That's a much better title than just circles and rails, isn't it, even though this is just another post showing another circle and more rail fence blocks.
First, I will show you my trash. These are selvages and other trash that is made during the quilt making process. Everything is less than an inch. I just hate throwing it away, but gosh, I won't have any room in my house if I save everything, including the last little snippet. I have been forcing myself to throw away the snippets, but this time I decided to use these snippets to make my circle, and then I would be able to throw away the leftovers.
At first, I was going to use the snippets in the shapes that they were, but I decided that I would be allowed to trim them to shapes that I wanted. I secured the pieces with a glue stick and then sewed it all down with straight lines instead of going around each piece individually. I see now I could have used white for the eyes instead of pink and given her some eyeballs. Except for the background square and circle, everything else is from the trash pile. Instead of making it easier, this just made it more difficult to throw away the trash.
These two blocks are my latest additions to the rail fence quilt. I really like these because they serve as a bridge between the fabrics that are already in the quilt. The one on the left helps show that the pink and the purple do go together, and the one on the right show that the pink and the orange do go together.I really didn't want to reject the orange fabric. It's like having a friend, and then discarding her because your new friends are prettier. And she really is pretty too.
Here they are all together. At this point, I think I have enough blocks, but I really like making these, so I am going to add some more. I will add some more orange, and there is some more purple fabric I would really like to add. I think I should also add a red so it doesn't look like the odd ball.
I also wanted to tell you about my new project. You probably don't remember my photo scanning project, but it is way back about when I started this blog. Basically the rule was to scan at least one set of pictures every day, but more is better. I managed to get all of them scanned that way. Well my new project has to do with quilt magazines. I have a whole bunch of them going way back in time since I haven't ever thrown any away. My plan is to get rid of all of them. It will make space and reduce clutter in my house, and give the dust mites fewer homes to live in.
The plan is that I will go through the quilt magazines and scan whatever patterns I want and give away the magazine. I am not allowed to keep any paper. This keeps me from taking the lazy out of just ripping out the patterns I want, and still keeping a mess. If you want any, let me know - they aren't in any particular order so it will be hard for me to find a particular issue, but they are all quilt magazines. Right now my plan is to give them away to a local charity.
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