Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday Morning Star Count 2015/7

Ah, blogging..
You used to be such a big part of my life.  But now, I don't have time to read or write blog posts.  So you sit, like a neglected journal, as I sew and post pictures almost daily to instagram.

I have thought many times over the last few weeks of blogposts I'd like to write, and I hope one day to tell you the stories behind all the quilts I'm making (3 huge projects are getting all my attention these days).  I want to keep this space for those stories, because they belong here.  But right now my heart is in the sewing, the creating, the living through fabric and quilts.  Just let me say that much and when the words come, I will put them here.

About the Star Count though..
I can't keep up with every week, but I do want it to be predictable enough for you guys to set personal goals for stitching.. let's give once a month a try.  Starting today, the first Monday of the month, I'll post a linky.  Please link up, we'll have so much more to see.

Here's the state of Travel Quilt #5.  I didn't work on it this week, but I thought about it a lot..



If you have any EPP projects in the works, please link to photos and stories of them below:

Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday Morning Star Count 2015/6

Snow day, third Monday in a row.  Thanks 2015, this is a treat.
Today the local schools are open but my (far away) school is closed.  I am home with Jack though, toddler with a fever.  He's cheerful though.  Maybe he'll help me sew later.

This weekend we had another meeting of the Saturday Stitches at Rockville Center Library (twice a month, everyone is welcome!).  I took advantage of the table space and laid out Travel Quilt #5.  Not much has changed.  I completed the brown edged diamond a while back, but I still feel like my diamonds are too similarly-colored on the outer rings to be able to make any conclusive decisions on block placement.  Hmm.  I'll keep working on the black sashing hexies until inspiration strikes, you know how it goes.


Do you have any stitching progress to share?  Please link up English Paper Piecing projects in any stage (basting, piecing, quilting, cuddling) and tell us how your projects are progressing.  Blogs, flickr, instagram.. We'll be happy to pop over and encourage you to keep going this week~


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tuesday Morning Star Count 2015/5

A day late?  Blame it on another snow storm.  I sewed, but didn't blog.  I don't feel that guilty.
But look what I did..



I got stuck at the car shop for 5 hours on Saturday.  I worked on Travel Quilt #6.
Did anybody else get stuck somewhere with a travel kit handy this week?

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...