Fussy for Friends

Thanks friends for the good wishes and love on my last post!

A while back I was bored and fiddly and decided to sift through allllll my 2.5″ charm squares looking for fussy cuts, either deliberate or accidental. I found quite a few and was very pleased! I thought maybe I’d eventually make another polaroid quilt.

Last week my friend Kari asked a bunch of us for scraps to make, you guessed it, a polaroid quilt! I knew I could do better than random scraps and took the chance to actually go through my fabrics and fussy cut everything possible, and cut extras for me. Of course.

Net result:

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Some 130+ fussy cut squares for Kari, and some 470+ fussy cut squares for me.

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Tonight I added my fussy cuts to the rest of my 2.5″ squares and WOW. Wow do I have a lot of squares. Like 5-6K? Oof.

Sunday Stash, with generous friends

The guild July meeting isn’t a meeting, it’s an outdoor potluck picnic. It’s a good time, a much more casual time; we play games and get to know each other a little better. 

This year, instead of the modern FQ toss and the ugly fabric swap challenge we usually do, we had the ugly FQ toss. I didn’t actually bring fabric (all my fabric is still packed from the move) but as I wandered about admiring the others’ fabrics, I saw Gabrielle’s fabric. It was chartreuse with polka dots and purple, orange, and magenta flowers. Sounds like a train wreck right? I thought it was wonderful. 


She offered to give the piece she had left at home but long story short, Bethany won the toss and got to choose from all the fabrics. She chose Gabrielle’s, and gave it to me!!!!

Yay Gabrielle! Yay Bethany and her softball training and her generous spirit! Yay Dawna, Bethany’s mom who gave Bethany fabric to participate!

In all its glory…


This fabric will be perfect for my black and white eye bleed quilt. Just need to get started on that. 

Linking up with Sunday Stash @Molli Sparkles. 

Day 426

I had the best mail today:

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I’m in a facebook charm swap group this year where everyone in the group mails you 2.5″ squares of your choice during your birthday month; I used some of the fussy cut squares I was sent for polaroid blocks. One of the ladies saw what I was doing and offered to send me some of her extra blocks from when she had made some.

Here’s what she wrote in her note…”when I went to choose some blocks to send you I realized that I was probably never going to get around to doing anything with them…therefore I’m sending them all!”

Lucky, lucky me. Thank you so much Amanda!