I'm hoping to get closer to having enough bow tie blocks to be able to figure out a layout and start sewing them together soon, so I always check that collection of blocks first. Here are the red ones I've already made -
And a few new ones added this week -
The first week of a new color, I always do a lot of cutting - 3.5" squares for bow ties, 2.5" squares for Scrappy Sprouts, and 1.5" x 2.5 inch rectangles for my Tiny Rails blocks.
Meanwhile, the 4th of July holiday this week put me in the mood for some Red, White, and Blue sewing! So I made a couple new coasters/mug rugs, which we use daily for setting drinks on where we sit to read and watch TV.
They go perfectly with the 4th of July flag table topper that I made last year!
And with this mug -
And one last bit of sewing - I turned this orphan string block (leftover from my String Star finish earlier this year) into a potholder.
I layered the string block with a scrap of regular batting and a piece of Insulbrite plus backing fabric to make it thick and heat resistant. Such a good way to use up orphan blocks! I know other quilty friends have done that and gave me the idea to do the same, so thank you for that!
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at Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap! on Sunday.
Have a great weekend, everyone!