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


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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


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