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Sunday, March 4, 2012

A scrappy day......

I finished quilting the little crooked cobblestone quilt and then decided to play with scraps.  I have been cutting triangles out of most leftovers as I create them.  I found another pile of older scraps and pressed and cut them too with my die cutter.  I have a box of 4" finished size too.  The ones in the photo are 2" and 3" finished. I love the nipped off corners that the dies have.
I made a sample block with the signature strip and 3" triangles.  I was hoping the proportion would be right for a block I have been seeing on blogs but it isn't.  This will make a neat dark lattice over a light background so I'll keep cutting pieces and making blocks.
There was an older Jesse Stone movie on the Hallmark channel last night and I'm sure I have seen it before but I couldn't remember enough of it to be bored so I sat and made some more cobblestone blocks and strip piecing while I watched it.  It was a dreary day at 30 degrees and light flurries all day.  I needed some bright color to go along with that.


15 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Looks like the color did stimulate your need to sew. Today is my day. Last couple days I cleaned. Stay busy and something gets done. Chris

cottonreel said...

Just pouring rain all weekend here in England .Nothing to inspire sewing

Gene Black said...

Wanda, I am glad to know I am not the only one who pieces while watching movies. You know I love those bright colors.

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

Love the contrast. Wanda where did you get your sewing table? I need one badley.

karenfae said...

I always seem to have the tv on too while piecing and quilting - last night we popped in Aliens 2, I was quilting and only half way watching but hubby enjoyed seeing the movie - I actually didn't remember most of it.
Karen

Angie said...

I am having a serious love affair with your scraps and blocks and colors and I want some too!!!!! :D

hetty said...

I love your scrap play! And the cobblestones look fantastic too. We had crazy weather yesterday too - very windy. My internet was out for most of the day. Too bad I can't watch television while I sew. Hmmm, may have to do something about that.

HollyM said...

I love it when you play with scraps! and the block made form the triangles is really pretty too.

Marie said...

Wanda, I noticed that someone else commented on your sewing table as well - did it come with your machine or did you buy it separately? Either way I would love to know where you bought it/what is is called. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Your fabrics are always so wonderful. Your constant working on your quilts is awesome. Really it is .

Would you believe this is our second day of 50 degrees with beautiful sunshine. Supposedly tomorrow also. Our weather will hit you in a few days to warm you up.

J~MT

Vivian said...

You're always beautifully productive, whether playing with WOF cuts or your scraps.
I'll watch anything with Tom Selleck, including the Jesse Stone movies, but I really miss his mustache and those Magnum stories in Hawaii.

Muddling Through said...

Ah, fabric therapy. It just hardly ever fails! And I always enjoy seeing your playtime. :)

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Oh yes....I'll take scrappy ANY time of the day!!

Taos Sunflower said...

I love your discipline with keeping your scraps cut and ready to sew. Sewing with Tom Selleck...sigh...I adore him in the Jesse Stone movies, as well as Blue Bloods. He's a class act, IMHO.

Char said...

Great blocks Wanda. Love Jesse Stone!
I'm sure it was worth watching again.