Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Saturday, January 28, 2017

ORT Fest

Yesterday was the New Moon! Do you have your ORTs all polished up for inspection? I kept having to stuff mine flatter in the wooden leaf bowl. Especially when adding in those little clipped dog ear corners. I find dog ear confetti all over the house! Always a party around here! Here is my stuffed bowl sitting atop En Provence, which is waiting impatiently to be put together:

I also had another container to show you. Remember my Cash for Stash can for the Piggy Bank Challenge? I'm afraid that can was too small. When it got too full to add any coins I had to come up with a new plan. I found this great wine bottle and my friend, Lauren designed and cut vinyl lettering with her Cricut machine.

Isn't that totally awesome? Now I have lots more room for coin saving. On July 6th we empty our banks and report how much we saved to buy guilt free stash with. 


Now it is YOUR turn...we want to see your ORTs! Leave a comment on this post with a link to your January TUSAL post so we can come visit! If I hold a Totally Useless giveaway your comment will earn you an extra entry.

Wondering what a TUSAL is and why all these people are posting pictures of rubbish? Click here to learn more and join the fun!

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

2864 Pieces

 Bonnie released the reveal and the end of our Mystery Quilt En Provence! last week. I was a little sad it was over as I'm having such fun with it. You may go to Bonnie's blog if you want to see the finish or you can wait and be surprised here.

Clue 7 was green, yellow and neutral quarter square triangles. Making these is a breeze and they create fun ORTs with the dog ears.

The last part was to make these yellow squares in sets of four. I had to go buy more yellows as I did not have enough to make each set different...and I really wanted that. This is also a photo of all the pieces to make the quilt...2864 pieces to be exact. 

OMG 2864 pieces!

Now to start putting them together...

First up was sashing pieces and those are finished, though not all ironed.

Then to make blocks. I have 2 finished already. These are not as complicated to put together as they look but I do it with the instructions in hand the entire time!

 Then it will be on to borders with all those neutral four patches. Maybe I will have a finished top to show you next? Let's hope!

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