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Moving it Forward

I’ve been slapping up my scrappy rail fence blocks onto the design wall. I chain the scrappy rails. When a rail is long enough I stitch it to a gray background and admire how cute it is. I’m a little crazy that way but I do love how well my scraps play together.

 The bits leftover from my scrappy pineapple have all been used and I am now diving into my bits bin. A good thing as it was overflowing. It seems to be the constant state of my scrap bins these days. Thanks to my Go and the 1 1/2″ strip die I have many usable pieces in no time.

 I have decided to separate the different gray backgrounds until I get more done and decide how I want to arrange them. But I have to admit I’m losing steam on this project. I love it. Don’t get me wrong. I just want to make something other than rail fence blocks.

 So to mix things up a bit I pulled out my Scrappy Dresden from the class I taught last year at Bryce. And made it a few more friends.

Yesterday my oldest headed back to Seattle. I miss him already. It was nice to have him home for the last few weeks. A little crazy but in a good way. With him gone and everyone back in school I’m hoping a little more sewing can get done and I’ll be more regular with my posts.

 Now it’s your turn. What fun, creative things have you been up to this new year? Link up and share.

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  • Karen - Quilts...etc. says:

    the bits with the white strips looks like how I did my postage stamp quilt – I had fun with it too – like what you are doing – I know I got tired of mine at times and had to take breaks from working on the little bits but was glad when it was done last year.

  • quiltcat says:

    ganz toll finde ich deine quadrate mit den streifen sieht toll aus.
    ich will heuer meine ufos radikal abbauen
    viel spass beim weiternähen
    lg elfriede

  • The Colorful Fabriholic says:

    OMG, I love your Dresdens!!! Nice to see your progress on your scrappy rail fence blocks, too. That's going to be one cute and colorful quilt when it's done.

  • Rebecca in AK says:

    Love your scrappy rail fence blocks! Such a great way to use up some scraps. I love those Dresden blocks too. Fabulous scrappy backgrounds!

  • Marti says:

    Ooh, I love your scrappy Dresden. I like your rail fence too and totally understand needing to take a break from making the same block.

  • dq says:

    You've got some great scrappy quilts going on there. I love scrappy. The more fabrics in a quilt the better it is.

  • Needled Mom says:

    It is always hard to have them head back to school.

    I love all of the scrappiness going on there.

  • Karen says:

    The scrappy Dresden is very good. The red and black combo often has a modern look but not so much with what you have used and I like that.

  • Julierose says:

    Love that rail fence–I so like making postage stamp type blocks
    coming so well hugs, Julierose

  • Rebecca Grace says:

    You piece your blocks together and then "admire how cute they look?" That's so funny. I do that, too. Admiring how cute the blocks look on the design wall is my favorite part of quiltmaking! 🙂

  • Vivian says:

    Hmmm, I had been thinking about piecing some strings onto adding machine tape but was wondering what I'd do with them — your rail fence blocks are just the ticket! Thanks for the inspiration Em!

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