Monthly Archives: February 2017

Seventh Grackle

And, as a bonus, the very first photo I have of the project that eventually became Molting Grackles:

This is every image I could get out of the 8″ x 8″ test swatch I had of this small grackle fabric.  The larger squares are 2″ and the smaller are 1″.  I thought I’d make a mug rug or something.  Contrast the photos of the layout in this post.

Looking at it now, I could have just spread the found small squares out at the bottom to make them an even width with the top, cut papers the right size to fill in the background and used a very dark blue and bound it in same and DONE, cute little mug rug.

But no.  I had to get more grackle fabric and on and on.  I am the master of scope creep.  I’m making good progress, though, so I’m happy.

Fifth Grackle

Those are snowflakes in the cornerstones.  No, I don’t care.

I have to say that the dark blue crosshatch fabric is growing on me.  I got a LOT of it (from my sewing relative, I think) and it just looked old-timey and depressing to me, but now I see a lot of possibilities in it and I think I’ll be sad when it’s all gone.  I plan to use whatever’s left over of it in my Stash Bee in RSC colors blocks–the January Hive 8 Cross Roads Block, in particular.