Wednesday, April 03, 2019

I'm a Winner, Hands 2 Help

Yesterday I got a surprise in my e-mail:  This was from one of my entries in the All About Strings Blog Hop hosted by Carla at Creatin in the Sticks.   

Karrin H. is receiving
$25.00 Gift Card to go

Our random draw winner follows Creatin' in the Sticks on Instagram.

Thanks so much Carla, I really appreciate it, and I was quite excited spending my gift card at Fat Quarter Shop last night on some charm packs.  I really had a great time participating in the All About Strings Blog Hop, and this was the icing on the cake!

Meanwhile I finished the flimsy on my second Hands2Help top.  This one will be going to Mercyful Quilts in Sacramento, CA.  I live not far from Bernie, and she has graciously agreed to meet me so I can drop these off when I am done.  This is again done with swap blocks from a swap in 2000 I think.  The line of fabric was called Rhapsody in Blue, designed by Bonnie Stratton and was for Quilt for a Cure for breast cancer.  I bought almost all the different fabrics in this line.  I did make a quilt for daughter Kristen for her marriage.  This line also had these really nice borders.  I bought the border fabric in yellow (used for Kristen's), navy blue (I apparently bought 2 of this one) and a white border fabric.   Right now I am trying to use up this fabric, or else get the amount down quite a bit.   I'm going to have to figure out what I am going to put in those big blank areas.  I am great at meandering, but am going to have to practice some motifs before I quilt these.  

So I am busy working on a second quilt with this line of fabric, and I still have some swap blocks left.  I also had a lot of these leftover pieces from baskets.  So yesterday I started assembling some more baskets to use these leftover basket bottoms.  I wondered why it looked like they had been taken off something, but didn't really think too long about it.  I knew they were for 12 inch fruit baskets. See how much that dark blue hands off the rectangle?  That should have been a clue

See how there is no seam allowance when I had the light blue to attach to the bottom?

I thought about it overnight.  I got up this morning and measured the rectangle pieces.  They are 1/2 inch too short.  That is why nothing is working right, and I have no seam allowance.

Right now I am taking these apart and will cut out some more feet for the baskets and redo them.  "DH said just start over".  But I can't do that.  I'm going to cut those other pieces up for scraps so I don't try to use them again!

Thanks for stopping by!    Karrin


Susan said...

Congratulations! What fun, indeed. I remember those swap blocks. I turned them all into a strippie quilt in Riverside when Fran and I met for a 4-day retreat together. I even know exactly where the quilt is. My younger son uses it when it visits here. =) So nice to see what you did with yours.

Kim said...

How fabulous for you to win those lovely charm packs; congratulations! Love the quilt. Those beautiful blocks really pop against the pretty background fabric. Such a shame you have to do a little unpicking, but I am quite sure you will turn your little mistakes into another gorgeous quilt.