Thursday, May 11, 2017
Scrap Wednesday .... & Thursday
After all that secret sewing and then the traveling events, my machine was so happy to see me for some down right chain piecing scrappy play that I think it cried!! Twenty of the plaid blocks got made. I'm not even counting other than to sew 10 pin together, sew another 10 if I feel like it and pin the group. Into the bucket they go. I'm sure when the growing piles of 10 fill that bucket, I will have enough.
Then I tackled the geese for the Temecula project. Again I work groups of 10 and pin together. Twenty dark geese and twenty light geese off into their respective container with the 'flock'. They out grew their container, so I did a count (see that little slip - 300). They are in a larger tote now because I need a LOT more.
Then on to the Puss in the Corner blocks - an attempt to tame the 1.5" squares and skinny strips of whites. Again those groupings of 10 to join the rest in that container.
So 80 blocks for a day's work. Love working tiny, but you have to make a lot of blocks!!
Thursday I switched gears (and made more coffee to settle myself) - large blocks! The next Solstice block. I changed to working this in strips rather than all those HSTs. I love HSTs, but this was more practical. I'm really wanting this one to wrap up soon. Winter's over - well it is suppose to be, but we had snow Sunday and Monday.
When I pulled the Solstice work tote, this bag of gifted fabrics scooted off the shelf. This is Pam Buda's "Antique Cotton" line for Marcus fabrics. I saved that free pattern that came in one of those magazine subscription flyers. A QOV pattern and our quild is making quilts for the Wounded Warriors winter sports day at Ski Windham in December. I plan to donate three quilts - one is done. These will work wonderfully with this pattern.
I hope to have half of the blocks done before the weekend with the rest kitted up to work as a leader ender project. The weekend I want free to concentrate on some neglected handwork (and neglected housework).