Nothing seemed to want to go right for sewing yesterday. I was working on a Granny Block and it seemed to be going well until I started to put the rows together – something was off – it was either throw the block away or take the whole thing apart and re-measure the blocks! Obviously my ruler slipped a little somewhere and kept on slipping LOL because it was more than one block that was off.
At first I was going to throw it away – do you do that? Or do you take it apart – I was in the process of crumpling it up in my hand getting ready to toss – when I straightened it out and got the seam ripper I just couldn’t toss it.
Unpicked, pressed, rows in one direction sewn – all looks like it will go back together right so this is where I pick back up on it today. I just really liked the colors and couldn’t toss it! (and yes I was off on more than one block – my hand was just not holding that ruler steady.)
Yesterday morning went well though and I finally got all the fabric that was over the chair cut and put away in it’s boxes. This is the 2 inch box – it is getting pretty full. I haven’t any idea how many can fit in this box – I have not counted – nor well I!
So is the 5 inch box! lets just say this box is going to either make several really big quilts or a whole lot of small ones! This is what you can get if you save and cut your scraps.
Now if you can’t quite see how many that is – here is a comparison – this package of charm squares on the right has 100 pieces in it – Fossil Ferns by Benartex – I got it on sale at Craftsy over the Black Friday sale in November – I have two big stacks like the one here on the left side of the charm pieces that I cut – so maybe I have 500 charm’s (5 inch pieces) – more 400 of they are compressed together like the wrapped package?
Working on this side of the Uncommon, Common Bride last night and ready to roll down today.
I put some water on this area so you could see the quilting that I am doing better – the blue lines always takes away from the quilting doesn’t it. The thread is a pink to brown variegated #944 King Tut. I love King Tut variegated. I rarely ever use plain color thread anymore for my quilting.