Saturday, February 23, 2019


With two Hops at the same time, I found I needed to scramble to catch up on several of my other in-progress projects.  First, I wanted to sort thru the Yellow Monster to get a handle on it's contents.  Larger pieces were pulled and stored in respective totes.  Bits for different block construction were tucked in with those totes.  Smaller pieces were chopped down into the barrel system.  There was a lot of blue in every hue, again.

The Yellow Monster is considerably thinner!  He is now just stuffed with all those blues - unfortunately I have a lot of blue in a large tote as well.  A couple of blue quilts will be in the works when that color is called for in the RSC19.

I caught up on all my blocks, especially the stars for Barbara Brackman's  QAL.  I am finding the history of Queen Victoria and the stories of her children (she had 9) are quite interesting.  It was a very severe time and the family certainly went thru some hardships.  The 8th block just came out, but I will wait to complete that when the 9th is released and work them up together. 

I have a number of commissions come in, so I will get a bit behind on my work for a while - why I wanted to catch up.  I do have two pieces that need their binding sewn down, so I will use them as my 'respite' from the busy work.

Some severe weather is expected over the next few days - hoping power stays on - but I do have some handwork that will fill in.  Although we had a bit of a 'spring is around the corner' sign as our very white and very stinky Mr. Skunk came out for a walk about leaving his very pungent aroma every where - must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed!

Stay Safe and Stitch Away,
Sewingly Yours,


Barbara said...

I love your yellow monster. It seems as if it’s feast or famine for him.

Calicojoan said...

That yellow monster is too cute. What a perfect place to hide...oops store the stash! LOL!! I think we are all about at the end of our "winter" ropes. It's time to move on to a new season! Skunks already huh? That might be a good sign...stinky, but good!

The Joyful Quilter said...

OMG!! Where on Earth did you find that YELLOW Scrap Eater?!?! I think I need one of those in EVERY color of the rainbow. LOL!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love the Yellow Monster!

Nancy J said...

The monster, I need to find a pattern and make one or 3 for a friend's grandies. perfect for stashing fabric or toys.

kiwikid said...

Great yellow the stars blocks too, they are beautiful. Good luck with the snow coming.

Cheryll said...

Who doesn't LoVe a skinny monster... & by the way that's a GReaT idea. Hope the snow doesn't fall for too long... xox

Sheila said...

Cute Yellow Monster. I love my tubs of squares. Got that idea from you. I'm constantly adding to them as well as my string tubs when I cut up scraps.
Your stars are beautiful.
Hope the bad weather doesn't last long. We are having a patch of spring weather this week. Know it won't last as we often have snow in March and sometime April. Thankfully, April snow doesn't lay on the ground long. Be safe.

Kate said...

Your Queen Victoria blocks are looking gorgeous. Hope you were able to keep the power on.