Saturday stitches

Most of my sewing has been in a bit of a limbo the past little while. As you know, I have five project boxes, and I don’t allow myself to start anything new if they are all full.

The current projects are:

  • Superstar
  • Dragonfly Gallery
  • Disappearing Hourglasses
  • Scrappy Cabins
  • Leaders & Enders Four Patches

Superstar is awaiting fabric for borders (it’s been ordered and is on its way). I made a bit of a boo-boo with Dragonfly Gallery – I made too many blocks. While it means I’ll end up with a nice large quilt, it also means I ran out of the plain green Honeybun fabric, which I need for the sashing (again, more is ordered and on its way). Disappearing Hourglasses is going nicely, but I can’t do more than a few blocks at a time, or I get pumpkin brain. And of course, Leaders & Enders can only be worked on when sewing something else. So that just leaves Scrappy Cabins.

The plan was, like the Hourglasses, was to try to sew up a few every day or so. I’ve sorted all my scraps into like colours, and each block is neutral/cream/white on one side, and a colour on the other.

This means I’m going to need A LOT of the neutrals. And I just didn’t have much. I didn’t want to make too many blocks, because I want to be sure there’s a good mix in the neutrals throughout the whole blanket, so the cabins have been a bit neglected.

That is until Mom came to the rescue.

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She let me raid her scrap bin and add several new fabrics to my cabin stash. So the other day, I sat down and stitched together a few pink, and a few brown cabins.

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It’s definitely going to be one heck of a scrappy quilt!

BONUS STITCHES:

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You should be seeing a finished Tuxie Love quilt soon. Since it’s just going to be a kick around blanket for me, I told Mom she could absolutely use it as a practice quilt on her new machine. As soon as she’s done with it. I’ll get it all bound and photoed for you to see.

MORE BONUS STITCHES

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Here’s little Miss Ro with her vintage Singer 99K.

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