I managed to find enough yellows in my scraps and stash to cut 680 triangles.
It doesn't look all that impressive in the photo, but there are 340 light yellows, 170 medium yellows and 170 dark yellows.
And ... I paired them up and chain-sewed into the night until I had 340 Half-Square Triangle units, a little more than I 'll need to make 21 blocks.
I didn't manage to push on and actually press them ... and so this effort ended looking like this–light+medium in one bin and light+dark in the other.
It's not pretty, but it is progress on a Scrap-Happy Saturday. Check out the list to see some beautiful yellow scrap projects ...
I couldn't face the iron last night, but I did decide to play with some random liberated star blocks I made in February (from Pink scraps) and work on the North New Mexico Guild's charity effort this month: placemats for Kitchen Angels.
(The placemat has square corners, only the photo is skewed.)
Each fall, around Thanksgiving, Kitchen Angels puts together Holiday baskets for each of their homebound clients including a new placemat, made by members of the guild. I hope someone will enjoy my little scrappy, wonky stars. Since I seemed to be having a little tension problem when I was free-motion-quilting the Cotton Robin quilts, I decided to try again and see what happened ... and, for whatever reason, this time, everything went well. Here are a couple detail photos of the quilting.
Since my placemat was made, I didn't have to lug my machine and equipment to the meeting and stick around and sew ... which is probably a good thing since I was up, happily sewing at home last night, far too late and barely dragged myself out of bed in time to make it to the guild meeting. I am glad I did because ... the raffle quilt has been finished and we got our first look.
Clearly, I wasn't the only one snapping photos.
The pattern is Misty Mountain Pond by Judy Niemeyer ... you can find it here:
Misty Mountain Pond
I love the colors and the variety of fabrics the organizers chose.
Nicole Dunn's quilting design is exquisite and feels just right for this quilt.
I'll let you know when I have tickets to sell ...