|only 3/4 finished-don't want this to be a UFO|
|Used the bottom of the pant leg as a pocket for a water bottle to stand upright-works beautifully!|
So, back to the Crazy 9 Patch-while I was struggling over this purse, the owner, Martha, said that the demonstration she had lined up for Wednesday night for the Back Country Quilters meeting had cancelled and she wasn't sure what to do. So, I told her about the Scrap Users System I was using and the binding tips I had gotten from Cynthia England and Sharon Schamber and she crowned me the fill-in demonstrator-so, this is what I came up with:
Bonnie Hunter's Scrap Users System:
|2" and 2.5" now have their own drawer and are piled in color groups except for batiks which I have kept in one pile|
|1", 1.5", 3.5"(light, dark and neutral), 4"(light and dark pile)|
|5" blocks and 5" long strips for Nickle Quilts|
|2.5" strips: Christmas, warm, cool, and nuetral|
I cut off the label strip plus abut 1/2" to use for something sometime:)
|Triangles, diamonds, and bricks for flying geese|
|one reorganized drawer-pastel brights|
|Drawer not organized-still work to do!|
Sharon Schamber uses Elmers Glue to glue down her bindings before sewing. I iron my binding over after sewing it to the right side. Then I add a thin strip of glue closer to the crease than the edge and then iron it down-voila! A stabilized binding with no pins to draw blood.
|I glue opposite sides first then the other 2. I glue edge of binding 1/16th of an inch over the stitching line|
|Then when finished gluing I turn it over and stitch in the ditch (on left) You can look at my last post to see the backside of the Celtic table topper|
The Rug Mugs above were pulled from my scrap users piles. The cardinal was from an unused part of a tree skirt panel, the tree made from leftover triangles and the rest from skinny strips. The strip to the right of the tree was a trimming from a Christmas pillowcase. It took me all of 45 minutes to put this together including quilting and I am slow.
|The back is 4, 4" squares from SUS (Scrap User System) and 1 strip. The backs of the others were 5"squares and a strip-I like this one better.|
Better get to work!!! Blessings to you today!