Sunday, March 10, 2013

Mindless sewing weekend

This weekend I had to sew around a lot personal commitments.  I chose things on my list that required little thinking and plenty of cutting and mindless sewing.   I don't think my BFF, (seam ripper), came out to play much at all.  

Friday night I worked on part one of the Silver Thimble Mystery that I am getting from Fatquarters quilt shop in Vista.   I had a ton of squares to cut out in various sizes that aren't in the picture and sew 80 HST's from my focus fabric and background fabrics, which I sewed Saturday night.   I look forward to next months installment.   I have never really done a mystery that I had no clue of what it would look like.   I do the FQS Mystery but they give out so many clues that you have a pretty good idea of what you are making.


After I finished all those HST's I started sewing Cheddar Bow Ties.  I hit the wall and continued on Sunday morning and finished 10 - 9 patches (90 bow ties).   I now have a total of 60 - 9 patches done.   I think I will make 20 more and put them together to see if that is a good enough size for the back of my couch.   

After I ran a few last minute errands I thought I would have time to make 31 more S'mores blocks.  Well, I had time to cut and sew the first round on but time got away from me and I will have to finish next weekend.   I really could have used that extra hour that was stolen from me this weekend.


During the week I managed to finish 7 baskets during my lunch hour.  (No picture)  
I also finished another Sweet and Simple block.  I think this makes nine blocks done.   


That't it for this week.
I hope you all have a great week and find plenty of time to play with fabrics and thread.

Yvette

18 comments:

marina said...

looks like you got heaps done. love all those bow ties!
very pretty sweet and simple block.
Hope you have as productive a week this week.

Darlene said...

I think you had a very productive "mindless" week end. way to go!

Anne said...

Impressive! Can't wait to see what your mystery quilt is gonna look like. I always worry that I'm not going to like it after spending all that time. You can't go wrong with a red and white quilt tho.

LynCC said...

What a nice Sweet and Simple block. And that's a LOT of bow ties! You're rockin' it. :D

Karen said...

Again, you made good use of your sewing time. I am not good at mystery quilts. I would rather know what I am making. But I think the shop you are getting the parts from does well in their selection of pattern and fabrics.

Janet O. said...

Nothing mindless about any of this to me, Yvette. I'd say you were on a roll!
Won't those bow ties be fun on the back of your couch. : )

Fiesta said...

All so beautiful Yvette

Carol said...

Mindless is often a very good thing. You got lots done...Your mystery quilt looks like fun...I have never done a totally mystery quilt either, looks like fun. Your bowties are awesome...and your Sweet and Simple block is just beautiful...love what it says. Tell me about your ruler please that you're using for your S'more blocks...I have a terrible time getting those to work right. I'm with you, I really don't like being robbed of that hour...I need them all and then some...LOL! Happy week to you!

Terry said...

You always get so much done! You're amazing! :0)

Cathy said...

Wow Yvette you got a ton done. I love the cheddar bow ties. And you sweet and simple block is adorable. Hugs

Me and My Stitches said...

Well, some of it may have been mindless, but it's still lots of progress! You reminded me that I need to work on my bow ties!

Linda said...

I love mindless progress !! :-)

Grethe said...

Wow,wish I was as organized as you! A lot, of lovely
Quilts to be done:-) cheddar bow ties are great as well as a beautiful angel. Good luck on the mystery quilt!

Marilda said...

Olá, achei seu blog muito lindo mas vi os tres cachorrinhos poodles sentados na escada...assisti um vídeo no show Ellen Degeneres com 3 cachorrinhos identicos e quando vi os seus pensei será que são eles que foram na Ellen??? São lindos lindos e sempre assisto os show Ellen.

Colleen said...

Production! Nice! Love the block too... such a cute angel!

Karen said...

Love the Cheddar Bow Ties and the Sweet and Simple block is darling!

Deb said...

I don't know how I missed this post - I seem to be missing a few - but I'm always in awe of all your projects and how much you get accomplished!!

Cindy said...

I always love seeing your accomplishments because it gives me motivation to "get going".

You're amazing!