Monday, December 26, 2016

more, and more, and MORE!

 OK, so here was the game I played with myself today!!  I would do a task; like vacuum, dust, or mop floors...then??  I could make a Bear paw block!!  So, here is where I am right now:  nine Bear paw blocks, lots of clean floors, mirrors and meals made.  TADA!!!


Hee!  The games children play, huh??
I don't know why this block looks so crooked...it is really not that bad.  I am making a bunch of these too, and using them in various quilts.  Using up nine patches that I have had for ages counts as a working on a UFO, right?



Have a great night, all!!!


Julie

20 comments:

regan said...

Of course that counts as working on a UFO! YAY! And those are great bear paw blocks! You go, girl!

AnnieO said...

Gorgeous! What great color combos. You're a way better housekeeper than I, I only did my laundry and put away the dishes before I sewed!

Karen said...

Are all your blocks going to have the stripe? I already told you how much I like the stripe in the blocks and hope you continue with it.

Tired Teacher said...

I "played" a similar game when I was still teaching. I'd set a timer while grading lengthy research papers and allowed myself to take a break. It prevented me from procrastinating.

Love the blocks, and yes, the nine-patches count as a UFO.

Chookyblue...... said...

I'm loving the bears paw blocks......

LintLady said...

Hello Julie,
yes, self-motivation! I play this game, too.
Nice blocks.
:o) Doris

Thin Woman Inside said...

Will you send me the size for the units you are making? They look fabulous!!

Scrap and quilts said...

Gorgeous bear paw blocks. Love the colour combo in all of them but especially the bottom right one. I think I recognise a fabric in one of them. (maybe?) That's exactly the thing my therapist makes me do; pair unpleasant task with pleasant one and the day will be brighter. Kudos to you for accomplishing so much. Turning old blocks into new one is a great way to clear the UFO list. (Have to remember that one for myself.) ;^)

Quiltdivajulie said...

Your bear paws are wonderful!

KaHolly said...

That's the only way I get any housework done! XO

Lori said...

I do that too! Glad to know I'm not the only crazy one!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

The churn dash block is a great way to use up 'spare' blocks. Great Bear Paw blocks, too. Wish my house was clean.

Annemieke said...

It sounds familiar :)
Fun bear paw blocks!
Groetjes
Annemieke

Missy Shay said...

Great idea!

audrey said...

Absolutely! What a wonderful way to use them too!

gayle said...

Love those bear paws! That ticking is perfect!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful bear paws quilts--hubs had stomach virus Christmas Eve--lots of bleach and cleaning at my house--a Christmas memory for the record books

Kyle said...

Tada! Is right! I love the games we play to get everything done. Your blocks look terrific.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

I like your plan - but.... where is the pause for chocolate. ha ha!! Those bearpaws are great!!

Dasha said...

That was a good deal with yourself Julie! I did a similar deal with myself - 5 items out of the mountainous pile of ironing, then a bit of sewing. I got quite a bit of both done yesterday :-) 10 minutes of tidying the desk (which is chaotic) then 1/2 an hour of sewing. Note the difference in time scale, hee hee. Have I tidied. No. But then in my defence, I haven't sewn either....