Sunday, January 23, 2022

Oh Scrap! : More Red Blocks

 This week was a pretty productive one.  I worked on about 4 different projects and made some great progress.  I finished all the blocks for my UFO quilt and am busy sewing up the rows.  I made two more placemat tops that I can quilt up soon.




On the scrap front, I made four Bloom blocks in red.  This is a new project I am starting this year.




The four blocks will go together in the quilt like this.  I have had one of the medallion layouts shared in the pattern stuck in my head so I know I just have to make it so I can move on.

This quilt will not be made from 100% scraps - I am using all the same white fabric for the background and the bases will all be the same.




I also finished another geo letter for my banner.  I have two more in red that I need to complete.  Hopefully I can finish them this week.  I messed up a bit on the background for this letter, but I can fix it when I go to put all the letters together.  You all know how I hate to get out my seam ripper!

Hoe you all enjoy your week!


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Friday, January 21, 2022

First Quilt Finish of 2022

 I shared some finished placemats earlier this month, but this is the first quilt finish of 2022.



I had a number of navy-blue leftover binding strips and large blue chunks in my scrap bins.  So I wanted to make a project that used them up.  I am also wanting to clean out the tiny crumbs from my scrap bins - so this quilt really helped meet those two goals.




There are a number of different layouts that can be made using this block.  But I went with this one because I didn't need to match up a bunch of points.  I am really pleased with how it turned out.




The block is quite simple...it is just a 2.5 x 8.5" rectangle with four 1.5" flip corners sewn on.




I was able to use up some older stash on the back.  I didn't have quite enough of the striped fabric, so I pieced in another blue.  It really shows off the swirly quilting.

This one will most likely go into the donation pile.  It isn't very big - it measures 48"x 56".
I am pleased to report it used up almost all the navy scraps I had. Yay!

This wek I hope to focus on the UFO project I want to finish by the end of the month.  Almost all the blocks are done - I just need to sew them up and quilt...and I have about 10 days to get it all done!

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Sunday, January 16, 2022

Oh Scrap! : Scrappy Letters

 For a long time now, I have been wanting to make a small banner with my business name on it for various events.  I don't want it to be too big and of course I want it scrappy.




When I was digging through my gray scraps for my placemats, I kept out some various shades of solids and decided to tackle some paper piecing.  I am using Quiet Plays Geo Letters pattern.  Once they are framed, I think they will measure about 6" square.

For gray, I just need these two letters.




Next up are three letters in shades of red.

I haven't done any paper piecing in a really long time. 
 It took a bit to get back in the swing of it!

Happy Scrappy Sunday!



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Friday, January 14, 2022

January's Placemats

 One of my RSC projects this year is to sew my crumb scraps in the monthly color into placemats.




I have already finished them for the month of January.  I knew there were not going to be that many made because I didn't have that many crumbs in red.

Sorry - I forgot to take a phot of the backings.



But I did take a photo of the growing stack.  To date there are 29 finished.

I am already looking forward to seeing what the next month's color is.  I am really enjoying making these - they are really cleaning out my scrap bins!




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Sunday, January 9, 2022

Oh Scrap! : Nothing Much to Share

 Most of this week's sewing was spent on finishing the blue scrappy quilt I shared Friday.  Other than that, there really hasn't been much progress made on anything else.




I did decide what to do with the stack of older fabrics I found.

I am going to make these blocks - alternating two different fabrics.  The strips are all varying sizes to the lengths of the blocks will all be different.  We shall see how they all work together.

I have cut all the pieces for a number of blocks, and I just need to find some time to sit and sew.

Happy Sunday Everyone!



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Friday, January 7, 2022

Thought I would Never Finish

 My initial plan was to be sharing a quilt finish today.  But I am going to have to settle with just having the finished quilt top to share.



I really loved this project when I started it.  But as I started making the blocks, I realized they took quite a bit of time to cut and sew all those tiny flip corners.

I thought I would never finish all the blocks!



But I did finally finish them this week.  And I have to admit, I am really pleased with how it turned out.

This project really cleaned out all the big chunks clogging up my blue scrap bin and the flip corners ate through a lot of crumbs.

Hopefully this weekend I can get the backing sewn and maybe I can get it quilted next week.

Now I can move on to something else!


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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

This Year's Focus

 For the past decade or so, I have taken the last few weeks of each year to ready my business for the new year, clean/organize my house and give thought to what I really want to accomplish over the next 12 months.  I also update all my work spreadsheets - including my list of all of my UFOs.

I ended up with 19 in case you were wondering!

A quilty friend and I always have a competition to see who ends the year with the least UFOs.  We tied for the second year in a row.  But what we both discovered is that we both do great at finishing the new starts but continue to carryover the older UFOs.

So we came up with a plan...




We made a list of 12 old projects and every month we will take turns choosing a number and we will at least try and make progress on that UFO.

So this month, I will be working with this pile of fabric I adopted from another friend.  A lot of the fabric is already cut into strips and the larger pieces look like about 1/8 yard cuts.  Not sure what the original plan was but I will figure something to make from it all.  There is even a backing fabric and a fun stripe I think I will use for the binding.

I am happy that the first UFO drawn looks like it will be something I can finish up.  It will start the year off with a success.  We shall see how long I can keep it up!


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