Friday, August 17, 2018

Inching Along

Hello Everyone,
I usually start my day well before sunrise in my cozy sewing room.  It is extra cozy in the winter.  During the summer, I open the windows and let the crisp, morning mountain air blow in. We keep them closed at night because we don't want a bear to breeze in right through the screen.

Last night, I prepared all of the little parts and pieces for the 9-patch units.  I find when I do this, I start right in quilting without wondering what I'm going to do while I'm waiting for the coffee to perk.

I put the 50 cent piece there so you could get a sense of scale.  When was the last time you had a 50 cent coin in your purse?  My grandmother used to call her purse a pocket book.  I don't think I've ever used that term.

Well before lunch time, I had most of the tabletopper together.  I just have to make two more 9-patch blocks and work on the setting triangles.  Not sure about a border yet.  I'll know once I get to that point.

There certainly is something to be said for making smaller projects.  I usually spend weeks, if not months on some of my quilts, (years in one case).  I'm kinda liking this small project.  I like it so much that I'm going to start a new line of patterns under the name of Sew'n Wild Oaks.  I'm calling the new line Sweet Saplings. Now I want you to try saying that fast, three times!
The patterns will be smaller, and cheaper.  However, these Sweet Saplings might, just might, grow into a full-sized quilt!  I'm totally hooked on making these blocks.  No special rulers, everything is cut at 1"......what could be simpler?  I guess having someone else make it would be simpler, but not as much fun as I'm having.


  1. Love the name you came up with and the size intrigues me. Your fabric choices and placement always sings to my heart.

  2. Wow. I love it, Lynn! I think this si my favorite since Little Orphan Scrappy. But then, I'm a scrappy kind og a gal :-)

  3. Every thing cut at 1" WHEW ! That is tiny. Not only do I remember the "term" pocket book", I remember having one :-) I am now 75 and my money goes in my back pocket of my jeans. Still a "pocket book" I guess.

  4. absolutely darling Lynn. I could see an applique
    in the center if you were "sew inclined". Very cute.

  5. Do you have a pattern yet for this little quilt?

  6. This is wonderful Lynn. As a big fan of teenie tiny this is right in my wheel house, and with everything cut to 1" I can see where you would make great progress on it. Just lovely.

  7. I'm with you on making smaller quilts! It is such a sense of accomplishment to actually finish something before the year is over! I love the name "Sweet Saplings". Just perfect. Good luck with it, I think smaller quilts are more desirable in this day and age.

  8. I think your 'Sweet Saplings' is a great idea. There is a limit to how many large quilts we can have in a home but there is always room to sneak in a small one!

  9. Love it. What size are the finished blocks.