with some progress to report for a change! As I mentioned in my last posting, I've got a tale to tell. A Tale of Two Containers. Funny how things work sometimes. Background information, I usually store projects in the shoe box size Rubbermaid containers. The 9 patch blocks in this top are from one such container. The sad part(or maybe mindblowing) is that they are made from the siggy blocks exchanged for the Y2K quilts. I was unable to decided what to do with them, so I sewed them into 9 patches with some of their 2.5" square neighbors. And thus they have sat since 1998, that's the oldest date on one of them...yikes! The setting blocks is a 6.5" version of Tonya and Bonnie's Fungly quilts....2 yrs ago..maybe? Ya! Time for something to happen to both of those containers with blocks in them. The Muse struck and I decided to "combine" them. It's 36" square and I will be adding a 6" border and using the last 4 siggy blocks as cornerstone. About time, right???
For whatever reason, getting that "Container" project lauched, lit my fire! The Halloween quilt is now pieced. Not very exciting, but the grandkids won't mind, it's fun! A backing happens today.
And a very quick "Cowboys" quilt, ala Strippy method. I cut what cowboy and related fabrics I had into 3.5" strips and this one is now just about a twin size, a backing and some quick machine quilting and it's outta here!
And while I was on my sewing jag, I took a few minutes to pin, machine quilt and add a binding to this elderly project. It's all ready for someone, and one less on my endless list. Lots of rain, rain, rain here in the Valley. Our small local river is in "flood" mode, and growing worse daily as the water from up north comes thundering down. Heard that some places in MN got 10" from this latest storm. Luckily I'm high and dry. It was dicey earlier this week, as all the units got new roof shingles. Mine was begun and finished on Monday, just in time for the rain Monday night. They shingled in rain off and on Tuesday and Wednesday, and wrapped up amid a shower late Wednesday afternoon...just in time for yesterdays all day DOWN POUR!!
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