Monday, January 7, 2013


I see Sew-A-Longs on the "cool" girls' blogs quite often and sometimes wish I had the time/inclination to join in.  But as a lifetime "uncool" girl I always hesitate.  What if they don't like me?  What if no-one talks to me?  What if I sign up but don't make/take the time that participation requires?

So, when one of my very first favorite blog authors, Sue at CollectInTexasGal, posted about committing to a sew-a-long, I decided to check it out.  It's an easy project.  You can shop for fabric or use up your scraps or choose something from your stash. To learn more about about the sew-a-long, head to Sew Can She.

 I decided to use some of my scraps.  In the fall I got a bee in my bonnet and decided to cut all of my scraps into 2.5" or 5" strips, depending on their current widths.  I prefer to quilt with precuts anyway and the size is versatile enough for most projects I would attempt.  Then I sorted them by color & put them away.

The week one assignment is to decide on your fabric.  That's it.  Just choose fabric.  Which anyone with any fabric sense knows will take a week in itself anyway!  So I got out my strips and decided to make several blocks by colorway.  Here's a picture of what I have so far:

These are just what I pulled from the 2.5" strips.  During naptime this afternoon I shall get out the big guns (the 5" strips) and see what I can do with those.

What will my finished project be?  I dunno.  I won't decide until I'm further along in the project.  It depends on how the finished blocks look, how many I have, etc...

On another note, Dr. Love & Miss B were able to Skype call Charlie & I yesterday and it was great to see their smiling faces back-lit by sunshine and 80 degree weather!  They are having a fabulous time.  Today their work begins.

Please let me know if you join the sew-a-long too so we can encourage each other!

Hugs, Leslie

1 comment:

Sue McPeak said...

Leslie...How COOL is this post? I say, "It's Groovy Cool, Ya'll"! I'm so pleased that you were inspired and encouraged to join the SewAlong after reading about it on CollectInTexas Gal. I'm also very, very glad you are commenting on CITexas I can visit your great blog.

As I said on FACEBOOk, I do love your Scrappy Strips for the SewAlong. What a good idea to get your scraps organized into colorways and sized strips. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Again, thanks for being a Follower and for the sweet words about my blog. Let's go SEW!!!!