Saturday, March 26, 2016

I think I just need a diversion......

my mind these days cant stay focused
probably because of the lack of the windows being done
who knows
so what do I do?
I grab teeny tiny pieces
yes, stuff NORMAL people would toss
and I stitch it up into long strips
for my birch tree wanna be quilt
I still have no idea what fabric
or fabrics I will use for the squares
but the birch part I guess will be done
I have quite a few of these started 

then I decided I had better be productive
so I made a little giftie for my neighbors
Jackie already has hers and I delivered her mini quilt
this one is for my other neighbor
her fav cookie is those Tahoes with white macadamias
so this is for her
I had found the Easter ribbon and thought hmmmm
great timing! I can USE it.........

as I was searching and organizing I found these little pieces of leftover bindings
I will keep them all in one container
and stitch them together to make a nice
scrappy binding for a project
just because............

and then I found a container.........hmmmm
what was in it?
squares gifted to me from Vrooman
that I had counted out in groups of 5
and pinned
because I love love love those little cross quilts
and want to make one
so I played just to see how it would go together
I really need a design wall in here so I can keep them out
then I will sew in groups and make either a lap or a little larger quilt
out of them
we will see how far the squares go
I do have quite a few
I think Sharon gifted me her whole sewing room full
of squares and fabric! they are the squares that keep on giving
for sure! You have NO idea how many things I made with them
all the zippy bags (about 20), the 16 patches, put some in here
for a plus quilt, and odds and ends like pieces
for my 365 challenge etc.
and that was only the 2 1/2 inch ones!
I have 3 1/2 inch squares waiting to play with!
I think I will sew them willy nilly as leader enders for HST
and make 2 out of 2 squares by sewing either side of the middle line
I am wanting to make a tree of life type quilt
and that will be a perfect way to sew those many many
HST that are needed
then I will trim down to the size I need

see? this container is full of pinned blocks of 5
ready to go
I did EVERYTHING BUT what I need to do

But I feel good so that is all that matters right?
(hey I ran out of Calgon so no nice bubble baths to take me away)


Vroomans' Quilts said...

We all need play time. said...

You keep playing. So many great things are created when you do.

Julierose said...

Ypur playtime = creativeness for sure!! I like the cross/plus quilts, too. That may turn out to be the flip side of Cassidy's--we'll see--the hardest part is setting it up, I think--I am going to use a charm pack for hers....right now i am "playing" with fun fun!! hugs Julierose

barbara woods said...

so much scraps and so little time , if i get some time this afternoon i want to make another strip block