Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Late to the party . . . no invite :)

Sunday, as I finished up my "Betsy Ross" blocks, I decided to prepare some Christmas themed 9-patches to be sewn later. These are mostly fabrics leftover from the Gnome for Christmas quilt I did last year and finished in January. The fabrics were purchased specifically for that project and I had no other projects lined up to use up the fabric . . . so 9-patches. And I always feel like I'm behind in meeting my obligations for the swap.  

Anyway, that process created more scraps. Those, of course, need to be dealt with as well. So why not make a scrap block?

I'd started sewing pieces parts together a few weeks ago and set it aside because it was taking time away from something else I was working on. 

I have found out several things about me as I went through this process. I LOVED it !!!  It was fun to see how it would turn out. It's very freeing being able to use up my scraps because I hate throwing anything away that has any size to it at all.  Some of the scraps were even already sewn together because they were leftovers. It doesn't really matter if things match or line up because they will eventurally. I was pleasantly surprised how nice it came out. I did have to do some trimming and squaring up as I went, but not a lot. And I got two 12 - 12.5 inch blocks out of the process. For me, this will make it more managable down the road when I go to put them all together.

Then I ready Susan's blog . . . 

It has a name !!!! 

Imagine my surprise?


I am in love :)

She's been doing this for awhile because she makes TONS of quilts. 
I learn a lot from her and she is very generous with her time and knowledge and I am forever grateful for her friendship.

Not only that, but she provided me with several links so I could check out other bloggers.

They all have beautiful quilts or quilts in progress.

I'm definitely going to keep working on mine.

So I'm a little late to the party with no invite, but I'm staying and going to enjoy myself.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with creativity.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If I'd known you needed an invitation, I'd have invited you. LOL Your two blocks look great! I love that stripe on the diagonal. It really is fun, isn't it?