Thursday, March 1, 2012

Leap Day and March 1 Sewing

Thank goodness for Leap Day!  Having spent most of the month working on the donation quilts, I didn't get much time to spend on the Patchwork Times February UFO pick (#1) which for me was my Double Wedding Ring quilt. The last time I had worked on it was in the Fall of 2010.

Back then,I had started working on the layout of the center blocks but the had to put them away in favor of other projects.  When I recently pulled them out the box they were stored in, I see I didn't do a very good job of putting it away in an organized manner.  Fortunately,  I had the blog pic to guide me and I reworked the applique block placement.

I had already put pieced rings on one center and got another one done on Monday.  But then I was waylaid by an injury Monday night and Parent Teacher Conferences at DS2's middle school on Tuesday so Wednesday was the first chance I've had to get back to this.  Unfortunately hampered by the injury (to my thumb), it's hard to do any pinning so I spent all day and only got one more done:

But with the ring centers up on the wall, I am getting real excited about this one.  With limited hand mobility and all the curve pinning that needs to be done, I probably can't get much more than one done a day.  So since Judy announced the March UFO Challenge project yesterday, I've come up with a new plan.

The March project is #8 which for me is my "Bouncing Colorblocks" swap quilt that needs to be quilted.

Since I am already 0 for 2 on the UFO Challenge, my plans for March are to not only complete the quilting for the March project but to play catch up on the projects from the first two months as well.  I'd really like to go into April completely up to date.

But since "detour" has been my middle name since last year, of course I already have an adjustment to the plans:  for the next few days, I need to focus on my Crumb blocks:

Jo's last "Crumb Along" reveal day is this coming Monday.  The great thing is these blocks are being freezer paper pieced and don't need any pinning so they are perfect to work on while my thumb is out of commission.  So I'm putting my nose back to the grindstone to try to get something done for March!


Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

So much fun... Your wedding ring is Beautiful! Your crumb houses, I made one a long time ago and one was enough for me! It went into my kitchen sink quilt... LOL! Good fo you for making more! ;-)

Janine said...

You've got some beautiful projects on the go. I love your wedding ring quilt and bouncing colour blocks :)

Sue Daurio said...

wow, gorgeous projects, that wedding ring quilt is stunning!!! And the houses just really add a bit of sunshine, I love how bright and cheery yours are.

Ivory Spring said...

You have quite a bit to keep you busy! ;)

Janet said...

Your DWR is really gorgeous, I hope you do keep managing to nibble at it. Love the other projects on the go too and at least you won't be bored.

Renee said...

Boy Vivian, you surely have a lot going on!! I can't wait until your thumb heals and you can get back to your DWR project. I have never had the nerve to do one of those, although I am quilting one for a friend. Keep the post coming, we love to see the progress :-).