Half way there and another QAL

Well; I played on Sunday afternoon instead of sewing, so I am ONLY 1/2 way there on joining my Allietare rows.  The weather was almost SPRING like, so on my way home from church I made a decision that it was too pretty not to “go out and play”.  The hubby and I took a ride over to Rehoboth Beach, had lunch, walked a bit on the boardwalk. He failed to wear his coat, so our walk was brief.  I could not believe how many people were out with the same idea. It was so fun to see all the dogs out for a walk too. That only happens off season in Rehoboth during the daytime.  Since we had a big lunch, when we got home late in the afternoon, I did squeeze a couple of hours of sewing time in.Half of the rows joined

On Monday, I spent my sewing time working on making the rest of those half-square triangles I needed for the Scrap Dance Tango Quilt.  I needed 380 more. I have them all sewn and pressed, now I will spend the next week trimming at the kitchen counter in the morning or after dinner.  Time to start filling the next bag of slivers for the birds.

Do you see the “new button” on the side of this blog for the Bargello quilt along?  I tripped over Elm Street Quilts thanks to A Stitch In Time blog.  Both BLOGS are found on Bloglovin.  This QUILT ALONG will be done over the period of a month or so, and there will be “fabric prizes” from the sponsors.  The project will be in 2 sizes – a mini at 16″ square, and a baby size at 36″ square.  I have thought about doing a Bargello for a long time, but didn’t want to tackle a huge one. This one is done with 2.5″ strips, and I thought I would check my “SCRAP STORAGE SYSTEM” to see what I could come up with along with the background fabric. If you are viewing on a device where you don’t see the buttons; here is a link – Bargello Quilt Along introduction  .  I figure a 16″ mini could always be turned into a throw pillow or a table topper.    Hope you quilt along too!

Tuesday, my “partner in quilt” came over and we worked on those donated fabrics and got them prepped for our Ocean Waves Quilt Guild meeting on Monday. Kathi & I run the 2nd time around table, and we take the donated fabrics and “re-sell” them to guild members. While Kathi worked on this great stack – Prepping for the guild,

I worked on the scraps.  We have 6 or 7 one gallon zip locks sorted by color full of scraps, ready to sell for 50 cents per bag.  Last month I sold 10 bags of scraps!  If they don’t sell, I know where they are going to “end up”……giggle….

After Kathi went home, I managed to work a while on my Allietare again, and I worked on it some this afternoon too.  I have all but one row stitched to the second “half”…… Nearly connected   Note – the 2nd half is on the ironing board waiting on me!  I think Thursday will be the day when it is all joined, and ready for trimming and decisions about the 1st narrow border!  It is really coming along quickly.

Hope you are stitching something fun!!!  I am thinking about getting some embroidery machine time scheduled in the next few days too!  I want to get some t-shirts ready for SPRING and my upcoming cruise to Hawaii!  I downloaded 3 fun tropical designs tonight from Embroidery Designs . com; and have 3 more on my wish list for next week’s free downloads.

What are you working on this week?


6 thoughts on “Half way there and another QAL

  1. Last year I picked up a ‘grab bag’ of small scraps for $3. They were Christmas themed/colors, and I thought that would be a great opportunity to use something inexpensive and make a table runner. They weren’t the most coordinated group of patterns, but I went ahead with them as this was just an ‘experiment’. I had a happy surprise… as I was laying out the pieces, I accidently discovered the Pinwheel pattern…fun! Now I’m hooked on Pinwheels. I’m working on a small-ish throw. We’ll see how large it turns out to be.


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