Saturday, May 21, 2011

Scrappy Saturday- Pink

It's "Scrappy Saturday" of the Rainbow Challenge and the colour of the month is pink.
I decided to return to working on my Bonnie Hunter mystery (which I have heard will be removed from the website at the end of the month) and finish sewing the 600 pink HST's.
I need these HST's sewn in strips of 5 to border the blocks which I finished sewing in January. It's been a long haul...very monotonous, but made more enjoyable by listening to a book on tape/CD. I wanted to read "The Help", but the waiting list at the library was long for the book. The CD's were available, but I was unsure if I could sew and listen at the same time. Turns out that I can do both!
I have already listened to half of the book on my little pink apple computer while sewing all these pink HST's. They are done and I am ready for the next step of the mystery and the next chapter of the book!


17 comments:

  1. That's a LOT of HSTS and I see a LOT of PINK! I didn't even start that mystery. I saved a copy though. Have a great day!

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  2. Wow, that is a lot of HSTs! Looks lovely though. Love the shot that you are using for your header.

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  3. Wow, that is a ton of pink! What a great accomplishment. Love the look of your new header.

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  4. What a great book to listen too while sewing all those pink (love em') HST's! I always listen to audio books when I sew. I listen on my I-Home and can just pause it if I need to stop and concentrate on my sewing. But when chain stitching oodles of piecing like HSTs I love the books. Turns out music really bothers me when I'm sewing, but books don't. Go figure...

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  5. What an accomplishment, congratulations

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  6. wow~lots of HSTs. great job!

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  7. Yea for listening for books while sewing. I actually listen more when ironing, cutting, pinning. I usually turn it off while the machine is going 'cause i really don't want to turn the thing up really loud. Could be because I'm listening on an E computer with really tinny sound. New speakers will come some day.

    Love the bowtie finish. I was surprised how few of the 30's fabrics I had. I've got a collection from about that time period. And, yea for getting some work done on Roll, Roll. I haven't finished one of Bonnie's mysteries -- well, I've only started one so no wonder I don't have any finishes. Keep plugging away and save the directions on your computer.

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  8. I like the new heading-fascinating to study. I, too, knew there was a long list for "The Help", but got it in two weeks which was a hugh surprise and pleasure. It's at the Globe top spot this week. Great read. But to quilt and listen would be so grand--there is a Kindal in my future.

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  9. I also love listening to books while I sew! It feels great to be able to do two things I love at the same time. When I listened to The Help, my husband said I picked up a southern accent! I loved the book and am eager to see the movie.

    That mystery quilt is amazing, great job, I love your fabric choice.

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  10. 600 pink HSTS!!!!!!!!!!! God love your patience!!!!!!

    I found a great app on my smart phone for audio books. I haven't used it yet, but I will have to try it out soon!!!!! I have alot of hand stitching ahead of me and I have only one more episode left recorded of a show I have been watching this past season!!!

    Quiltingly Yours
    Andrea

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  11. I had been wondering what happened to yours. Mine is languishing at stage one, oops. You are the only other person I know who is making it!! thanks for the heads-up about it being taken down, perhaps I'll have to print it all out, I don't want to spoil the surprise though :(

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  12. Oh my I just went and had a peep at the finished quilt (just to see if it was worth it). Have you looked?? oh me oh me, it totally is worth it. I might wish I had used nicer fabric :( bother, i was stash busting. Never mind, the overall effect should be great.

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  13. 600, oh my I don't know if I would have the patience for that! Looks lovely though :)

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  14. Good for you for getting them done. My RRCB is languishing...I have to sew the top together but I fear I wasn't very accurate putting my hst's together so I have been avoiding it altogether. It looks at me everytime I go into my sewing room!

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  15. I love your pile of pieces! What a great header it makes!

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  16. That's great! I'm still working on my hsts.

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  17. Beautiful! All those tiny pieces! Looks perfectly done - very nice!

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