Saturday, April 20, 2019

word games

Hubby and I had a fun trip to the Greencastle Indiana fiber fair. It was a wonderful splash of color at the festival and along the drive.
My Mother attended Depauw university and my Aunt Betty worked in the offices there. After all these years, I was still able to find my way to where she lived.

Time to play boggle with my alphabet letters for April rainbow scrap challenge.

dear ear tear hear near rear area era ere err art hat
tree heed need reed drear nerd here
hand rent rend heat red death dearth heart
the thee there heard and ant than end then her
drat - i need to do something else.

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lots of aqua inspiration at:

Friday, April 19, 2019

tiny tuesday

I had hoped to have a finish to show this week, but, it has been pouring down rain for 3 days, and I haven't gotten a picture. I did work on my tiny Tuesday blocks for the rainbow scrap challenge. I finished a green one and an aqua block that I didn't see how it was supposed to be set, so they are without the settings. They will finish at 4 1/2 inches

I finished the string umbrella. After I add the settings, they will finish at 7 inches.

And, I had a lot of fun making this little owl. My more modern friend had gifted me with these scraps just days before. I don't know that he will match my other scraps, but, I still think he is great.

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Whoop Whoop

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

fair and square

Two Friday group sews, and all the 4 patches are attached for Fair and square, a quiltville pattern. I am thrilled with the scrappy goodness.

I have the framing pieces cut, and will start adding them to the blocks at the next Friday group sew. It won't be this Friday as hubby and I are off to a fiber festival for the day.

Yesterday was rug hooking guild, and I started mr. snowman. He is going to be so cute.

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midweek makers

Oh Scrap

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

new rug hooking project

I have been very slow on rug hooking my circles rug. I started 4 circles in January, and have just finished them. I was doing this as an in between project. I had finished the Cleveland rug, and I hadn't decided what the next project would be.  I have some really great projects in the planning stages. I just couldn't decide.

It will be a big rug. Each of the bigger circles are 4 1/2 inches and I fill in with whatever size will fit. I have a long way to go, But, I have a new project and I am setting this aside until next time.

Mr snowman rug...

Most of the sister's 9 patch is together. I am still adding borders.

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chameleon color linky

Oh scrap

Monday, April 15, 2019

sand castles

I had the string piecing bug last week, and when it hits, it's best to go with it. I think I was primarily anxious to clean up the mess. I worked on sand castles. I am half way through the blocks I need, with most of them trimmed and depapered.

While I was cleaning I would pick up any stray small pieces, and add them to a strip of adding machine tape. I had found a bag of adding machine tape at goodwill recently, and thought I would try using them for string piecing. It was fun. It's a good combination of strings and crumb piecing.
It made the diagonal string piecing ( not my favorite) go better.

I was surprised at how fast it was in comparison, and, also, that there were this many small bits to clean up. No wonder the mess was getting to me. Where did they come from and how did they end up on the floor?

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

stash report April 14, 2019

We have started birthday season in our family. My hubby's is the 4th, Youngest son is the 6th, Son number 3 is the 18th, and many more in our extended family.

I am looking for mustard, cheddar color fabric. This was supreme cotton from Missouri star quilt company. It is a beautiful color. I have some more ordered, before I choose. And, while I was there, I added a few 'deals" to my cart.

I am looking forward to slow Sunday stitching today. It is a cold and rainy Spring day. After church, I am cuddling up with some hand stitching. My goal is to finish this hexie and get it set into the mothership part of the quilt.

I finished grand illusion this week, so my report looks better.

Stash report 

Fabric Used this Week 27 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 100.5 yards

Fabric Added this Week: 2.25 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 101.5 yards
net fabric: 1 yard bought more than used

I stitched 15 minutes every day this week just on clean up duty. As I was tidying from projects, I'd find little bits, that I just had to sew a few minutes before I put it away. I am easily distracted from cleaning.

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sunday stash at quiltpaintcreate

15 min to stitch at life in pieces