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Saturday Sewing

I planned on sewing yesterday. Really I did! But, well, you see…I laid down on the bed around 7:30pm because I had a headache and woke up at 3:30am! Oops!

So instead the sewing marathon was today. Lots and lots of cutting:

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Little piles of 7×3 1/2 inch strips. Then came sewing strips together then more cutting:

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One by one, four new blocks were made:

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I found a decent amount of green fabrics in the three boxes of inherited fabrics, so I should be able to piece together a patchwork green sash between each block.

To get an idea of if I’d like it or not, I took the biggest piece of green and placed all six currently made blocks onto it:

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I may wander my way down into the Wife Cave again tomorrow to do some more sewing, but I do still have a crocheted blanket to work on as well and there is a deadline on that one.

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I’m Seeing Spots – Crazy Square

I’m seeing dots and spots all over the place!

Awhile ago, my Mom gave me a big bag of fabric scraps. At the time, I didn’t have a whole lot of ideas for seeing projects and the bag was put in the Wife Cave, waiting for inspiration to strike.

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That’s. Lot of scraps! And looking into the bag last night, inspiration smacked me in the face. I saw spots. I saw dots. And when it all cleared up:

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I think it will pair nicely with my two other fun print squares:

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Not a bad collection so far, although an odd mix of squares. I know I have at least 3-4 different wall hangings that I could make out of these squares:

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Oceans of Blue -Crazy Quilt Blocks

The other night I decided I really wanted to do an ocean scene in embroidery. All I was lacking was: the quilt square and the embroidery patterns. I did some searching online and found some embroidery that I like and that triggered some other ideas for future squares.

So tonight I wandered down to my chilly Wife Cave and pulled out all my blue fabrics. After selecting a few, cutting my square of muslin, and cutting out some strips and squares of fabric, I started my sewing.

Oceans of Blue:

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It is deliberately darker at the bottom and lighter at top because that’s how the ocean is. I plan to embroider coral and some fishies all over it.

Since I had a lot of small scrap pieces left over, I decided to do another blue square:

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Amazing how similar, yet how different they are!

The second one will probably end up not getting embroidered. We will see.

What do you think?

 

(edit: ever notice a mistake only after taking a picture and posting it…even if you’ve looked over your project, held it in your hands, turning it this way and that, many many times?? sigh)