Tuesday, November 26, 2013

70 Little Pieces

Introducing "I Like Big Stash" - block 9 of 9 for Kristy at Quiet Play's "And Sew On" BoM. This block was constructed from 11 sections with 70 pieces of fabric (some very tiny!) and I am loving how it turned out. The colors in this 1st pic are correct... the 2nd is a little washed out on my cutting table as I look at them now.
Making the stash shelves was great fun. I had saved these little slivers from making my Schnibbles quilt using Bonnie & Camille's "Marmalade" line so mixed them in with my "Sew Stitchy" scraps to create my fabric piles. I chose to make the basket on the bottom shelf red to match my IKEA bins under my cutting table. Love the pile on the floor without a home... just like I often have!

Next up is to get them sashed with the white pins fabric and start unpicking lots of paper. Hopefully I can get it quilted tomorrow so I can sew down the binding while we travel over Thanksgiving. I've decided on basic quilting to hold things together and then I will be adding some hand work to some of the blocks over the winter. A little embroidery, some hand quilting, some buttons perhaps are what I have in mind.

I'm A-OK with this plan... it takes the pressure off so I can just get it done now and make it "perfect" later. I don't consider many of my projects to be "masterpiece" level but this one comes close and I have lots of ideas bouncing around in my head but need them to settle down into a plan.

I've decided not to show you all 9 blocks together until it is done... rest assured that they are making me very happy today!

I'm linking up to Freemotion by the River.

8 comments:

  1. Some of those pieces look so tiny. Well done.

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  2. too cute. I love having a peek into your stash. :0)

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  3. These blocks are so cute - and so many teeny tiny pieces!! Wow. Love that pin fabric you found for sashing. So appropriate.

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  4. What darling blocks, Soooo many pieces!

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  5. great plan. It looks amazing so far :-)

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  6. That block is just too cute! Makes me want to riffle through the shelves and see what's there!

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  7. Love it 0 especially the fabric at the side. So true to life in many of our sewing rooms. Have a great trip! Stay safe.

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