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.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

23 comments:

  1. your scraps have gone together to make a lovely quilt, best of luck with the cross stitching, afraid that is one form of stitching that drives me cross eyed. My embroidery love is hardanger

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  2. love your little quilt. and is that Moe I see in the second cross stitching? so cute. that is one hobby I never took up. I love the look of it but i need a fast finish LOL

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  3. The quilt looks great and the black is the perfect setting. Poor Moe always gets the bad rap for his choices of sleeping spots.

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  4. Love your little strip piece -- it's so fun! Your tucked away cross stitch piece is lovely, too -- you'll have a nice day working on that! Give Moe a pet and a scratch under the chin for me! :)

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  5. Moe always seems to find the projects that look good with him, he has really good taste :)

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  6. Oh how the scraps never end! One project leads to another "bonus" and so we sew on and on. Enjoy your scraps. I think they are the best part.

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  7. Your cross stitch is beautiful Sharon. My sister and sister and law do this...and I always admire their work.

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  8. Lovely quilt I just love the black, your cross stitch project are quite pretty

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  9. An adorable mini!
    ENjoy your stitching today!

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  10. I love that little quilt and your cross stitch. I am hoping to do more cross stitch this year as well.

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  11. Love those scraps with black. Great looking piece.

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  12. I really like your string blocks and how you put them together for the mini! Are they pieced on a foundation? I would love to try some like yours.

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  13. Lovely quilt. And Moe is a beautiful cat. I miss mine. The "new" cross-stitch project is petty. Enjoy your Slow Sunday Cross Stitching! Happy 2016!

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  14. Your skinny stripes came together nicely...
    Enjoy your cross stitching for Slow Sunday Stitching...

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  15. Love those colors in your little string quilt. It amazes what pretty things can come from the bin. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  16. Love the string quilt , etc end the smallest strips come in handy 😊

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  17. So glad you are making progress on those pretty cross-stitch projects. Now you just have to get the missing floss. I love that little quilt. The black really sets off those pretty triangles.

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  18. I LOVE the skinny strip blocks. It looks like you are off to a good start for the new year.

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  19. GREAT Skinny block!! And Moe is in the cross stitch with the cabinet!! :-))

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  20. Very pretty quilt. You definitely made the most of those scraps. Hope you got the chance to enjoy your slow stitching yesterday.

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  21. Love it! Nothing like working with small scraps.

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  22. Your skinny strips went together well with the black Kona. I really like it. I have a cross stitch I started back when my daughter was a baby. Haven't gotten far and it's with yarn. So the yarn is old and breaking now. Bah hum bug. Yours looks very nice.

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