Friday, March 16, 2018
I am slowly getting the Temecula Quilt Co snowball blocks together. I'm not one who likes to pin a lot, but I am taking care to match those little flip corners using a whole lot of them. The sewing part isn't what is taking so long to do...............
It's the pressing! I am pressing seams open and that takes a long time - and some burnt fingers. These are to be set 13 blocks a row and 16 rows so I have about a 1/3 of the quilt assembled.
Since I'm not a quilter who just concentrates on one project at a time, I am switching out to start some work using those strings I stitched to the phone paper. I have a leader/ender project by the machine too - that will help get a jump on that.
These three projects will carry me nicely thru the weekend. AND hopefully no more snow. However, we are to get bitter cold again. Maybe I will find something yummy to put the crockpot to good use and add some cozy to the house.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
I finished up the strip piecing to help tame that tote (not really, but a dent) and got thirty on the 6.5" x 9.5" papers. To use up the few left overs on the table from those I cut a couple of pages to 6.5" square and made the diagonals, because you never know.
The next temperature hexie is certainly feeling blue! Why not - three super snow storms in two weeks - geesh!!
34 - 32 - 33 -31 - 28 - 29 - 28
The new diamond hexie project is being worked on as well. Not scraps, but a Jelly Roll and I loved SARAH's comment on keeping the cheddar on all of the outsides. BUT. there are only six strips of the cheddar (I feel cheated) in the JR - called Indigo's and Cheddar. Guess I will have to do some fabric shopping as this one progresses. I do love the old prints of cheddar, so some FQ pick me ups will be a good thing.
Since there will be more snow today, I will finish up the few snowball blocks for the Temecula Quilt Co QAL. Then I'll do a little bit of a lay-out, but this is scrappy enough that I can just grab and sew as they are piled. Time to get this one done.
Monday, March 12, 2018
I knew my string tote was full and really not looking forward to making string blocks, but I had more to add from the recent 'gifted bags' sorting - there is no more room!
I have several old Yellow Pages phonebooks that are perfect papers for foundation. I could just sew strips together, but I like to have them on the paper to hold them while I am ready to use them. Plus, it keeps them straight as sometimes when you do long strattas they tend to 'lean'.
I'll be using these in the new Blog Hop "Wish Upon a Star' - what will I make?
We have our new snow bomb starting sometime today, thru tomorrow and right into Wednesday. OYI!!!
Saturday, March 10, 2018
I have spent at least 15 minutes a day hand stitching - my goal. I need to get those four completed temperature rosettes stitched to their back grounds; so today is dedicated to this project.
My back needs a break, because I spent all day Saturday cutting up fabrics from those gifted bags. I pull all the big stuff first - anything for the shelf or FQ totes - and then I process the rest into squares for the barrels or strings for that tote.
Another bag was filled with zip lock bags from different people that I stuffed all together to deal with 'later'.
My goal was two bags, but since I was tackling zip bags, two of those. As you can see, all of these really didn't hold any 'large' pieces. This is my usual donation - the clear offs from the cutting board. That's OK as it all works for me. AND I have some fresh fabrics in my barrels that get a constant work out.
And I'm lining up some sewing and handwork prep for the next few days as they say we have another storm coming thru - I'm going to be ready.