Last week's list is complete and done! I do love a productive week, though getting through it can sometimes be difficult with distractions all along the way.
✔Complete the quilting on the poppies table runner
This was FUN! The matchstick quilting offers texture and I had fun using a variety of colors from my Aurifil thread collection.
Using more scraps from the improv poppies I made the binding and did big-stitches with orange embroidery floss to add to the modern look of the table runner.
✔Choose a quilt pattern for a giraffe quilt for the new grand-daughter that is due to arrive in early May.
This little guy will be the quilt for our little Hanna, but in pinks and greys. 💗🖤
✔Continue participating in the #31dayswithcottoncuts on instagram - Each day, post a picture related to the date's number. You can see all of my pictures by following the link above.
The "plus" item that I created was this little journal. Using the same chapel picture that I used last week, I made this one with more of a "winter" setting.
I was giggling while digging in the piles of scraps that I sorted over the weekend. But don't worry... they are still sorted and still in abundance! You can see the whole story of why I sorted by following the link on the word "weekend" above.
Oh, BTW, do YOU need any scraps that would be perfect for string-piecing scrappy blocks?
I have lots!
Here's the deal... You can choose the color/s that you want - all you have to do is pay for shipping ($10 to cover the cost of priority mail postage and to print a label to US addresses - $35 for international). If you are interested send me an email at MelvaLovesScraps@NolanQualityCustoms.com with your color choice/s and I will give you my paypal or venmo account info. Once I receive payment I will stuff the priority mail envelope full, slap a label on it and send it off to you.
I have had requests for the yellow X'd piles but awaiting actual payment... first money gets the deal!
Our travel plans ran into a bit of an issue, so this is what I resorted to... sorting. **sigh** but I will stop my pouting and move forward because a friend so gently reminded me - "You don't know what God is protecting you from." Okay, okay, okay...
So what sort of projects do I have in mind for the coming week? Hmmmm... nothing too exciting.
❧ Some necessary research for the wrap up of the Pieces From The Past Sew Along Series and the beginning of the Pieces of the Santa Fe Trail. The fabric I selected for the blocks will be arriving this week. YAY! Because Marion Sloan Russell made her first journey on the trail in 1852, I selected some Civil War reproduction fabrics.
❧ Perhaps another Chapel postcard or journal?
❧ Purchase fabric for Hanna's giraffe quilt
Before you go though... Leave a comment telling me ~
Where is your favorite place to watch snow coming down outside?
Have a great week!
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