Wonky Scrappy Circles (III)


Well, I cheated and did a little more on my Wonky Scrappy Circles quilt today, even though I’m supposed to leave it alone until I’m done with Hye Soo’s quilt. Oh well, we creative types can’t stay on a rigid schedule… at least not if “we’re” like me…

So I sewed up the last 4 blocks I bl0gged about, which I had cut out but not sewed:

4 more scappy circles to square up

Now I’ve squared those 4 up, and I now have a whoppin’ 16 blocks going towards the finished quilt. Here they are:

four scrappy circle blocks four scrappy circle blocks

four scrappy circle blocks four scrappy circle blocks

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Wonky Scrappy Circles (II)


Well, I very quickly fell down on my goal to make one set of 4 blocks every day… surprise, surprise! (-: I made one more set a few weeks ago, which I’ll picture here. But I’ve been working on my niece’s wedding quilt, so the Scrappy Circles are taking a back seat for now. But for now, here are the pics from the last set of 4 blocks I made:

4 more squares

4 more squares

Stack 'em

Stack ’em

Slice 'em up

Slice ’em up

Mark the centers

Mark the centers

Pin them all together

Pin them all together

Sew them

Sew them

All sewed up

All sewed up

Voila! 4 more blocks

Voila! 4 more blocks

Diving in!


Well, here I go! I decided to get into quilting last summer. I “stalked” the online fabric stores for quite awhile, filling and emptying the shopping carts, trying to decide my fabric-accumulation strategy. I am so in love with the gorgeous and inspiring designer fabrics that are out there today. However… money is NOT abundant for me right now… So I wondered, should I just buy a few things at the regular prices, or should I somehow find the most inexpensive stuff and get a bigger stash?

Well, I decided on the latter. Boo hoo! It’s sooooo hard to see new collections coming out, and I have to walk away! I’ve bought very few full/or near full priced pieces, but for the most part my “rule” is nothing over $4/yard. “WHAT?” you say? Yes, I’ve been able to do it! My favorite place is fabric.com. I love their clearance deals. (Hey, PLEASE let me know if you know of other avenues for fabric under $4/yard, where you can buy less than a yard…) Oh, and there are a couple of Walmarts nearby with good fabric departments. So I bought some decent stuff there, 1/4 yard each, of $2.50/yard fabric. So I’ve got lots of fun stuff to play with without breaking the bank. I figured it wouldn’t look too bad if mixed in with some of the nicer stuff from fabric.com — still all under $4/yard. Hey, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do, right? I’m dreaming of the day when I can buy a whole collection right when it comes out! Until then…

So here’s a look at some of my stash so far.

Can’t wait to get started!