Saturday, January 13, 2018

Blue Scraps on Saturday


I am playing a long with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2018 again this year. I have been working on my boxes of scraps for years now. This month is week 2 of the new year and month. We were told to use up some of our light blue scraps this month. I did not listen real good and started with the super dark blues to make the 3 bottom blocks. Then I moved on to the light bits. 


Some of the pale blues bits. My crumb blocks or poverty piecing blocks are 6 1/2" square. I got a total of 12 done this week. I then looked in my drawer of blocks and I had 20 blue/turquoise blocks already done so now I have 32 blue blocks. I might be making more then one quilt with crumb blocks.  


I have added this post to the link at Soscrappy
Check it out, it is never to late to work on your scraps. 


Also this week, not related to Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I got this block finished. I had these hexagons kind of left over and thought I would make a block 12". I sent some flower blocks off in a new pizza box exchange and used these colours Lime for the background. When I get a chance I will add it in my pizza box. We are doing the pizza box exchange again this year at the Leduc quilt guild. 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Bad to the Bone


Bad to the Bone is done. I started to call this project Bad to the Bone right from the start. I was so bad to start a new project and buy an arm load of new fabric when I should not have. I had so many quilts on the go and so many that needed to to be finished and now I was starting something new. 
Then I was bad, I got the top done quickly but did not quilt it for years. Extra bad. 


Outside snow shots are so much fun to do. Maybe a bit cold to do but fun to look back at all the blue white snow and my bright quilts. 


I was so unsure of how I was going to quilt this quilt. It sat for a long time, a finished top but not done. I was very pleased with how the quilting worked out. On the dark stings I did straight lines not measured out so fine but not evenly spaced. Then on the light coloured stings I did curvy shapes and every diamond is different, so lots of different quilting. 


Here the quilt is hanging at the Leduc quilt show back in Oct. Yes it has been done for a few months. I was not blogging much at the time because I was so busy quilting. I had my nose in the fabric and not in the computer. 


I have added this post to Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  There is lots to see at both sites. 

Monday, January 8, 2018

On Ringo Lake


I have been working on the Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt On Ringo Lake. The link is where you can find all the information about the clues. Maybe you want to start it now that you see the finished quilt. Bonnie is also doing a linky party today, So here is that link.Go see how others have been doing with their quilt. I know some did some different colours. 

I am far from done. I have 13 blocks done so far. That is not even half yet. I do have all my units done, like the nine patches in the center and All the flying geese. 


Here is one of the blocks. I really love the colours of this year mystery. 


See lots of units ready for the next step. I even have some rows of units ready for the block. I still have lots to do. 

Today is Monday so I have also linked up to Design Wall Monday  

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Rail Fence Checkerboard


Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2018 has just started. Today is the first day! I had plans to start a few new things. Maybe next week. 
First I must finish something.
I have worked very very hard on this Rail Fence Checkerboard quilt top this past week. I first had to go back to making a few more blocks. I thought I had enough. But no. See all the blank spots at the bottom? 



I needed 6 more blue blocks. I also needed at least 4 more of all the other colours except Purple. 


So I ended today with a few rows starting to get sewed to each other. I am seeing the end soon. I have my rows draped on the long arm rail. These rows are taking forever. I am pinning almost every inch of a 96" row. 

Over at Soscrappy she is hosting the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. check it out. 

Friday, December 29, 2017

Christmas Gifts


I did a tuffet for my sister in law for Christmas. She does not have much colour in her house so I gave it a zap of brightness. I think she liked it. 


I used the Pinks I had from the Kaffe Fassett collection. 


Next I got working on some zipper bags. This one with the stamp fabric was for my dad. I put his main gift inside the bag. I gave him some Iphone cords and a jack for his new ride. We call it the Big Orange because it is Orange and has a lift kit and large tires and makes lots of noise. Old guy are still just boys at heart. He has fun with it. 


This one was for my brother's boy. He likes Star Wars. I had some money in it for him. 


I gave this one for my mom. I had a little spoon and spread knife in it for her. I had to make her one if my dad was getting one. 


It had a pocket in it. I made the pocket just perfect, I might have to ask for it back so I know what I did right. 


I also made the one on the left for me. These two kind of go together well. 


All Together. The pattern for these bags came from Sew Like a Rock Star. It is called the Bionic Essentials Bag. I signed up for the level 2 member. You can buy the pattern for $9 US if that is all you want. I also bought the pattern for the Bionic Gear Bag. Maybe by next week I can be done that to show off.  


I have added this post to Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict


For my brother's family I made Pillow cases. 2 are Star Wars and the one on the far left is Star Trek. My brother is the Star Trek fan.


Monday, December 18, 2017

Monday's Wall


My wall is looking the same as Saturday. I was to busy working on Icing my fancy cookies this weekend. This was started when Bonnie Hunter released a leaders and enders challenge this summer. One example she suggested was the Checkerboard in black and white. I just had to also do it Rainbow too. 



Also I am winding down on the machine quilting for Christmas. This is one customer's quilt I did earlier this month. I have one small wall hanging to do today. Then I can work on some small gifts. 


Here is the whole quilt with one little spot of sunlight. 

I have added this to Design Wall Monday

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Christmas Cookies


Well I spend a second day decorating cookies. I did not get all of them done but now I have an impressive collection to add to the plate. I just love the Santa faces done out of a cupcake cutter. 


The mittens and light bulbs were some of the faster cookies to do. 


There is the snowmen and a few dog faces. 


More snow men and light bulbs. 


I only cut out 4 of these dogs. I will have to do more of them another time. I love the black lab wrapped up in the lights. The green face is to be the Grinch.  


Only one little car cut out but it is so cute. Also love the snowflakes, they are also kind of quick to do and are less sweet.  

Later this week I will get back to sewing. I have some gifts to finish. I also started a Bionic Gear Bag, wow lots of videos to watch and to figure that out. I get more done and show that this week.