My big event for the weekend was teaching my ruler class at The Longarm Network. I had a full class and it was a lot of fun. I think everyone was more comfortable using rulers after the class. But teaching is a lot of people interaction for me so after class I need some concentrated quite time and I decided to spent the rest of Saturday and all day Sunday with my rainbow scraps.
Judy Laquidara's Snowball quilt calls for 4 sizes of blocks and I'm just piecing all of the bits together randomly. I got the bigger blocks done and at this point I needed 40 4.5-inch square blocks and this wasn't enough fabric to get that done. I went to my shop inventory and cut a half yard each of the 2 Color Wheel Gradients (since that's the palette I used for these fabrics) but I needed a little more.
I'm almost embarrassed to tell you that I found another box of rainbow colored leftover tiny bits from this quilt that I finished THREE YEARS AGO! Normally that would be a sign of some sort of serious mental illness. In this case it happens to be a genius foreshadowing of a future need.
By the time I went to bed last night I had all of the blocks made. I hope to get the background cut and substantial progress on putting this together this week because I'm kind of tired of working on it.
I also killed an iron in the process. I think this $25 Target iron has lasted for 4 or 5 years and I'm happy with that performance so I'll just go buy the same one again.
6/19/2017 11:48:34 am
You cut yardage to make scraps ... that is too funny! It great you found those other ones that can now be used up. See they were sitting around for a reason!
6/19/2017 01:26:15 pm
6/19/2017 04:22:05 pm
love the rainbow of colors!! I buy the cheap irons too :)
6/20/2017 12:03:22 am
Another bag of scrap treasures. :-) It always amazes me how some quilters put the odd bits together and come up with something nice. I can put odd bits together, but they don't look like anything I would want to use.
6/20/2017 09:06:37 am
" a lot of people interaction for me"
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.