Ending the week by spending some time in the sewing room seemed to be just the thing to do last night. Now all the Vintage Dress blocks have their framing strips. Here's all 25 blocks framed and trimmed to a consistent 9.5" X 12.5".
|Vintage Dresses, pattern by Charise Randell|
I'll be playing with the layout a bit before starting on the sashing. For now, the blocks are going back into their project box. I've got too many projects in the works over at the sewing machine and that makes it hard to make a lot of progress on any one. They won't be off the design wall for long, they are my planned UFO project for March.
That's the putting away the old, the new is Mari's (The Academic Quilter) Squared Away sampler that she and Angela (So Scrappy) have planned for this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Mari posted the first sampler block early this morning. I've got so many RSC projects on my UFO list that it doesn't seem right to add another. However, here's what my "in progress" scrap bin looks like right now.
It's overflowing and really needs to be cleaned up. My plan for the sampler is to pull all my scraps for the blocks from this bin and in the process get all these left over's trimmed up and ready for use. We'll see how that goes. But if I make progress here, starting another potential UFO is worth the risk.
Linking up with this week's Rainbow Scrap Challenge over at Soscrappy.