My big accomplishment this weekend...I cleaned off the dining room table. Woohooo...it may not sound like much but this is the first time we have been able to sit down and eat a meal on this table since we moved back into the house in December! (It was sort of driving me crazy...)
I did play in the scrap pile a bit. I have stacks of vintage blocks that I dream of someday using as inspiration to make a new quilt. The block above is one of my favorites in the pile. The fabric is very fragile and the dye is migrating but I like how graphic it is so....
This is my scrappy version! It worked up pretty quickly (once I fixed a minor math error...really good reason for test blocks!) I used my box of 2 inch strips that I had already cut (a la Bonnie's stash management method) so the only bits I had to cut were some 4 inch squares. Very fun. I do have to put it aside for a bit though and find a finish it project for March. (My Dh is hoping it will be his red, white and blue.....uhggggggg)
I also made yet another of the airplane binders...these are fun. I have some of these vintage wedding ring arcs rescued from a yard sale that are never going to the alter so I have to find other destinations for them...I put one of the cover fabric but it didn't quite jump out at me so I added some handmade lace...(lace wedding ring...get it?!)
This was better but still....so I added some rick-rack....And since it was now a bit OTT so why not just go all the way and use some black for the binding! (also to keep it from getting too cute...)
So why all these binders? Well, I'll give you a hint...watch this space from March 10th to the 14th. (I know that sort of gives it away but not entirely.....)