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Monday, December 30, 2013

Design Wall Monday


I bet you thought I'm was going to tell you I did all 100 units like this one, but I'm not. I only did this one.  I made my Ultimate Scrap Quilt Like Julie's with just this block so making these was easy peasy. I had lots of practice and this little unit was deep into the chain piecing.


All little blocks are finished, only 30 have been pressed and trimmed of their dog ears. I'll get the rest finished sometime today.


I've been doing some scrap management instead of sewing. I have several bins of "scraps" and decided the real estate these bins were taking up was ridiculous and it's time to see what I have. On Monday I babysat the kiddos so I brought out a bin a, iron and ironing board and Go! to the kitchen table and started in. With willing help, we cut lots of 1 1/2" strips for my Scrappy Pineapple Quilt and there are 2" and 2 1/2" strips, a pile of shiny that will go into it's own bin, the bag on the left is for string and crumb blocks and the thin fabric in front of the bag will be foundation for the string blocks.  I have a pile of novelty 3" tumblers and 5" blocks for kid quilts, piano key border pieces left from the last string quilt and small block parts that will be fun to play with. There is also another 2 piles of pieces to big to cut up yet and a larger pile of pressed pieces that need to be cut. Scrap management is a never ending job but when I'm finished with this projects, I think it will be easier to keep up with.

I hope to have the remaining fabric from this bin cut today and all of it put away.  It's a fabric play day around here.  That is after I spend some time visiting around Blogland. I'm linking up with Patchwork Times and Quiltville.

**Note to self:  Must set the timer.

8 comments:

AnnieO said...

Playing with fabric is never a bad time! Love your new blocks:)

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

LOL--so easy to sew these "ears" on incorrectly! Glad it was only one. I commend you on your scrap pressing and cutting. Inspires me to free up some of MY sewing room real estste!

Mary said...

Lucky there was only one mistake in the bunch. I have too many totes of scraps to get cut down into the scrap savers system. The Boxy stars is screaming at me. Maybe after I finish the CS.

Ellen said...

Hee...heee...hee...I created the same Frankenstein block!

Libby Smith said...

I almost did the same thing! Instead I sewed two with the diagonal pointing to the blue.

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

I really like the colors you have chosen for the Mystery and playing with fabric is the best therapy!

Cathy said...

I so badly need to do the same thing. But today is a play day with Avery, and then tomorrow is the day I have set aside to start something new, assuming I can find my cutting table under the pile of fabrics on it. Maybe I'll spend an hour or so tomorrow cleaning it off before I start that something new. That would be the responsible thing to do. I wonder if I will???

Andee said...

Your mystery looks great so far. I want to do a pineapple quilt this year too!