Wednesday, January 20, 2016

farmer's wife progress

the latest 4 in the farmer's wife sew-along, papers not yet removed.  when this sew-along was started, all fabrics in these color families were put into a bag, and this was the kind you take to the supermarket...that big!  then, a few others found their way into the bag via the postman.  even so, have busted some pieces completely.  just this morning a 2.5" strip--background on bottom left--was totally used.  a small piece, but gone nonetheless.  just over 1/3rd finished with this, and anticipating to see the bag's contents decrease even more.  now back to quilting.....

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

my new fave tool

my christmas gift to me this year was this itty bitty 8ths ruler.  my rogue quilter pal has used this and raved about it a lot.  i don't make the precision miniatures that she does, but with these small blocks for the 365 challenge, it is an essential and quite useful item.  mostly i get by with the rulers i have and don't get everything that comes along, but this one lives up to its reputation and glad it's added to my ruler repertoire.  *** not much new here in frigid city but busy with sew along blocks and quilting.  the binding for the table topper is prepped just waiting its turn.  don't think i'll be sending any penalty blocks for the UFO challenge this quarter!  now to keep warm and sew on!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

quickie stash report

this past week:

added - ZERO
subtracted - ZERO

the table topper is almost done, prepping binding today.  also on today's list the 2 sew alongs....but no new stash is good!