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I'm a quilting, knitting, sewing, cooking,reading, gardening nut who can never find enough hours in the day to get it all done. Then again, getting it all done is out-of-the question. I'm too easily distracted.

Monday, March 14, 2016

A Finished Top

So......here are those bullseye blocks.
All sewn together.....

I'm still not in love with the thing but it doesn't matter.
A big Thank You to my friend Nancy for the gift of fabric from her stash that I used for the borders...there are several more cuts that will work great as the back and the binding.
I'm looking forward to getting it quilted, bound and washed....and donated at the next guild meeting.


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Scraps, Mostly

I was trying to clean up my disaster-area sewing space.
As usual, I got sidelined.
I found a pile of un-sewn bullseye blocks that I had long ago abandoned when I learned that sewing with scraps that I didn't like only created blocks that I didn't like.....
So these got packed away, thinking that I would toss them into my donation bag and drop them off at the thrift shop.
Well, I never did that, and the pieces have resurfaced.
My cleaning and tidying stopped and I decided to sew them together and turn them into a charity quilt for the guild I belong to.

I still don't like them all that much, but I'll get these squared up, sewn together, and have them out of my life once and for all by the end of the month.
I look forward to seeing them done.

Working on those bullseye blocks has just added more to my overflowing scrap pile!
(One of many, I'm sorry to say)

Before I had to leave my sewing room for the day I got another Pineapple Crazy block done.

Only about 250 more to go...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Playing with Scraps

For some reason, I decided to start making these Pineapple Crazy blocks from the Bonnie Hunter book String Fling.
There are 45 pieces in each 5" block, but like Bonnie said in her blog post today 
they are all short seams!

The top 4 blocks show how the dark pattern emerges.
There are 250+ of these blocks in the quilt , and that doesn't count the border blocks.
I have no deadline for making this quilt.
I'm just going to make the blocks when I feel like it.
One thing is for certain, I have more than enough scraps to use to make this thing!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Knitting Season

Just showing another Lovely Ribbed Cowl from Purl Soho.
This is , I think, the 4th one I've knit this winter.
Gifted to Claudette because green is her color!