Quarter-End Crazy

As many of you know, I am a senior in High School. We have been drawing to the end of our third quarter, which means most teachers are stressed, grumpy, and giving too much homework. Ugh.

Needless to say, I have procrastinated several pieces of English homework in favor of working on Texas Stars. I have no regrets, quilting keeps me sane. (no worries, the homework is all done now)


I have gotten two blocks done since I last posted, and this is the one I am most pleased with. The rope fabric is the cutest stuff, and the block gave me no trouble while assembling it, which is certainly endearing in my book.

The next block is a simpler color scheme, but I find it pleasing. I like rich blues and golds. It did lose favorite points however, mostly due to the fact that as I was sewing the half-square triangles, I got turned around and sewed some of the wrong colors together, and in the process of trying to fix it ran out of bobbin thread. Not only was the bobbin on the machine empty, but my store of pre-wound ones was also gone! I had to bring operations to a full halt until I had more bobbins again, and by then I felt rather silly. Rarely have I been so (sew, haha) defeated by an inanimate object.

Do any of you ever feel your sewing is winning?

Much love,


2 thoughts on “Quarter-End Crazy

  1. Both blocks are beauties. The top one is one of my favorites – partly because I’m not crazy about pinwheels, and partly because I am crazy about anything that looks like a flying geese block. =) It’s hard to believe you are starting your last high school quarter EVER! Unless you become a high school teacher, of course. I wouldn’t recommend that. LOL Only teach children who aren’t taller than you are. That’s my rule. =)

    Yes, I often run out of the last bobbin at a point where I don’t really want to stop. There’s not a lot of choice, though! I wind 5 bobbins at a time, sometimes 6, and my rule is that I have to clean the bobbin race, take everything apart underneath, when I’ve used the last one. That gets me a cleaning in a reasonable amount of time … but it’s usually not when I want to do it!

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