Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday Making

I pulled out my two totes of collected juvenile prints, wanting to work them down into just one tote of course.  In April our guild collects quilts for Catholic Charities to add to the Easter boxes for community families, so I have a goal.  This is the perfect example as not to sew late into the night tired and with a very fat cat in the mix.  How I didn't catch this when pressing rows?  Do you see them?  Not one, but four 4-patches going the wrong way.  An easy fix, but who doesn't hate having to un-sew when you think you've tackled a hurdle.  It will have three borders added to bring up to size.  Yeah, borders - but I have until April.

A lot of bits of these rascals are going into a 'boxed' quilt.  Staying with the kitties' colors of creams, light browns, and black as well as I am throwing a few 'full' size print blocks  with the boxed ones for a bit of fun - and cuteness.

And would you believe I have never made an I Spy quilt?  I don't get many of the 'picture' scraps nor do I buy them, but now there is enough collected to jump into this project.  I am just using a variation of the Economy Block - 3.5" center with two 3.5"  squares cut on diagonal for the corners.  That makes them float a little and you don't have to worry about losing those corners.  It really is just me making it 'brainless' mathing.  They are 5" unfinished so will be 4.5" finished in the quilt - I may use a skinny sashing.  I cut 100 center squares and have a pile of twosies for corners, so this project is on it's way. 

A plus - three charity quilts for the community and I did put all the extra fabrics away in ONE tote.

As I sew thru the next few days, I need to think about my goals for the New Year and my focus word.  There are a lot of UFOs, to be quilted, and dream projects - then those pesky squirrels.  Some new classes on new techniques are being offered thru not only my own guild, but some other's close by - I'd like to expand and play.  I am sure the year will be filled with projects. 

Sewingly Yours,


Calicojoan said...

Welcome to my world. LOL!! Its kind of amazing how we just don't see some mistakes till we are all done! Great job with your scraps though. Someones going to love their new quiltie!

Sarah said...

I didn't even notice the switched 4patches until you mentioned them ... that's the kind of day I'm having. Good luck with the borders! Love the boxed felines. Those kids are going to love their quilts!

Rebecca Grace said...

You know, with multiples going the "wrong way," I thought it was intentionally random before reading that it was a "mistake." You could totally leave it that way and say it's "modern." ;-) Here's to the quilt squirrels!!

Barbara said...

Weird, I’m having trouble leaving a comment again. I hit publish and nothing happens. Then I tried copying my comment so I could start over, and I can’t do that either. Now I’m signed out as myself...trying again. I noticed the four patch row, but then I started looking for the pattern. I’m with you, I hate unsewing. I’ve never made an I spy quilt either.

Barbara said...

So, just FYI, signing out and then signing back in again seemed to fix it. I don’t think it’s your blog though. I think it’s just something weird with Google/Blogger.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

I can't believe you've never made an eye spy quilt...have fun! (I like how you are using them.)