The New Year started with a fresh layer of snow. It makes everything so beautiful and new. I love it.
It was nice weather for sewing. And I did.
Worked on my 365 Challenge quilt, turning the little 3.5 inches blocks into pairs. Checking if two of the same fabric are not next to each other.
I have a lot to choose from ...
I mean 128 blocks to choose from.
But it was fun revisiting them one at a time. Some I don't remember sewing. Yeah it's been that long in the making but it is coming to an end.
Remember when I said I wouldn't trim the block because I didn't want it to come undone? I've done that a lot of times. This is really slowing me down now. (Don't look at my cutting board. Santa forgot my new one under his sleigh seat.)
Matching them up with the lighter border. I'm turning into a very good matchmaker. ;^D I work with three at a time as I don't like sewing long seams.
On the floor, between the sewing machine and the iron board, are the next rows to be sewn.
In my last post about the 365 Challenge I didn't mention the stats for December.
The total of pieces for that month was 1497. At my "Ta-Dah moment" I'll let you know how many pieces for the entire quilt. Brace yourself.
My leader- ender while sewing 365 Challenge is little 4-patch blocks. They will be the first border for Field of Poppies, aka Good Fortune. They are done with green and whatever neutrals.
I was running low on neutrals so I got a gifted bag of scraps out and I found this.
Look at the names on this map. Wow Bobbinville does exist. Awesome! Scissor Isle, Seams Isles and Binding Edge too. So cool.
To get there you need to cross the Patchwork Sea (?) Canal (?)
Cotton Heights and even Julie is there. I love this little piece of scrap!
And look! Debra's Studio is such an important studio that it has a button on the map. Oh! I want to go there. The fun it would be.
Okay, back to reality.
I also found a little piece of blue birds fabric in the scrap bag. It doesn't really work for the 4-Patch blocks but I just couldn't help turning it into a 9-Patch. They are always useful.
It just makes me smile. Simple thing, I know, but cute. I did turn the last little piece of the blue birds into a 4-Patch. Heck! Why not?
On the 4-Patch front, I am almost done. I need 116 for the first row and I now have 95 done. Gosh! Can I get two tops done soon?
I want to participate more this year in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge that Angela so kindly do every Saturday. I haven't picked a block (or blocks) yet. I'm sure something will come up. It always does.
Angela at So Scrappy
Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun than Housework