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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Work that UFO!

Three things to be happy about:
(1) corny movies that make you laugh
(2) bare feet on a tile floor
(3) fresh spinach

Today is my mom's birthday, she passed away 20 years ago - 20 years!!  If she were still alive, today she would be 102 years old.  Wow!

Remember this quilt?  I blogged about it after my Alaska quilters cruise, on this post.

Since I finished piecing the ID square dance quilt - I'm calling it "Idaho Star Dance" - I thought I'd pick up the Scrap Crystals project that I gently pushed aside over a year ago.  I wanted to do a slightly different treatment for the sashings but I didn't have any bright ideas.

After watching Bonnie Hunter piece together neutral strings on last week's Quilt Cam the light bulb came on!

I carried an old Verizon phone book and a bag of blue strips and strings to the bee meeting last Saturday.  I had a grand ole time piecing string after string, watching the pile grow...

Didn't take long to fill up more than a half dozen pages!

Cut into 3-1/2" strips and de-papered - looking good!

I pieced some long strips, enough to do a couple test blocks...

I like what I'm seeing so far!

After sewing these together I see that I can add some green into the mix.

I think I'm gonna like this version of Scrap Crystals!

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


  1. Oh, love the scrappy strip sashing with these blocks.

  2. I agree! Looking good---I have been saving some old telephone books--you are giving me some ideas! Have a great remainder of the day/week!

  3. Oh my! The scrappy sashing looks great with these blocks.

  4. 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?


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