This week I have a little sumpun'! I dumped my red pieces, then opened the tote of scraps that a friend gifted to me in April!
I had to dig deep into this pile of yumminess, but I found enough scraps to make these 5 crumb slab blocks for RSC18. I only cut into my red pieces once. Then I took a piece that was in my stash for at least 15 years, and cut in up into 2.5 in strips for the 2.5" basket! That felt good.
I have been struggling with my slab/crumb blocks resembling log cabins, so I used a suggestion from a fellow blogger. She suggested the Mile a Minute method. I checked out several You Tube videos and soon developed a method that made sense in my head! I think they look pretty good!
I also finished putting the final 4-patch border on my En Provence quilt top! I learned sooooo much from doing this one. I had never used a Tri-Rec ruler before! That was a game changer for me. Also, took Bonnie's suggestions about measuring the block, not the seam allowance to make sure the seam allowance is correct! Another light bulb moment! And those 4-patches went on without a hitch and fit perfectly!
from Google= (Wyoming is very windy, we all know that. According to NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospheric Association) 50-60 MPH winds helps the Cowboy State hold the title of windiest state in the country. Wyoming easily produces annual wind speeds statewide of just under 13 MPH.Mar 29, 2017 )
I started to work on the QOV quilt debacle that ended up in the UFO box last year. I followed a pattern that left me with blocks that did not come out to the required 8.5 inches. I am redoing the angled gold pieces on the corners to help with that. If you want the gory details about this particular challenge, read this post.
I also repaired a pair of short for my great grandson! He caught his behind on something sharp and literally ripped a slash in the seat of his pant! I was able to find an almost match to the fabric in my stash and repaired it with that piece behind it and cut away the shreds. Then turned under the edges to create a sort of reverse applique look. It's not bad, and I'll keep them in my drawer for backup when he is here.
I will link this post to Confessions of a Fabric Addict! "Can I Get a Whoop Whoop!"
and to So Scrappy Saturday tomorrow after Angela post the Link up
Stay Busy and Stay Happy