Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday Morning Star Count 2015/4

I have NO EPP to show this week.  If you've been following me on Instagram (@jessica_alex), you'll know that I've been sewing Log Cabin blocks for the scrappy log cabin qal, but not a stitch of EPP..

Why?  Is there ever really a good excuse?  I guess this is as good as any..
I got a JOB!  A real, full time teaching position at an Elementary school full of sweet sweet sweet Japanese kids.  And I LOVE it.  Really.  So, no EPP, but lots of smiles this week.  I guess that makes up for it.
 But never fear, we've got terrible weather here this week and I've got TWO snow days.. maybe some stitching will get done after all...

How about you?  Link up below!!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Monday Morning Star Count 2015/3

I think this is diamond #19, I'll have to lay them out and recount over the weekend.
 If you have a copy of Quilting on the Go, this is one of the fussy cut bird hexies from p. 25. I'm glad he found a comfortable new home.
If anybody is local, I've got new dates for our Sit N Sews at the Rockville Center Library..
This coming Saturday, 1/24, as well as:
February 7 and 21
March 7 and 21
 as always, 10-12 in the small meeting room downstairs. Bring any hand sewing to work on.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday Morning Star Count 2015/2

I did something rather special this week.  Something I haven't done in a long time.
I got on a plane by myself.  No kids.  And I sewed.

Travel Quilt #5 is steadily growing.  Diamond #18 and part of 19, and lots of pieced sashing hexies.

Your turn~

Monday, January 5, 2015

Monday Morning Star Count 2015/1

Are we ready for another year of EPP progress and accountability?  I hope so...
This past weekend, I basted a bunch of black hexies for the sashing on Travel Quilt #5.  I also may have started Travel Quilt #6 a few weeks ago.. but I'm not ready to share it yet.

I'd love to see what you're all working on.  Please give me encouragement and motivation to blog at least once a week in 2015...

Monday, December 22, 2014

Monday Morning Star Count 2014/47

Travel Quilt #5.  18 units done (only 17 pictured here, one's in London), I have no idea how many more to go, maybe 60?  And a lot of black sashing strips..

If you're looking for the link to my podcast interview with Pat Sloan, it's here.

Now it's your turn, please link up your EPP progress!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday Afternoon Star Count 2014/46

It's finals week.  You know what that means?  I'm almost done~~  winter vacation sewing can be prepped and stitched in earnest in just a few more days!

I dumped out Travel Quilt #5's sewing box and this is what I found.. plum blossom block started in SEPTEMBER and a memory block from the 12 hexie blog hop that happened LAST JULY.  Yeahhh.. it's time I got back to this project..

Great motivation to get back to English Paper Piecing.. I'm going to be interviewed on Pat Sloan's radio show this afternoon!!
Do you want to listen?  I'll be on just after 4pm Eastern (1pm Pacific), click HERE and hear us chat about EPP and quilting in public~


And now.. if you have any EPP to link up (Anyone is welcome, join in any time!!), let's start the party!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday Morning (!!) Star Count 2014/45

What?  it's Monday morning and Jess actually posted on time??  I know, stranger things have happened, but let me tell you, it feels good to be in the right place at the right time today.

too bad I don't have any EPP to show you..  my star count for this week is 0.  Nothing basted, nothing pieced.  But I have my sight set on some hexies that have been missing me, hopefully once the semester is over I can give them some attention again..

(I didn't even piece this this week, so it doesn't count.  But oh, those sweet birdies are calling me!)

Quick, before you forget, link up your progress below, ok?