I know Fridays are for finishes, but I have no finishes right now. I haven't had a lot of time to sew this week because of the work on the house, (they built my pantry this week!) but I did do a few things. I got to move the old cabinet from the kitchen to the sewing room for a cutting table and I loooove it. I also dug out this bag full of blue pieces and such:
This is a 1-gallon zip bag and it held a *ton* of stuff:
|Yes, that's my new cutting table! Isn't it great?|
Triangles, hsts, some big chunks, and some large triangles made from blue 9-patches and white squares. Some of the hsts are not pressed, but there are plenty of others that are. There are also plenty of single blue and white triangles, though a lot more blue ones than white ones.
For a clue as to what all these pieces are for, there was this all scrunched up in the bottom of the bag:
I pressed it before I hung this on the wall because it had a *lot* of wrinkles. This is the beginning of an Ocean Waves quilt that I started back in 2014. 2014! This is from a pattern by Joan Ford from her book Scraps Plus One. It's so very pretty, but I put it away a long time ago without ever finishing it. It looks like I made a dozen blocks and had all the parts ready for at least 30 more. That's almost enough for the remainder of the quilt, which turns out to be a good size. I think I may have decided to make fewer blocks to make a smaller quilt.
All the pieces are there--even if they need some more pressing-- so why not jump in and make the rest of the blocks? Okay, here we go:
And that's when I remembered why this is a UFO. It's so pretty, but there are a lot of bias edges and I think the blocks are meant to be oversized and trimmed down because they don't come out to be the right size. It would help if I looked it up in the book, but there is a sofa and a dining table in front of my shelving unit right now. (I know!) I think what I'll do is make up enough blocks to make a small child-size quilt, and then do something else with the other pieces. Maybe they'll make a nice border or something. Or another small quilt all together.
So that's what I did with my limited stitching time this week! It's not much, but it's something, and it kept me sane, what with all the hammering and pounding and whatnot going on around here. But soon I'll have a pantry, and a fun small quilt on top of that!
Hope you all had a great week, and a wonderful weekend. We are expecting some "get all the animals to the ark" rain, but that's okay because I have plans to stock some shelves!
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finished or Not Friday, soscrappy, and Oh Scrap!