Saturday, January 7, 2012


I've been sewing along on my January UFO and have some true progress to share!

The first 24 blocks!
(There are 80 total...yikes!)

There are quite a few different blocks that will make up this quilt, but these are done!  All red is kinda boring, but I think the rest are half red and half gold.

Those pieces in the corners will come together and make stars.  I would have arranged them all on my design floor to show you, but the sinus cold I've been fighting for 3 days makes that job difficult, so you'll just have to use your imagination.

This quilt is going to be interesting to put together.  I'm going to have to lay the whole thing out and sew carefully to make sure everything is going the right direction.

And I said I'd tell you about the dinner in my crock pot if it was good.  It was good! 
Slow Cooker Spicy Black-Eyed Peas (name is a link to the recipe) was so yummy!  I didn't add the red bell pepper and put in less cumin than called for, but otherwise, followed directions. 

Sorry for the ugly crock pot photo - I ate my bowl and let Emma lick it out (she approved, too) and then realized I should have gotten a photo.  It was even better the next day!

And finally, the book stack progress.
(A few days late from my usual 4th.)

A few more books gone, but I haven't been reading as much lately.  I can't really say why, though in the last week the UFO quilt has kept me busy in the evenings.

And now I am going to go take a nap.  I have a feeling the football game the hubby is excited to watch later today is going to keep me up late with the cheering and hollering and this sinus cold is wearing me out.

Happy quilting,


---"Love" said...

I'm looking forward to seeing those gold stars pop out of those reds! I forgot a friend brought me some black-eyed peas from her garden; they are in the freezer; I need to cook them. Yours look so good! I've been struggling with the crud about a week now too, and that's why I just can't seem to get rid of Christmas. Maybe today! Hope you get to feeling better soon. ---"Love"

Liriopia said...

Ooooo, red!


canuckquilter said...

24 out of 80 blocks, and only one week of January gone ...I think you're on track for a January finish, or at least close to one! I`m also reading less and quilting more right now. It must be new year sewing ambitiond kicking in :)

Beth said...

Katie, I like your blocks so far. I look forward to seeing the top come together.
Hope you feel better soon.

Ruth said...

That's a great start on your quilt! I love the fabrics you chose!

Marsha B said...

The reds are so gorgeous and the golds will be too. This will be a great quilt!

a good yarn said...

Hope you feel better soon. 80 blocks! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished top. ann :-)

Windsom Winds said...

You are making good progress for less than a week into the month, but then again, you always do!

For some reason I could not figure out how the red border was going to work with all the blue and yellow in the pattern. I get it now and can't wait to see how it turns out. I love that you are doing it in red and gold. It's going to look stunning!