Friday, February 23, 2018
The second poodle was finished today. I used up the last of my black grunge on this guy. I'm using the same black for all of the eyes and noses - used up the last of that strip. The funky poms and ear - coffee beans and that is gone. All of them will have the same Kona White background as it is a piece I need to move out of here.
In fact, I spent most of two days just cutting to gleen that black tote. It was working backwards from my usual system to sort bags of scraps (large to medium to small to smallest) as I wanted to use up the smallest scraps first before heading into small and medium. Larger pieces will only get cut into should I need them to fulfill the bricks and mini charm sizes, but I found another bag of black scraps!!! I think it is mostly strings, but I will pull what is useable for those project as I have all the pieces cut for the poodles. Now, if I can find that lid......
Bella is being borrowed next door as my Mom is having a mouse problem. So I only have Moe who has been a bad boy. We had some lovely spring like days and this guy did some neighborhood carousing and got in a scrap with someone. I tried to get his injuries - cut down his nose and his left ear is has two 'tooth' marks from a bite. He knows he is in the dog house with Momma, so won't look you in the eye or flash his wounds.
(linking up with Whoop, Whoop Friday and Feline Friday)
We are in for a very rainy weekend which will wash away all that snow and maybe do some low-land flooding. I have some serious housecleaning and clearing out to do. Oh, and some sewing time as well.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
I have a few ungoing projects that I will some piece work on as leader/enders. There are just 8 more of the 'ribbon' blocks left that need their flip corners put on to snowball them. Then those corner cut offs fall into another leader/ender project as hour glass blocks.
I have just 10 more dark and 10 more light Temecula Quilt Co. snowball blocks to add corners to. I have just been attaching cornes - no clipping and turning as yet. This is a long term project, so I am not rushing.
The newest temperature rosette is done. Mother Nature and Father Winter are playing games with each other over the last few days; and looks to continue in our next few weeks. We swirl up and down at thier whimsy - and I have a green in this one!
43 - 50 - 35 - 30 - 32 - 41 - 51
My main goal is to do something with the over flowing black tote. I don't even know where the lid is as I tucked it away because you just couldn't get it on a shoebox size that is trying to hold 3 x's it's amount. This will be worked down into 3 projects. Hey, while that pile of fabric is dumped use it to it's fullest. It all has to be sorted, pressed, cut - might as well go into a plan (or plans).
I've always wanted to make SALLY'S POODLE block and it being the Year of the Dog, it is a good time to make these. My larger blacks and I even pulled my tote of gray for some of the darker prints are going to make some cute poodles.
There's a lot of cutting, piecing, and keeping a real good track on what goes where. BUT, aren't they just too stinkin' cute!!??
From those blacks (and some of the grays) I'm cutting 2.5" x 6.5" bricks for a coin quilt and 2" squares for some 9-patches. Anything else will get broken down into my barrel and string system.
Hope you get to play in your scraps today,
Monday, February 19, 2018
After making large blocks and large borders, I need to relax and play with something small. Yes, I am in the insane group that loves and releases stress with working with very tiny bits of fabric. I have some pieces left over from the jacket I made (which I don't think I ever posted here). This is all getting chopped down to smaller and smallest.
I need to get my project finished for the next blog hop with Carol. She's announced a new hop for May that might interest you - so take a visit.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
The problem child Anvil Block got finished, blocks corrected in the layout so they all faced the same way, and sashed. I went right to work getting this one DONE. I used up some 'stray' light grey JR strips for the inner sashing and the inner border was just enough of 'stray' white JR strips. The little bit of those was chopped up into my barrel system.
The tropical print was something that come home with me when our guild had their 'stash swap' night. It's not something I would buy or use, but it worked with this quilt for the outer border. AND I hate borders and this is probably the widest border (9.5") I have ever put on a quilt. BUT, it was to use that print up. Cutting the length of the good size yardage of this made it so I didn't have to match/piece the strips. I had just a 2.5" strip left from the cutting and the small bit that was trimmed to length of border. Those were cut down into my barrel system, too.
Now it is in the 'to-be-quilted' pile; which is growing.
This quilt full-fills the color purple for RSC18, the Pantone Color of the Year quilt, and the block pulled for my Scrap Attack project.