Thursday, 30 November 2017

Side-Tracked In The Sewing Room!

Thursday morning was a very early one for me... just happened to wake at 5am.
I didn't mind... I had planned to play in my sewing room & cut the outer border fabric for my Friendship Quilt, so an early start was fine with me.
BUT when I got in there, I somehow started poking around with an entirely different project for a little while... then a bit longer... then intermittently all day😀😀
 
What was so engrossing? Little squares... many little squares.
For a few months now, I've been spending time occasionally, cutting my bits & bobs of fabrics down into 2½"squares... there's 3 tubs stuffed full of these oddments... a quilt will eventually be made with them... but first, the cutting... lots of cutting!
It was just so satisfying... press, cut, stack, repeat... adding a few more piles of squares to what I already had... & then I just couldn't resist doing this to what I've cut since I started in June:
 More stuff has been pulled from the tubs, & set aside for when I feel another attack of Scrap Cutting Fever.
 As for those poor neglected quilt borders, they need not fear; they'll get done on the weekend.
I Promise!

Santa dropped by the other day & collected my Secret Santa Christmas Swap parcel; it's off to somewhere very far away... Gotta love this time of year♥
 Thanks for dropping by

19 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

The squares look great all colour coordinated....... Glad to see your parcel is on the sleigh......

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

I love chopping up little squares! And they all look so pretty all lined up on the board! They will certainly come in handy! xx

Jeanette said...

Your squares look lovely. Hugs,xx

Fiona said...

The pressing and cutting takes time but so worth having them available for when you want them...
Yours look so pretty and coordinated...
Hugz

Kim said...

Look at you go! They look awesome.

Susan said...

I can see some sort of rainbow about to happen....it is so easy to get sidetracked!

Helen said...

Oh your squares look fantastic, something gorgeous is going to happen with them.

kiwikid said...

Your squares look great all set out there, it is easy to get distracted in the sewing room! !

Pamela said...

Love seeing all your squares!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Don't all those little squares just look lovely! Very nice creative startvto your day xx

Maria said...

your little squares look great...
enjoy sewing the borders on the Friendship blocks..

Lin said...

Lovely to see all your squares set out like that. I have a box of squares I cut from scraps sitting in the cupboard - I really should do some more and make use of them. xx

Susie Hoover said...

I like cutting up my scraps too! It truly is the perfect thing to do when not able to sleep. So fun yet not too hard on the brains. Can't wait to see what you plan on doing with your treats!

Ondrea said...

Great idea to use up odd bits of fabric. You will create a beautiful quilt from those squares.

Brigitte said...

They look so great, your little squares, all of them put together by colours. That makes me want to cut up some of my scraps the same way.

Anonymous said...

Hi Anthea your squares look great,gee 5am is early,bet you were tired by tea time.
Your secret parcel looks very tempting,mine went off to last week.
Hopoe you have a lovely day xx

Mia said...

Beautiful squares, Anthea. Lovely colours. Kisses, my friend.
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Karen's Korner said...

I am feeling very jealous of all those pretty squares.....cut and waiting to be sewn up.

Kaylee said...

Lots of lovely colourful little squares Anthea.

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