Happy to be Scrappy

Happy to be Scrappy

Friday, August 23, 2019

A New Project

The other day on Instagram, Lori Holt posted a few pictures of her new sewing room.  In the background, on her design wall, were the blocks for her Vintage Block Along.  Well I was smitten.  She is 29 blocks into the sew-a-long and probably about done but I just have to make those blocks. So last weekend I started sewing them from my stash.  Not too bad, if I do say so myself.

Block One

Block Two

The dark fabric in the basket block is a navy blue.

On Sunday I decided that it was time to finally buy my first fat quarter bundle. I chose Lori Holt's Autumn Love purchased from the  Fat Quarter Shop.  I also ordered a few 1/2 yard background prints and a few other sale fabrics I couldn't resist.

So pretty! I can't wait to get home to wash and play with all these new colors.  So much fabric. So little time.

In between playing with blocks I've also been quilting my Moda Blockheads 2 Halloween quilt. I've had a couple of people offer to take it off my hands when I'm finished.  But I'm fairly certain this one is going to stay with me.

The piece of paper in the picture above is what I'm using to sew the lines.  It is card stock that is cut 3" wide. I just sew the length of it then move it down and sew again.  I was using blue painters tape but it wasn't working great on this big quilt. This method is working out better for me.  Let's face it, any lines I sew are never going to be perfectly straight anyway.

Happy Sewing,

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