Friday, December 6, 2013

Finding Time to Sew

* I am so laughing today! I flipped the inside rectangle parts on my Rolling Stones blocks and didn't even realize it at the time! Too funny. They should have a rounded appearance around the outside of the block instead of this squarish shape I ended up with. Hmm... Maybe I'll keep it like that anyway... lol

Still working on my Rolling Stones blocks. Just getting these three blocks together is very exciting although that didn't happen till almost ten last night! I just love this classic pattern to pieces and have wanted to make a quilt with them for years.
Scrap Basket and a few Rolling Stone blocks
After measuring (three times! yep, still the same numbers) and graphing things out, I decided that I'll need to take that black strip off of my centerpiece. The whole centerpiece is about 1 1/2" too short and needs a little extra so that the rolling stone blocks can be set with even sashing throughout. Oh the joys of changing my mind mid-project from wall hanging to full-fledged quilt.
All the parts ready to sew together when I have a spare moment...
I'm learning towards black for the sashing color but now I'm worried that my various blue backgrounds will disappear. But... there are several block that have black in them, I like the high contrast with black, I want this to be bold and fun, blah, blah, blah. Definitely going to have to see all my blocks before I make that decision and things are moving fairly slowly on that front anyway. I'm spending way too much time on the Internet trying to track down gifts for my children at the very best prices. We live so far out from most shopping that sometimes it's just easier to pay for shipping and be done with it. lol

15 comments:

  1. What about using the red background fabric behind the basket for sashing? Then another frame of black? Just the first thing that popped into my mind. I'm sure whatever you choose I will wonder...why didn't I think of that? It's gonna be really great!

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  2. este contraste es genial, sera precioso,
    que las compras para los hijos no den mucho trabajo
    saludos

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  3. I recently found your blog and love it! your Happy Flowers are making me happy too...

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  4. Love that scrap basket block with the flowers! Fun and cheerful! Looks like spring which makes me happy, I do not like autumn or winter at all!

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  5. I so like the basket with bird block. So prim style. If I were making the rolling stone blocks, they probably would come out too small even if they were supposed to fit. LOL!

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  6. I've never made a Rolling Stones block but there is something really interesting about it. As far as shopping goes, I have plenty of shops and malls around here, several of which I visited last night. I couldn't find one pair of navy blue leather gloves for my sister - it's back to the internet today! Take care, Byrd

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  7. I really like these blocks that you are making! It's fun to watch someone else work through the creative process. I need to do some internet shopping, too. I try to support local businesses, but there is a point where I just need to order the thing and be done with it!

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  8. The rolling stones blocks look great. I think the black border is good. Plus, it will be less dominant when it is narrower, so it will just be a nice line to set off the centre medallion. Good luck with your shopping!

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  9. Your scrap basket and blocks are wonderful. Black can be a nice touch, gives the eyes a second to pause.
    I love shopping online more and more each year.

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  10. You've invented a new block and it looks great!! I'm a fan of online shopping too, it's great not battling the crowds and as you point out you can shop for good prices. And if it gets too much you can always read a blog or two... :)

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  11. It's always fun to watch you create. I really like your scrappy vase.

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  12. Love the Scrap Basket with the Rolling Stone blocks... a clever combination! Amazon.com is one of my best friends... love those packages being delivered right to my door!

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  13. I am looking forward to follow your progress!
    If it wasn't for the long delivery time (to Norway) and all the customs fees, I would probably do my shopping online too! From now on the shopping centres are over crowded and hot, I assure this is an international thing:)

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  14. Your design wall, as usual, looks fantastic!

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