Huzzah! Flutterby is a flimsy!
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Saturday, June 26, 2021
June is starting to dwindle away, taking purple with it. Here's the last of my RSC blocks for the month -
One last Antique Tiles block,
and a nice little batch of chips.
As usual, I'm startled by how many of these little gems I end up with by month's end. I thought I'd only gotten 8 or 10 of them done, so I was surprised that there are really 18!
I thought I'd cut out another purple cake stand or two, but apparently I've buried them somewhere on my cutting table. While looking for them, I found the parts for this Jacks 'n Sixes that I'd cut out for last month and then misplaced, so I sewed it right up. Maybe the cake stands will turn up when I'm searching for whatever blocks I manage to lose next month...
And in big happy news, I've got all my Flutterby blocks done and thrown up on the design wall.Cathy's Random Method for my Glitter top, I went random again while laying out these blocks. I'll leave them up to look at for a day or two, but I don't see much that I'd want to rearrange. Given the size of the pieces and the general busyness of the pattern, I don't think moving blocks around would even be noticeable. I've already got the borders half assembled (More spikes! Yay!), so I'm well on the way to a completed top.
And I can hear those squirrels starting to rustle around behind me. Uh oh....
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Though I'll admit that those two have pretty much sucked up all the energy lately.
A little bit of RSC piecing has been sneaking in here and there. My Antique Tile blocks have happily multiplied,
There are parts for a couple more of these cut out and stacked near my sewing machine. I should be able to get to them in the coming week.
Also squeezing through the cracks were a small stack of Chips, some nine-patches for my Jack's Chain, and a few more Easy Breezy Peasy blocks as leader/enders.
Little by little by little, these blocks keep adding up. They might even end up as quilts someday, if the squirrels don't get me first...
Monday, June 14, 2021
I can't decide if I'm living in fast-forward or extreme-slow-motion... Either way, time keeps getting away from me.
When last we met, I'd hung up Glitter and was testing a border idea. To me, the edges of the top looked like they were just frittering off into nothingness, so I wanted a bit of a frame to contain them and hold them into the quilt.
I realize borders don't float everyone's boat, but I'm happy with the way it's turned out. It's only an inch wide so it won't be screaming for attention, plus there's the added benefit of pushing all those points away from the binding.
So, off went Glitter to join the mountain of tops that are awaiting quilting. (I'll get to them someday. I have A Plan.) (Don't laugh. Sometimes my plans work out okay.) (Well, sort of...)
That left me free to start a new Main Project, right? I reached for those HRTs that I've been cutting for the last couple of months for Jen Kingwell's Flutterby,
Saturday, May 29, 2021
It's the last Saturday in May, so time to trot out the last of my red blocks for the RSC.
Three more Antique Tiles were stitched up.
I've been enjoying making these blocks. With all those simple seams, they also make a dandy leader/ender. (Special thanks to Cathy for throwing her blocks out as bait and sending me off down this path!)
And I gathered all my Chips for May, and was happy to find I'd made 16.
(I always let myself be surprised with the total at the end of the month. It's a lot more fun that way!) (By the way, Cathy started me off on these blocks, too. I'm such a copycat...)
And that wraps up red for May. Angela just announced that June will be purple, and I can hardly wait!
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Friday, May 28, 2021
If you cut up little bits of fabric and sew them together, and then cut up more and sew them together too, and you keep that up for years, you eventually end up with a quilt top.
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Well, despite an interesting week (I got my second dose! I fevered up and had sludge for brains! I got better!), I managed to get a bit of sewing done.
Another Antique Tile for my collection,
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Mid-month edition... (Seriously, how did it get to the middle already?)
I made great strides with my Cake Stands for the RSC. I was scrumbling around in my reds when I had a vague memory of cutting some red blocks ahead, back when I was cutting pieces for my Sand Castles 2. A quick shuffle through my pile of foam plates (thanks, Julie!) revealed the fact that I had cut at least eight backgrounds and set them aside. These got matched up with solids and whooshed together -
Two Antique Tiles were next,
These are not in any kind of final arrangement - I'm just throwing them up there as I go. You know me - I'll be dithering for a ridiculous amount of time when it comes down to the end.
Or maybe I should just go for random. Random sounds really good, doesn't it?