I was checking back for the RSC2019 colours, since I am woefully behind, first time in four years of participating that I am this remiss in doing my monthly scraps homework. I was scrolling back in time on Angela's blog soscrappy, and that's when her squirrel bit me!**Please come back tomorrow for the announcement post for the #30quiltdesigns challenge which I plan to start on March 15. Instagram went whacky today, and I'm waiting on another sponsor, so I couldn't post it today.
I never did write a goals post and a year review post this year, just too much going on in both real life and quilt life. That is not to say that I have no goals for this coming year. Making colour-coded scrap container boxes was one of them, and I'd even started sewing some similar-colours of scraps together improv style as leader/enders. So, when I saw Angela's tutorial for a scrap box, I just had to Drop Everything And Make it. This is known as a DrEAMi! a term I coined a couple of years ago because I am, well, was a lot better of a squirrel chaser; these days I seem to always have to focus on a deadline, sigh. The past couple of days I threw my must-do projects, of which I currently have three, two on my Q1FAL list...ha!! There are actually THREE more that I should be finishing up, so let's be brutally honest and rephrase that:
I currently have five must-do projects on the finish list, four before the end of March and a big one due in April. What did I do since returning from Cuba a few days ago? Tackle them, head down, butt up, like a good little quilter? Nope.
I chased this squirrel for two days. And I
I love it, and it felt SO GOOD. This is a true DrEAMi! my friends. At the risk of sounding all school-marm-ish, something I do from time to time, sorry, but a few people link up projects that they are currently working on, or projects that they finished, which have been an ongoing project over several months. These, I need to tell you, are NOT DrEAMi! projects.
|The lining is from a pack of green fat quarters I got at Connecting Threads.|
If you did, like I did, drop the construction of the quilt backing for your niece that you are supposed to be constructing so you can get her quilt quilted; if you ignored the two cushion covers, and one tabletopper; if you refused to start sewing the next magazine project that is due in April, and did nothing but work on one project with tunnel vision, like I did on this box, well, THAT is a true DrEAMi! If you are this kind of a squirrel-chaser, then I invite you to link up either a blog or Instagram post with the monthly link-up here on my blog on the last Saturday of each month. This month it'll be March 30.
Here are a couple of in-process photos. Angela's tutorial is excellent. Read it carefully though; don't do like I did on the lining and make the box just like you did the outside one; there's a 7" opening you need to have in one side for the turning right side out part!
Slabs done and squared to appropriate size.
The quilted batting.
I certainly did not chill when I went into the library and this is the sight on the wall opposite the main doors that met me:
Pattern: tutorial on soscrappy blog
Lining: Tranquility by Connecting Threads
Batting: Warm n Natural scraps
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