Sunday, February 23, 2020

Oh Scrap! : More Orange Blocks

I usually have all of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks finished by about mid-month, but for some reason, I seem to be running behind.



This week I sewed up these three orange chain blocks - I have no idea what they are called.  They are something I just sketched up to fill the need to use the scraps I had.



I added them to the green blocks I made in January.  
I think I am going to really like this quilt!


Have you been sewing with your scraps this week?


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Friday, February 21, 2020

Another CIL Finish

I hope you are not getting tired of seeing all of these Covered In Love finishes.  But right now, they are about the only personal quilts I have been working on.  Today I am sharing quilt number four out of seven.  I am over halfway there!!



I decided on a diagonal layout for these blocks - so the light and dark fabrics flow right across the quilt.

You can see the quilting really shows - I stitched in a simple freehand ruffly flower across the quilt.


Kat had sent me a lot of large cuts for the backings.  There was a lovely Hawaiian print that I was able to add in a purple inset in to make it large enough.  These quilts finish up at 60 x 72 so they are a nice large lap size.  I used the trimmings of the Hawaiian fabric from the sides for the binding.


 Here is a full photo of the quilt.  This is another layout I really like made from these blocks.

I have three more quilts' worth of blocks waiting for me to sew up.  Quilt number five is on my design wall just waiting to be sewn up.  I don't know how Kat (and company) stays enthused about sewing up similar blocks month after month.  

Thankfully these blocks lend themselves to lots of different layouts.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.  Spring is here in the PNW and I was able to get outside and pull weeds for a couple hours this week.  It was wonderful!




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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Oh Scrap! Half Square Triangles

There are always multiple projects going on in my sewing room.  While I have been sewing up the Covered in Love blocks and my RSC blocks, I have also been working on sewing up some miscellaneous triangles that came to me in a scrap bag.



I paired them up with some Kona Shadow and have been trimming them to 4.5" square.





 I finally finished them and decided to start playing with layouts.  This is what is up on my design wall now.  I think I will go ahead and sew this up.  It should finish up at 36" x 40".




Some of the triangles were too small so I put them in my color bins.  

Oh dear, all of my bins are close to overflow.
I had better start planning a lot more scrap quilts!!

So let's see your scrappy projects.  I need some inspiration and quick!


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It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up: 

  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
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Friday, February 14, 2020

A Lightning Quick Finish

Happy Valentine's Day!

On this day of love, I thought it was appropriate that I am sharing my third Covered in Love quilt finish.  So many quilters made and sent in these beautiful blocks.  With so many hands doing most of the work, the top goes together quickly!



For this layout, I chose this fun zigzag or lightning pattern.  The yellow and red were the perfect choice for the half square triangles because they really show off the pattern.



For the quilting, I stitched some swirls in in the dark areas and then used some white thread to stitch an elongated continuous eight in the light area.  If you can't see it in this photo, you might be able to see it on the backing.



I did have to piece the back of this one using three different fabrics.  I tried to keep them all in the purple family.  I also bound it in a purple to try and tie everything together.



So far for designs, we have this one...





And now this one.  I wonder what will be next!


Hope everyone has a great weekend.

(BTW - Thanks to everyone who are sharing their ideas for how to use my dog fabrics - I am getting so much inspiration.  It will be hard to choose!)





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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Your Ideas Please

My sister volunteers at an animal shelter and they have a fundraising event coming up soon and I told her I would make her a quilt.  The date just keeps getting closer and I am still not firm on what quilt I should make.  I thought I would see if any of you have some good ideas.  

I don't want to go buy more fabric!



Here are the fabrics that I want to use for the project.  I can still pull a few more pieces out of my stash like a dusty blue and maybe another gray or brown piece.

Most of these are half yard pieces or fat quarters.




I also have these two pieces that I can use as a background.  I have a yard of each.  I think this will give ma about a 50 x 60" quilt.

My initial idea was to make a raw edge circle quilt like this one.


I shared a tutorial on how I make these back in 2015.  I thought I could alternate the background fabrics and use the dog prints as the circle prints. 

I don't really have a bunch of contrast in my fabrics to make some pieced blocks.  But I am curious if any of you have any ideas for how to use these.  

Keep it simple please - I am running out of time!




Thread Sets

In my email this moring, I see Connecting Threads have put together some thread sets on their Essentials Thread.  I usually piece with my big cones I buy for my longarm, but I do like this thread.
They have put together some beautiful combinations!





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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Oh Scrap! : Happy Orange Blocks

I was so happy to hear that orange was going to be the RSC color for February.  Purple is my favorite color but orange is a close second.
So I couldn't wait to get started on my blocks for the month.




The first block I worked on were these fun rail fence variations.  In making them I discovered all my oranges were either very light or very dark.  I don't have very many scraps in medium tones.  But I still love the three blocks I was able to complete.



I put them up on the wall with my red and green blocks.  I think this is going to be a colorful and happy quilt once I get a rainbow of blocks completed.  My plan is to have a 5x6 setting so I should finish it up in October of this year!

I am hoping to find some more time this weekend to sew with orange - it makes me happy!



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It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up: 

  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do! 
Quilting is more fun than Housework





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