Monday 15 August 2016

Just cutting strips

Now I know it is August and things slow down at this time of year but I have to tell you I am getting kind of twitchy now.  I spent all of last week trying to find five minutes to finish making the back for my circles quilt so that I could sandwich it.  Have I got a quilt back? Nope.  I am no closer to getting it done,even though it is 90% pieced and I just need to add two little bits.  Every time I get it all out something happens - a cat, a kid, a man at the door, and the last time I was interrupted I bundled it unceremoniously together (and I do mean bundled, not carefully folded) and stuck it on top of a pile of boxes, where it is still sitting, untouched.

I am doing fine on my little twiddly bits of handwork: circles, skirt, quilting, but need to be doing just a tiny bit more.  

So, trying to be a realist, I am going to stick with small bits that don't require a floor for now.  The good side to this is that it means I have started cutting my lovely pile of red, white and blue.  I'm just cutting strips and piecing them into sets of three for now, but it will giving me something to work with in a while and it's very manageable practically.

Not masses to show, I know, but right now I'll take what I can get!

Linking up with Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making and with Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday.


Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

I'm glad you were able to find something to fill the time (if not the floor) and I look forward to seeing what this evolves into. :)

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

I have lots of bundled projects too. Looks like a good project - pretty fabrics.

Mystic Quilter said...

Hopefully no more interruptions for you, I shall be watching to see what creations results from these lovely fabrics.

Kate said...

You've got some very pretty fabrics in those strips.

Bonnie said...

Here's hoping quilting can take a front seat soon. But you're managing pretty well and being realistic! Hum, I wonder what those strips will end up as?