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Friday, April 1, 2016

Lazy is as lazy does

Three things to be happy about:
(1) lacy curtains
(2) creative juices
(3) hot oatmeal

Well, this is what woke me up this morning at 7:45:
I think they're replacing the HVAC unit in the building behind me
I swanee

I named this post "lazy is as lazy does," but lazy doesn't actually "do" anything.  To be honest, it won't do a'tall!

Remember this UFO?

Scrap Crystals, started on a Bonnie Hunter cruise to Alaska - in 2013!

This one was targeted to work on in February, and I've been working on it - off and on!  I'd work on it awhile, then start digging at something else - that's what I call UFO lazy!

One thing that made me put it aside in the first place was the HST's not coming out the right size.  We were instructed to cut 2" strips and make the triangles using the Easy Angle tool - good instructions but my HST's were some-timey on me and it was so frustrating.

I went ahead and cut some strips at 2-1/2" and squared them down.  Yes, you waste a bit of fabric but it's working a lot better at that larger size.  I got tired of picking seams loose and I just started tossing the piece - and you know how I feel about tossing out scraps!  So, I went and dug em out to use in a crumb block, clever eh?

Units are being sewn and quarter-blocks are being lined up.  I won't sew them together until I have them all made so I can get a good mix of old and new fabrics.

I'm so looking forward to finishing this UFO so I can start on another one next month.

Yikes, it already is next month!

Sew forth and sew on til later...


  1. That will look great. I love the colors.

  2. sigh....now I'm feeling guilty about that same UFO in my sewing room......I found that if I starch the strips before I cut out the triangles I get much better results. I use non-aerosol Niagra. It's $2.00 a bottle vs. Best Press which is way more $$. I use a LOT of starch.

  3. Yeah, I keep thinking it's 'only March' and then going 'oh, wait...'
    I love your Scrap Crystals blocks. That's one of those quilts on my Someday List!


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