Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The sound of silence

I had a rare opportunity this weekend -- time alone where the house was silent and progress was being made. The only sounds were the sewing machine and kitty purring and it was glorious. With my newly found serenity I was able to make a great deal of progress on projects I had been putting to the side...
Block of the Month is complete 
Block of the week backlog is caught up

16 blocks and a project to reveal later -- pretty good for 6 hours of sewing time and I started thinking about the layout for the bible blocks again and have come up with 2 possibilities. The tricky part is there are 73 blocks in this quilt. 
Option A is a take on one of the Tula Pink designs for the 100 modern blocks and I would call it "The Kingdom" (9 by 12)
Option B is a more standardized setting and would make a square quilt (9 by 9) and could be turned either way -- it kind of looks like a book or butterfly/moth. 

What do you guys think? Or is there something maybe I haven't considered? 

I am still behind in some projects and have much to do in the next few days -- my pillow swap for the upcoming guild meeting has not been started aside from the design component. I must finish it by 9/24 in time to reveal it to my partner. 
I also wanted to get the star wars quilt finished by my hubs birthday on 9/23 but this may not happen especially with the other deadline and an upcoming trip to Greenville this weekend. 

In non project news -- 
I'm very excited about Quilt Carolina is happening later this week and I am all set to visit the local shops on Thursday and take the bus on Friday to hit the Raleigh shops. 

My next vendor even is the Asheboro Fall Festival on October 5 -- there is still so much I want to get accomplished before then but don't know what all will be possible. 
I got accepted into the Arts for Art's Sake group here in Winston Salem, with the possibility to set up Sundays in October. 

I also got my entry tickets for the Dixie Classic Fair to have my quilts be on display. 

A busy couple of weeks ahead for this gal -- Happy Quilting Everyone. 


  1. You have been busy, Katie! I think your block of the month is adorable - a pretty pink flower!
    Hope you don't mind if I share this, with a link back, on my facebook page at http://facebook.com/sewfreshquilts

  2. I love your BoM in those soft pretty batiks! I prefer option B... but keep in mind that I'm not so good at "random" type layouts. :-D

  3. I think you better get on the stick with your partner's pillow. Especially if you have my name!

  4. You certainly are staying busy. Love your brown blocks.
    Good luck in the fair.

  5. Wonderful projects and those birds that are paper pieced look neat! Thanks for sharing.
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