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RSC18 November

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.

RSC18 November

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!

Slow Sunday Stitching

Kathy, at Slow Sunday Stitching, is keeping me on a wonderful, relaxing pace.

I have finished Aunt Bea’s Parlor, block 6.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 6

Here are the first six completed blocks:

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Onto block 7.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - 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.

Scrap Bags

What a tedious job.

Scrap Bags

Please don’t let me allow my scraps to take over ever again!

Boxy Bags and Zip Pouches

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.

Boxy Bags and Zip Pouches

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.

Boxy Bags and Zip Pouches

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.

Boxy Bags and Zip Pouches

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!

Boxy Bags and Zip Pouches

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!

Boxy Bags

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!

Hand Dyed Scraps

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.

Boxy Bags

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).

Boxy Bags

I’ll be making more of these.  They will make nice gifts.

Boxy Bags

And I’ve barely made a dent in that tote of hand dyed squares!