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Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Scrap Piles are a Lot like Housework
It seems no matter how much work you do to clean up, there is always more to do!
This pile is all the tiny pieces left over from the past two months of making the 'Roses are Red, Borders are Blue' quilt. Yes, I finally gave it a name. :)
It's from this pile that the inspiration ignited on Sunday for the purple stars table runner.
I get such a kick out of making something useful from teeny tiny pieces of fabric that most people would throw in the garbage can.
I spent all of last night sitting in front of the sewing machine piecing blocks and watching some show about housewives in Orange County on the BRAVO channel. I guess it's been on a few years, but I've never heard of it. It was sad and interesting at the same time. I kept shaking my head over the values these parents were instilling in their children. Some of these kids had no idea about real life. One of the teens thought it perfectly acceptable to just up and quit his job because he wanted to go to the beach house for the weekend and he couldn't get the days off. One of the teen girls wanted new clothes for school and she took the credit card and went out and spent $2500 in one store. It's a different world out there today.
Anyway I made a bunch more stars. Isn't it neat how the corners form purple squares when you put them together? I really love the design to form a secondary pattern.
I guess you can't really see the centers here (maybe if you click on it), but I tried a number of different center squares. Some of them have over 20 pieces just in the 3-inch center. I don't think I will ever again use just a plain square of fabric for a star center. It's too much fun making these!
Well, no more time to blog. I must had out in the strong winds and rain to get to work. Too bad I'm not in orange county. I would feel no sense of responsibility toward my job and I could just call in sick .