Aaaah. . .

That's the big sigh you may have heard from me as I eased into the weekend.  This is the first weekend all fall that did not include traveling (can't really count the weekend of the snow storm as we were supposed to have gone to a cross country meet that Saturday).  My house is also breathing a sigh of relief since it's been cleaned and my husband is thankful that I actually cooked a meal tonight.  It's the little things, you know. 

So now the dishes have been washed, the laundry has been folded and put away and I've even done some ironing.  Time to settle down at the sewing machine for a bit and make two more of these blocks.  Then I can assemble the twenty completed blocks into a top.  The pattern is Sweet Sixteen although I can't recall at the moment who designed it.  I got the fabrics in a kit awhile back and as I'm trying to use what's already in my stash, it seemed like a good candidate for  a leader/ender,  Except that when I got everything cut out, I just kept going.  My true confession about this quilt is that I'm not crazy about the fabrics and wish I had thought of just selling the kit before I started cutting.  I've also reached the point in my quilting journey where I want to do more complicated patterns and this just doesn't fit that bill.  I'm sure this one is going to be a gift in the future and since I don't want to give the quilt bad karma, I'll just try to enjoy the rest of the piecing.


  1. I'm with you, Susan, about wanting to do more intricate work. Takes longer but with the cost of fabric, that is a GOOD thing!

  2. Susan - I'm glad to see you have a weekend to sew and do what you want to do. Enjoy and have a great thanksgiving - Melody

  3. Enjoy your weekend to yourself! I think the block is pretty despite the simplicity. The fabrics are nice too.

  4. I feel like we are living parellel lives! Weekend travels, the house the needs cleaning and a dinner that I should be cooking.....hopefully today I will 'catch' up to your accomplishments....but then again, it is going to be nice out so the jury is out. Your fabrics - AS ALWAYS - are awesome. I always love your choices. You seem to make easy what I find as my hardest part.


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