Monday, December 21, 2015

Sanity Sewing


We are on step #4 of the Quiltville mystery. But it's a busy time of year, with only windows of "sanity sewing" for me.

A big chunk of time was spent in cutting all of these 720 pieces of fabric. Usually I like to cut a little, sew a little, then press a little. But with the crazy schedule and only small bits of time for sewing this week, I thought it best to get all the cutting done at once.

I thought I was being so smart, all prepared to sew whenever time and energy permit. However I forgot to allow for brain power outages!
I started by sewing the first set of blocks into cute little Santa faces! 
Aren't they adorable?!?
Yep... and they're wrong!
I'm leaving them up there to enjoy as a Christmas decoration this week :)
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21 comments:

Podunk Pretties said...

I love watching Bonnies Mysteries come together. Someday I make one.

ES said...

Santa faces!! Cute - there's an idea for next year!!

Feathers in my Nest said...

Yes, I had to double check the instructions too!.Looking beautiful.

Deanna W said...

Oh dear I have really fallen behind in the clues. I have left too many things to the last minute but there will be time to catch up in the new year.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I think that you are very wise to just leave them be for this Christmas week :)

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

You are making a great start and I like your "mistakes." They are very Christmas-y

SandraC said...

Love your fabric choices...especially the bits red in your neutrals, that will really tie everything together so nice!

Libby in TN said...

I agree with SandraC, smart choice having the red bits in the neutrals. Good thing you caught your mistake early!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Cute little Santa faces, a bit of unsewing to do , but we all do that now and then, it is just part of the process. Love your variety of reds.

Ellen said...

Maybe those cute Santa faces can become part of a new Christmas quilt or wallhanging?

I haven't joined in the fun but I have been enjoying watching the progress. I am saving the instructions for a later time.

beaquilter said...

They look great, I'm doing a small size so I have no idea if I made enough or not, but they were fun to make

Mary said...

Save the Santa faces, just in case they get sewn together that way in the Borders or something. Sanity Sewing is RIGHT! We must all be CRAZY to start a NEW Project in November.

LoriM said...

It was grace that I didn't sew "Santa faces" also. I'm having a blast with this mystery. In the middle of a huge charity quilting drive, it's my "selfish sewing" for sanity. :)

Ramona said...

You should sew your Santa faces together, add beards and now you have a new Christmas decoration. They are too cute!

Vireya said...

The cutting took the longest time this week, didn't it?

Cute Santa faces!

Kathy said...

I'm so impressed that you have that much done. It took me a long time just to finish the cutting, and I haven't started sewing yet. But your clue looks great! It's going to be fun to see them come together.

lourixe said...

Yes, this clue had a lot of cutting for sure! I was lucky I was starting from strips already, but still! I love the idea of using the little Santas as Xmas decor. I read somewhere that there are no mistakes in quilting, only creative opportunities.

Catherine said...

See what the final reveal is like and the Santa faces might find a space... to create interest and novelty!

Deb said...

Santa faces as your label? And you are ahead of me.I hope to get done by Saturday!

Kate said...

It is a hard time of year to find those sanity breaks. Hopefully, you'll find a few here and there. Love those accidental Santas!

TheEclecticAbuela said...

Happy Holidays!