Happy to be Scrappy

Happy to be Scrappy

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Caught Up

Well, I'm caught up again on the sow-a-long blocks from Barrister's Block . Once again I am just loving these blocks.  They go together so quickly.  And if I don't like how they turn out I take it apart and put in a different color.

                                 These are the five newest blocks.

And here they are next to the last five I made.  There are also some of the bow tie leader enders blocks.  I spent an hour this morning cutting more pieces for the bow ties.  I need what seems to be a never ending supply of them.  And then it is as if I haven't worked on them at all.  I have less than two hundred of the nine hundred I want to make. 

Happy sewing !


Monday, June 11, 2012

On The Wall

                                          Less blurry shot.

I have actually been working on a few projects.  The monkey is a pattern from Quiltmaker magazine. This picture was taken about 5:15 this morning.  Since then I have added the inner border. And laid out the leaf blocks for the border.  That means I'll be ready to get back on it when I get home from work.  I was not impressed with the pattern directions. There were just too many odd ball sizes to cut. For one thing the squares are 2 1/4".  It would have been much easier with them cut 2" or 2 1/2" and then to have a narrower or wider border.  I guess since I follow Bonnie Hunter and her scrap savers system those 2 1/4" just didn't fit in with my scraps.  It is turning out great though. Just as cute as I was hoping it would be.  I was a little concerned about making the mouth with a satin stitch but it worked just fine.

The blocks on the side that I didn't get pictures of today are a block of the month and two of my sew a long blocks from Barristers Block.

Well off to put in my 8 hours at work so I can afford to sew in the afternoons. Have a great Monday.