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Thursday, July 30, 2015

A few more pages done

Three things to be happy about:
(1) scratching an itch
(2) fridge magnets
(3) singing in the shower

Yesterday I did more of this!

It's so hot in my sewing room, but I managed to get another good pile done; I didn't count the pages but I know that progress is being made!

In fact, I didn't count the number of blocks I need to make sashings for ... or how many blocks I actually have made and waiting!

I had to laugh at LizA's comment yesterday; she wrote - "Wow! I love what you're doing with those sashings! Now you're making me feel guilty about my scrap crystals ufo....hhhmmm, I wonder where that box got put?"

Liz, to be honest I was convicted when I saw Bonnie teaching the class at guild groups, when she taught it to us on the cruise before the book was even published!  Shame shame shame on the two of us, LOL.

When I was piecing the strips I tried to cover the entire page but it didn't matter if a small sliver didn't get covered, since I'm going to sew them end to end.

Also, if a piece did extend over the edge, I just cut it straight across the top!  

Trimming straight lines at the top and bottom, and along one side.

I'm cutting 3-1/2" strips, so the leftover isn't large enough for anything - to the trash with it!

Adding the green in with the blues makes an important difference since the blocks are mainly made of blue and green broken dish units.  

They seem to sparkle, don't they?  Looking good!


Yesterday I took two tops to the LA, I should have them back next week, so today I'll go ahead and make the bindings.

Have a great Thursday, sew forth and sew on til later!


  1. Fabulous progress - the mix of greens and blues does add sparkle.

  2. I have been feeling like my work moves like a turtle, but after seeing what you have done in the heat of summer, I would say a snail is more like it.

  3. I'm hanging my head in shame -- I still haven't dug that box out. But, I have a good excuse --nursemaid to an ailing dog....not to mention 3 quilts to get loaded and quilted on the longarm....but finding it is on my to do list.

    I definitely agree, adding the green really does make it sparkle.


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