Holy cow, friends, it's the last week in March! How did that happen? The older I get, the faster the time goes. At this point, the time has passed us out of winter and into spring, even though it's still a bit chilly. I can tell that it's spring because the landscapers are here to do a major outdoor project for us, and because the leaves are coming out on the trees. That means pollen any second. Let the sneezing commence.
I've started a new project that I hope will use up a bunch of the scraps I've had laying around forever. Because I don't have enough projects already, you know. But I have been making good progress on my UFOs, so I feel good about this:
This is the start of a Scrap Happy Rails quilt from Amanda Jean Nyberg's new book, No Scrap Left Behind. (Not a compensated endorsement!)
These blocks go together really fast and use a *lot* of scrap pieces. The strings are really easy, though I did have to do mine a bit differently from the pattern. If you look, you'll see that several of my strips are pieced together from squares and rectangles to make them the right size. That's because the scraps that I'm using for this little quilt come from this bag:
When we were living in the condo last year and I had no space, I ended up giving away most of my scraps, because I had nowhere to put them and because I was just tired of them altogether. Somehow this bag escaped the purge. This included some small pieces, which led to the pieced strips. All of these pieces will become a charity quilt for the Hands to Help Challenge over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. I'm planning to make it smaller than the pattern, lap size instead of queen, but I'll still have to add in a few more scraps to fill everything out. Wonder where I'll find those?
I think this should make up pretty quickly, but April promises to be a very full month, so I'm making this my One Monthly Goal for April. I just want to have it pieced by then. I'll worry about actually quilting it in May. Unless a miracle happens, of course.
So I'll be stringing along for a while this week! Hope you have a great week with a minimum of sneezing!
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