Friday, May 22, 2015

a little bit of pressure goes a long way!

it was a busy, busy week here, and if not for the pressure of my local quilt groups UFO15 project that was due on Friday afternoon, I probably wouldn't have gotten any sewing done at all.


as it happened, I "finished" my BOM top at 9:30PM Thursday night. ahem... even though I know I work better under pressure, sometimes it gets a bit ridiculous...
 
I was in a hurry (or tired) and forgot to lay out the final row of sawtooth stars on the quilt, but it's all done now. I still need to add borders, but since I changed my mind about the color, I'll have to get more fabric. I love the way it turned out- but it was a killer to make all of those tiny stars. ack!
 

in other news, I've realized that even though I'm being really diligent and creative, I'm not working through my 3" squares like I'd like to. so- I've pulled all the ones that I'm fairly sure I won't use, and I'm offering them to the first reader/commenter who would like to use them for any project.
 
I'd like to see them actually used, instead of hoarded, so I'm passing them along. keeping it moving, so to speak.
 
 
the stack is over 7" high- I have no idea how many squares are actually there, but it's A LOT! 99% cottons, and many, many different kinds of fabrics: vintage, shirtings, calicos, solids, pretty, ugly...

please let me know you'd like them in the comments below- I'd be so happy to pass them along. (or you can e-mail me at djcap8 at frontiernet dot net )

and I can't wait to see what YOU will do with them!

9 comments:

Kate said...

I love your UFO15 project. Those stars are gorgeous!

sunny said...

I LOVE your quilt! It's very kind of you to offer up your fabric, but I'm trying to use up my own, and don't need and more at this time. :-)

Quiltdivajulie said...

3" scrappy squares . . . hmmm . . . Perhaps the volunteers at Margaret's Hope Chest would be happy to stitch them into a donation quilt top for one of their projects?

Sheila said...

Beautiful stars and quilt top.

scraphappy said...

I admire your persistence in sewing up all those sashing stars . Deadlines are a good thing, but it can creat stress too. Good luck funding a home for the 3 inch squares. Hope they land in a good home.

gayle said...

Well, I'd give those squares a workout! My most used scraps are 1.5" strips and squares, and those would be perfect cut down...
I love your quilt with the sawtooth stars as sashing. It's just beautiful!

PaulaB quilts said...

Your quilt is beautiful, well worth the effort you put in. I would be happy to use those blocks for a couple of my Project Linus quilts for needy kids. My actual stash has very few scraps so far compared to most of you.

Scrappy quilter said...

I would be happy to have some to for my charity quilts. However I live in Canada and the cost may be too much. Your quilt is stunning!!! Great job!!

katie z. said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love the sashing stars.

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