Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It's a Sewing Day!

I was  happy to be sewing again today after 3 days without stepping into the studio. I was working on string blocks for the Heartstring Project.  My chicken pin cushion approved of all the blocks done and started.  I have 12 done, 3 partly done. I guess I will keep going until I run out of the 2" red center strip.  It is from one of my favorite scrap quilts. 

I also unpacked another box.  I am really down to only 1 more box but I think it is scrapbooking stuff not fabric.  
I found a rubbermaid bin of plaids and stripes -- mostly homespun.  But what a surprise when I opened an old plastic pencil box. This is full of half square triangles that have been cut off of blocks like snow balls.  And, evidently I was really efficient because most are already sewn!  Some are even trimmed.  Amazing.  I know I've run into other containers of triangles some sewn, most not. I view this as a great find!  The ones in the top are from a Pineapple Blossom quilt directions are at Quiltville.com. 

I've already made one little quilt from these blocks.  I hand quilted it, bound it and it is ready to go to Faithful Circle Quilter's Fall Silent Auction. (Columbia, Maryland.) Ok, not quite, it doesn't have a label. Every year that quilt group raises money to help with holiday baskets provided by the First Presbyterian Church of Columbia. If you live in central Maryland it is a great group.  We meet at the church so this is one way we help "pay them back" for letting us use their facilities.  Here's the finished little quilt.  I am keeping my membership there in hopes I can get down there every once and a while.  

Tomorrow I'll be going to the Wednesday quilters.  I plan on trimming the heartstrings blocks, taking out the rest of the quilting stitches in a small quilt. And, I'll probably need to think of something else -- hum, maybe I'll make a label for that mini quilt!  I could also trim half square triangles!  Happy Quilting all! 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for making blocks along with HeartStrings for our Block Party!

    I love the little mini - so cute.


I am pleased you've come to visit. I hope you will leave a comment.