I always ponder why I have so many projects going all at once.
I think I have come up with an explanation,
or maybe I'm just rationalizing the situation.
When I work on more than one project at a time, I can use what Bonnie Hunter refers to as the 'leaders and enders' technique.
The first thing I do is cut a dozen fabric squares that I will pair together to make multiple half-square triangles out of. Then I cut the fabrics for an 1880 Sampler block. Now it is time to sew. As I piece each section of the sampler block, I chain feed in the fabrics for my HST's. That way I conserve thread and keep my machine from 'eating' my tiny fabric pieces.
3 new blocks for my sampler.
My goal this week is to make one more and then assemble the next row. I have enjoyed following the progress of several others who are piecing the sampler through the flicker site (the link can be found on my side bar.) A brown and pink color scheme seems to have become popular and quite stunning, I may add. Many are using the Julie Hendrickson Miniatures collection. One of my favorites!
The second benefit from this 'leaders and enders' technique is that Pinwheels for Caroline is growing.
I think I have finally figured out how to make the ocean waves blocks with a modicum of precision. I have already told myself that this quilt is utilitarian and therefore, I am overlooking a thread off here and there. Nothing too obvious!! That would be sacrilege for me.
But, as we all know, once it is quilted and washed, no one will see my transgressions.
We are back in Colorado and after I plucked all the weeds that had claimed my vegetable and flower gardens in the last 3 weeks, we headed to the Continental Divide. At last, the snow has receded and one of my favorite hikes above the Wolf Creek Ski Resort is now accessible.
And that means...
I have added all the new ones to my Wildflowers of Colorado page, but I just had to share my favorite picture of the day.
You might ask what I do with my photography...
OK, my attempts at photography.
My husband makes rustic wood frames, we stain them and then a local framer finishes them up. These are pictures I took last year enlarged to 8" x 10".
They make great wall decor for the cabin.
A few hours of 'leaders and enders,' and believe it or not, I make progress on all of the first 5 projects on my priority list. Of course, you could argue that if I put that much time into just one project, I might finish it. But what fun is that?
Have you tried this technique?