Sunday, April 18, 2021

Some Finishes

Those fun randomly pieced chunks - at least some of them - became these
three notebook covers.  These will go in the next venue in which I sell things.
That may be next month, but I am waiting to hear more details.


The middle one in that group looks like this on the back. 
I decided to use a pieced strip across the middle. 

The one on the left in the first picture, looks like this  when you
turn it over. 
And of course they all have pockets and my label in them. 


The other finish is the puzzle that Mom and I were working on. 


We had fun doing this puzzle.  I am not sure we will start another one any time soon.  But that all depends on Mom.  


Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 


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Friday, April 16, 2021

Getting There

Mom and I are getting there on the puzzle.  We finally had some time to work on it.
Here is how it looked Thursday before when we decided we had done enough.  
All that is left to do is finish the water and the sky.  Oh, yes and those three pieces in the moon.  The thing is - the moon and the water are the same colors.  



Above are the pieces that are left over. I do believe we can finish it over the weekend.  

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 


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Saturday, April 10, 2021

More Scrappy Fun

The scraps have not diminished or so it seems. I have scraps in bags, boxes, drawer units, and who knows where else.  In my quest to tame the scrap monster, I am doing a lot of "sit and sew."  I grab one piece and another piece that looks interesting with it - or is just about the right size. I sew them together and then do another one.  I try to keep one under the foot at all times during a session.  When I just "need" to press one, I grab them all and go to the iron.  Or sometimes, I set an ironing table next to me.  (But I like the get up and move break some days.)  

Here are two pieces that have been trimmed.  For these I have mostly sewn strips that were already cut. A few pieces were chunks that I just cut into strips for convenience in sewing. 

This first one was cut into thirds and reconfigured just for fun.  A strip was added on each side of two sections - then the other section was added onto and joined to the bottom. 

The one below is just strips and pieced strips. 
When a strip isn't quite long enough,  I grab another piece or two and extend that strip, as you may see. 

I do a lot of the cutting while sitting at the machine with my scissors.  Sometimes  Usually this means there is a mess there. 
To be honest that is neat for that area. 

This is a very small pile of scrap pieces waiting to get used. 
And there is one pieced strip that was the last thing under the foot this sewing session. It 
was taken for a press and trimmed also.
That teeny pieced section was trimmed from another piece - 
those three strips were longer than the others.  Waste not, want not!

Meanwhile,  at Mom's,  we are working on another puzzle.  Although we are not rushing on this one.
Mom thinks that she doesn't accomplish much, but often she pulls out a set of pieces that I 
then fit together.  One example is the lower right corner. She had pulled all the blossom pieces
and left them at the lower edge. So I fit them all into place. 
Here is what it should look like when we finish.
It is really pretty, I think. 





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Stay Creative 


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Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Another Little Piece of my Heart

Scraps! For some of us they have meaning. Many of the scraps in my stash remind me of other quilts or the person who gave me a piece of fabric.  Those memories can make them a little piece of my heart.  

While trying to use them up, I sometimes go down a rabbit hole of memories.  While other pieces are a mystery to me "Where did that piece come from?" But mostly, I just look at the pieces and smile. Then I sew them into another "something."    

I have been sewing a lot of scrappy somethings lately.  There is no big secret plan.  (or maybe there is and I don't want to tell just yet.......)  There IS No Plan.  ha ha. 

There is a lot of enjoyment from taking bits and strips of fabric that so many would just toss in the garbage to enlarge the landfill.  I prefer to only toss pieces so tiny that I can't sew them. 

Here are some of the Scrappy Somethings from the past few days. 


Some of these,  no,  MOST of these are not squared up and ready to use. If it doesn't exactly fit, but it is large enough,  I sew it on and trim it later. 
For now, I am enjoying the play of color, texture, accidental design, hand dyed fabric, batiks, and prints. 

A plethora of things that these could become.  Or they could all be worked into one wallhanging or table topper.


Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 


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