Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Highly distracted - Building Blocks Tuesday

Have you seen the back to school commercials where the moms and dads are riding the shopping carts through the store while "It's the most wonderful time of the year" is playing in the background?  Boy, can I relate.  While I am not necessarily school shopping in bliss, I AM looking forward to the kids going back to school.  I am actually counting the minutes.  Seriously.  It is 6 days, 2 Hours, 59 minutes, and about 2 seconds.

It's not that I haven't enjoyed spending the last few weeks catering to my kids every desire...well, OK, that isn't exactly my style.  It is just that I have grown tired of not being able to get anything done with them around.  Oh, I suppose a few things get done, but they are so disjointed and full of distractions that I doubt they even count.  I certainly don't feel any sense of accomplishment or happiness in doing them.  The endless distraction just sucks the worth right out of my tasks.

Do you know what I mean?

Take these fun blocks I made for Katie at Karma Willow Designs (click link for block instructions).  They should have been "fun", but I did them in such tiny baby steps that I didn't get the usual enjoyment out of sewing them.  I'm talking sewing 2 seams and having to stop for 2 days kind of progress.  I am really out of my rhythm.


I have 4 more of these to make for Katie this week.  She has been wonderfully patient, but it is time.  And it is time for these darn kids to go back to school too so I can get some stuff DONE (even if it is just one simple thing!).

What blocks have you working on this week?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.

Quilter in the Closet


1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr and Instagram pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
3) Please grab my button and post it in your blog post or sidebar.
4) Visit other linky participants!

Thanks for reading,



  1. Thanks for hosting! I'm linking up two patterns this week - the first is for a scrap strip/string Halloween table runner, and the second is for FMQ spider webs and pumpkins.

  2. We've got another two weeks (actually 14 days, 17 hours, 19 minutes) but that's until *I* go back to school, so I'm not in any rush!!! Love the blocks x

  3. Love your blocks. The background fabrics are so effective with that block. Thanks for hosting!

  4. great block, tried to add one myself but no such luck all it wanted to add was my photo even though the photo of what I wanted to add showed up never mind will enjoy what others have added

  5. I love the 4 that you've made so far they are going to go great with all the other bee mate blocks. I still haven't made the rest of the ones that I need to make yet so really I'm in no rush for these.


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