With my mystery quilt finished I have been busy sewing some things of my own. Yahoo!! I like doing the mystery but by the time I get to the end, I start to think of it more as a chore. UGH. At the beginning I’m excited to carve out some me time and sew away. By the end I’m thinking enough already I want to be sewing on something else. That’s my nature and why I work on several projects at once. I never get bored.
So I’m been putting LOTS of my time into the blocks I showed you last week.
This is totally a scrap buster! I’ve been sewing through lots of scrap. It’s been so fun as many of the scraps are ones that were gifted to me by blog readers. I know I have never made anything with some of these fun fabrics…no Halloween scraps…
There are tons of scraps in here that I know had to be gifted to me. I rarely sew with black….and I am typically not a novelty print buyer.
I have LOTS of units paired, sewn and cut….no more blocks though. Once I get all the units made I think these blocks will go together fast.
I have a few more three units to make in black.
The neutrals and oranges are all done.I ended up with some left over pieces that were to small for this quilt but they were big enough to get a 1 1/2″ twosies unit from. I don’t have plans for them yet but I couldn’t let them go to waste. It’s part of the never ending cycle of scraps “breeding” and making more scraps. I don’t mind. They will be fun to play with.I’m hoping by next week to have a stack of blocks finished.
As for my scrap challenge….it was another slow week. I’ve been working pretty hard on the scrappy quilt so the challenge has been slow. Here’s what I was up to with that….I got the white outer part sewn on 25 more of my Pineapple Crazy blocks. They are all trimmed now and I am up to having 37 of the outer blocks done. I need 60 so I need to keep plugging away on it.
I am still working on challenging myself to making the last four quilts I haven’t made yet from Bonnie Hunter’s String Fling book before her new book comes out.
Find me here next week with more String Challenge fun.