scrappy by using scraps from another quilt that she just made. This is an excellent use of scraps.
Now this month I must have been a bit brain dead when I cut the fabric for the blocks. You have your choice to use the "ribonny" pink fabric for the center or you can use the stripe. You have enough fabric to mix things up. You can make two of each for variety.
Do you think these bolts are sitting out just waiting to be cut for another month?
How are your blocks coming so far? Are you keeping up with the program? I'm busy selecting and cutting the fabrics for the setting triangles. This quilt is going to be gorgeous! I'm having so much fun selecting each of the fabrics. I'm just like a kid in a candy shop.
I have to get busy and get all of the rest of my blocks made. So little time......too many quilts.
This month you will be receiving Lil' Orphan Scrappy Block 4, these blocks are just beautiful and so much fun to work on. Jeannie has been working on her quilt using her own stash and she is working on sewing rows together. This picture should inspire you to get going on your blocks.
When you finish this months set of block you will have 32 blocks made for this quilt. Your pile should be looking something like this one.
As you are working on your blocks, post them to the In Between Stitches instagram page using @inbetweenstitches1 #lilorphanscrappy this is a fun way to see what everyone is doing with their blocks.