Wednesday, February 4, 2015

An Empty Tub & A Winner


Not an interesting photo - but it makes me happy.  With the last snow-in, I decided that I would tackle that tub of baggies and see what was there.


Lots of HSTs - some sewn and some not - none trimmed.  So to work.


Here they are.  A container of 2.5" HSTs that I think I will use with a Sweet16 project.  A container of 3.5" HSTs with some 4-patches for another project.  And the ones 'down under' haven't been trimmed yet, but they are going to be used together with another project.  I have three quilts semi kitted up for some quick play.


And I found this in another baggy - a few bits of my Morris Apprentice - thought that was all gone - with some other bits.  After sorting thru 3 boxes and 3 large bags of scraps plus the HST trimming, I thought I needed to play for the afternoon.


A few small log cabin blocks - pulled some old left over bindings for sashing and border.  It is sandwiched and ready for quilting - the batting was even two small pieces that I stitched together to use up.  An afternoon of play.

                                               

It was so lovely to see all the 'Let's Book It' link ups and I do hope that by having the photos up with links brought more visitors to you.  Our first winner for 2015 is lucky #13 - Deb@A Simple Life Quilts.  I will be in contact for mailing information so these can head right out.

We are in for another snow storm, so I may just get a start on February's 'Let's Book It' project.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

22 comments:

  1. You've been busy. Congrats to the winner. Hope you don't get too much more snow.

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  2. Hi Sharon wow you amaze me with your projects,you are very inspiring my friend,hope you stay safe during the storm.xx

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  3. You've been busy! I love reading your blog because you are so inspiring. The one good thing about these snow storms is that many of us are getting lots of sewing done. I just celebrated an empty tub as well and it feels so good! You mentioned trimming and that reminds me that I have a container of scrap HST that need trimmed - maybe in the mornin. We started getting snow around 3:00 this afternoon and it's just about done, but not before another 5-6" accumulated. School has been delayed by 2 hours tomorrow, so I just might get those HST trimmed before I have to leave. I love it when I play with fabric in the mornings. It just makes my day so much brighter. :-)

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  4. How wonderful to have all of those pre-made HST's, I'd love to find a baggie full of them. Congrats to the winner!

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  5. Love your little Log Cabin; it turned out great.

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  6. I get excited when I empty a tub too! Love your little log cabin quilt! :0)

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  7. That is lovely. You know how to keep yourself busy while ending up with beautiful results.

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  8. Funny things that make quilter's happy! Empty tubs, empty spools of thread, the final cut for the binding and aha a quilt completion! Good for you. We haven't had much snow, but January for me has still been pretty productive--do grey skies count towards wanting to stay indoors? :)

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  9. Amazing what can be transformed from a bag of scraps!! Suck a cute little wallhanging!

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  10. That's gotta be a good feeling. And a great little quilt to boot. Stay warm and dry with all that snow. We're supposed to get a deluge of rain, but it hasn't started yet.

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  11. Wow, you have really been busy! Congratulations to the winner.

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  12. Wonderful job of organisation. Sweet little log cabin quilt.

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  13. Very productive afternoon! Sweet HSTs. Congratulations Deb!
    Yes. I heard another bad storm is heading your way. Stay warm and safe, dear.

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  14. You REALLY know how to use up every scrap you have! Lovely little quilt. :)

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  15. Yeah to you. Progress is always good. Keep warm!

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  16. Wow, way to work through those HSTs. Your mini quilt turned out beautifully! Play seems to equal progress in your sewing room.

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  17. Wow! you sort scraps and still have time to play! What an inspiration!

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  18. I'm behind on my blog roll - thanks so much Sharon! Focusing on UFOs pays off in more ways than one right? And I absolutely LOVE seeing the bottom of bins too. Such a sense of accomplishment.

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  19. Congrats to Deb... and Thanks to you Sharon.

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  20. Hope you have lots more scraps to play with, since more snow is headed your way.

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