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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

To the roof, boys!

... or, "A day in which nothing important happens"

If you've been following me awhile you'll probably guess I'm whining talking about the renovations to the house next door to me.  Yesterday they started work on the roof and they're back up there again today,  which is fine with me up to the point all that debris comes flying down into my back yard.
It looks like old guttering or something, it's a lucky thing my car wasn't parked back there!

One of the guys picked it up, but I'm a bit tired of all the trash back there

and this is the third yard full of stuff! 

And lookit that grin after he picked up the pipe...

doesn't it just say "I know I'm wrong but if I grin real nice it'll all go away"?

So much for that nonsense. 

Yesterday was one of those "I don't want to think about a pattern, I just want to massage my fabric" kind of day, so I made some more crumb blocks...

I like the mix of colors and I do try to sneak in  bits of ugly fabric every now and then; I think crumb blocks are the perfect camoflage!

I haven't decided what to do with these yet, but crumb blocks will always have a place in my repertoire, so to speak.  Take a look at blocks from a quilt I made using crumbs for the star centers:


If you want to see the full post, you can find it here.  I'm also thinking of a churn dash or monkey wrench block, with crumbs in the center.

Well, this is a late post for me but I hope you enjoy the rest of your day! 

Sew forth and sew on


  1. Like the star block you made with your crumb blocks. Keep on crumming.

  2. Hope everything next door stays next door, or at least most of it...Are these neighbors "acquaintence neighbors", in case you need to contact them re: a big "oops"??

    Am planning on a churn block quilt shortly..my DH is getting antsy about his brother's quilt he wants me to do (only promised DH 3 yrs ago, what does he expect? Immediate quilts?)

  3. His mom must have told him to always smile when he saw a camera... I want Spring, but with it will come the early morning weed eaters next door to me every Tuesday morning- way earlier than I wish to be awakened. Gonna use earplugs this year. Thanks for turning off the Word Verification thingy.

  4. I love what you've done with the striped fabric and the wonky stars! I'm stealing that idea! I have dozens and dozens of little wonky stars I'd been doing as leaders and enders, and I want to put make a few little quilts. I have tons of striped fabric - I never know what to do with striped fabric. I'm going to use it like you did! Thanks for the idea!


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