Thursday, January 1, 2015

So....what did you get accomplished on this first day of January?

I have heard it said that what you do today, you will do the rest of the year. 
So, I made sure I got into the sewing room today.
Made the binding for the last quilt that I took off the long arm.....Chinese Coins.
 I found this stripe fabric in my stash and decided to cut it on the bias for this quilt. 
My goal this year is to use up a lot of what I have, get a lot of my UFOs completed, and hopefully not buy any new fabric unless I need it to complete something  and I am going to try to avoid starting brand new projects unless they are meant for someone in particular say for a shower or something like that. 
Yesterday I was going through my stuff and pulled three different sets of blocks. 
Two sets I think I am going to incorporate into one project. (killing two birds with one stone)
The pieced stars were a birthday exchange with some friends from a message board that I am on.  The embroidered stars were given to me by my former long-armer. She was cleaning out her stuff as  she is no longer in business.  I have as yet to measure these blocks to make sure they are all the same size and I have been tossing ideas around as to how I want to put them together.  That is still up in the air at this point. 
The third set of blocks were some Christmas star "lotto" blocks.  If you made one, your name got put into the pot.  I won these.    
These were measured today and I found a couple that had some of their hst in the wrong direction, so I ripped out those and turned them and resewed them.  I am planning on an alternate block for this quilt.
On going through my stuff, I came across a project that I have been wanting to make for some time.  So, I started making the blocks today for that project.
So far I have 30 - 3 inch 9-patches.  The strips are cut out for the next 30 that are needed.  Once I get this one together, there is a little crocheting that needs to be done and then I will share the project. 
For now, I am happy that ....if it is true....what I did today, I will be doing all year long because is certainly puts me in a happy place. 
Happy New Year everyone!


  1. What a good day: finishing one, and looking ahead at others.

    I was going to comment as soon as I saw the first picture. I love striped bias binding! That will be a great finish for your Chinese coins.

    I know I made one of those red stars, but can't remember which one. Maybe if I see it in person, I can tell.

  2. Oh no
    I spent the day eating and drinking! Your day was spent well. Great projects - love those nine patches

  3. You accomplished so much this first day of the year. Looking forward to seeing a lot of finished projects from you in 2015!

  4. Looking forward to seeing what you do with those blocks!

  5. I'm looking forward to seeing what you will do with those blocks!

  6. Hopefully that's not the case for me. I can't sew at the moment but I ended up cooking and eating on the first day of the year. Looks like you're on a roll. Love the wee nine patches.


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