Another DrEAMI Project

I saw a post on Desert Sky Quilting that had me intrigued with the thought of doing another fun scrappy project. You know what it’s like when the squirrels start doing their dance around you and won’t let up until you drop everything and make it? That’s what happened to me – the attack of the squirrels. 😉

I started with my scrap bin 2 1/2” squares and started chain sewing.

Scrappy fun

In just a few hours I had steps 1-6 done.

The next day Joy put out an email with the next step and this happened;

Another day and another step….

Now I’m waiting for border suggestions and just need to decide how big this one needs to be. Should I add another row or two? Is it telling me it needs to be queen size or even a king?

This has been a perfect project to help me stay calm with the crazy world we live in. As I sewed the bits together I was reminded of the many quilts these bits were left over from.

Happy memories soothe the soul and stop me from being concerned as I see the number of new Covid cases increasing in Mexico where my son and his family live, the numbers in America increasing so drastically in so many stars, more cases of police wrongdoing, more misinformation on the social media sites I am on.

Things need to change. Our world is in a position where drastic measures and decisions have to be made. Police budgets need to be cut and the monies reallocated to social programs, re-educating and training police officers to diffuse situations, combat style equipment needs to be taken away from our police members. We need to listen and learn about the realities of the lives of all people in this world. The list can go on and on.

In the meantime, we quilt and create to try to add some beauty and bright colour to our world.

My theme in life

This post was written to link with Sandra from MMM Quilts, a fellow Canadian who has been a great inspiration to me to quilt and to speak up.

I will admit that not one, but two other squirrel attacks happened! I can’t show them right now because they are part of the secret sewing going on for some upcoming blog hops. One of them is Sandra from MMM Quilts fault but that credit will be explained at a later date. 🤫

Thank you for spending some time with me, reading my post. What are you doing today to keep yourself from unravelling? Please keep well, keep safe and keep your masks on. 😄 Carol


Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

8 thoughts on “Another DrEAMI Project

  1. I can’t believe how quickly you put that project together! Will be fun to see what you do with the borders. I’m wondering what those squirrels have been doing in your quilt room. I’ve had a few here, but mostly secret squirrels!

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    1. Wendy the squirrels got me almost as good as the mosquitoes here. I started one project for the hop but then the squirrels bit me and I got sidetracked to another idea. Then I thought of another project that I wanted to do with the Primo Collection (instead of my originally planned curvy log cabin). I really want to see what the squirrels have you playing with 🤪

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  2. Sometimes I think the calming aspect of our craft is the trip down memory lane triggered by little bits of fabric. Glorious how our brains can do this! Your post is a gentle reminder how lucky us crafters are to have our version of sanity at the sewing table!
    Your sanity is producing a beautiful scrappy quilt!

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  3. Well I was on blog vay-cay (that sounds so hilarious but it was a break) so I missed reading this post until now, the night before the next DrEAMi! I LOVE what you’re doing and man oh man I want to DrEAMi and make this too as I have soooo many 2.5″ squares… You KNOW I’m going to go check this out and bookmark it. And you are spot ON about defunding and reallocating and taking away uh freaking TANKS in my city which is a pretty safe city according to stats… Well said my friend, and also about the calming and the memories that quilting gives us. 🙂 See you tomorrow?!

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    1. Hi Sandra. Hope you had a good blog vay-cay. Isn’t Joy’s QAL a sweet project for those 2 1/2” squares? So much fun! 😉So happy to hear that you understand my thoughts on defunding, reallocating monies and removing military high tech equipment from our streets. I’ve been watching Trumps secret service troops in horror and can’t really believe this is happening in today’s America. 🤬 I’m off to bed now and yes, I will be back tomorrow with a DrEAMI project. 😉 Carol


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