So, now that all the excitement surrounding the pope has died down and all the roads are open again, I actually got to sew a little bit. I feel like I am so behind on everything! I'm letting myself down, but I've resolved to catch up. The first thing to catch up on was these crumb blocks for the framed stars quilt:
|Indoor picture! Raining!|
Okay, the indigo block isn't really a crumb block, but I only had enough indigo (or what passes for indigo around here) for one lonely little string block. I already decided to carry the string blocks over to next year so that I'll actually have enough for a quilt, so into a framed star it goes.
The orange and brown are actual crumb blocks. It turns out that I have quite a lot of brown bits left over from the Terrestrial Star quilt, so I had plenty for a crumb block and enough for the row quilt too. Plenty happy about that!
Then I actually made enough progress that I finished all three stars:
|That's a raindrop, not a stain!|
Oh, happiness. Slightly damp happiness, but still.
After all this time using up my white on white scraps, it turns out that I don't have enough big leftovers to make the frames from just scraps, so I didn't get to make the frames. Well, I'd probably have enough if I wasn't so danged picky about how the white tones must match each other, but it will be just a lot more fun to go pick out some yardage. Easier too!
That was my sewing week! I'm slowly starting to feel at home here (I must be slow to adapt) and am getting back to a regular schedule for my sewing. I've had a tough time with the traffic eating up so much of my time, but I'm getting used to it.
Oh, gosh, one last thing! My kids got me a new camera for my birthday (thanks kids!) and all of the pictures in this post were taken with the new one. Yay! But I have to show you the last picture taken with the old camera:
Everyone have a great weekend! Stay dry if possible, and if the rain keeps you inside, I'll bet I can think up something you can do!
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, soscrappy, and Finish it up Friday.