Cleaning and Catching Up

This weekend was all about cleaning up and catching up for me. I made a decision a while ago that I didn't want to keep bringing rulers, iron and rotary cutters back and forth between the city and the country so I came up with a system. I piece in the city and I quilt in the country. So this weekend, I went through all of my fabric and packed everything I would need for piecing. In the process, I discovered fabric I ordered forever ago for specific projects and never used. In fact, I found packages for at least 3 quilt tops! Am I the only one who does that?

I also discovered I need to get more batting and I MUST stop buying books! I have enough quilting books in my sewing room in the country to make quilts for the rest of my life and never make the same one twice!

I also found this little blanket in a pile of fabric. I made this little blanket from a kit I purchased at JoAnn's about 4 years ago. Making this baby blanket is what made me want to learn how to quilt!

Once I got back to the city, I got started on a little catching up.

First, I pieced block number 8 of the Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery BOM. This block is called Lime Sherbet and was designed by Bonnie Olaveson and Camille Roskelley.

Then, I really needed to get going on the Starburst Quilt Along piecing because the linky party is tomorrow. This week's assignment was 16 Goose in the Corner blocks and 64 HSTs.
And what have you been up to this weekend?
I will be linking up at Sinta's for BOM Rehab and Melissa's for the Starburst Quilt Along.


  1. Way to get it done just under the wire!! Your blocks look fabulous!!

  2. Yes, I find whole collections of fabrics, with patterns included, all bundled up and neatly packed ready to begin. And they've been there for 2 years, maybe more, oops! Your starburst quilt will look great! I'm a huge ruby fan.

  3. That sounds like a great way to organize your time (and materials)! I'm having a hard enough time just setting up two sewing machine tables in one location, let alone two. Great blocks!

  4. You definitely aren't the only one! I discovered so many projects that I am completely ready to start, but never got around to it...I think I end up starting something else while waiting for the fabric to arrive and then forget about it!

    Your Starburst blocks are looking good, I love the fabric you've chosen!

  5. I've got more quilt tops than I care to count.....big sigh.......I am trying to work on that problem.......

  6. I love your finished block Izzy... and I can't wait to hop over and see what is going on with Starburst!


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