Saturday, December 11, 2021

A bit of Piecing

There are many things that keep me busy.  Some of them would not be interesting or fun to write about. So days go by and I realize I haven't posted in a week!  For those who have asked/wondered, I am fine. 

I have two nice sized panels ready for the quilt I am slowly making.  I am considering adding a third panel to make the quilt bigger.   I will quilt these in sections and then join them.  I find that if the piece is too big, it is harder to quilt on my domestic machine.  

For the potential third panel,  I have made the following pieces.  Of course I will need a lot more to make the panel.  I find that sewing these random scrappy pieces is fun and relaxing for me. I try not to think about it much when I am doing it. Rather, I let the available fabric help make the choices.  FYI-the  "available fabric" is whatever is close enough to reach at that moment. 

First up is the largest piece, which is really two pieces that I joined with a strip of black. The left-hand side was made with two strips that had been sewn together.  I chopped and rearranged pieces to get this  look.  Subdividing a long pair of strips can make for quick piecing. 

The next piece looks a bit like a small house.


Apparently I was enjoying the "house-top" shape because this next piece has two of them. 


So there you go,  that is what I have sewn recently.  
I have been doing a lot of reading for pleasure.  
I enjoy mysteries and was allowed to read some that are pre-release.
The last three I have read have been "a book a day" because
I get started and can't put it down. 



Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 


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6 comments:

Julierose said...

I can totally understand that you have myriad things that keep you busy--I also have many crafts I like to do besides sewing--diamond painting, cross stitch, knitting, making and binding journals and their covers and journaling itself...and on and on...not to forget cooking, either;D !!

I like the way your little house-like blocks are appearing now and then--kind of like your mind keeps jumping around to them? Enjoy...
hugs, Julierose

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

"House-tops" would make a nice quilt - Squirrel!! - LOL. And I can relate to your "Book a Day" - some books are too good to put down - ;))

Jennifer Gail said...

FYI I have noticed. Looks relaxing.Hand sewing gives me the same feeling.

Vicki W said...

"Book a day" is such a treat and a luxury! I love it when I get a book that I just can't put down.

Jeanna said...

Your panels are looking very nice, Gene. I always enjoy watching your creativity at work.
I had a few days where I didn't sew nor stitch due to reading. I read four books in five days, granted 2 days was over the weekend and I didn't have work on those days. Recently, I've been busy with holiday shopping and work, errrr.

Quilting Gail said...

Good to hear that you're doing well!!!
How fun to be taking your time with your quilt! But reading a book a day? That's insane! :-)