How I Spent My Saturday Afternoon

I had a very pleasant Saturday afternoon off from the day job, so I spent the time doing some prep work for sewing.

Bonnie Hunter had a leader/ender bow tie challenge back in 2011.  I decided to make this quilt back in 2018 (you can see that post here, and you will find a link to BH).  No hurry.  Nope.  None at all.

I’ve been out of cut squares to make more bow tie blocks, so I cut a few more.  I don’t have a picture of those, but I do have a picture of the finished blocks. 

There are more than 578 little bow ties in this basket!

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

Remember the Lets Sew Quilt Along

I have finally pin basted it!

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Lets Sew Quilt Along

While I had the pins and table set up, I pin basted Floral Reflections, too.

Floral Reflections

The inspector got involved…she had to check out the safety aspect!

Floral Reflections

I will be working on ESS (Every Stinking Seam…Cindy Needham’s version of SITD…Stitch in the Ditch).  This will take a while!

Stay safe.  Stay healthy.  Quilt on!

24 responses to “How I Spent My Saturday Afternoon

  1. Great projects! Are you still working on the original list?


    • I keep the list here, Donna.

      For the most part, I have stuck to it. I am updating it when I finish a project, or when I’ve added one, but I really am trying to stay focused. As I move a UFO forward, or even actually finish it, I am gaining ‘space’ in my mind (does that make sense) and gaining a better attitude. 🙂

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  2. Great to see the sewing quilt again, love that one. Gorgeous cat too 🙂


    • I think these two quilts have marinated in the closet long enough now, Margaret. They should be about right to quilt. Ha, ha!

      Kallie is a pretty girl, for sure. I may be a bit biased. 🙂

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  3. LOOKING GOOD LAURA! Like those bow ties! Hugs


  4. Some beautiful finishes coming up for you Laura! You have really stuck to your program, you have so many big finishes already this year!


  5. Marinating!!! I used that term for a WIP quilt top yesterday when chatting online with a friend. I’ve got SEVERAL (not counting out loud) on hangers and in totes in my sewing room that are ‘all but borders’, including two Bonnie Hunter quilts. Maybe I need to get more serious about lists! A few years ago I gave myself permission to not turn every project into a king size quilt and that helped somewhat. I took a class in 2013 and have several “smaller” projects in various stages, and have actually pulled a couple out to “look at” in the last few months. LOVE your Let’s sew along quilt top.


    • You said it…’gave myself permission’. Why do we think we have to do it all anyway? If my hobby isn’t a creative outlet, or fun, anymore, then what is the point? By all means…try new things, but if we don’t want to finish it…a class sample, for instance…then why agonize over it? Learn, have fun with it, and move on. (Says the girl who can’t stand having unfinished projects hanging around her sewing room and her brain…but they are there, nonetheless.)
      Donna…quiltpaintcreate…came up with a plan, a to-do list, that I really liked. I adapted it for myself, and I have been doing well with it. If only I can keep from being distracted by all the wonderful projects that I see on the internet! It takes some self-discipline for sure! 🙂


  6. Wow, basting is the ‘hard part’ in the next stage of finishing IMHO. Now,you’re all set to begin the fun part of (wo)man handling the quilts under the machine needle for quilting! HA!
    Seriously, these are two quilts I’m happy to see again – the ‘lime’ one and the floral applique are two of my fav of your UFOs!


    • I am not a fan of basting, but I am a fan of how well it holds the quilt together so that I can manipulate the monster under the needle! Ha, ha!
      I had to force myself to get the quilt flimsies out of the closet, but now that I am working on them, I am looking forward to finishing them. All I had to do was start. Just start. 🙂

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  7. Anytime. 🙂

    Just start. Start. Just start. Start.


  8. That was a very productive afternoon! I will take a leaf out of your book and baste a couple of quilts when I set up the table tomorrow rather than just one. Who knows, I may finish one of my marinating quilts too! 😀


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