Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Sort, Clean, Finish
My dear bloggy friend Selina has been sharing her scraps with me. I spent a day sorting and cleaning up one huge box. I even got several string blocks made and passed on some long strings to my Mom for her toothbrush rug project. Smaller pieces cut up into my pre-cut barrels, FQ size into the totes and 2.5" strips into another tote - using for some new QALs. All cleared in time for another box to arrive - Moe and I thank you Selina.
Speaking of new QALs, you probably noticed new buttons on my sidebar. I really am so tempted but really need to finish some priority projects first. As some items finish up I will be removing those buttons - so June will be a sort, clean, finish of those side buttons.
I received this lovely little quilt from my May partner for the Monthly Doll Quilt Swap Group. We chose to not use the monthly theme 'Go Modern', but chose something that expressed May for Me. I love the fabrics, butterflies, and setting 9-patch. Thank you Patti for such a lovely swap.
I don't really have a nice space for a design wall, so tack things where I can - yeah, I hung it one way and then the other and still got a crappy photo. Not like I need to really start this, but it was tempting and short term. This is the new Trifle Dish Sew Along (a row quilt) over at Moda. I'm using those scraps out of those huge boxes (and a few of my own) and will send this on to Sarah.
I did manage a finish - my Relaxing Round Robin. My Juki was set up for quilting some of my SILs projects, so I went ahead and machine quilted instead of hand quilting. Those are tiny star buttons in the setting triangles and I used some antique red flower buttons in the applique flower centers - yeah, I like buttons.
And because I cleaned up and had a finish, I thought it is a good time to start on my Let's Book It project. Everything is cut and labeled, so hopefully I can get a few rows done today before I have to head for my Quilt Guild meeting - our last meeting for the year (we meet Sept-June) so it's our annual picnic. Yes, I am cooking - lasagna. We have gone back to rainy and cold weather, so something warm sounds good to me.