Saturday, July 22, 2017

Blue Mini Nine Patches

I got a new crop of mini nine patches done, BLUE. I need half the blocks to be a colour around and half need to be white on the out edge. I want the blues used in this quilt to be a little bit on the light or turquoise side and not too dark. These blocks finish to 3 1/2", so yes they are small. 

Here is 59 blocks done. I think this is now half all of the blocks done. I think I had about 60 done before I did blue. 

More little mini nine center parts. 

I picked Saskatoons today and added Rhubarb to make a fruit pudding.  We are about to dig in and eat some. 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Great Blue Scraps

I got started on Bonnie Hunter's next Leader's and Ender's challenge. I am making 6" blocks that have these great checkerboard black and white units. She had a baby quilt some time ago and I loved the Black and White checker board she used. I did not start that quilt but when I saw this rail fence  Opps I started it. Another quilt started. 

There is kind of a right and a left block. See how the white is the top right or top left side. 

I love how they all look together. So much fun!

I made more Honey Comb blocks, these are the dark blue to navy blocks. I have a lot of dark blue scraps. 

Here is 3 Turquoise blocks. 

I have used mostly the 1 1/2" strips. Can you see the Hawaii surf board fabric? 

There is Spider-man fabric and Equestrian fabrics. 

I also just got started on my Blue mini nine patches. Yes they are crazy small. Maybe by next week I will have some blocks done and on the wall. 

The design wall is nice and full of blue. The four on the bottom are from last week. I have so much done for Blue Honey Comb blocks. 

The big rainbow quilt is still being worked on. I do not have the boarders done yet. I have a far bit of work still to do on the top. I am going to use the rainbow strip set to make the boarder. Maybe by next weekend, at least I am getting closer to being done. 

I have added my post to Soscrappy. Check out all the other great Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects that are underway. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Rainbow Saturday

I worked very hard on my blue scraps this past week. I can hardly believe this is all I can show you so far for Blue. It took so long to sort and trim all kinds of blue. I had lots of blue, I got carried away and make 4 Bright blue blocks, I still have the darker almost navy colours to do. I also will have the turquoise blues for honey comb blocks because I did not start this till late March. 

My design wall has been busy so I laid these out on the ironing board first before I sewed the blocks. 

Lots of pretty blue, Some are so old. I made my son a pair of pants when he was 2 out of the blue checkered fabric. He is in 3rd year University now. 

Also this week, I worked very hard on this older Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt. I looked back and the brown top left block was the first one I did back in Nov 2011
Maybe rainbow nine patches as sashing?  or a rainbow fabric? 

I tried out a few different sashing options. I had planned an olive green but it was dead looking, so dead I did not ever take a photo. Trust me it was not good. Also I tried the triangles on the boarder, no not right either, added to much different stuff. 

Maybe Black and White sashing? Oh I kind of like the boarder, I will to make new fabric and lots of it. 

Ok, I think this is what I will do. I have lots to do now. I need to make a few more strip sets of colour to make the boarder. I think I will also leave that first Brown block as the top corner, as it was the first block. I have 25 blocks so this quilt will be 5 by 5 and I think around 76" before the boarders are on. 

I have added this post to Soscrappy
I am away at another dog agility trial this weekend. The club I have joined is hosting a trial and I have a job to do as well as run my dog. We are in a heat wave, so stay cool. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day

Happy Birthday Canada 150!

We have come to the end of June and Yellow. I got a little more done in yellow this week. I love to see all the blocks up and once. I think I forgot 2 but it is most of the yellow I did. 

Some scraps were sitting on the table and needed to be something, so 6" crumb blocks.

I also got the triangle strings done this week. 

Now on to Blue, so pretty Blue. I am sure I have lots to work on. I have linked up with Soscrappy, our leader in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.