The big thing going on here in the the "sewing area" is that tiny squares are taking over my life. They seem to be migrating into other areas of the house, too. We've all had a project that we were kind of doing "on the side" and then it took over everything. That's how I feel right now! I've been putting together some more of the 100-patch blocks from the eleventy-billion 1-1/2 inch squares that I've been collecting forever. Check out these new colors:
|Artsy photo on a boulder!|
Lavender, brown, and teal/turquoise! I also made up a tan block:
|Color matched to the mulch!|
Beige is not my thing, but this worked great!
I'm making these blocks using a very thin interfacing (see HERE for the method I'm using) and it's working out well. The important thing is to use the thinnest stuff you can find, and I'm using Pellon 906, made for sheer fabrics. It's little more than tissue paper, but it's just the right weight for this project.
After I made the blocks I started with the sashing, which I think really makes the blocks. Being an impatient sort, I had to see what it looked like all put together, so then I ended up with this:
|A little windy!|
I now have 12 blocks and have sorted out the pieces for 4 more, which is where I think I might stop. I do have enough of the pink for a second block, and the yellow, too, and I probably have enough greens to make 3 blocks, so I might expand to 20 blocks. We'll see.
Finally, this past week I was at my parents for my dad's birthday and my mom pretty much had a mini-stroke right in front of us. One minute she was fine, the next she couldn't speak. Just gibberish, no words. She's fine now! We got her to the hospital quickly and she got meds and is now home. But I just wanted to remind everyone to go hug their parents. Life changes in a second, and they won't be here forever. Hug them while you can!
Enough of that! Happy sewing, everyone!
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