So I didn't sew for six whole days! No wonder I'm losing it. When I finally got to sew, I finished off the first quadrant of my scrappy strings quilt:
This is from a pattern in No Scrap Left Behind by Amanda Jean Nyberg and will be a donation quilt for the Hands to Help Challenge. I originally had that peachy pink floral as the centers of the blocks, but when I put a bunch of them together I didn't like them. I switched to a beautiful Kona color called Butter, and I think it complements the colors in the strings really well. This does use a *ton* of scraps, and right now I'm just hoping I have enough to make it to the end of the blocks. I say that like there aren't a bunch of pieces of fabric floating around here, but you know what I mean!
|I'm enjoying the dogwood blossoms, too!|
I also made this block, which is the latest in the Sewcial Bee Sampler from Maureen Cracknell and Sharon Holland:
If that doesn't say "spring," I don't know what does! At one block a week this has been really enjoyable and manageable. There's always time to join in, too!
This is the 11th block for the sampler, and I started to cut sashing to put the rows together. You know, just so I don't end up with a lot of blocks sitting in a project box, which we all know is a real possibility. I'm hung up, though, on whether I want cornerstones between the blocks or not. The layout that they show for the final quilt doesn't have them, but I think I might like them. Any opinions?
That's it from here for now. I'm off to do more crazy-making things! Hope you're having a good week! Don't forget that tomorrow is the start of the Spring Cleaning series, and we'll be tackling books. It will be festive!
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