During the week, I went through my box of pink scraps and pulled a bunch of 3" squares. Now if you have followed me for a while, you will know that periodically I cut my scraps into squares & strips so that I always have piles of precut scraps. I was determined to only use the precuts for this project. I got together every pink 3" square I could find where I had two of the same colour.
That's where my resolve fell over though, because I had a hard time finding 2 x 2" squares of the same fabrics to make up my bow tie blocks. I matched as best I could, and here is what I came up with:
I took my little baggie of prepped squares to Friday Quilters yesterday and got going on this.
I had a love affair with my unpicker....
(only showing you one of the bloopers. LOL)
And by the end of the morning I had them almost done. I finished them off this morning.
16 little bow ties. I have only repeated one fabric - the two in the top left. I am happy.
During the week I began cutting pink scraps for a quilt for my friend's brand new baby, Elena, who was born on Thursday. I am planning a quilt using Road to Tennessee blocks. Not much done of that to show you.
Linking up at soscrappy. Why not go take a look at what the others have done this week for the RSC.
This morning I walked down the street to the house at the end. The old boy died in December, and his wife has been moved into a nursing home. The house is sold and there was a garage sale going on there. Even though I barely knew them I felt so sad. The stuff was not wonderful, most of it was old without being fabulous, but it belonged to them and it was their treasured possessions. I picked up a pretty little fine china mug, and a small antique occasional table - both for $5. That made me even sadder. Am I a romantic?
We leave on Monday for a week on the Gold Coast (Queensland). We are playing in a Bridge Congress there, so no holiday, and no sewing, although I have packed a hand sewing project. We shall see how much I get done of that. The weather forecast is grim for the next few days at least - a category 5 cyclone hit the coast of Queensland yesterday not far from the Gold Coast and there has been torrential rain. Planning to pack my plastic mac as well as the umbrella!
Til next time.....Keep on stitching.