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It's hard to say why we put a quilt project away and avoid it for a period of time. I'm not sure why I put this one away.... I think maybe it was because I was at a loss to know what to do with it next...or maybe I was tired of paper piecing flying geese units. In any case, I've pulled it out again and am working on it. The flying geese units will frame the star block...but I'm not sure what will come after that. A border with some kind of star block in the corners maybe??? 

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It's hard to say why we put a quilt project away and avoid it for a period of time. I'm not sure why I put this one away.... I think maybe it was because I was at a loss to know what to do with it next...or maybe I was tired of paper piecing flying geese units. In any case, I've pulled it out again and am working on it. The flying geese units will frame the star block...but I'm not sure what will come after that. A border with some kind of star block in the corners maybe??? 

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One has to make A LOT of quilts to acquire enough scraps to make a scrap quilt. While I sew a lot, I don't generate that many scraps so I have to find other needs of feeding my scrap habit. One way I get fabrics for my scrap quilts is to buy fabric by the pound, bag, or box. To help others feed their habits I've created a list of sites that sell fabric by the pound, bag, or box. 

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It's hard to say why we put a quilt project away and avoid it for a period of time. I'm not sure why I put this one away.... I think maybe it was because I was at a loss to know what to do with it next...or maybe I was tired of paper piecing flying geese units. In any case, I've pulled it out again and am working on it. The flying geese units will frame the star block...but I'm not sure what will come after that. 

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This is an OLD UFO that I pulled out and started working on a couple of weeks ago. The quilt is a bit of an improv project as I started it when I started playing with building quilts from the center out - as opposed to building them in lines of blocks set side by side. Right now I am paper piecing flying geese units which will surround the center block. I'm enjoying the quilt improv. 

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For those of us who make scrap quilts finding enough scraps, in enough variety, is a big deal! When we find the scraps we need we hoard them, sleep with them, and guard them…or get a friendly feline friend to guard them for us.

There are several ways to scratch the itch that drives us to collect small pieces of fabric...one way is to buy charms, jelly rolls, layer cakes, or fat quarters. Another way is to swap with fellow quilters. A third way is to buy fabric by the pound which often nets us small pieces for a price less than we'd pay for charms, fat quarters, jelly rolls, or layer cakes.

To help us all scratch the itch I've created a list of sites that sell fabric scraps, by the pound, by the bag, or in some other conglomeration. 

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I've had a really slow start to 2017. After I finished up the donation sewing for 2016 and the Christmas sewing for 2016 I went into a bit of a slump. That wasn't all bad as it allowed me some time to think and regroup and to do a bit of reorganizing in my sewing area--which really needed it after the rush to finish things at the end of 2016.

I've been busy since the reorganization and have a few UFO's I'm finishing up as well as some new projects that I just started that I'm liking a lot. New ways of using crumb blocks will be coming up soon! 

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I've had a really slow start to 2017. After I finished up the donation sewing for 2016 and the Christmas sewing for 2016 I went into a bit of a slump. That wasn't all bad as it allowed me some time to think and regroup and to do a bit of reorganizing in my sewing area--which really needed it after the rush to finish things at the end of 2016.

I've been busy since the reorganization and have a few UFO's I'm finishing up as well as some new projects that I just started that I'm liking a lot. New ways of using crumb blocks will be coming up soon! 

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I've had a really slow start to 2017. After I finished up the donation sewing for 2016 and the Christmas sewing for 2016 I went into a bit of a slump. That wasn't all bad as it allowed me some time to think and regroup and to do a bit of reorganizing in my sewing area--which really needed it after the rush to finish things at the end of 2016.

I've been busy since the reorganization and have a few UFO's I'm finishing up as well as some new projects that I just started that I'm liking a lot. New ways of using crumb blocks will be coming up soon! 

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I've had a really slow start to 2017. After I finished up the donation sewing for 2016 and the Christmas sewing for 2016 I went into a bit of a slump. That wasn't all bad as it allowed me some time to think and regroup and to do a bit of reorganizing in my sewing area--which really needed it after the rush to finish things at the end of 2016.

I've been busy since the reorganization and have a few UFO's I'm finishing up as well as some new projects that I just started that I'm liking a lot. New ways of using crumb blocks will be coming up soon! 
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