I had a list of things to accomplish on the weekend, but I was sidetracked by my scrap projects. I just sat in the sewing room and stitched little pieces together, and it was wonderful.
This is the major project, and it's devouring scraps at a great rate.
I want it to be more rectangular, so the top and bottom strips are going to be 3" finished, and the sides 2" finished. I can also see some more drastic measures will be necessary to get the proportions that I want, but I'm still planning what that will be. Maybe crumb piecing? Who knows.
I needed a lot more pieces for the scrappy cross blocks, so I pulled out the drawer of 3.5" squares.
That little slice goes into the cross block pile, and the remainder goes into the scrappy spiral pile.
I'm making nine-patches from those little slices too, it's really working out nicely. I'm using up a heap of scraps, it feels like a good way to start the year.
Last week Matt took all the dogs for a walk down the Heyson Trail; this is a picture of the Staffies, all sitting still for once. Jessie was buzzing about in the long grass, a law unto herself as usual.
What is the collective noun for a group of Staffies? A scramble of Staffies? They are a rambunctious lot.
This is what they normally look like, unless ordered to sit down for their photo.