This is what I’ve been doing on and off for the past few days, stitching the arcs together to make more of the Pickled Ladies blocks. Thanks to continuous stitching, it is actually quite quick to put one of these together as I’m only knotting off and starting a new length of thread twice when making each one — once at the beginning and once about halfway through. I’ve seemingly settled into a routine of getting 10 or 15 of these arcs stitched and pressed. Then in a few hours I can have them stitched on to some of the fussy cut clamshells. It’s sort of fun to see 10 or 15 completed blocks at once before I start on the next batch of arcs.
Over the long weekend I came to the conclusion that I’ve got too many things on the go and out where I can see them. My plan is to settle on 5 or 6 projects and keep them out but the others are going to be put away for now. Orphan blocks may get turned into stitching books or perhaps pillows or perhaps they’ll just remain orphan blocks for a while longer. While I’ve not completely decided, I think the ones that are going to the top of the to-do list are, in no particular order:
- setting the Pink Ice blocks into and putting the quilt top together
- finishing the Lucy Boston blocks and getting that top set together
- working on the Pickled Ladies and sunshine star clamshell pickles
- making more of the Harpsichord quilt blocks
- working on the Stormy Seas blocks
- quilt the baby quilt
I may add one more to that list but this weekend I plan to move things around, put things away and then reassess. Knowing me, I’m sure some idea or another will come up and I’ll start something else but for now that’s at least my basic plan.
We got this shot late Monday night of the two cats clearly sleeping off their turkey treat.