Saturday, April 17, 2021

blue stuff




After sorting through the 2 gallon zip lock bag of blue scraps and cutting into useable sizes for  the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy, I had these pieces in the bag that aren't really scraps. They are bigger than 1/4 yard. So, I just folded them and sent them to their homes on the shelves. And, I had the pleasure of an empty plastic bag...... Ready to refill at my leisure.


This week, I decided to build some tiny houses. They are still so fun. I have a million to go before I have a city um quilt.


And, I made the psp 20/21 blocks in blue. I have 40 postage stamp blocks and no idea how I want to put the together.


The medium blue is from a sheet that I used as a back at some point. I enjoy finding little fabric memories in the scraps.

My rainbow projects for 2021 with links:

tiny houses

crumb stars  pinkyellowgreenblue

postage stamp psp20/21

ice cream

waffle stamp blocks 

color blocks quilt along

blue ufos

floating stars and here

green ufos

Christmas sparkle

yellow ufos

yellow boxy star and here and here and here

florabunda


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Friday, April 16, 2021

sparkle top

After considering adding another row to the Christmas sparkle quilt  a free pattern found here. I made more blocks and added to the top before counting it done. But, now, I need to make the decision to add borders. I have plenty of fabric. IT doesn't seem big on the library floor, but, it does at home when I lay it out to decide.


I am always impatient to visit my favorite greenhouse in the Spring. And as a warning to be patient, it was only 47 degrees. We bought asparagus, cabbage, onions, and Jasmine. I have never seen that before as a plant. I tend to have big plans for the garden each year...... for my hubby.



I am looking forward to a guild open sew this Saturday. I have a new project to start.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

what I am working on

 A little bit here and there. I found some bright 4 patches in my reorganization of the project selves. I think I was planning on making a stepping stone quilt with them. In any event, I brought them over to work on as more of a leader/ ender. 


I need to cut more upcycled shirts for the anvil blocks. I really like making these. Each one looks so nice. 



These are the little easy breezy blocks made with 1 1/2 inch squares. I still have some cut and ready to sew.


I tried  a new bread recipe - honey orange. And it has a mild orange taste that is yummy, and, it smelled so good making it.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

to do: blue ridge beauty

I am restless about finishing ufos. I am on track with my goals for the month, but, I want to add something more interesting. I have been choosing my ufos by the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. April is blue. I have an older ufo that keeps being passed over, that, I want to at least make a plan for finishing. This is a Bonnie Hunter quilt called blue ridge beauty from her book adventures with leader enders. It takes a bit to figure out what is still left in the box after I open it. It looks like I have a large piece of fabric for the backing. I have a few leftover blocks from the quilt, and inner border strips, and a top without borders. So close, and, I didn't finish it.  Borders used to be my kryptonite. Now, they don't seem such a big deal.



There are a lot of oldie fabrics in here and some recycled shirts. It is truly a beauty to me.




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Monday, April 12, 2021

more crumb stars

 Over the weekend, I realized that I had made more crumb stars in other colors than in blue. I know blue is the scrap color I have the most, so why was I short on blue? Well, some had been scooped up in a cleaning job, and, had gone missing. And, I found a few more blue crumbs.....Now, I have 9 more blue crumb stars. The first blue ones are here




We have had a rainy weekend. Sometimes, in the Spring, a good rain makes all the flowers look brighter. Such a lovely time of year.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

stash report April 11, 2021

   I found these treasures at goodwill. The red is 1 1/3 yards. The cream is at least 1/2 yard wof, and, another yard just half wof. The birds are 1/2 yard.  


 Stash report April 11, 2021

Fabric Used this week:1 1/2 yards 

Fabric Used year to Date: 53 yards

Fabric Added this week: 2 1/3 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 55 1/3 yards

net fabric: 2 1/3 yards bought more than used  

I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. I cut at least 15 minutes a day.

I have done a little rug hooking with one of the pumpkins of my Mr. Scarecrow rug hooking project. I started hooking top down, and then, I was worried I would not have enough of the same wool for the whole pumpkin. The best place, in my opinion, to add a different wool would be in the bottom middle, so, I  hooked around the edges, until, I had a better idea of how much wool I needed. I am pretty sure I will have enough to finish this pumpkin. 

just a little bit to go




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Saturday, April 10, 2021

crumb stars

  I have a 2 gallon zip lock bag of odds and ends and leftovers in blue, that I need to go through before I cut for my projects. waffle stamps were already cut, so, I could sew them for last week easily. I always enjoy an evening sorting and cutting scraps. Anything less than a fat quarter, I cut into my scrap user's sizes.

2 pound 5 ounces = 6 1/2 yards = $60.00

From chunks I cut 2 1/2 inch HSTS - ( half square triangles ) for my crumb stars. I made 6 crumb blocks so I needed 48 HSTS. I was lazy and used the same fabrics - not much variety.




I made the crumb centers from what I could find in the string/ crumb basket in blue. This time I found enough for 6. I am sure I will find more later when blue is called for again. These stars are a fun way to use the smallest pieces.




While I was looking for blue, I started a tray of other colors of crumbs for future crumb stars. I wish I had thought of this earlier.


my rainbow projects for 2021 with links:

tiny houses

postage stamp psp20/21

ice cream I haven't so far this year hmmmm

waffle stamp blocks

blue ufos

floating stars and here

green ufos

Christmas sparkle and here

epp stars

yellow ufos

florabunda


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