I’ve been particularly bad at generating UFO’s this winter.
Most of them are still decidedly unfinished, but I did get one tiny project off the list: a pair of potholders.
Granted, there’s still a bunch of these blocks half-pieced for a tablerunner, but I’m working on celebrating the small victories tonight.
These are destined for the shop
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Sometime each winter, usually right around New Years, I get ambitious about cleaning out and getting organized. In this years’ round of organizing, I ended up with an extra clear shoe-organizer thing-y.
I decided to put it back to use, to hold my small scraps. They’d been in plastic bins, roughly color-sorted, but having them laid out like a rainbow there, is definitely encouraging me to use them more.
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I was sorting through the various piles in my sewing room, when I found these blocks. They’re extras from this tablerunner I made as a Christmas gift.
I didn’t really have a plan for them, but I had them, and I liked them, so it was a shame to leave them in a pile.
Finally I decided to stitch them up into trivets. I’ll gift them to my mother, once I get those thread tails taken care of.
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One project, three matching pillows
A commission, so much as I love this design, they’ll be heading for a new home soon.
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I have a stack of other projects demanding my attention, but I’m busily sewing spiral blocks instead. I’ve got a good stack now, and even though the (full size) quilt will be far bigger than my design wall, I’ve stuck some of the the blocks up there, pretty much just so that I can admire them.
I just love this quilt.
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Just a quick sneak peak of a pair of commissions:
A set of three pillows, in one of my favorite blocks. I’ve made pillows just like this before, and used the blocks in (lots of) other projects – including the quilt in my header, and I’m still always happy to see them come together from a humble stack of strips and straightforward construction.
And next up, a half square triangle quilt. Another favorite.
This is one of those designs that I keep coming back to (blue/green, pink/orange, aqua and there’s a red one, too, that didn’t make it to the blog)
What are the patterns, colors or techniques that you find yourself going back to time and again? ( Or are you always onto something new?)
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I posted my sunny Dresden plate bee-block a while ago, but as I was looking at the pile of scraps and getting ready to send them back, I decided I wasn’t done with them. I’m just a little behind in posting pictures of the 2nd one.
After the precise, traditional piecing of the Dresden, I wanted something modern and improvised. So I went totally different and cut strips and a fussy cut, and made a scrappy-looking little snowball block.
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