Thursday, March 23, 2017
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!
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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,
Sunday, March 19, 2017
With a weekend reserved for catching up on handwork projects, I need to hit the sewing machine. I will be joining BETH today with some creative making.
I want to complete step three of 'TWO STEP' (button on sidebar). I have half of the background/scrap HSTs to go and then the few two color scrap HSTs. I am trying to use up my very over-flowing tub of CW prints. This photo doesn't show the huge pile on top or the other tub.
Since that won't take long to do, I have my next mini from Bleeker Street ready for quilting. This should go quickly, too. Binding is ready and some embellishments to add after quilting.
I have some light housework to do and a quick errand in town, but I am going to enjoy my day of Making.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
I think SARAH has me looking for Hexies to play with. Did you notice my one tree in the next Bleeker Street piece? Our guild had the pleasure of Sarah's class and trunk show and think she has turned a few of us to the dark side.
Here is my pile of large rosettes so far. I really need to find something that ties these all together as I am getting down to a few layer cakes and I want to be sure I have what I need for a finish. I really would like to start putting this one into something more 'solid' so could use some suggestions.
And because it is was also Feline Friday the same day as 'Hexie', I thought I would put Moe into the spotlight (not sure where Bella is). He was helping me prep some fabric for my Monday Making project. Actually he wouldn't let me touch anything I laid here (and the scratches tell the tale). So I would sneak something and cut on the other table.