Monday, 21 May 2012

Monday Update

Back to some resemblence of routine today – school, work, shopping.  I’m trying very hard to be ordered.  They say it takes a month to learn a habit – I’m trying very hard to train myself into order. 


If I actually come clean about the number of UFO’s I have, you’d die.  Just So Many.  But I’m systematically working them down, and today I spent some time doing these little 25” patches.  They measure 8” square, and I’m trying really hard to do them all the right size.  I started them as an exercise to get my 1/4” seam working properly, and I’m still not happy with it.  If I move my needle 4 clicks to the left, they are too small.  If I move the needle 5 clicks to the left, they are too big.  I’m not sure just how much more I can do to get that perfect 1/4” seam.

But, I’ve made 20 blocks and I’ve tallied up that I need 61 to make a quilt of a decent size, so I’ll be working on that seam allowance. 

I WILL get there. 

You can just see the tops of the Joseph’s Coat block peeking out there.  That’s a post for another day, but I’ve been working on that one too.

Till tomorrow,



  1. I've been trying to train myself too but I'm not very good at it, at 27 UFO's and considering starting a new project you get the picture. Love the look of your little patches. I switched to a thinner weight thread for piecing. Sometimes that makes just that little bit of difference:)

  2. Your blocks look great! It is sure to be a wonderful quilt.