Today I will…. who knows what I will do . I know, you thought I was going to give some great declaration. But, alas, I have doing more puttering than any actual creating. I am drawn to my scrap bin and I don’t know why. Well, I do love scrap quilts but rarely make one. I look at my fabrics and nothing is jumping out at me, encouraging me to cut into them. So I pull the scrap bin out. Today I was looking at the slide show on Bonnie Hunter’s blog Jared Takes a Wife and I really like that block. So, today, I may pull out the scrap bin and start making up some 4 patch blocks. Then I can find some fabrics that call to me to put with the little 4 patches to create the block…..
Yesterday, I did work on making some little mug rugs/snack mats for the ladies who will attend Sew Fest (just a month away). I used some Patriotic themed scraps I’ve had for quite some time. So this morning (after I start the laundry), I will finish those.
I did do a stitch and flip, sort of quilt-as-you-go method, for place mats. I pulled out the left over bindings I’ve shoved in a drawer (back to that scrap thing). Pressed open and in no time had 4 – 15 X 17” rectangles done. I decided I wanted to round off the edges as I have a round table. Then because I’m ‘scrapping’, I used more ‘left overs’ to bind. Note to Self: Use bias binding (not cut on the grain binding) for curved edges!. Guess who’s curved corners are curling up on her place mat?! Maybe I can use that one for one of the g-kids and if they spill anything it will contain it – but maybe I’d have to scotch gard it??? ah never mind, I’ll just make another one. SO now, I have to cut some bias strips to made some bias binding if I expect my place mats to lay flat……
Sew, guess I do have things ‘in the works’… now to just get working on them….
Until next time – “If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.”