Sunday, 25 May 2014

WIP Sunday?

OH man, this has been a tough transition. The first two weeks of full time work it was all I could do to keep us all fed and in clean clothes on a daily basis.  Most of this was due to the transition happening during an exceptionally busy two weeks in the store and my working my regular part time shifts on top of my training shifts.  This past week was a bit more like what a regular schedule will be.

I was able to find some time this week to work on a custom patchwork quilt that I set a May 19th deadline for.  I was nervous for a while there but now the top is finished and I'm just waiting on a label from the client to start quilting. UPDATE: This quilt has been finished and delivered to the client.  She was so eager to have it that I didn't even get finished pictures of it!

For Mother's Day I requested three hours of uninterrupted sewing time :)  On top of that I snuck down on Saturday and Sunday evening for an extra couple of hours.  I worked on my Bee top.  It's all finished and I can't wait to get it basted and start the quilting.

Now that my body has adjusted a bit to being on my feet 8 hours a day and we are starting to settle into a new routine at home, I'm hoping to find some regular quilting minutes.  But I don't promise to blog with any kind of regularity.  To be perfectly honest, blogging is not my favorite thing to do.  So it gets pushed to the back burner.  Case in point: I wrote this post on Mother's Day, took the pictures the following Sunday and am just now combining the two today.

But I'm pretty good about instagramming so if you want to keep up with what's going on in my studio please follow me there.  I'm ellascottage :)

Linking up with Kim for SewJo Saturday!


  1. I'm sure it is hard to find quilting time in between work and family time. Your Bee quilt top is beautiful.
    I will follow you on instagram. 😊

  2. Glad to see you back, Leigh Anne! Sounds like things have been hectic. :) Love what you're doing with the Bee blocks... I'm pretty sure I see my orange ones in there!

  3. The Bee blocks are looking great. Hope you get into a routine soon so you can get back to sewing.

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  5. Love the scrappy look of those log cabin blocks. Yay that I have Instagram now so I can see what you're up to between blog posts. I'm glad you're seeing a little more quilting time in the future. It's been nearly non-existent around here too, and I'm antsy to get back to it.

  6. Love your Bee Blocks top. Just wonderful!

  7. I am so in love with that Bee Top, is there a tutorial for that block?

  8. Gorgeous quilts! Bee Top looks like such a fun scrappy quilt.

  9. Your Bee top looks amazing. I especially like the polka dot background fabrics... makes it feel almost effervescent.