9 patch in May

It goes without saying that I haven’t been a prolific writer here.  I have been sewing and will do my best to recap some of the sewing accomplishments of the last year.

Today I have finally cracked into a jelly roll that I have been sitting on for what seems like forever.  So let’s 9 patch!!

 …. 6 hours later ….

It’s tricky to find a long stretch of time to work on a project when you have two small children.  My girls are 5 and 8 and being their mom involves a Lot if coming and going.  Packing bags for the next thing that we do, arranging snacks or meals and unpacking things into the washing pile or the dishwasher.  This is likely one of the reasons why I start so many projects and finish so few in a timely manner.

This morning I took my jelly roll and sewed about half the strips into pairs the rest I left as singles.  Next I cut them into 2 1/2 inch lengths (as 2 1/2 inches is the width of the strips)

Then I had to go and pick up from preschool, make lunch, eat lunch and clean up from breakfast and lunch.  Once that was finished I had to go to the elementary school to pick up my older daughter and hurry home to empty the dishwasher and start dinner.

Now the fun started where I took all my pieces and started setting them out into 9 patches.  I didn’t get all of them done because there were no less than 15 Lego emergencies and several altercations that needed settling.   My hope is to finish all the layout tomorrow and sew at least one or two blocks …. Fingers crossed.


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