Tag Archives: Fabric

CMMC – Getting Close at Home

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge this week is hosted by Brian who blogs at Bushboys World. The challenge: Close Ups around the House. (Click on the underlined phrases to see what they each posted.)

Pins and Clips

When I’m not playing with my camera, reading a book, or doing ordinary household chores, you might find me at my quilting table.

Fat Quarters of Fabric

A fat quarter (in case you’re wondering) is 1/4 of a yard of fabric. But instead of being cut directly from a bolt of fabric – yielding a piece of cloth 9″ by about 44″ – a fat quarter is a half yard of fabric cut from the bolt then crosscut to get a piece of cloth 18″ x 22″.

Quilting Rulers

Speaking of cutting, did you know quilters have all kinds of special rulers made to be used with a rotary cutter? Hmmm, should have taken a picture of a rotary cutter.

Spools of Thread

Then there is thread. Basic gray or cream for putting quilt blocks together. But ever so many choices for adding interest when finishing a quilt project!


Added: There is a picture that includes a rotary cutter in a blog I did in late 2019 for one of Frank’s photo challenge of the word common! Click here to see the post and find the rotary cutter.

CMMC: January Color – Pink

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge color for January is pink. I’ve tried to come up with photos of a variety of objects. The hardest part was choosing just one pink flower!

Pink Office and Art Supplies. 1/14/2021.
Pink Shoelace and Shoe Tongue. 1/14/2021.
Pink Fabric. 1/14/2021.
Pink Glass. Pappajohn Sculpture Park, 1/8/21.
Hibiscus (I think!). Reiman Gardens, Ames, Iowa.

Putting the Pieces Together

Stringing a few words together to make a sentence,
A few sentences to write a paragraph,
And a paragraph or two to create a post
Seems tough going for me this week.

But piecing fabric into quilt blocks has happened!

2020 Stash Buster Challenge – Sunshine & Shadows layout plus fabric yet to be cut and sewn.

The 2020 Stash Buster Challenge has been a bit addictive. Whether it is yardage purchased for a project that never got made or pieces that just had to be taken home, most quilters have fabric stowed away. The goal of the challenge is to turn some of that stash into a quilt. (Find more information and the pattern here.)

The little four-patches just make me smile.

3.5″ unfinished Four-Patch

The larger four-patches are made with two small four-patches and two 3.5″ squares.
The blocks can be put together at least nine different ways to make interesting patterns.

First blocks for the 2020 Stash Buster Challenge – Strong Streaks layout.

In other piecing news, we finally finished this jigsaw puzzle! It has lots of irregularly shaped pieces that made the trees with snow fairly difficult. So difficult, in fact, we talked about putting it back in the box without finishing it.

Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing,
may the pieces fall together easily today.