Saturday, February 6, 2016

progress, but not much

I had good intentions of sewing every day this week.  I also had good intentions of cooking meals at home every night this week.  I think I sewed more than I cooked...

I only made it into the sewing room three days...

Day 1 progress on the Retro quilt:

Four rows done.  There are 16 rows of 15 triangles each.  So progress!

Day 2:

Two more rows done.

Day 3:

Eight rows done of 16.  Not too bad, I guess.  

I'm hoping this weekend will be more productive.  The superbowl will give me a few hours of time when the hubby wants me to leave him alone at least.

Last night we went to dinner with family and I got my niece's approval for the more colorful option of the quilt for her boyfriend:

I'm working on finding out how big his bed is (she wants a bed quilt) and then I'll have to see what my stash holds for the colors - or go shopping!

But first I am going to try to at least get the Retro quilt into a top.  His graduation isn't until May, so I've got time.  (I say that knowing very well that I'll be sewing a label on as we drive down to drop the gift off...)

I also bought yet another piece of fabric for the Bonnie Hunter quilt.  This time it's pink.  I'll try to remember to get a photo of my final fabric choices, but this quilt is on the waiting list, too.  For now.

This week I also tried out another recipe from Pinterest.  This time it was pumpkin nutella cookie bars.  The hubby wouldn't touch them.  I thought they were delicious (and a great way to use up that extra can of pumpkin in my cupboard from Thanksgiving).  I took them to work and they were a hit.  So just in case you, too, have an extra can of pumpkin in your cupboard, the link to the recipe is above.  (Sorry no photos...but the recipe link has about 300, so my amateur efforts probably aren't needed anyways.)

Happy quilting!


canuckquilter said...

Bith those quilts look like fun. May you have as much sewing time as you want/need so you can make progress!

Marsha B said...

Some weeks are like that! But you have half the rows done on the triangle quilt and that is progress. I'm feeling a little frustrated this week because things have been getting in my way of sewing as much as I want, but there is always tomorrow. I really like the color option of the quilt for your niece's boyfriend. Now you have a direction to go with that one. Here's to a great sewing weekend!

a good yarn said...

I've pinned that recipe and want to give it a try, so I will now. I'm looking forward to seeing the triangle quilt top pieced together. That's terrific that you have the go ahead to make the other quilt bright.

---"Love" said...

I'm sure you would hate to have to go fabric shopping for that young man's quilt. *giggle* That triangle quilt looks difficult to me; can't wait to see how it looks when finished. ---"Love"

Ruth said...

Any progress at all is good and it looks like quite a bit of progress on the triangles. Also, planning can be considered part of progress too. It takes time, anyway. I have gotten quite a few recipes from Pinterest and not my sister is getting addicted to it (after her visit here).