Thursday, January 7, 2016

National Argyle Day


I don't think I own a thing with an Argyle pattern in it these days - but I do remember as a kid having an ugly sweater I hated to wear.  Now I see 4-patches and chains in this pattern.


Instead, I am playing with dots.  So far I have kept up with the 365 quilt.  I have made up half of my background 2-rail setting blocks so I can add the day's circle to it.  And even if I fall behind on this at some point, it will all be there and I can at least cut a circle for the day - pin it, and then do them up with a Slow Sunday Stitching day.


And I cut all my white strips for the 'Dottie' pattern for my Let's Book It project.  I switched from the white on white (when I opened it up I discovered it was an extra wide backing-saving) and pulled my faithful Kona White.  I hope to get at least half the strip sets sewn today.


I was hoping to have one of my minis a finish, but I fell into another project.  My Mom was trying to fix my aunt's 'quilt as you go' project without much success.  She attached blocks while I attached rows.  And yes, I got to put the binding on.  This confirmed - I will never make a quilt with this method! Oh wait - I just did - sort of. My aunt will be surprised as she gave the blocks to my Mom to use elsewhere, pass on, or throw out - when she comes to sew next week we will give it to her.

And I have no furkid photos - they are in the dog house of late.  Too much bickering between them has led to the flyswatter being out - must be the cold weather making them grumpy.

Back to my dots.............

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

10 comments:

  1. Goodness. You have been busy! I look forward to seeing what you do with those circle blocks.
    I can you scolding those grumpy, bickering fur babies. I like summer better than winter, too.

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  2. your dots are coming along well, not sure what your lets book it project is but no doubt will be reading more about it as it grows. I know what you mean re starting new projects before others are finished think we are all guilty of that

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  3. love your 365 circles and idea of the background. I am still up in the air about the project. keeps calling me. I cant decide on a background, light? dark? but it sure would use up some scraps around here. have to ponder more.....

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  4. Your circles are looking good. your tactic is much like mine. I pull the circle and pin to background each day....easy to catch up sewing a few of them.

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  5. What a nice surprise for your aunt, I've never been interested in the quilt as you go thing so thanks for the reinforcement. Isn't winter the time to curl up together on a soft quilt? The furkids should know that by now.

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  6. Nice to see you are keeping up with the 365 project! It will be super when finished!

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  7. Nice 365 blocks. I look forward to see your Dottie quilt. I have a UFO Dottie blocks in a box just waiting for me to finish.

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  8. I love your circles! That is going to be a fun quilt when finished.

    That argyle pattern would make a great quilt. Hmmm.

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  9. Oh you're good keeping up with the 365. I've decided to put that off until Mike retires and we make our big trip back east. I want to make mine from regional prints when I visit quilt shops. Debbie at Stitchin' Therapy gave me a good idea for putting scraps of fabric in a bin starting with the regional prints already in my stash. I need to make a note to myself to start that, and then I'll have something to keep me busy on that trip. It's still almost two years ago, but ya gotta plan ahead, right?

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  10. Progress on multiple fronts. The big dots look great and love the pattern for the little dots. Looking forward to seeing both move farther along.

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