I’ve been steadily working on my scrappy rainbow postage stamp quilt top and I just finished making the blue blocks yesterday using Sarah’s tutorial. I’ve been pulling out each scrap bin by color and making as many blocks as the fabric scraps allow, which means I have an uneven number of blocks from color to color. I’m OK with that – hey, it’s a scrap quilt and they are always unpredictable.
That said…this is going to be one massive quilt! LOL
Here’s a pic of the strip sets of green before pressing and sub-cutting
And here are the completed blocks up the the design wall. My wall measures 6ft down by 8ft across, you can see I’m almost out of space and I still have blue & purple to go!
Here are the strips of blue before any piecing…
I was able to get 20 blue blocks out of those strip sets so I knew I needed to do something to re-orient the quilt on the wall. I had initially put the ‘top’ of the quilt on the left side and worked my way right to the ‘bottom’. I decided to put the top back at the top and extend it out to 9 blocks wide.
Here’s what fits on the wall now
I have 11 more blue blocks on the floor and plan to make the purple ones today. The ‘blocks’ measure 10.5 so once I piece this all together the top will measure 90″x100″…WOAH!! I did not set out to make a quilt this big and honestly I didn’t think I had that many scraps 😮 But don’t think my scrap bins are empty now either!!! Hahaha
In other quilting news, my client finally decided on backing fabric for the memorial quilt and it arrived late last week, here’s a pic from Fabric.com. The color in person is just a tad darker grey and it’s perfect!
Now I need to get outside to baste everything and get to quilting on it!
WW is going well! Most days I stay within my Smart Points and I’ve been able to control my urges to each ‘junk’. The treat I allow myself is animal crackers – Ha! I can have 16 for 4pts and it satisfies my urge for something sweet and something crunchy! At my weigh-in yesterday I was officially down .4 from last week – I’ll take it!! I even had an adult beverage the night before! Speaking of…have you tried these new (to me) spiked sparkling water drinks? One is 3pts and it’s really good!
In other good news…WE HAVE A BUYER FOR OUR OTHER HOUSE!!! I know I probably should’ve led with that but I figured I’d build up to it, HA! Last week I mentioned someone came by to look at the house and was very interested well, he came back Monday and gave DH a non-refundable deposit of $5000!! Holy mackerel!! And even better, his timeline to settle gives us time to do our estate sale…wow! Keep those prayers and positive thoughts coming!!
That’s it for now…have a great rest of your weekend 🙂