Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday Scrap Sewing

Orange is the September Rainbow Scrap Challenge colour for the month. I had sometime today to sew and watch TV. I watched Spruce Meadows Show Jumping, wishing I was there. 
I got 6 sampler blocks done. They measure 6 1/2". As we had snow earlier this week it is feeling like fall, so I had to make a leaf block. I happen to quickly find a pattern to follow in my Farmer's Wife Book. So the next 2 and the center bottom one was also from the book. I did a simple 9 patch and the the star made with the triangles on the outside. Wow sounds nice and quick but, it always takes more time with the scraps. 

Here is the box of scraps I was working with today. Kind of sorted. 
I have added today's post to Soscrappy for more Orange ideas go see. 

Friday and Saturday was the Creative Stitches show in Sherwood Park/ Edmonton. I made it again this year, Friday. I did some packet book damage. I bought a few more Kaffe Fassett fabrics again. I was worried about not have enough different colours for my Dear Jane. I was pleased to find 4 very good Oranges and some more Blues, that I did not have before. Some are Fat quarters and some are half meters.  I also got 2 books and a few jewelry findings.  

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Blocks In and Out

I have been a part of a couple of different Block exchanges this year. They all use Kaffe Fassett Collation of fabric. This first block is a bit of a surprise I received in the mail today. I had signed up for a Birthday Block exchange but them pulled out before the sign up date as it was getting very big. I had sent one block to a birthday girl Janet back in July. I told her not to worry about sending me a block as I was not going to do it after all. Well she made this block and sent it to me. My Birthday month is September. So Happy Birthday to me, and Thank you Janet.

I got the LeMoyne star blocks done today. Again with KFC fabric. I will get them in the mail Thursday, they are a little late. I have to get started on the next set of blocks this week too. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Slow Summer Stitching

I have been working all summer on my Hexagons made with Kaffe Fassett Collection fabric and Pink Bubble Gum Kona Cotton. 

Here is a part of the lay out I am thinking of doing. I am planning to use more green KFC for between the flowers. I am not really liking the green, maybe to busy looking. 

Opps, I had a little repair job to do. Gemma Pup got a hold of this flower and put a whole in one petal. I had to fussy cut a now hexagon and resew. 
I have added this post to Kathy's Quilts, were you can find more hand work.

Here is my boys loading the truck, the cabin is were we stayed for 3 nights. Take special note of the blue box my oldest is carrying, it is my Hexagon project on the move. So nice to see then working hard. I got a far bit done on the hand stitching. I tried basing hexagons on the drive. I get car sick easily but I was able to baste Hexagons on the straighter roads. Miracles do exist.  

Gemma Pup on one of our hikes. We had both dogs with us, so it was kind of a different vacation. 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sewing Season is Back

I did do some patchwork over the past 5 weeks but was just too busy to show it here. I have 4 pretty little red sampler blocks. I got them done the last week of July.

Next up is the string triangles. I have no idea how I will use these but they are added to the rainbow stash of blocks.

Here is all the red I did back in July for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I love these shots as it show I did get so much done in one month. 

I have also sent some time working on my Dear Jane blocks again. Aug was light Green so I worked at planning out my green fabrics and blocks. 

Here are the blocks I got done in green so far. I have a another handful started but not done yet. I see Sept is Orange. I have added my post to Soscrappy with Saturday fall brights

We had a great holiday, spending the last weeks in British Columbia. We drove and spent all our time with the dogs and staying in hotels. We had all our nights booked so we knew the dogs were welcome were we stayed.  

Here is Gemma and I at Lake Louise. She wanted to play in the water so badly. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Red Flower

I got one red flower block done this week. Not much for scrap busting. I did a few yellow ones last year but I can not find the photo. I am sure it is somewhere. I still have a few red blocks I want to get done and then there is the catching up from the other months, yellow, and green also have some work left. As you can see these are many year projects.

Happy Sunflowers. It is an older photo but maybe you can see the block looks a little like a sunflower. If not, What kind of Red flower does it look like? 

I have linked up with SoScrappy.

Gemma Pup and I went to Dock Dogs today. We got a 3rd place in junior. We had so much fun. 

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Red Saturday Scraps

I got my Sprouts done. I have been waiting for Red so I could finish up these blocks. I have 5 blocks done in each Red, Pink, Purple, Lime, Green, and Blue blocks done in sprouts. I should have enough blocks to make a cute little quilt. My design wall is a bit busy so I will wait before I did all the blocks out to play. 

My small ironing board cover is very sad and full of wholes, so it was time to replace it. 

Here is the new pale Yellow cover. It is nice to have a clean new cover. Good enough for photos. 

 I got a few stacks of nine patches done. I think there are 30 here. 

I also got a few Heart blocks done. I had lots of squares and triangles left over from the sprouts, so I used a few more scraps up. 

To see what the other quilter's are making with their Red scraps check out Soscrappy.

Last week I was away on Saturday and did not make a post because I was too busy with my puppy. We went out to try Dock Jumping. My friend took a video of us Here. It is 5 min long so really only go see it if you are interested in my crazy dog adventures. We had to much fun and she learned so much. Love my little Black Girl. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summer Quilting

I have had a very busy week. We have done some fun stuff with the kids but I am trying to keep up with doing some work on customers quilts also. I love Batik fabrics and this quilt was all batiks. So much fun to work with. 

My customer loves turquoise and so do I. We of course chose turquoise thread to quilt with. 

You can see the machine quilting better here. My customer picked it up last night and love the spirals I did on her quilt. I think it is a gift for someone special. 

I have no patchwork of mine to show you this week. I do not think I have done any of my own quilting. Too hot to turn on the iron this past week. We just cooled off with a morning shower. Maybe I will sew later today.