Sunday, March 13, 2016

Monday Making 3/14/16


I finished all the blocks for my 'Let's Book It' project and need to get them squared up and then assembled.  Kona Black for an inside border and binding and the yardage is the last of my 'Mellow for Yellow' and will be the outside border.  Yes, I am doing borders.  I think this is destined for Happy Chemo for the Hands2Help Challenge.


And here are the 250 HSTs from the cut-offs of those blocks.  They are just finger pressed at this point.


Here's 120 of them trimmed down to 1.5".  I will add a border around in Kona White and use one of the left over JR strips to bind - I have a small piece of minky for the back.  This will be a doll quilt and I have to find my dolly pattern so I can get the little cutie made to match.


I quickly made up the two new little blocks for the Temecula Quilt Co 'Circa 2016'.  I love these little blocks and may add some of these to my box of 3.5" blocks in-progress.


And when some of you heard I ordered 50 yards of fabric - you thought that was a lot.  Well I condensed my shelf yardage to one shelf so I had room on that top shelf.  The sloppy right pile is my original solid stash.  Packaged Kona in White, Oyster, and Black - staples with plans.  Lots of Kona JRs (3 stacks deep) - I use a lot of 2.5" strips or 2.5" squares and it is easier to use these for that.  Remember, there is 2 3/4 yards in a JR.  The left pile is solids from Connecting Threads and they need to be kitted into their project box.  Yes, they all have a purpose - that's why I ordered them.

** linking up with Monday Making and Design Wall Monday **

Well, to that Book It and dolly quilt,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

16 comments:

  1. such tiny HSTs they will make a lovely doll quilt, I wish I could just buy fabric for a purpose but seem unable to resist, must stop random buying!

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  2. Wow. So many things going on. I love the Let's Book It project. It will look great with black sashing.

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  3. A new doll! When you said that I realized I haven't seen one of your dolls for awhile and I love them. I spent way too much time staring at that top shelf, all of those solids are wonderful :)

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  4. Very pretty doll quilt. I wouldn't have saved these little pieces. I look forward to seeing your H2H quilt. Have a good sewing week.

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  5. Love your new dolly quilt and continue to admire you ability to sew small pieces. Anyting uner 3 1/2" square is just too hard for me...I'd probably do better if I slowed down on the power foot...LOL!!

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  6. Love your new dolly quilt and continue to admire you ability to sew small pieces. Anyting uner 3 1/2" square is just too hard for me...I'd probably do better if I slowed down on the power foot...LOL!!

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  7. A new Doll Quilt! And doll! You go girl! Man oh man. These doll quilts are addictive.

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  8. You make some of the prettiest quilts out of the tiniest pieces. The doll quilt is adorable.

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  9. I'm often ordering piles of those "staple" fabrics. They always get used for something. Love your little blocks, and your Let's Book It is very eye-catching.

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  10. I apparently haven't been reading your blog long enough... You make dolls too?

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  11. Great blocks! You can't have enough solids.....:)

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  12. I love the black/yellow color combination. The trimmed HSTs will make a great finish too.

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  13. I am a fan of HSTs and that dolly quilt is adorable!

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  14. Lots of fun projects, I love the colors in your Let's Book it project. That's some small HSTs in the doll quilt! It's very cute. Happy stitching to you the rest of the week.

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  15. I bought 20 yards of fabric, from our fabric booth at our quilt show ($2/yd). It only fills a plastic grocery bag.

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