Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Early Mornin’ Strip Piecing

As usual I am up at the crack of dawn.  No exception today.   And I brushed my teeth and hurried down to the studio for a few hours of strip piecing before Paul got up.

We usually run all our “together errands” on Wednesday’s so I had until 7:30am to play.

I started strip piecing some 6.5” squares yesterday after making the pillowcases.

I had looked over at the strip bin and it’s overflowing state and decided that I would tackle it a bit.   This would cover the need to start another something new (the pillowcases alone did not quench the thirst of new project syndrome) and clean up a getting to be unruly part of the studio.

I got a few squares done but the fire was lit inside me and I wanted to tackle some more.

I was sewing away and gabbing with friends on Facebook.  Such a nice way to start the day.


The strips were dumped on the floor behind my chair for easy access to pick and choose. 


I brought over my BIG Rowenta iron right after taking this picture.  All the better to press those strips into place.









Sew – Sew – Sew  


Finally it was time to do some trimming.  I heard Molly come down the stairs.  Her tags jingling as she walked behind me.  I thought she was headed to her doghouse area in the studio.


Imagine my surprise when I returned to my machine and the strip pile was snoring.



While out and about today I dreamed up the quilt for my 6.5” squares.  And sketched out the plan.


I am going to be doing some more sewing.   A lot more.


Anonymous said...

Awwww. Cute dog. Snoring strips, hmmm? Happy sewing. Kath

Diane-crewe said...

LOVE that picture xx

Maggie Szafranski said...

Molly looks mighty comfortable in there!