Snow day(s)

I’m finding that it’s a lot harder to blog now that I’m back at work full time. If I have time to blog, then I haven’t been quilting, so there’s nothing to blog about. If I’ve been quilting, I haven’t been blogging.

The last two days have been snowdays, and I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to work from home both days.  I was able to finish up a little early yesterday and spend some time with fabric.

A while back, someone had given me some vintage baseball fabric. The problem is it was a large print and cut in strips. I struggled with what to do with it, until I came on the idea of fussy cutting the scenes and then bordering them to a consistent size.  Yesterday and early this morning I finished them up – 18 fussy cut scenes (all I could get from the fabric) and 6 blocks made with an ivory baseball fabric. The blue is a bit brighter than I really wanted, but I had it in my scrap basket making it “free” (as opposed to the blue I liked better at the quilt shop at $12.85 a yard.) And it’s a kid quilt, it can do with being bright.

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At 24 blocks it’s still going to be a little small for a charity quilt, but that’s what borders are for.

The other project I FINALLY got done during the snow days, was my placemats.

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Four new placemats ready to go. Now I just need to throw a dinner party!

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