I decided to rip the house apart and tackle my next big reorganization project so not much got done in the sewing department. I’ll tell you about that in tomorrow morning’s post.
Sunday afternoon was about the only time I had in the sewing room. I did make good use of my time though. I worked on my Smores blocks.
Oh, I love making these. I don’t know that I’ve had so much fun with a ruler. Seriously, if there are other rulers out there that make blocks this easy, please share your recommendations with me. I love this one.
I managed to get a stack completely finished. The stack on the counter needs to be trimmed and there are more in various stages on my sewing machine.
I went to visit my friend Gloria and she had a copy of the Smores pattern and asked me if I’d like it. I said sure!! I still don’t know how I’ll be laying these out. We’ll see. I need to make about 100 more before I worry about it.
And before I worry about it even a little bit, I need to concentrate on finishing this quilt. It’s my Tumalo Trail quilt. I started quilting it thinking I’d try to put an hour into it…I ended up putting two hours into it. I’m still not done.
This week is busy for me workwise and the weekend is busy because the family is all coming home. I’m going to have to try to sneak upstairs a couple of evenings after work or I won’t have any forward movement on these projects…and you know me. I like to see at least a little bit of progress.
I was in town on Thursday of last week. I needed to get a Covid booster and a flu shot so I rewarded myself with a stop to the thrift store. I didn’t get much at my favorite store. I really needed to be getting home but decided to run into Goodwill. I found three packages of fabric.
Altogether it was $10. At a quilt shop, I wouldn’t have been able to even buy a full yard of fabric so I was curious about what was in the bags. The one far right was the first I opened. It was a great bag. There was a really big stack of cut squares. All of them are about 15″ square. There is a great variety of fabrics. It will be great to grab this and easily cut out a scrappy quilt.
The next bag had goodies I’ll likely pass to the Cresco Ladies…at least part of it. There are large four-patch blocks on the left and fabrics in the middle that will all go to them. I’m keeping the marbled fabrics on the right. They always work great for binding.
The last bag had the polka dot fabrics. I’m keeping the green and white stripe and the yellow polka dot. The rest I am passing on. I can’t use it all and I’m sure the gals will appreciate something to work with as well.
The green striped fabric was 4 yards worth…the yellow polka dot two yards…that alone made the purchase more than worth the $10.
That’s what’s new here in the sewing department. How are you doing on your projects??