There are no new colors/blocks being announced for November and December. Instead, we are given the time to move our projects forward, or complete them.
I chose to make my RSC18 blocks into the Squared Away Sampler this year.
I have sewn my blocks into an on point setting with star sashing.
I am very happy with the results!
*If you click on the photo, then you can see a closer view.
I don’t know if you can tell, but the setting triangles are white polka dots, not checks.
I am still considering a border, but I don’t really think that I need to add one.
If you would like to make the Squared Away Sampler, you can visit The Academic Quilter for great tutorials on making all of the blocks.
I am linking up with So Scrappy. Click on the link to discover more scrappiness!
Kathy, at Slow Sunday Stitching, is keeping me on a wonderful, relaxing pace.
I have finished Aunt Bea’s Parlor, block 6.
Here are the first six completed blocks:
Onto block 7.
And I am continuing to work on scrap control.
The black, gray and white scrap bags are sorted and cut into various usable strips.
I am sorting the green scrap bag.
What a tedious job.
Please don’t let me allow my scraps to take over ever again!
I am continuing to use up the scraps of hand-dyed fabric by making boxy bags.
You can find the tutorial for the boxy bags in my previous post.
I have made a couple more bags that are not pictured here.
I have also made zip pouches, one for each bag. I found a basic tutorial over at Elm Street Quilts.
I plan on keeping a couple of bags for personal use (I’ve got a trip to Hawaii coming soon!).
The rest of the bags will be Christmas gifts.
I am going to fill them with goodies for the grandkids…the bags are the Christmas wrap! It is going to be fun finding items to fill the bags!
I still have a lot of squares left. I have thought to make pot holders (I do need some), pincushions, and other small items.
Frankly, I’m tired of these squares! Ha, ha! So I am giving them to some creative young ladies.
And I feel great…I am actually thinking ahead for Christmas! No stress!
I was blessed with a glorious three days off! What to do, what to do? It isn’t that I don’t have anything to do, it is that I am behind on anything and everything. Three days is precious…I don’t want to waste it.
So I began cleaning/reorganizing my sewing studio. I say began, because…well…it quickly became overwhelming. So instead, I cleaned just enough to work on a project. Ha, ha!
I found a small tote full of 6″ squares of hand dyed fabric. This stuff is old and I want to use it up and empty the tote! Therefore, I cut the 6″ squares into 3″ squares and really filled up that tote. Sheesh!
I’ve been wanting to make boxy bags for quite a while. An upcoming trip to Hawaii (2 more months and I’m there!) is just the push that I needed.
Pink Stitches has a great tutorial for these boxy pouch bags and it is easy to change the size if one wants to (which I did).
I’ll be making more of these. They will make nice gifts.
And I’ve barely made a dent in that tote of hand dyed squares!