Saturday, September 1, 2018

Orange Scraps

Here are the Squared Away sampler blocks for the Month of August and the scrap colour Orange. I like how they turned out. Each one looks a little different. On top is the 7 1/2" blocks and the bottom row is the 10" blocks. 

Next up are the migrating geese blocks. They look kind of off tilled. I do a odd angle when I took the photo and then tried to fix it with editing. Just looks bad. Trust me they look good in person. 

See already better looking. 

I have added this post to Soscrappy and her link up party. 
The next colour up is Dark Blue, so I just this weekend I will start a chopping and sorting out my Blues. 

I now have 16 blocks for a hug quilt. It is a group project and I need to get them in the mail this week. I hope it will tell someone that we care. 

Last week we got back from our mountain holiday. My husband took this photo of me. We have climbed on of the higher mountains in the area. You can see we are just above the tree line. There was some light smoke from fires in the area so the other mountains are not real clear. This was about 500 meter above were our camp was. So yes we climbed 500 meters that day. I do not like heights and this was not pleasant for me. I can say I did it but I do not want to do it again. Our dear horses worked so hard. Thank you Jester! 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Crazy Scraps

Ok, this is small and a bit crazy. 
It measures 16" tall and just under 19" wide. 
I had been working on log cabin blocks and needed real small scraps. So, I saved bits less then 1" squares in a tin, nicknamed the Little Tin of Horrors. I got the log cabin blocks done and thought I might light the tin of scraps on fire. But then I though maybe I could sew some together.
 Oh yes very crazy. Well, I kept sewing. 
Now I have a piece of fabric. Not sure what I will finish it into. Maybe a bag. 
So no more Little Tin of Horrors. 
And no more saving tiny bits there has to be a limit.
 I will keep 2" squares or any log over 1 1/2". 

Here is some of the log cabin blocks.
 Very small bits used to make the blocks. 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Scrappy Saturday

Back in January 2018, I started the blue spiral log cabin blocks. It was part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2018 light blue for Jan. I kept going and got the quilt top done. Later this spring, a friend asked if I had any baby quilts for sale. She found out the baby is a boy so this quilt was going to be perfect. I got the quilt done last month and finished and delivered the quilt. 

Here is the quilting with more Spirals. 
After the baby is born I am going to add a label. 
So happy to hear that there will be a new baby just down the road in a few weeks.

I got a little more Red done from July's colour. These are 6 1/2" crumbs or poverty piecing. 

I worked with some Red and Pink scraps for these hearts. 
I have 7 more blocks almost done.
 So a total of 14. 
I will mail these off for a group hug quilt. 

Aug is the scrap challenge colour is Orange. 
I have started Bow Ties. 
I am using an orange with white dot fabric. 
How cute are they? 
I will not use any other orange but all the other colours, like these Red ones. 

 I worked hard on my Orange scraps. I cut and cut and ironed out funky bits. 
I have tons of triangle in there. I have 3" square, 2 1/2" sq, 2 "sq and then I needed 2 by 3 1/2" units for some flying geese. Now I can start putting some blocks together. I am sure  will need another few weeks before I can complete all this orange. 

I have added this post to Soscrappy and Confessions of a fabric addict.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Blue Spiral Quilt

I got the machine quilting done on this little blue quilt on Saturday. I now have the binding to do. I should have it done in a few days. I like to hand stitch the binding down. 

I few people have asked me about the design of the block. It is a log cabin done in a spiral. I got a block in one of my pizza block exchanges done by a friend. I am sure it is out there as a basic block. I used 1 1/2" strips of fabric. I think my blocks were done till they measured 12". Half the blocks have 3 light sides and the other half of the blocks have 3 dark sides. Then I could get them to lay out with out 2 dark or 2 light strips beside each other. 

I quilted it with pale blue thread and did a spiral design all over it. It is so nice a warm.  

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Red Scrap Blocks

Big wall of Red Scrap Blocks. It is close to the end of the month and we are almost done with Red. I still have a few more blocks to do and many scraps to use up. 
I love the wall all in blocks. 

I got some pinwheels done. 

I got some hexagon flowers done. 

These are the migrating geese blocks I finished up. 

I got a little more done for the Honey Comb quilt done. I had some red blocks done but so of the colours I had 4 or 6 blocks so I figured I could use a few more red ones. Not sure how many blocks I have now. This might be time for the design wall soon. 

Red talking turkey blocks (a Bonnie Hunter pattern from String Fling). These blocks take sometime but do they ever use up bits of fabric. There are some blocks just over 2" used and the little triangles then all the strings needed. Lots of fabric used up here. 

I had the pink one well started but not done. This week they got done. 

Now I have 3 colours of the talking turkey blocks done and they look good together.  I have the yellow blocks started but not done yet. 

I have added this to Soscrappy

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Red for July

I finally got a few blocks done with my red scraps. July is the colour Red. I find I spend the first half of the month sorting and cutting my scraps. These blocks are called Round the Corner and they are for the Squared Away sampler. This top set of blocks are the 10" blocks.

This is the 7" blocks. 

And both sets up on the wall. 

There is the whole set of 7" blocks I have done. I could still go back and do Jan in light blue. They look so good together. 

Next up is flying geese. I do them for the migrating geese and I have extras for later. 

Today I just got started on the Migrating Geese Blocks. So you know what I will be working on this week. 

To see more scrappy fun go see the link at Soscrappy 

Monday, July 9, 2018

Succulent Pots

I have been playing with my plant this spring. I finally have enough little succulents to make up some new pots. First was to clean up my fish bowl and replant it. So cute. 

I used used older clay pot here. I also had a ceramic ornament to add in. 

3 new pots

Well after taking photos of my new pots an idea hit. I added some shells and sand dollars. It sure makes the fish bowl look fuller. 

Cute little plants and shells. I am sure by next year the shells might be hard to find. 

Saturday, June 30, 2018

All the Turquoise

I love doing the end of the month wall of all that colour scrappyness. So much Turquoise got done and put in to quilt blocks. I love them all. I have so much turquoise and I have used it in many quilts lately so I have scraps to use up. 

The past 2 weeks, I got 5 blocks done for Talking Turkey and quilt pattern of Bonnie Hunter's that is in her String Fling book. I love that book so many good quilts to work on. I have started the pink and yellow blocks from the past months. These take lot of time so it is slow going. 

Pinwheels 16 got done. I am sure I will make a baby quilt using these or some of these. 

Poverty Piecing (also called crumb blocks). I used some of the tiniest triangles form some kind of cut off triangle unit.   

I got 16 6" blocks done.

I have added this to Soscrappy's link. 

Not on the wall, but I got a group of 2 1/2" triangles done. I have many ideas with Triangles so I am sure they will find a home. 

So I did not really get all my pink done in May and put away. I had a stack of wacky pink pieces, so Poverty piecing had to get done.  

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Turquoise Scrap Blocks

I have been working my way through my Turquoise Scrap Box. I take most of a week to sort and cut my many smaller bits of fabric. These blocks have taken me 2 weeks as I did not have many to show last week. 

I have been cutting strips out of the funny sized fabrics. Most are already strip left over from past projects. Some are mangled fat quarters that are need ironing and squaring up. 
Once I have strips I cut squares. This year I am cutting 3", 2 1/2, and 2" squares. They seam to be what I use the most. 

Strips are 3", 2 1/2", 2" and 1 1/2" I had many of the 1 1/2" left over from 2 projects I did this past year. 

My sampler blocks in 10" and in 7 1/2" sizes.

Hexagon flowers. I use the 2" squares and the 3/4" papers for these. 

I worked hard this Saturday morning and got my 6 migrated Geese blocks done just in time to show off. I love these blocks. If I keep making 6 per colour I might end up with enough for 2 quilts. I might be over doing it. 

I have added this post to Soscrappy. She had to get her husband to make her link post as she is out of town. 

The last of my pink sampler blocks. Can you see the oops? there is kind of 2 oops blocks. I guess I had better fix at least the far left bottom triangle so it matches the other 3 corners. 

Friday, June 8, 2018

2nd Time Around

2nd Time Around
31" by 34" tall
For Sale $650.00 Canadian
Statement: On a quest to use up scraps, I followed along the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2017 on line. January 2017 the colour was turquoise, February was purple, and March was red. I constricted on using my hand dyed fabrics and a few batiks.  As my 2nd piece in the series, I continued to work by adding to the center outward and using what I had. 

I had this quilt in the Canadian National Juried Quilt Show this past week. I have been keeping the quilt hidden from the internet because it was also a judged show. I was so happy to get to go see my quilt hang in the show. There were so many beautiful quilts. 

Detail photo of the quilt. Most of the fabric was my hand dyed fabric. The red was a red solid that I over dyed to add to the richness of colour. Then I did use a little bit of batik turquoise that was bought. 
I love how the colours play so well together. 

I have added this post to 
And on Saturday I will add it to