Wednesday, March 29, 2017

It's Scrap Day

Today is (like most days) is scrap day with SARAH'S inspiration to use them, manage them, and store them.  I am more about using them.

While pulling my various project totes to line up for April organization, my abundant amount of scrap solids came crashing off the shelf.  Well, some of it as there is more on the shelf.

Some left over Kona White JR strips - I buy a lot of those babies when on sale.  Some colorful match stick rails for a charity quilt - remember the button is on the sidebar for Hands2Help.

This went together so quickly - just the top and bottom scrappy border to put on.  Now I hate borders, but these will get done and I have the perfect back for it.  A quick sandwich up this afternoon and it will get quilted this weekend.

I have lots of block play today.  Solstice, geese, puss-in-the-corner, and the new Diary block.  All of these are being made with scraps.  I've been saving the Moda 'BlockHead' patterns and will start them in April.

A rainy day, a good day to play,
Sewingly Yours,

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Monday Making 3/27/17

I will be joining BETH today with some fun play time.  I just fell in love with her tiny H blocks, so........

a grand way to use up those scraps from the barrels.  My 1.5" squares are just crammed in that barrel and I am using up some of my 3.5" squares out of the other barrel.  Yeah I have strips I could use, but I need to tame these barrels.

Find time to play,
Sewingly Yours,

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Whoop Whoop Friday 3/24/17

Well, I caught up all my blocks for the various QALs and then went looking for something I could move along to the next stage.  I found a lonely looking plastic shoe box tote with no clue - surprise!  My Temecula Quilt Co 'Circa 2016' was hiding in there.  Luckily all the parts, yardage  , and my notes for final assembly were in there.

I have no problem setting things on point, but I remembered several people struggled to get things to 'work out' with assembly.   I am working mine in a different way than they had shown - so it will all go together without a lot of curse words.  I think I delayed on this piece, because it is like adding row upon row of "borders" - that dreaded word.  But I am going to get this thing done at least to it's last border - only because I don't have a fabric for that last border.  So it is important to get to that flimsy stage and then I can make a trip to the LQS that carries my beloved 'Marcus' fabrics to pick out that final border.

It is to be a wintry mix of snow, sleet, rain, and wind for the next few days - BUT, we are moving toward a warming trend.  Several days of good stitching weather and then out and about  - cabin fever!

Sewingly Yours,

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

It's Block Day

Wednesday is Block Making Day!  I am following a number of QALs that have their blocks released on Wednesday and I love that I can put the old machine thru her paces; as well as work a variety of techniques.

The hexie flower baskets are all done and it is time to put them into their on-point setting corners.  I have each matched up with some fun fabrics - a mix of American Jane and Feed Sacks.

The Geese will fly for Temecula Quilt Co, some more plaid patches, the newest Solstice block and then I had my arm twisted.  Blockheads with Moda's Cutting Table - I mentioned I needed to work more in taming those CW tubs.

The new baggy for storing selvedges is getting stuffed pretty quickly.  Some are from yardage, but most ore from FQs that I am trying to use up.  And I am excited to see that thread cone getting down to 'skinny'!!  Remember, I keep a thread inventory instead of a stash use report.  Being a scrap user, thread tells me how much fabric has been used up.

It's a cold, blustery day - a good day to stitch away,
Sewingly Yours,