Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Little Quilt Prepping

this little quilt has been on my to-do list
since day one...
so far it's all in my mind
recently Colleen at
has been posting
about prepping for her wool appliqué projects
this has me thinking
about all the projects I'd love to stitch
especially the ones by Cheri Payne
the combination of patchwork and applique is my favorite
but I hand piece
 everything takes forever...
so this week
the large basket of scraps came out
sorted into piles
this one for backgrounds
that one for piecing
then I looked through my stash of patterns
you know, my Cheri patterns
stopped counting at 25
that's not counting her books
 patterns from magazines
or her blog...
pressing scraps
cutting patches to machine stitch
yep you read that right
it's the only way to ever get these going
I won't worry about matching seams
perfect this or that
I can take patterns to work
to trace onto freezer paper for the applique
there's no hurry
just progress
So thanks Colleen
you've put me back on the road to creating
or at least prepping
Pleasant Thoughts
the first background prepped!

one of Cheri's newest patterns
I have promised myself not to purchase any new patterns
in 2015...
this one is testing my willpower
maybe I can work out a barter
I have lots of old Roberta Horton plaids!


my3Kitties said...

I do exactly the same thing! New years eve day I worked all day in my sewing room on one of Cheri's xmas basket patterns...decided to use wool for the applique, anyways, its prepped, ready for handsewing. Started several other projects since, all prepped too. I go thru spurts myself, sewing, stitching, hooking....
I have had my eye on Cheri's new pattern too!!!
Happy Sewing, Tammy

WoolenSails said...

I like the idea of prepping and there are always times when I need to rest and wish I had something ready to sew.


Kim said...

Looks like fun, I have never one piece quilting, but I love wool applique. I love the look!!! Can't wait to see something you are working on!!

Patti said...

It's funny, the heart and flowers pattern has been testing my will power as well ;)
Blessings, Patti

quiltsbycheri said...

dearest Kelley.....Roberta Horton plaids can get to just about anything you want!!!
send me your address so I can send you one....nothing expected in return, just makes me smile to know that in a small way I helped to get you started prepping, whether you finish or not is of no steps!
life needs some sweet inspiration for all of us at times....
you inspire me to there for others when need be....thank you for that!

marly said...

The Little Quilt is adorable. Purchase the new pattern! You deserve it. We all continue to add to our inventory of hopeful projects. To excess. It's a safe addiction!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Glad you are getting the pattern from Cheri! Can't wait to see what you will do with it.
Hugs :)

annie said...

Her patterns are fabulous! Hope to see your work as you go along!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Great looking patterns and can't wait to see what all your prep works brings!

moosecraft said...

You go girl!!! Colleen has me inspired to do a bunch of prepping too! That Cheri pattern has been singing to me since I seen it on her blog... so pretty!