Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Scrap Quilt and Granny Square Afghan

I've been working on these two projects, and like the title of my blog says there are lots of loose threads to be sewn before I finish.

 

I have a few blocks of this quilt sewn together.  The pattern for the quilt is in Edyta Sitar's book Friendship Strips & Scraps available at
http://www.laundrybasketquilts.com/




I'm glad that I took photos of these blocks because I can see a couple of places where I have two of the same fabric sewn together.


I trim each block to 3 1/2 inches to finish at 3 inches.  There are 624 blocks total in the quilt.


I don't usually do a "random scrappy" quilt.  I normally choose a few colors and then use scraps in those colors.  This one is going to be truly random from my scraps.


This crocheted granny square afghan is what I work on in the evenings.  I have tried to choose colors that are used in Cath Kidston fabrics and accessories.


I have four rows put together so far.  This afghan will be 9 squares by 12 squares...so 108 squares total.


This is what I have left to sew together.  Each time you use a color in a granny square there are 2 loose ends to be sewn in.  I have used 6 colors in each square so there are 12 ends to be sewn in.  In all 108 squares there will be 1,296 threads to weave in, and that doesn't include the yarn that is used to sew the squares and rows together.


I hope to be able to show you one or maybe both of these projects finished soon.
 

I hope you are finding some time to do some stitching today!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
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