January 22, 2010

Valentine Sewing Party-CGQC


Sunday 10:07 pm

This will be the last update of the night. I worked off and on all day and managed to get 15 rows of squares and 4 patches sewn to the background rectangles. I still have 8 to go. Tomorrow I will finish them up and sew the rows and then finish the top. I am glad I stuck with this, but man I am getting tired!





Sunday 6:30 pm

I am STILL working! It is starting to come along. I have 7 rows done now…only 16 more to go :) I have had so many interruptions today that I really should have just given up, but progress is progress. I have better hope for tomorrow!






Sunday 3:44 pm

4 rows sewn…just 19 more to go! Not going as fast as I had hoped. I keep getting interrupted. One of my son’s had a friend stay over last night, and the boy is still here…I had planned on him going home fairly early this afternoon, but his Mom is no where to be found. I guess she likes to turn her phone off…UGGGG (taking a deep breath and trying to find my happy place).

Here is a pic of the 1st 4 rows…


the other 19 are still in piles of pieces waiting to be sewn :)






Sunday 2:00 pm

I didn’t finish my project last night, in fact, it still looks just like it did in the last UPDATE @ 9:50 pm. I plan on working on it this afternoon, but I am getting a late start. No good excuse for why, I am just feeling lazy :) I will post pics as I progress, but to be honest, the couch and TV are calling my name and I am not sure how long I can ignore them!





9:50 pm

I’m still partying…am I the only one not finished?? Not sure if this is going to be my last update for the night or not…depends on how much longer hubby works on his dragster. I want to cuddle on the couch and watch a movie before bed, but we’ll just have to see. I still need to go make a final visit to all the guests to see how their projects are coming along :)

I have all my pieces for my rows stacked and ready to be sewn. There are 23 rows, and I have 2 finished and pressed! I had to complete at least 2 rows to make myself feel like I was getting somewhere. Anyone else do that? Anyway, here are the pics.

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I still need to go make a final visit to all the guests to see how their projects are coming along :) Then back to sewing!





8:35 pm

I am still working and making progress. I have laid out all the pieces and now I am stacking them into piles to be sewn so I can make my rows…


I think this quilt has more pieces in it than all the quilts I have made put together! There are just so many. I think I am going to like it when it is done. I keep telling myself it will be worth it in the end :)

I have to take another break. It is time to pick the boys up from their Church party. I will work some more when I get back.





6:03 pm

I’ve had a few more distractions since the last post, but the 4 patches are finished (finally)!

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Now to assemble the top, but 1st I have to get the kids ready for their party and get them there!





3:45 pm

I am swimming in 4 patches! I feel like I might never get finished sewing them together. As soon as they are done, this quilt top will start coming together fast…seems so far away :( Shhh don’t tell, but I needed a little pick me up so I ate a snicker…I gave up sugar and soda last week so that was a BIG NO NO…but a girl has gotta do what a girls gotta do!


These still need sewn…


These have been pressed…


So have these (test layout)


off to finish those 4 patches!





1:48 pm

Not much progress since the last update as far as my quilt goes. My youngest son decided he wanted to go swimming so I took a pool break.


We had fun. I am now energized and refreshed and have everyone busy.

Hubby is outside working on his dragster.


Kyle and Parker are in their rooms playing games.

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Hunter is at a friends house. And I am back to sewing those 4 patches!






11:05 am

I am getting a late start this morning (guess I stayed up way to late last night), but I am here and ready to go. I have my first row laid out and ready to sew. Before I get started I am going to go say HI to everyone :)






12:45 am

I managed to get my strips sewn together, seams pressed open, and units for the 4 patches cut.



I am ready to sew the quilt top tomorrow!




Friday 10:46 pm


It’s Friday night and the party doesn’t start until tomorrow, but I am going to be working on a pretty big project so I wanted to get things going and in order. I decided to cut out my pieces and start sewing my strips together so tomorrow I could work on assembling my Valentine quilt top.

So far I have all the little white rectangles cut, all 241 of them…


I have 132 corner squares cut


Right now I am trying to get 14 sets of strips sewn together so I can get the pieces cut from them. Here are the ones waiting to be sewn…


And here are the few I already have sewn together. They are waiting to be pressed.


I am going to finish sewing the strips together tonight and see how I feel. I may have to cut those pieces tomorrow.


CJ said...

You are on top of things! WOW! I'm impressed! Your quilt top will probably get done tomorrow!

joan said...

Welcome to the party,. Your project is coming right along. Can't wait to see it all done.
What a fun sewing day!♥♥♥

Karen said...

I see you stayed up late!

Dandelion Quilts said...

You must have had the party bug early! I hope you are getting lots done.

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Just checking in on your progress. It looks great so far!


Love those fabrics and progress looks good--I think I am about ready to go to the sewing room myself--just finishing lunch---have fun!!

Unknown said...

Wow Rene, you are so ambitious....How are you doing this happy sewing day? I am making some progress....I will check back in a while...cant wait to see your quilt top!!!! Melinda

Michelle said...

Wow...your is coming along!

Kim said...

Had a late start myself, but plenty of time ahead, right?! You've made a lot of progress already...cutting takes forever! Happy sewing!

Mary Anne Drury said...

I'm a (VERY) late starter too! Can't wait to see the end result! Have fun!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

I just got distracted too -- PC w/ Mom!!! But, I'm back at it -- I just LOVE THAT FABRIC you picked (LOL)!

CJ said...

Nice to see the smiling faces to go along with the story. :D

CJ said...

You are making great progress. Ick, on the Snickers...my whole house could be full of em and I wouldn't touch em. As long as you limit it to just this one...

Karen said...

Snickers are soooo good! And I am not much of a chocolate eater.

Dandelion Quilts said...

You are making progress. :) I love Snickers.

Crystal Hendrix said...

Wow you are working hard!! Although you got me hungry when you showed that snickers! I can't wait to see your quilt when your done!

Kim said...

Now I want something sweet:) Love the colors in your 4 patch blocks.

Jonathan said...

Beautiful blocks! I can't wait to see it all together!
Don't feel bad about the snickers. Everyone deserves a treat now and then, and this is a party after all;-)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Hey, we are using the same jelly roll Rene!! I just love the L'amour fabric, don't you? My project is smaller, but I'm making three! What was I thinking?

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Oh I love the photo of you sewing!...The four patches are great and I love the Snickers Bar....Kind makes me want more chocolate!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful progress. Can't wait to see the finish.

Polly said...

Really nice! Good job! Polly

Lollydo said...

I love your fabric! You keep on working! You done an amazing job given the amount of cutting and block that have to be made! Can't wait to see what happens next!


I need to add that it was fun today--and I love your blocks--but you did make me "dizzy" with all your coming and going????? smiles!!!!
Hugs, Di&co

Cindy said...

Rene, I feel stupid. I've been here twice and could not figure out how to comment today. Now I travel to the end of the page and there is where I post....please forgive me.

I love seeing the fun hearty fabrics we're all using.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

That is turning out SO CUTE Rene! Love it! So glad you're hanging with the fun Late Partiers LOL! Can't wait to see your finish!

Karen said...

You look very organized. I have had to quit for the night on my project but I did get the stitchery finished.

Moneik said...

Love how it's turning out. The fabric is awesome. I'm still up and working on handwork, so you're not the last one up.

Unknown said...

you got a lot done! you make me want to go upstairs and tackle my two other projects.....mmmmmm, maybe tomorrow! this is going to be such a pretty quilt! melinda

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Hey Rene!

I think that i signed off shortly after your last post. I just couldn't do it anymore, but I plan to continue the party today. I want to finish this thing!

Love your little blocks.

Kim said...

You are not alone ~ I am working on my little quilt today, too! Good luck. :-D

Michelle said...

It's coming along...I can't wait to see it done! I'm chugging along myself (in between loads of laundry).

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I think you got quite a bit done! Love the fabric you chose :^)

Pat said...

I can hardly wait to see the very pretty quilt finished that you're making. I love the fabrics that you are using in it. You are very articulate in your work, my dear. You will be plesently pleased and satisfied with the results of the quilt when you're finished. I'am sure.

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