Monday, February 9, 2015

I Don't Know's on Third

...What Was I Thinking?

First, a review of my 2015 Resolutions:
#3  FOCUS - new this week

I managed to FOCUS last week and ticked a couple of items off my list.  First, I finished the Quick Cozy Couch Quilt top (from the book of the same name).

Quick Cozy Couch Quilt
Binding made.  Looking for a nice flannel to go on the back.   3.25 yards out

I also made more blocks for Athena's Puzzle.

The low contrast of the picture is apparently what attracted me to the pattern in the first place, so I concentrated on making more muted blocks.  I started cutting from selected fabrics, focusing on the blue, then realized there was not enough contrast to see the design.  More cutting ensued, and now I have enough pieces and parts for a third quilt ... or at least to make headway on the orange version.

My little ironing board faces stacks of totes, many containing Someday Projects (or as blog friend Ramona calls them, USOs -- Un-Started Projects).  As I was pressing Athena's blocks my attention was drawn to a tote labeled "Something Fishy."  I recalled purchasing that pattern in Wyoming on a vacation trip in 2001, just days before 9-11.  The youth group at church needs auction items to raise funds for their summer mission trip, so I decided a little wall hanging like this might be attractive.

What was I thinking?  I jumped right in and began cutting my collection of plaids before I realized that those fish are only 2-1/2" high!!  Doing sew-and-flip corners on a wobbly 1-1/2" strip is not easy -- at least for me with only partially functioning hands and eyesight (aging is no fun, but the alternative is worse!).  I swear the sample I saw in the shop was larger than 24" x 26"!  Or was it?  After 13 years, who could remember?

So this is what's on my design wall this morning:

Something's Fishy

Only nine more little fishys to go!

Also up this week -- assessment of Strips and Curves, the dinosaur project going to retreat with me next week.  I see hours of sewing strata ahead of me -- more 1-1/2" strips!

Weekly Stash Report - Feb 9, 2015
     In last week:                    0.0 yards
     Out last week:                 3.25 yards
     In year to Date:                .75 yards
     Out Year-to-Date:           12/0 yards
     Net Used 2014               11.25 yards

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.


  1. I just love your Athena's Puzzle blocks. They are so calming! And your fish is adorable. Yay! for getting to a long awaited project. :)

  2. I love the fish quilt. Almost makes me want to encourage DH to take up the hobby!!


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