Break in the Action

Hello!  I’m not sure why things are so hectic lately, but I can’t seem to get any quantity of time at the sewing machine lately the past month.  I have been working on some projects, which I will share one today and another tomorrow.

For now, I’m trying to get ready to go to a 4 year old’s birthday party – then move on to a birthday party for two 40+ year olds.  My brother and I share a celebration each year at my parents house – usually on the Saturday that falls closest to his (since he is after me).

But for my progress work … I have added three more Great Granny Squared blocks from the pattern book by Lori Holt of the same name.

GGS Blocks 5

I have started with a fat quarter bundle of Bluebird Park by Kate & Birdie Paper Company.  As I work more with the blocks, I feel like I want some more punch of color – more blocks that have saturation included.  I remember that somewhere … SOMEWHERE … I have either a small bundle or a layer cake of Birds & Berries by Lauri and Jesse Jung.  Very similar colors and I think it would be the perfect match for what I want:

Birds and Berries

Now, I just have to find the time to go through all my boxes and closets to find this fabric … 🙂

Another progress report is from Jennifer Thacker who is sewing along with a small group of us doing the Reach for the Stars quilt, as featured in a 7 part series in Quilters Newsletter.

Jennifer has completed Block 3 and it is just beautiful!  I love her fabric selections in the block.  Jennifer doesn’t have a blog of her own, and I am so glad she is letting me share her progress with you on mine!

JT RFTS Block 3

Have a wonderful Saturday and first weekend of Spring!  I woke up sneezing about 10 times in a row, so that’s how mine is going.

See you tomorrow with my next update!

Jennifer

4 thoughts on “Break in the Action

  1. Hey Jennifer,
    I know what you mean about time slipping away. This week I got to go to the quiltfest in Pigeon Forge. It was soooo inspiring. I have so many new ideas I can’t fit them all in my head!
    Has anyone completed Block 7. I feel stumped. I don’t think I like it. Maybe its something about the Yo-Yos?

  2. I couldn’t see your photo at the top.. I hope you find some quite time for yourself. I think “life” starts speeding up as we get into Spring and keeps us at that pace throughout the Summer.

  3. Very nice great granny blocks. Did you find the Lauren and Jessi Jung to make more? I think it would look stunning together with the blocks you’ve already found.

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