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Made some headway...

I worked on my Kids Will Be Kids quilt today and this is my first time to do the hourglass block. I found this tutorial on making quick-pieced quarter-square triangles and it was soooooooo easy! I highly recommend any newbies out there to read through this site. I was able to complete all 18 today. The squares are 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 so the quilt should have gone quickly except my other block has borders and I probably should have used a scant 1/4" so I'll be ripping a few out. Sigh.

Have I mentioned that every quilter needs, no, deserves, a design wall? Mine is just a makeshift one and just leans against the slanted ceiling and a twin bed because I really don't have a wall that the ceiling is tall enough. I do love having this wonderful room, but those slanted roof walls really get in the way. :)

Here's a few blocks on the design board:

I also do some work on my other "active projects" but nothing big. Still sitting on the fence about the Foolish Goose Tracks and then I saw a Bunny Hill BOM and I've not done an applique quilt yet. about side-tracked, what steps do you take to stay focused? I think I just get bored quickly. (Excuse #25)



  1. I really like those hourglasses-great contrast. I have got to get some flannel for my design 'wall'. It can lean against my closet doors until I need something from the closet. I want more room (sigh) LOL As for staying focused--I do that at work so it's okay to be a flibberty-gibbet at home!!

  2. Barb,

    I love, love, love having a design board. I still need a "real" one, but for now I don't have to work down the hall to another room to hang each block. Heaven! I'm so flibberty-gibbet and probably too late to change. I'll post in a bit about what's side-tracked me again today!


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