Week in Review, November 2, 2014

This past week was a camping vacation week, which means my sewing machine and mindless projects came with me. These are projects that I didn’t worry about progress or mistakes. It was just to sew. I brought a TON of projects. I didn’t want to find myself in a position where I was “stuck” with a particular project to work on. Needless to say I didn’t touch most of what I brought. I did make progress though.

I finally finished. It is a hot pad 10 inches squarish. The skein and pattern were a gift and it makes a perfect project while traveling. No sharp objects.

Crochet Hot PadHere is more “fabric” that I made with my selvage edges, that I explained here. Selvage Edge FabricI did all the piecing while camping and cut the pieces when I returned home where I have more room. Final results, 160+ 4.5 inch squares and 110+ 3.5 inch squares. Enough to start another quilt. Selvage Edge SquaresI set aside the selvage edge strips that were too narrow for me to piece for a rag rug project. This will become my new travel project, again no sharp objects. Selvage Edges Rag RugRight now the rug is curving in a way it’s not supposed to so I’ll start over. If the results are the same, I plan to live with it.

I also foundation pieced strips for 6.5 inch squares, resulting in 110 squares, also ready for piecing. 6.5 Strip Squares 6.5 Strip Squares Top ViewIt doesn’t feel like a lot but it was a lot of pieces. I’m glad to get a lot of these leftovers in a usable state even though they are not a priority.

Last was finishing up one of the Winter Wonderland embroidery panels. Many more to go, but it’s a start.Winter Wonderland Panel

Enjoying vacation on the Journey, Jackie

  • Sandi Colwell

    You’re on a roll! Love the hot pad and all the made fabric. Can’t wait to see what you do with it!

  • Diane Rincon

    Made fabric, a great description! It’s always interesting and fun to see what you’re doing, Jackie!