Saturday, January 2, 2016
Oh, Scrap and Slow Stitching
The second bag of scraps had a lot of skinnies - some went into the string block bin and the others I used for a project out of the Miniature Quilts magazine. Strattas of 1" strips which not only produced the larger pieces, but rather than throw away the ends and extras away, I get a bonus project with them.
I'd show you the book project, but someone decided this was a great place to take a nap. I had some unexpected company, so Moe got his nap in while I had a lovely break. Sewing really skinny strips takes a lot of concentration!
I did manage to get the larger blocks into the flimsy stage - the black Kona is from my stash - hey there is a whole bolt of it, so use it. The smaller blocks will be worked up into a 3 x 4 setting and skinnier borders, but basically the same idea.
The small one will wait for Monday's play date and I will sort the rest of the little treasures from that bag, not sure there is enough of anything for another project in the book. Either just some random small blocks or chopping down into my scrap user system.
** linking up to Oh, Scrap **
The animal cross stitch piece is at the point of needing those missing floss colors, so another project for Slow Sunday Stitching is needed.
Another piece that got tucked away. I checked all the floss colors and I am missing one - a color also missing from the other project. So this will be my slow time today - maybe I can find an old movie to watch (listen to), too.