Crumbs/strings update - "Crumby Stars" top done
I didn't get much else done on my crumbs project except that I finished my "Crumby Stars" top!
So happy! Finally!
So what all did I do this weekend?
It wasn't actually a very profitable as-regards-to-crumb sewing weekend. Other things happened. Other people needed me. And that's okay.
So.. What DID I do?
During the week, because I knew I wanted to finish up this top this weekend, I actually sewed more strips to the 4" wide paper tape (IOW, each day - not waiting for the weekend. I usually did it pretty late in the evening when I was tired of doing other things.)
As I finished about 100", I sewed it on the sides.
I also made 4 of my woven star blocks. This "very long term project" will take longer than a year at this rate. Warning.
And that's all. Yep. That's all.
I now have a total of 21 woven star blocks. The original paper pieced pattern is a free download from Andover. It's here.
And I started thinking what to do with both more of my blue scraps that are crumbs AND what I can do with my strings blocks. I think I'm ready to go back to strings for a while. These crumbs are just taking a really long time! Strings are quite a bit faster, unless you start using 1" ones! Then they take "forever" as well!
And our cold weather broke today! During the day we got to about 29F - YEAH!
It's been so bitter cold I was having a hard time getting pictures of my charity quilts - (read - I barely went outside!) which are all washed and dry, as of this weekend, by the way (another "hallelujah"!)
(Notice I didn't say "dried" as I just "let them" dry - no dryer involved. ) I'm hoping to get out and get more pics and get them over to the church building. Fifty finished quilts in 5 piles in my living room is making me feel a little "walled in". :)
So, now, you can look for some more work with strings. I actually have an idea for the next blue crumbs quilt - so we'll see - but I'm going back to strings for awhile as well. I'm really getting tired of those blues.
Oh yes...with this Crumby Stars top - this makes 19 finished tops from those upcycled blues. If you had been "hanging onto my every quilt top" you'd know that you've only seen 18 - not 19! That's right. I've not shown you number 19 yet!
Just hang on!
And guess what I found more of today?
I told my sis when my husband left to go teach an Old Testament course (in another country - I took him to the airport Sat. morning), I would check one more place that was kind of out of the way as I thought I had put some "separated into pieces, but not yet segregated by color" bags of clothing items. And yes, today I went back there and pulled out 6 more shopping bags of such items. I've not had the heart to go through and take out the blues yet. But I will. Step 1 was getting them out so I could see them. Maybe I can fit them into my 2 plastic boxes which were not full by any means when I moved them back to my daughter's room. It's a mixed blessing.
And it's also the reason I quit totally going to used clothing stores around here. Yep. I kicked the habit.
A couple of the ones I went to regularly went out of business, as I expected them to as I didn't see how they could pay their rent with their cheap prices, but another one has their clothing in about a 6 week cycle. They start by selling things by the pound - and it's a pretty expensive rate, and work down to cheaper and cheaper until each item is about 25-30 cents depending on the exchange rate.
And now you know!
Have a great day!
And don't forget - if you need something for quilting, be sure to check out what my sis has for you!