Last ScrapHappy post left me with no scrappy business to report to you. But, time has changed and with that hour gained by daylight savings, it has given me energy to power on through my scrap squares that I have been stock piling for quite some time.
I measured my color ways to see which colors I had the most.
These were the clear winners. So a patriotic postage stamp Irish chain quilt began! And it came together rather quickly.
I have since, webbed the body together and decided on the final border. Webbing the quilt sure did keep things in order, but instead of touching a block at a time, you are touching the quilt top repeatedly every time you add a block. This led to a lot of fraying, which does happen in the quilt making process but it seemed to exacerbate the problem so I will probably not do webbing again.
These scraps measure 1 1/2 inches finished. The 4 patches are 3 inches. I failed to take an updated picture but have filled in between the triangle in a square blocks with more neutrals. I raided some of moms stash for a greater variety of neutrals, and then did another pull of my fat quarters to get this were it needs to be. By the time this posts, I will have pressed and cut additional neutrals to get this last border ready. I made a couple of videos in the last month while sewing these blocks.
For your viewing pleasure:
I am really enjoying my design wall. It helps with the flow of things! And it keeps me off my knees crawling on the floor. And for 30 dollars very worth it! The wall I am using vs the size of the felt which is 72 by 72, I tend to run out of space for layout. But this beats crawling around on the knees!
It is a few more days until Thanksgiving! I bet I have this quilted and bound before the year ends. I will then need to get back on any other project that I set aside in the past couple of years to move stuff off my shelf and get another finish!
I look forward to this months ScrapHappy posts from the websites below. Please click their links to see what everyone is making. This Christmas sounds like it may be a “make it” style Christmas for many.
Kate, Gun, Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill,
Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Claire, Jean, Jon, Dawn, Jule, Gwen,
Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue L, Vera,
Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol,
Preeti, Edith, Debbierose and Esther
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