And one for Mary.
Friday, July 30, 2010
And one for Mary.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I gathered my black scraps, one red strip and started making letters. I learned that I should have maybe drawn this out first. Then maybe my T wouldn't be so small and spaced a little to far from the O. But it was a fun learning experience. Hope if your in the Northern Hemisphere that you are staying cool. 'Cause like I said it's HOT!
Once again it's time to link up. So if you have been playing in your scraps link up and show us what you've created. Thanks for playing along. Make sure when you post you let others know about the Scrap Happy Summer Challenge so they can see all the fun creations and join in if they choose.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
In the way of progress I have basted and I'm now quilting my 'A Dutchmen's Journey quilt. And I'm happy to say I have found a home for it. I will be giving it to my Aunt Darlene. She is so generous to share her cabin every time we have our family reunion. And since this quilt is based on our heritage I though it would make a lovely gift for her. I'll post finish pictures of it soon.
All the blocks are quilted with windmills and I'm putting swirling wind in the sashing. Any ideas on how I should quilt the mountains in the border? If you can't remember what this quilt looks like go here and scroll to the bottom. The border is not sewn on here. Apparently I have not taken a picture of it at that stage. But the border is up against it on the design wall so you should get a pretty good idea of what it looks like. I appreciate any and all suggestions.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
And as an added bonus I can now close my 2 1/2" strip drawer. What have you done this week to reduce your scrap bin? Take a picture, post about it (remember to link back this post so others who come to your site can find what others have done with the Scrap Happy Summer Challenge), then link up with Mr. Linky so those that come looking can be directed to your wonderful creation. Thanks!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
We camped. I took J, N and DD up early to insure we got a campsite. Here I am playing Set. And here is N relaxing at the campsite.And here is the mess we brought home. Hence the need for a catch up day. We had to get this all aired out and cleaned up. Not to mention the mountain of laundry camping creates. Oh but it is so worth it. We had a great time.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
So I gathered the wonderful ruler Stephanie had told me about. So glad I found that. And some white Kona. And and ice cream bucket of colorful strips. I've started sewing together alternating warm and cool colors.
Friday, July 9, 2010
I also finished quilting this one. Free pattern for it here. I think I'll add this to my birthday charity quilts for Trisha's challenge.
Well I should be able to watch a few movies while I get these bond. And my pile of unfinished tops will get a little smaller. At least for the moment. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Thanks for stoppinig by!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I am so glad Belinda posted the crumb blocks she was making on her blog and reminded me of my original six. I am really pleased with how this turned out. I think I will count it as one of the 5 charity quilts I promised Trisha I would make before my next birthday. Just need to get it quilted along with about 5 other quilts. Does anyone else have this problem?
Well what scrap happiness have you been creating at your house. Link up and show us. Remember to include pictures of your progress and a link back here so others can join in the fun. Thanks
Monday, July 5, 2010
The other bee I'm in is Sew Be Wonky. With my new love affair with all things improvisational I could not resist this bee. These are Kandra's blocks. I probably should have made the one on the left a little more wonky. This little block is for Mary. Sorry this is late Mary. Summer is keeping me hopping. I'm going to do July's block this week to ensure I'm not late again. Mary and I exchange a block every month in our favorite colors. You can read about it here and here.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
My DD's baby doll now enjoys this little trip around the world doll quilt.And this project improve quilt is available for snuggling with while watching tv in our basement.
Thanks to Stephanie's challenge this black and white quilt came to be. The pattern is available here. And this happy scrappy string quilt is done. I love it!
And I was able to make several of these for gifts.