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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Quilters Block

I think I've beat quilters block. For the past month or so, I've felt like all sewing has been a chore and I've fought going to the machine. But I think I have it beat! Yesterday I started cutting up more scraps. I put them together last night and I even started quilting them. Don't get excited, I just quilted in a grind.
I get a great sense of accomplishment using scraps. It's almost the same feeling I get when I get a really dirty pan clean or finish all the house work. A sense of pride and accomplishment, nothing beats it!
Yesterday I also meet up with my friend Gail and we spent hours sewing and talking. It has been awhile since I went to sew with her as I was without wheels. She was ever brave enough to seat in my car and take a ride to one of the quilt shops. She's still breathing and didn't get whiplash, so all is well!
She has been working on these applique, sashiko blocks. She was prepping a new block. The next block is a lily. Last year we both took a class from the author. Gail has done half of her blocks and I haven't even finished my one. What was I saying about quilters block?
Gail also showed up with some scraps (that I "borrowed") and a charm pack. I quickly whipped that pack into a small quilt and added borders.
Tomorrow you'll see how I quilted this one. It's too cute! Hopefully some little girl will love it.
That's all for now, I need to get back to that machine!
Take care, Brandie


Lori said...

I am always amazed what great quilts can come from simple scraps! Nice job Brandy!

Linda said...

I love the feeling of using my scraps too!! It so nice to use scraps because then you don't feel guilty for wasting expensive and valuable fabric. They turned out so pretty. I can't wait to see the quilting! BTW, Gail's blocks are stunning!