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Monday, November 5, 2012

What have I been doing this past week?

I don't know! I spent quite a bit of time in the sewing room but I really don't have too much to show for it. I don't have any quilt finishes. Hopefully, as I blog the things I have done, I will feel more productive.

First there was the Block Lotto Sneak Peak. The nice thing about Block Lotto is you can choose to participate each month or not. It's simple. If you choose not to participate, you just don't get entered into the drawing.  If you do participate, you can make as few as one block or as many as nine blocks. And you can enter the drawing or just donate the blocks. There are different blocks and criteria aech month. Visit Block Lotto here:    To see clever versions of mugs and cups.  I made these four blocks month and I am donating them.

And then, there are many quilters asking that blocks be contributed so that quilts can be made for Hurricane Sandy victims. I chose to do some blocks for:

Erin asked for 12 inch disappearing four patches using a floral and a co-ordinating tone on tone or solid color. She included a well written tutorial. I also did four blocks for that project.

 And I had told you I was going to finish two aprons. And here they are.

And then there was my scrap quilt. I've always loved everyone's "chaos" or "vomit" quilts but each time I started one, I just didn't like it. So now I'm going for a more organized approach to using up my little scraps. This is "little scraps" as opposed to my strips or my more formally organized bags of cut to size left overs. These scraps are all less than 6 inches long and less than 2 1/2 inches wide. When I sorted these by color I was suprised by how much green I had. Probably, at least, twice as much green as any other color.  Here are the beginning rows of this scrap quilt.
And lastly, I've have been nuts over little flying geese. When I made the flying geese for the Row A Long,  I wanted a wide variety of geese and sky. Remember this top row from last week?

To accomplish this, the method I used would create four "geese" of each fabric. So I made 48 geese for this row, all different but that still left me about 150 little triangle qeese. I didn't want to just put them in the scrap bins. I mean they were cut to size. So I've been making those triangles into geese also. I don't know what I am going to do with them. Wallhanging? Border on the Row A Long?  I don't know. I have 120, beyond the original 48, finished. Trimmed and everything. And yes, I am going to finish up the last of them too!

So, finishes? Not so much! But I am enjoying every minute of sewing time! I hope you are too!


1 comment:

  1. I love the mugs! Especially the steam rising from a couple of them. How great of you to donate them! I better made more so I have a chance to win them.