Look who is sporting triple borders!
It's Stubborn Jacob!
It was a lot of work to straighten this quilt out but I succeeded because I'm stubborn (as per my mother). (Cathy said that my middle name should be Persistence. I like that! ♥)
Yes, I almost called it Stubborn Jacob and then ... second thoughts, it's too pretty for such an awful name so how about Jacob's Summer? Blue sky, green grass, blue lake. I like Jacob's Summer.
I believe I do have enough of the dark fabric left to do the binding, whenever JS is ready to be bind. Yay! Thanks for all the encouragements. :^D
June is Pink month so ...
I got my bag (scrap basket not made yet) of pink and purple out. It's bursting! Okay, so some chop, chop later and ...
... I still had to separate them as there was still too much scraps for one bag. Oh well!
I did manage to get two buttons and a spool out of the bag.
For the crumb blocks, I had to pay a little visit to my stash as variety was absent.
What's that? Are you asking about the split 9-patch block beside the crumb blocks? Yes, well, let me tell you something.
Sometimes things just happen. It creeps up on you so slowly that you are barely aware of what is going on until it's too late. That's what happened!
It went like this.
Remember the big bags of scraps I received recently? Well, of course I had fun and lots of Ahs and Ohs were heard but I like to put away the scraps and I am running out of room.
Since there were a lot of triangles in the gifted bags and the container of 2.5" squares scraps is full, I decided to do something with those two. Something simple like placemats which I do need by the way.
Split 9-Patch is very easy to make and could be my leader-ender as I take care of another UFO, right? Right! (insert chuckles here)
Sew triangles together, trimmed them down, dig some 2.5" squares out, got some 3" squares out to make more 2.5" HSTs. Everything was going so well.
Somehow, one container got empty. Whoop Whoop! So was my cup of coffee. Got more coffee, came back down to the basement and ...
"Any other container with fabric that I could use in the placemats?"
How about that small one beside the sewing machine? what's in there?
All kind of pieces from different projects and they can all go back into the scraps bins.
There were also lots of 2.5" squares (which I need) sewn together in a 4-Patch design. Hmmm! Maybe I can make one placemat with 4-Patch blocks?
You can see on the right hand side, the previous empty container got a new job; it's now holding scraps sewn together to make crumb blocks. This will be kept close at hand and be a second leader-ender thingy.
Oh! Did I got to the bottom of this container too?
Look at the space beside my sewing machine! Am I really cleaning up my sewing room?
GOSH! I better sit down and wait for this feeling to pass! Lol.
You know what? I can really work on a big UFO now. I got space and plenty of HSTs and squares to make 6, 8, 25 placemats! On the top right side corner of the last photo is a big pile of triangles still waiting to become HSTs!!
It is time for these flannel crumb blocks to become a top. Yay! It's the third and last crumb block quilt I need to make for the boys.
Now the real sewing fun can begin ... have a great weekend!