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Wednesday, April 16, 2008


I love seeing progress. My Scrappy Sister's Choice is coming right along. I have a bin with each block's pieces pinned together right by my machine. So when I have time to sit down, I can sew one or 2 together. My plan was to just stack them and when they were all finished, to put them up on the wall. But I'm not like that, I have to see the progress I am making. From the left, rows 3 and 4 are sewn. I see I have 2 blocks together with the same background fabric so one has to be replaced.

When I was cutting my background pieces for the stars, I cut pieces for another on going project. In picture 3 you can see I use the Easy Angle ruler to cut my first piece off the strip. Then the Companion Angle ruler (with a template taped to the back) cuts the star backgrounds. When I came to the end of the strips, I cut more half square triangles and if there was anything left after that, I made 2 1/2" squares for my bin.

The half square triangle pieces go into the depression block bag. These are used as my leader/ender project. Learn more about leader/ender projects at my favorite Quiltville. My depression blocks are made using 2 1/2" strips so my blocks turn out to be 8" finished. I haven't worked on this project for a while and it's fun to be adding to it. I have 25 blocks complete. I need to do some math to see how many more I will need.

I had to lay all the blocks out to see the progress. Now they are safe at home in their UFO zip bag and I can continue to make parts for more blocks and put them in a little box by my machine. It takes no time at all to press them and trim off the little ear while working on something else. I will have to cut some more color trianlges but that won't be a problem. I have lots and lots of 2 1/2" strip pieces.

Now that this update is complete, I am going get myself out of here and start to make some progress on the laundry.

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Pam said...

Someday, when I grow up ;-) I'm going to make a beautiful scrappy quilt too! But currently, scrappy and I don't play well together. Darn it!!

Your scrappy quilts are more than beautiful...well done!


Pam said...

I tried to send you an email....via "reply" and it stays your email address is invalid...drats!

Do you have another email address for me to use?


Sue said...

Dunno what you call the quilt in the second picture, but I love it. I'm going to have to get one of those rulers.

Bout time you updated LOL

Love you,
Sister Sue