I have to admit it – I’ve been overwhelmed by the project I took on. A queen, almost king sized quilt! What was I thinking??

4-patch blocks

To have a few less pieces to deal with I made 4-patches of my blocks. Great idea! I had decisions to make for each block but not all at the same time, and I did it while watching tv in the evening after the kids went to bed :)

Before I sewed my groups together I laid a few out to get an idea of the final results –


This is a quarter of my blocks, I’m now full of excitement and energy to get it together! For today I’m taking a little break though — I took my machine in for servicing. Thankfully the little shop in town has a 24 hour turn around! Nothing is seriously wrong with it, but using it everyday it needs a little TLC to be happy.

So the afternoon weather has been crummy here. My girls love to play out while Owen naps – I highly encourage it too! This is them today trying to stay warm while the winds blew hard and the storm clouds rolled in.
Winter coats and shorts are a good look – don’t you think!? I pulled them in to watch Tinkerbell with popcorn – all is well :)

I’m ready for it to be less stormy, but oh well. I’ve been working on gathering items from the house for a garage sale this weekend too – hopefully it stays dry enough for that!

Blessings to you –