Thursday, February 11, 2016

did they say challenge?

thought this would be a fun sew along but make no mistake, it IS a challenge!  these little blocks are 3.5" unfinished and some are way more involved than i've ever done at this size.  and now with the photo, i see the block top right is wrong so that's a re-sew.  the photo is taken side view but still, gotta do it over.   never claimed to be an expert piecer, but have to say they don't look too bad overall.  now halfway thru the inside border, so another 6 weeks of these itty bitty blocks, total of 96.  then it's on to the center block, a whopping 18" square.  anxious to see them all sewn together and mentally calculating what lights are in the stash at hand for the next border.  and here is another glance at the overall top...isn't it gorgeous!  i am definitely still in with this project!

keep calm and sew on!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

after the snow...

getting back to what is currently normal, more sewing of the FWS blocks---here is the current bunch.

having real fun making these blocks with different combos from the fabric gene pool...thinking about what color to use for background too.  there is one more to make from this week, then it's tackle the 365 challenge blocks that are starting to accumulate.  those work up really fast tho.  *** and while reading the letter from mamabear over on marcia's site, saw this cute scissor holder from miss sewsitall that i am going to make.  have some cute lobster buoy fabric i might use.   a handy item!

single digit temps on their way so winter hasn't given up the ghost quite yet despite days here and there that are spring-like.   so many gratitudes despite the current unpleasant situation, but spring IS coming and there is progress on housing front, so that is good indeed!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

candy coated cats

so the flimsy is done, waiting for a final press, baste and then quilt.  might use a bright lime to bind.   the rest of the afternoon spent quilting the summer sampler, which is now over half done.   other than that, pretty quiet day all around, calm before another snowstorm.  so far so good on the no-buy efforts.....and the week's stash report:

stash in:   ZERO
stash out:  nothing yet, but sooooon!