Friday, March 6, 2015

Taming the scraps!

 Yesterday morning I worked on my hexies but after a little while I had to stop.  I've been having some issues with my right shoulder and I figure it is just from sewing.  :(  I have been working a lot on my hexies lately and did several bindings on the baby quilts over the past few weeks.  

So I took a break and decided to tame some strings!  They are taking over!  I don't have a lot of yardage in my stash but I do have a ton of strings.  This is probably less than half of them, but it is where I started. 
 I dug out some of the smaller ones first to work with first.  I still have more but I want to finish sorting through these first. 
 I sat down and pieced about 25 of these small blocks.  I have used this same exact block design on a couple of other scrap quilts that I had planned on keeping for myself but I ended up selling both of this so I am keeping this one when it is finished. 
 I wanted to sew a few more of them but I ran out of bobbin and sadly my shoulder was hurting so bad that I could not grip the wheel on my machine to release it to wind more bobbins.  That is how bad it was hurting.  I did try but I just didn't have the strength in it to do it.  So I had to wait for Richard to get home to do it for me but by that time I didn't want to sew anymore.  :)  Hunter was at my sister's house.  

I am soooo sick of the snow and cold!  We had a ton of rain which caused so much flooding, covered roads and washed out bridges.  Then the rain changed to sleet/ice then over to snow again.  We ended up with another 12"   :(  The temps were below "0" last night.  It is just miserable. 


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Did you paper piece those blocks? I can't wait to see them made into a quilt! Hope you get relief from the snow soon.

Deb A said...

They look great Kristie! Take a break and read. Rest the shoulder. Hope Hunter is back to keep you company.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you cut the strips all the same size? they look good - I really need to do something like that - I have 3 boxes of strips two boxes are all sizes and one box is mainly 2 to 2 1/2 inch wide.
take care of that shoulder!

Michelle said...

Hope your shoulder is feeling better! I've been behind reading blogs but just looked back at a few all the new baby stuff! Very cute and pink! :)

Janet O. said...

Sorry about the shoulder pain. Is it a flare-up of an old injury?
Very good looking blocks. I'll bet someone will want to buy this one, too, when it is finished.
Sounds like you are having touch weather times. Hope that changes for you soon.