Sunday, February 4, 2018
Bits & Pieces
This month's color for RSC is purple and I am using a variation of the Anvil block. This block is known by many names, but I thought it gave a lot more movement to the different shades of purples as well as to tie them all together in the end result. Even the lighter area are scraps pulled from my 'lite box'.
I've cut all the necessary blocks and rather than throw the left overs back into their totes, I cut them down into my fabric chain system. Various size squares that I use frequantly and strips/strings. I only seperate the lights in the smaller squares other wise it all goes.
** RSC18 LINKY HERE **
Since I found those Bonnie Hunter rails challenge blocks, I figured I better get them into a flimsy before they got lost again. Therails and log cabins could be laid out so many different ways, but this had the least about of seams that I had to worry about matching up - and there are a lot of seams.
I wind so many bobbins when quilting to be sure I don't run short mid-project, and then I have left overs. This is a good piece to use those up as it is so colorful that the color thread doesn't matter.
** OH SCRAP LINKY HERE **
Jo's challenge to finish up an old BOM kit/project is coming along. The wreath block is done other than the buttons for the berries. Those will get added after quilting.
February's block will be the grapevine. All the pieces are prepped and this is a smaller block, so being a short month this block fits the time.
** BOM CHALLENGE LINKY HERE **
Today I am guest hosting over at SARAH'S for the Scrumptious Scraps and have a tutorial. She's having another scrap box give away, too.
Today is Slow Sunday Stitching, but I haven't got anything other than my daily hexie for the temperature quilt. My 15 minutes a day has been sewing every day (for hours) with at least 15 minutes a day (not today) of hand work.
I love the hype of Philly Phil and the weather predictions. Hey, it's 7 weeks until the true Spring Equinox! I have noticed a number of small birds 'flocking' thru our feeders and enjoying the heated bird bath. And old man skunky has been out on the 'scented' prowl for a week now.