I finally played in my BLUE scraps. Actually I worked out of the bag of fabrics pulled for Celtic Soltice as my string scraps are in a tote I can't reach. That made me put away larger pieces in their scrap order. I saw the 'garlic knot' block on Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville (when she finds antique quilts while mall/market hunting). These I'm using 2.5" strips and squares so they finish out 8".
Churn Dash blocks are always fun to play with. These I used 2" strips and 3.5" HSTs to make a 9" block.
The star block is from Marcia Hohn - Quilters Cache. If you are new to Marcia's site - look in the middle of her home page - asks where you want to go today - scroll to Quilt Blocks Galore where she has them listed by Alpha name as well as by block size. This is a 12" block that is called "another star" by name.
And then I saved all my skinnies as is sorted and worked blocks to make the string blocks. Everyone gave me their old phone books, so I am able to get a 7" square from those for foundation - Then I trim to 6.5" When I can get to my strings and skinnies tote - there will be lots more string blocks.
For my Relaxing Round Robin with Never 2 Hot 2 Stitch, I decided to play just in those two baskets of scraps. The mini laundry basket is full of trims/left overs from 2013 projects. I confess, I sorted thru it and put away larger pieces in my scrap storage system. The apple basket has lots of muslin and lite trims that really need using up!!
To start, my center could have been an orphan block (which I have), but I wanted to use up that fabric in the basket. I love the star "Charming" pattern and use of the layout page to help with those little bits.
And a border for the center - I whimped and went with just a solid strip and continued the cornerstone out. These are only 1.5" strips/squares, I want to keep this project on the small side. A wallhanging rather than a throw or quilt.
I have been playing a little each day with Goodnight Irene SAL. I keep wanting to sew those 'X' blocks as 'O's - would that make it Goodmorning Irene? Sorry, bad joke - but it does make for another interesting pattern. I have all my rows done and was considering going for a larger quilt. Then reminded myself I am going slow, stressless, and enjoying my projects this year - so sticking to my original plan of the smaller quilt. This will be set aside for assembling/finish in February.
** linking up with Never 2 Hot 2 Stitch
I'm doing my weekend link ups early as I have the Grow Your Blog post for Saturday and I am thinking that is going to generate a lot of e-mail to respond to - yes, I respond to all (unless no-reply). Have a lovely weekend,