Thursday, August 10, 2017

Playing Catch Up

 I was really bad over the weekend. Really, really bad. I even shocked myself at how bad I was. I bought something (a whole lot of something actually) that is just plain crazy and none of it was cheap.




 Here is a hint about what it might be. After I did the bad thing I felt guilty about this old project that was gathering dust in the sewing room.




I had a box of paper pieced wedding rings that needed finishing. I need to finish it. Soon.

I have one more row of rings to go for a lap quilt. It's actually just going to be 3 rings by 3 rings. I'm cutting it short.




I never finished mine because Daddio decided he wanted to make one too so I got worn out trying to work on mine and his. I've been appliqueing his rings down for a couple of years now. It's tedious work with all the color changes of thread.



 After I sorted it all out it took a minute to figure out what I was supposed to be doing. It's tricky. Sewing curves is always tricky.



 Soon I had an assembly line going.




 I feel better now. I think I may get this done in the near future if I put my mind to it. I know I won't get it done before the new things show up but I can at least try. The new project, mama mia-it's a doozy. I really need to have my head examined. Stay tuned.






13 comments:

  1. Amazing colors! This will be a beautiful quilt!

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  2. Pretty pieces! You amaze me with everything you accomplish. Sometimes I read your blog and then feel like I need a nap! LOL

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  3. Sometimes being bad lets off a bit of steam!
    The wedding ring quilt is going to be incredible; that is one pattern I have never tackled! (Did you ever try invisible thread by Sulky-no thread changes and it is a nice thread to work with unlike the early spools of invisible thread!!!)

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    1. I just ordered some. Thanks for the info!!

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  4. Well if the really bad expensive crazy thing you did forced you to get the old project done then it becomes a good thing. How's that for a philosophy...I'm an expert at good excuses for bad behaviorl. LOL

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  5. So that's how you get those wedding rings on a quilt -- applique! I've long been mystified by this pattern. I don't know how you have the patience for such precise careful work. But the result sure makes it worthwhile!

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  6. Well, my curiosity is certainly aroused! Your projects are always so interesting! I enjoy watching you work on techniques I've never tried. I love your blog because of that variety - always something different!

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  7. But all those colors!!!! How COULD you resist.

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  8. You are a skilled lady! I never knew you put things in the squares. Curves are always difficult for me; when I learned to turn a heel and it curved... it was like the most amazing thing I could imagine. hahah

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  9. WOW! That is beautiful! I can't believe how much you accomplish. I spent more than I should have at the yarn store yesterday. We can fell bad together! :-)
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  10. Gorgeous colors ! Sounds like you had fun. Being bad is good...sometimes.

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  11. I've always loved wedding ring quilts!

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  12. That is going to be one very amazing quilt!

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