Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Needlework Tuesday - Sort Of

When my employer offered me a full-time position, they should have specified that they meant EVERY week day . . . ALL day.  This gig is seriously killing my sewing time!  But today I actually sat at the sewing machine - if only for a few minutes.

A co-worker is making 1500 of these "mini quilts" for a regional church event this fall.  I volunteered to contribute a few.  I threw these together this evening, just to make sure she and I are on the same page before I begin mass production.  
There are no rules for colors or combinations - just a four-patch made from 2 1/2" squares, sewn to a backing (no batting), turned and pressed.  She will drop in a small cross and stitch them shut.  Easy-peasy!  Only 1,497 to go.

I have to admit that my fascination with Zentangles is also crimping my sewing time.  They are so addictive and I can "zen" while watching TV - or more precisely, while ignoring what Dave's watching, yet at least being in the same room, rather than hiding in the sewing room.  Here are a few of my recent creations:

My favorite Zentangle ever - or at least so far.

Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather at Books and Quilts.


  1. Very nice, Tami! I love the circle one. I admit that drawing using zentangle patterns is taking up a lot of my free time, too, but I haven't done anything as elaborate as you have. Great work.

  2. Your Zentangle's are amazing. I am very impressed!

  3. Wow, that is quite a project that your co-worker has undertaken. good of you to help out.
    Your Zentangles look great. I got a new book this week Zen-sational Stitches for Quilting by Suzanne McNeill and she machine stitched pictures and turned them into quilts. It is this potential that attracted me to Zentangles.

  4. I am zen-challenged ... please help me soon. LOVE THEM!!!