Friday, May 18, 2012


#40 Nosegay. This one was hand pieced. I was drawing the shapes out on the kitchen island while Emmy was napping on Thursday. I was able to get this one finished just now on Friday night. How many times does it take me to piece the green stem correctly? Not once, twice or even three times. I finally put the picture right in front of where I was sewing and got it correct on the fourth try.  I am so happy this one is done. Despite the stem mishap, I think this turned out pretty well. There are 25 parts to this tiny 5 inch unfinished block.

I started #39 on Thursday morning and had one part pieced and then was thinking I marked the colors wrong. Modified it and did another two. Then figured I'd put the two parts together.... oops. The first one was correct and the next two were not. I need to reprint this one out and redo two parts of the triangles. Hopefully I can get this one done later tonight. Hubby will be gone for the weekend so this time I really need to get into the sewing room after the kids are down for the night. I am a bit behind on a few things and want to catch up a bit. We'll see how I do. Last time I was too tired after working all day at the store and then getting the kids down for the night.

My goals for the weekend- get caught up on the Midgets - have #39, #40 and #41 done by Sunday night. Make the backing for the green JL quilt and get that pinned for quilting. I hope to quilt this one on Wednesday. Make some more of the Sow along blocks. Cut out the squares for the Quilt Square Along Block for the month. Make the pillowcase for the graduation quilt. Sew a little dress for Em. While at Joann's last week I saw some cute sundress material and I snagged her favorite dress last Sunday to use as a model for making mine. I really need to get her favorite green dress back into her closet before she ventures into my sewing room to retrieve it!


  1. I think it looks great! poor you for having to redo it so many times. I have when that happens...

  2. It looks great! Perfect colors. Hand sewing takes a while, but it does turn out well. Good luck finding some time in your schedule. It can be challenging to balance all the time demands.

  3. You did a great job on your little block - it looks wonderful!!

  4. What a cute little nosegay! Very nice job hand sewing.