Friday Finishes

It’s been a week filled with errands, several trips to town, meetings and interviews and not one, but two power outages (the longest being over 8 hours), but I did manage to sew every single day and can even share some projects and even a peek at another almost finish with you.

But first I need to share some news; Quilting Gail is a designer/blogger/Island Batik Ambassador that I really enjoy following (she’s also Canadian 😉). During the IB All Puffed Up Blog Hop Gail shared her project and had a giveaway for over 1 yard of some leftovers/scraps of these amazing fabrics and I WON! You can read about Gail’s project here.

Now I will return to the reason for my post; the Friday Finish!

First up, I have been following along with the PQ Challenge and have managed to find projects for each of them. This week’s challenge was Sew Not a Square. Respecting the No squares allowed prompt, I made a little basket to keep by my machine to put my clips in as I’m working on projects. I’ve found that those little clips get knocked on the floor (and stepped on) or end up under my machine so I needed to corral them 😉

Next on my agenda were some fun blocks which came about because a Guild member gifted me this;

2 bags of scraps, strings and pieces 😃

Since my sewing and storage space is tiny, I decided that these needed to be used instead of trying to find a spot to store them. I did add some strips and leftovers from my stash as well as some pieces that were gifted to me by Denise in the treasure boxes she sends. 😃

So far I have 9 of these scrappy, wonky 121/2” blocks finished. I’m thinking these might be a good H2H finish. The hardest thing for me was to just add the strings as they were on the pile when strip piecing the blocks. I’m usually very precise with colour placement, but I’m trying to be more spontaneous and just go with the flow. I did cut the sashing and borders from Yardage because I just could not go completely scrappy with this one. 😅 The centres of each block are cut from a leftover piece of fabric (just had to have some conformity in there as well 😉) I had from a fussy cutting project. As you can imagine the fabric was interesting with all the holes in it so this was the only way I could use it up!

I do have another finish that I can’t yet share, but can share a sneak peak of the fabrics 😉

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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 “Friday Finishes

  1. I have a hard time not controlling the colors too. Spontaneous just doesn’t seem to be part of my vocabulary. So congrats for overcoming that barrier. You’ve got some fun stuff in the works.

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    1. Thank you Kate. The spontaneous part was a bit traumatic, but over all I did enjoy it and I do like the finish. I’m glad I’m not the only one that has a problem with controlling colours. 😁


  2. Love your scrappy blocks! I know it’s hard to just be random but these turned out so pretty. Thanks for sharing on my weekly show and tell, Wednesday Wait Loss.

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