Multitasking

Is “multitasking” a nice way of saying “not getting anything finished?” Well, I don’t have a completed quilt to show you just yet…but I swear I haven’t been sitting around watching tv all day long. I have a lot of projects “in the works”. The above photo is from a quilt top I just finished, using my Off-Centered Squares quilt pattern. The colored fabrics are Moda Cross Weaves, the tan is an Essex Linen and the white is Kona White. Let me just say, making a quilt out of mostly cross weaves is challenging. Lots of stretching and fraying.

I’ve also finally cut into my Little Apples fabric by Moda designer Aneela Hoey. I fussy cut out her cute designs and have been making various size squares.

In an act of bravery (or lunacy), I cut into some of my remaining Anna Maria Horner Good Folks fabric stash…looks like I will be making a quilt from half square triangles! I wish this line would have a reprint…sigh…

Drawstring bag for the little miss

I made a little drawstring bag for my daughter to carry around her princesses. This uses Jeni’s awesome tutorial. The bag fabric is from Heather Ross’ Far, Far Away 2 and 3 lines. On the right is a bag I toooooootally copied after seeing this fabulous bag by Darci on Flickr. The pattern is by the talented Anna of Noodlehead, her Runaround bag. The fabric is from Moda’s Hometown line.

New Lizzy House

And…I have a bit of new incoming fabric, including these pearl bracelets from Lizzy House’s Outfoxed line and these turquoise and red prints from Meet the Gang, by designer Marisa Haedike of Creative Thursday.

So that’s what’s keeping me busy! What are you working on this week?

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34 Comments

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    siobhan

    October 25, 2011

    Glad Im not the only one! all looks great

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    Vickie

    October 25, 2011

    LOL! I am a GREAT multi-tasker. 🙂 I like your off centered squares quilt. The color/fabric choices are very pleasing. And I am liking what you are doing with the little apples. Hmmm….I must be liking squares and rectangles right now!

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    Lynette

    October 25, 2011

    I like “multitasking” better than having quilt ADD, which seems to be my problem! ;D

    Awesome princess bag, and I really love what you’re doing with Little Apples.

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    Katy

    October 25, 2011

    Love all these bits in progress, especially the Little Apples – what are you mixing them up with?

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      Faith

      October 25, 2011

      Hi Katy! I am using…

      Reds:
      Heather Bailey – Henna Garden
      Lizzy House – Pearl Bracelets

      Yellows:
      Kei Honeycomb
      Denyse Schmidt – Picnic and Fairgrounds

      Greens:
      Joel Dewberry – Modern Meadow

      Browns:
      Metro Living Circles
      Liz Scott (moda) – Sugar Pop

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    Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quitls

    October 25, 2011

    Wow- that is a lot of sewing- good for you! Love your little bag, the fussy cuts and my favorite are your HST of good folks. That is going to be beautiful!

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    anna

    October 25, 2011

    wow, you have been busy!!!! i’m totally impressed. that good folks looks so scrumptious, I have bits and pieces left, but love looking at what you’ve laid out there. again, so glad you liked my pattern, your bag is lovely!!! 🙂

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    aneela

    October 25, 2011

    I love your definition, so true!!! addicted to everything committed to nothing…
    Love all your WIP’s!!

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    amylouwho

    October 25, 2011

    ooh! I love everything! Those pearl bracelets have eluded me! I have loved them for a long time, but I haven’t bought any. Yet!

    I’m working on a bunch of stuff. Pillows for my MIL, a very old UFO quilt, a new bag for myself, collecting scraps for a mini…

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    elsa

    October 25, 2011

    Well, I have to say that I’m really taken with the fabric from Creative Thursday ~ so much so that I went over and bought myself a fat quarter bundle!
    I also really like your Off Centered Quilt ~ it’s really wonderful done in solids. And of course everything else you’ve done too. Your blog really inspires me.

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    Lynne

    October 25, 2011

    Ah, yes; I’m experiencing that stretching and fraying with the fabrics I’m working with – I believe they are flannels.

    Everything looks so good I don’t know where to linger! I love your offset square quilt; the colours in the HSTs are so exciting and the Little Apples squares are so cute!

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    Linz

    October 25, 2011

    I love the off center squares!! SO pretty. I love how you make solids look so so amazing! 🙂

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    Elizabeth

    October 25, 2011

    I know the stretching and fraying is frustrating but it will be wonderful to quilt and so cozy ; ). I think multi tasking is fun, I like to have several things going too! And I may have to make the runaround bag and be a copy cat as well…….

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    nicke

    October 25, 2011

    i love everything! i really need to make my little girl one of those drawstring bags. she would love it and then some.

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    Teje

    October 25, 2011

    Hi Faith! Love bags and I just love those happy colour triangels! Wow – what a quilt they will make!
    xxx Teje

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    Jeannette

    October 25, 2011

    I’m with you! I think I have twenty-some things in the works at the moment. So much going on, that I don’t even know where to start blogging. 🙂

    But all your WIP are fantastic. Can’t wait to see them all in their finished states!

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    liveacolorfullife

    October 25, 2011

    This totally makes me want to take a break from my one big project. These all look fabulous!

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    Jessica Pierre'auguste

    October 25, 2011

    You are incredibly busy! I usually work on several projects at once also, which sometimes makes it feel like nothing ever gets done. However, I am almost finished with a quilt top for my grandma. She is turning 82 in December. I am making a string pieced quilt top using blue and green batiks. My cousin Robin is also making a quilt top and we will put them back to back and make a reversible quilt. Right now, neither of us has any idea what the other person is making, the colors and quilt pattern will be revealed on our long arm quilting day, November 12th.
    Thanks for sharing all of your current projects!

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    liveacolorfullife

    October 25, 2011

    Back again. I have a stack of the crossweaves and they look so amazing in your quilt. Have you come across any pointers for working with them more easily, like spray starch or pinking the edges? They look just wonderful in that quilt top!

    I love my collection of Good Folks too! I think her earlier lines are my most favorites, although unfortunately I missed the whole “Bohemian” boat and don’t have any of that line.

    Little Apples is going to be amazing. I love your additional fabric choices. And I love that Aneela added the green to this line.

    and you blog header is wonderful. It really conveys what you are all about.

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    Jen

    October 25, 2011

    I’m a multi-tasker like you, Faith! I like that title much better. 🙂 Everything looks beautiful! And I agree, Good Folks would be a wonderful reprint. I love that line.

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    Tamie

    October 25, 2011

    Wow. I love all that you have going on. Thanks for sharing your progress. It really is inspiring to those of us who are “multi-tasking” too.

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    Vanesa

    October 25, 2011

    I love all these WIP’s! Looks like you need an assistant in your sewing room to keep up!

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    Emily

    October 25, 2011

    It all looks fabulous! I agree about reprinting Good Folks. Think we could petition FreeSpirit to do so???

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    Goddess in Progress

    October 25, 2011

    I love all of this! LOVE IT! And that Outfoxed is so stinking cute. I have a feeling it won’t be long before I’m buying a fat quarter stack of the whole line. Haven’t done it yet, but it’s hard to resist…

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    Karen

    October 25, 2011

    I’m “multi-tasking” a lot these days too!! Trying to finish up two quilts and am dying to start on the Runaround Bag, yours looks too cute!! All your work is….. thanks for continuing to inspire!!

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    Kara

    October 26, 2011

    You ARE busy! And you didn’t even mention your scarf! 🙂 I LOVE those bags. At first I thought the FFA bag for Avery was the playmat bag from the Christmas blog hop.

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    Jeni

    October 26, 2011

    SO much cuteness in this post! Love that first quilt! 🙂

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    Barb

    October 26, 2011

    And all this time I thought I was just disorganized…….lets see. A new england patriots king sized quilt for a customer, christmas hostess aprons (someone tell me these are not passe), coasters, and a t shirt quilt for my kid

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    Shannon

    October 27, 2011

    who isn’t multitasking these days!

    I’ve been working on more than a dozen things at once, try to get them all done. Some things have to be worked on bits at a time, depending on the type of project, but also what my kids are willing to let me delve into. 5 minute intervals do wonders for getting things done.

    The dozen projects is quickly dwindling to 4! But your right, it doesn’t look like anything much is getting done. hehe

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    Briana

    October 27, 2011

    Hehe. Great way of defining multi-tasking! I love the colors in your off-centered squares quilt top.

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    Rachel at Stitched in Color

    October 27, 2011

    All lovely things! Your Good Folks bits are looking lovely. Don’t despair =). And, I have my eye on the same “gang”.

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    Jessica

    October 29, 2011

    I love the fabrics you are using along with Little Apples. It’s an adorable line, but it’s one that EVERYONE will make a quilt with and then they all begin to look the same and it starts looking flat. Yours is going to be unique and gorgeous!

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    Pegj51

    November 1, 2011

    Hi…I’m new to your site and I love it. Like you, I’m a huge fan of the Good Folks line and would love to see more available. Your half-square triangle quilt will be fabulous. It looks yummy just as pictured! Can’t wait to see it.

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    Betty Motes

    November 5, 2011

    A neat Runaround bag. Sure like your fabric choice with the city names – so so fitting for people on the go. Nice visual with the bricks behind. and the paper piecing steps are great on your star block Thanks

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