Sunday, January 20, 2019

Red Scraps

The Design Wall this week

For many years I have followed along with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. 
This year I will be doing more scrap sewing again. 
RSC 2019 here we come!

6 1/2" blocks made with 2" squares

I have done 9 - 16 patches. I had some done but they had one square a different colour. I have decided that I wanted some full red. I have a few colours out of control but red is in good shape. I already had all the red 2" squares cut and ready to go. So easy this week.
 Next up in red should be some string blocks. 


 16 blocks 4 1/2" Pin wheels in Blue

Last year I had trouble with my blue scraps. Way out of control. It took me most of the month just to trim and cut and sort the boxes of blue. So I did not get these sewn together. So this year I need to do some other colours now and then, like Blue and Green. 

Also I have to work towards getting tops and quilts done. You might see me working on odd colours or the tops and quilting. I am hopping for more finishing this year. There are some quilt shows to enter. I also only quilted 2 of my own quilts this past year. 


These Red blocks are from Canada's 150 Women blocks. My mom, Betty and I are working on the blocks together. I am way behind. Only 25 block of my 75 done. So here are 4 more blocks, 6" square. 


Friday, January 18, 2019

Mom's NCW


Yesterday I posted about Gaylene's NCW I made her for Christmas. I realized I forgot to post Betty's NCW I made her back in Aug 2018 for her Birthday. 

I have used a warm lime green leather for the out part and Tula Pinks Squirrels for the flap. My mom Betty, loves lime green and turquoise just like I do. I used gold metal findings on this one. 


Here is the inside view. So the squirrels on the inside flap again, and then the side and card slots are my hand dyed fabrics. 



Here is my Frog wallet and Betty's squirrels together. 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

NCW for Sister in law


For Christmas I worked on this wallet for my Sister in law. The pattern is called Necessary Clutch Wallet. Or NCW it is called. I used a dark Navy leather on the outside and for the handle. Then I used Tula Pink's Owl print for the flap and sides. The solid purple is one of my Hand Dyed fabrics. 


There are 2 areas to put your cards. I also did this inside flap so you can put your cell phone inside and not have it flip out. 


The hard ware I used is the Rainbow finish. It was so perfect with the Owl print. I hope she loves the wallet. I know I love how it turned out. 


On the side you can see I used Chicago screws and then did not sew up the sides. I did it for my wallet. After I am happy with that part I put a dob of glue in the screw so they stay in place.  

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Orca Bay Top Done


I have been working on Bonnie Hunter mystery quilts for years. Yesterday I got all caught up on the  last step of Good Forture

So what was I to do?

I got out Orca Bay today and got the top done. 
First Finish of the year. Now to put it in the list for machine quilting. 



Here is a little more of the detail. The corner is pinned and pulling a bit. 


I also did a little bit of Cleaning. I sorted out all my zippers. Oopps I have a few zippers. I would like to get them hung up some where. Thinking of what I can do to hang them.