I added 2 more rows to my Tumbler Leader & Ender project yesterday!
It’s amazing how quick these rows build in between other chain piecing.
And while I know that “Truly random does not mean equidistant” What are the odds that I would end of with 3 of the same neutral tumblers clustered in the same spot?
Somehow this does not seam random at all!
And so I have re-worded the Quilter’s Law of Random:
The Quilter's law of random = as soon as you set out to keep things equally spread out, they will find a way to magically appear back together in the same place in the quilt!Or they move themselves around at night, wishing to be next to their “buddies of the cloth”.
Whatever it is. It stays. I am not fixing it!
My tumbler rows were growing while I worked on these:
Bonus Triangle Basket Bliss!
This mess is being put to good use!
I started these baskets long ago and they got set aside. They first were found in my Addicted to Scraps column with Quiltmaker Magazine in the March/April 2011 issue. 5 years later and I still don’t have a quilt from them!
I was last working on them during a January Quilt-Cam HERE.
I am cleaning out my deep cabinet of “pieces and parts” and that means that some adopted triangles from others are being trimmed down so I can sew them up and get them out of here. ((YES! Sliver trimming which I hate so much!)) And, dare I say it…anything that I can’t get at least a 2’’ unit from is being pitched. Some of the seams are far too wide, and I can’t get a 2’’ unit out of them, and I would almost rather start NEW having them cut and sewn the right size so there IS no sliver trimming, than to cut these eensy bits down to the next usable size on the ruler which for me would be 1 1/2’’ finishing at 1’’. I’m just not feeling the love for that right now! I want to sew!
This corner was finished last night!
We are slowly working our way through the show Leverage on Netflix. So super funny. Love the quirky characters, and it is perfect for stitching to, duct tape thimble and all!
Though it doesn’t look like much, that corner section alone as 288 pieces. Yes. I still have a long long way to go. And I still see a Sadie face when I look at the center!
Does anyone remember?
WHAT was I planning on doing with these? The last time I saw them was over a month ago when we were up here for my snowed-in birthday weekend.
I remember making them. I wrote about them HERE. I just don’t remember what I was going to do with them and I vaguely remember a setting I was planning on. Now I can’t think of it to save my life…idea GONE from my brain. And I have an inkling that it was a good one, too! LOL!
So this is a little hint/help I am starting for myself. Especially after losing some folders where I was saving stuff on my phone (Yes, I know, my cloud is full!) While photos I take are backed up to drop box, anything that I move to its own special folder and category on my phone is not. Things I save in my phone folders from the internet are not backed up automatically. I am telling myself to get more in the habit of using Pinterest as a safe place to put things off phone and accessible from anywhere I am.
Did you know that you can create your own “Secret” boards on Pinterest? Upload your photo, leave yourself some notes on what you were planning to do, sizes to cut, colors to use, how many blocks, what the idea is. It will BE THERE when you get back to it. I’ve made myself a secret “Projects” folder. I’m not going to be caught losing my notes ever again! I find Pinterest very easy to use and it’s free.
And the mountains say good morning!
Though temps are just above freezing this morning, it should warm up to 50 by afternoon and I’m looking forward to a nice long walk with Sadie. I’m just that wimpy. I’m not a fan of temps below 40! And I think being in California and Arizona recently have spoiled me and left me longing for spring to really arrive. Who am I kidding? It’s still February. I’ll need to hang on a bit longer. Especially since March has me in Cincinnati and all over Michigan.
In other words – Don’t put away the parka yet!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
I love this quote by Steve Jobs. What an amazing man. Where will your heart and intuition lead you today?
This table runner lives on my dining room table at the cabin. It is made with some leftover Wild & Goosey blocks, combined with some Idaho Square Dance blocks all from my Addicted to Scraps column with Quiltmaker magazine. I shared it and both quilts the blocks were left from during my Craft U workshop series. Have you signed up yet? Click the Scrap Quilts with Bonnie Hunter link in the upper right blog side bar for more info. And don’t forget to use the coupon Code BHSCRAP at check out to save $30.00 off of the course fee!
More baskets in store today --
Happy Saturday, everyone!