Later she donned The Santa Hat to pass out the Christmas gifts, taking a few minutes here and there to open her own.
She got two sets of Legos for Christmas. She'll definitely be busy the next few days (so no "I'm bored" complaints till probably about mid-week).
The holiday definitely put a crimp in my sewing room time. The only stitching that happened was focused on finishing up a Christmas gift, not playing with scraps. So I don't have any progress to show off. A review of the year's scrappy play is all I have to post today.
Angela suggested a sampler as part of the challenge this year. For the most part I kept up, though will admit to not making all the blocks.
| Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler|
By Angela Feldbush of Soscrappy
Still there were enough for a good sized lap quilt. I'm still in the process of getting all the blocks sashed and set together.
In 2013, Scrappy Butterflies was started as part of that year's Rainbow challenge, but only one block got made. I did a lot better at keeping up with those blocks this year.
| Scrappy Butterflies|
Block is available in EQ 7 Block Library
I have the fabric picked out for the last block, but haven't found time to cut out the pieces and assemble the block. Hopefully that will get done this next week.
This year's challenge project was to make 12 Inverted Star blocks.
by Jessica Boschem of Common Threads
available from Craftsy as a free download
Ten of the blocks are completed, one is in progress, but I've yet to decide on the color to be used for the last block. This is another set of blocks I hope to finish up in the next week.
Looking ahead, I've picked the block for next year's challenge. It's one that Angela included in the challenge sampler, Twinkle Star. Last week I posted 4 different variations of the blocks and got lots of feedback. I made one more modification based on a couple of comments. Now I've got 6 versions to decide between.
Tutorial by Angela of Soscrappy
Versions B and C were the most popular last week, with A a close second. Layouts E and F are the new ones. Any one of these will look great, which is making it so hard to decide on the final block modifications. I really want the block to shine, so maybe A, E or F? Thankfully I still have about a week to decide.
I'm off work this next week. The plan is to spend the mornings cleaning out closets and the afternoons sewing. A good balance between the need to do and the want to do. It's snowing here at the moment, so I'm going to grab another cup of coffee and check out all the other scrappy projects posted over at Soscrappy.