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  • Onward and Upward

    It’s been a productive week with slow, but steady progress on my list.

    I finished my feed sack table runner and two matching napkins. I hope I have some additional fabric squirreled away somewhere so I can make at least two additional napkins.

    I started work on the crib mobile for our new granddaughter (expected end of the month—no pressure!)

    I’m still working on my scrap blocks. I currently have 38 12-1/2 inch blocks, 18 more to go. I love all the scrappy colors. I also found a piece of 10” wide fabric in my stash big enough to back it, so full steam ahead!

    I’m also still plodding away on my crocheted blanket. At least it’s big enough to keep me warm in the evenings as I work on it.

    Till next week…

  • March Progress

    1 – feed sack table runner, crumb blocks

    2 – feed sack table runner *FINISHED*, crumb blocks, crocheted blanket

    3 – crumbs blocks, crocheted blanket

    4 – feed sack napkins (2) *FINISHED*, crumb blocks, crib mobile, crocheted blanket

    5 – crumbs blocks (35 total), crib mobile, crocheted blanket

    6 – crumb blocks (38 total), crocheted blanket

    7 – crumb blocks (39 total), crocheted blanket

    8 – crumb quilt (41/56 blocks), collaborative quilt (5/49 blocks), crocheted blanket

    9 – collaborative quilt (25/49 blocks), crocheted blanket

    10 – collaborative quilt (33/49 blocks), crocheted blanket

    11 – collaborative blocks (33/49), crocheted blanket

    12 – crocheted blanket

  • Day Eighteen

    Today I finished sewing the binding on my feed sack table runner. I’m pleased with the way it turned out!

    And now a new plan. I’ve decided that, given my project progress is slow—steady, but slow—daily updates are unnecessary. A bit of a grind, really and boring even for me. So I think I’ll try weekly updates instead. Starting Sunday.

  • Day Seventeen

    My feed sack table runner is nearing completion and I’ve added two more 12-inch blocks to my crumb quilt pile.

  • Day Sixteen

    Took a break from crumb blocks today and picked up another project on my list. I decided this table runner will be my homage to Mardi Gras. The purples, greens, and yellows are right anyway.

    The two fabrics in the pinwheels are actually from old feed sacks, collected by my mother-in-law for years on the farm. We found a big box of them after she passed away. The top and back have been pieced for a while, waiting to be quilted and bound. I did some simple straight line quilting and made a binding from a matching purple polka dot. I hope to finish hand sewing the binding tomorrow or Wednesday. I have some pieces of sack cloth left over and may try my hand at some napkins to match.

  • Day Fifteen

    Since everyone is tired of looking at photos of crumb blocks (me included), here’s a photo of a signed and numbered print I purchased at the Hospice Warehouse Sale today. I’m building a collection of Cleveland area prints by local artists. This is my new favorite—a commemorative print of the 101st anniversary of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Little Italy!

    p.s., I did continue to work on crumb blocks today.

  • Day Fourteen

    More crumb blocks today. I’ve decided the best way to move ahead is with 12-inch blocks. It will make the final construction easier and faster, I hope. A stack is in progress.

    The one very nice thing about the mindless piecing of crumb blocks is that it allows me to listen to an audiobook. Today I finished J.M. Malliet’s In Prior’s Wood. Its an excellent series if you’re into spy-turned-priest cozies that take place in a charming English village.

  • Day Thirteen

    Sewed for several hours today. My crumbs blocks are slowly morphing into jigsaw pieces as I try to join them together in some semblance of rows.

  • Day Twelve

    More of the same today, so no more pix. Tomorrow I might have to change things up and try something new…

  • Day Eleven

    Worked several hours on crumb blocks today, but I’ve come to the realization that if you’ve seen one of these blocks, you’ve pretty much seen them all…

    So I’ve shared instead a photo of my crocheted blanket which is coming along. I’m using Bernat Blanket Yarn that I really love. It is soft and very warm and the perfect project to drape over your lap on a cold night.

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Onward and Upward

It’s been a productive week with slow, but steady progress on my list. I finished my feed sack table runner and two matching napkins. I hope I have some additional fabric squirreled away somewhere so I can make at least two additional napkins. I started work on the crib mobile for our new granddaughter (expected … Continue reading Onward and Upward

March Progress

1 – feed sack table runner, crumb blocks 2 – feed sack table runner *FINISHED*, crumb blocks, crocheted blanket 3 – crumbs blocks, crocheted blanket 4 – feed sack napkins (2) *FINISHED*, crumb blocks, crib mobile, crocheted blanket 5 – crumbs blocks (35 total), crib mobile, crocheted blanket 6 – crumb blocks (38 total), crocheted … Continue reading March Progress

Day Eighteen

Today I finished sewing the binding on my feed sack table runner. I’m pleased with the way it turned out! And now a new plan. I’ve decided that, given my project progress is slow—steady, but slow—daily updates are unnecessary. A bit of a grind, really and boring even for me. So I think I’ll try … Continue reading Day Eighteen

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