Friday, March 24, 2023

kristals is a top

kristals is a top. They are brighter than in the pictures. I took the photo at the library. It must be noted, as part of the friendly competetion between Linda and me, I was 4 days ahead of her in finishing the top. And, yep, since I am her longarmer, Guess who will win the finished quilt? But, I love her version, and mine.



I think mine will be a finish, yet, this month for my one monthly goal

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

fun stars

It was so exciting to start making the blocks for an older Ufo called hand me down.   I didn't pay any attention to matching fabrics. I wanted to see how different combinations would work. I must confess, I didn't wait until all the flying geese were done... I just couldn't.

so fun

Back to flying geese, more still to do.

Monday, March 20, 2023

flying geese

Geese are flying here, as I make the units I need for an older Ufo called hand me down. This is top of my list to finish. But, making flying geese takes a lot of patience and time. I decided I wanted them accurate, so, I went with the deb tucker's instructions and template called wing clipper. They are much more accurate, but, I have more fun if I "fly" by the seat of my pants with rectangles and squares. haha

Still, a few every day and the number I need keeps shrinking. I look forward to making the blocks.

I am making progress. I would like to say I am seeing a dent in the shirt fabric bucket, but, I am not.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

stash report March 19/2023

 added 2 new layer cakes. I have very little editya sitar fabrics and I love all the colors in a kona pack of colors. 

fabric added: 6 yards

fabric added year to date: 34 yards 

fabric used: 0 yards  

62 1/ 2 yards used more than bought 

I sewed 4 days last week. 

I have the W in sight to finish this week for my village rug.

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

9 patches in green

I made 35 nine patches using 2 inch strips for a quilt called diffusion. I am only using 4 -5 colors to make the nine patches. This was the first time the color of the month was one of the colors for the rainbow scrap challenge.

I thought I would have fish school blocks to show this week, but, they swam away. I will need to find a bait that will bring them back to me. Here fishy fishy.

I do have 1, and only 1, strip weave block for the month finished.

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Friday, March 17, 2023

scrappy pinwheels is a top

I am surprised that this quilt is larger than expected. I thought it would be a small lap quilt, but, it is a good size lap quilt. Scrappy pinwheels is a top. I really like the pattern and revisiting older scraps. Hopefully, it will get a turn on the long arm soon.

I started it in 2018 cutting the pieces and sewing some flippy corners. It went into the ufo closet for a vacation.

I made it a goal here in February as part of the 5 quilts project. It has been a delight to work with it.

My version of the pattern here

cut a quilt kit here from shirt fabric.  I would be glad to sell the cut kit for 30.00 plus shipping.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

cutting for ohio star block

Once, I started cutting shirts for scrappy pinwheels, there was a cascade of shirt related cutting. Ohio stars was an easy decision. I have the accuquilt go die. I need a 5 1/2 inch strip of shirt to cut one block. So, While I was going through the box of shirts, I cut what I could get from a shirt in that size. Once I had been through the box once, I started cutting with the die. It wasn't until then, I checked my list of ufos, and, found I had a project box already cut. hmmm And then, I found another box of 5 1/2 inch strips labeled "to be ohio stars" hmmmm. 

No problem. Ohio stars are a classic and easy block that can be a study in fabric combinations. LOL And I love the look and feel of upcycled shirts in a quilt.

I cut at least 2 sets of 35 blocks. The block finishes at 12 inches. I can not make all the quilts I want to make. If any one would like to buy a "mystery" set of 35 ohio blocks in shirt fabric, let me know. Everything is there except the 4 outside corners. I think it is about 3 yards of fabric. I cut in sets of 8. I am thinking 40.00 plus shipping.

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