Friday, February 5, 2016

Scraps Update and Browns

Do you remember when I said my plans are to sew all my little 1.5" squares?  The basket looked like this when I decided to conquer the squares.
And now the basket looks like this.
Now before you get too excited no I haven't sewn all the little squares and I didn't throw the squares in the trash.  I have clipped all the squares together to make the blocks.
  I have sewn over 40 16-patch blocks and I have over 40 blocks yet to be sewn.  
I am pleased with my progress.  The basket has been removed from my sewing room.  Hopefully by the end February all 16-patch blocks will be done.

February brings the color brown for the rainbow color of the month.  I have made some brown  patch star blocks.
I was wondering if little star blocks would go with the patch blocks.  These star blocks are 4.5".  I will continue to make them.
I did a test block for the Amish quilt.  I wanted to make sure my block was the correct size when sewn.   

If you want to see more Browns go to Angela's and be inspired.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

A Few More Blues

The scrappy blue rainbow color is coming to an end for January.  I have made a few string blocks.
As I was sewing string blocks I got to wondering how a string block would look as a star block.
I like it.  I think it will look nice with my patch star blocks.
No more blues for me.  I will be checking over at Angela's soscrappy to find out what rainbow color will be February.

I have been sewing blocks for an Amish Quilt With a Twist II.
This is block #11.  Blocks 12 are log cabin blocks and there are lots of them to make.  Hopefully one day my blocks will look like this quilt.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Blue Progress Update

It is time again to check in at Angela's Rainbow Scrap Challenge with our progress using our blue scraps.  I have been working on my little squares making 16 patch blocks.  I started out with this basket full of 1.5" squares.
I have been sewing and sewing.  I have made 40 - 16 patch blocks.  That is 640 little squares.  I wonder how many more 16 patch blocks are still in the basket.  I will conquer this.
After seeing some star blocks with patch blocks I decided I would make six star blocks each month.
My BLUE ones are completed.

I know I was determined not to start any new scrap projects.  Karen at Laugh Yourself Into Stitches posted about making snowman and they are so adorable.  Yesterday I couldn't resist any longer.  There are lots of little pieces but the block was fun to make.
I was making these tiny bags for gifts and decided to make one a month in the rainbow color.  This blue will be a gift for a friend.  I keep my wonder clips in mine.

I will be spending the rest of the blue month making string blocks.

Friday, January 8, 2016

It's a Mystery

Every year on New Year's Eve I try to participate in a quilt mystery.  This year's mystery used a jelly roll.  I need a quilt for a wedding gift later this year so I decide this mystery quilt will be the gift.
It was a fun quilt to make.  

As we begin 2016 everyone makes resolutions.  I am breaking down my year into what I will be making by July.
Wedding quilt -1
Baby quilts - 2
Graduation quilts - 2
The wedding quilt and one baby quilt is already a flimsy.

I have decided I would have on going projects.  One of these projects is an Amish Quilt Kit.  It has many different blocks and I plan to make some blocks each week until it is completed.
Here is block #2 & #3.
Another on going projects will be using all the scraps I have cut and saved.  My first basket to conquer is 1.5" squares.
 I wonder how long it will take me to make all these squares into blocks and how many blocks will I have.  Does anyone have a suggestion on what quilt to make after they are all sewn into patch blocks?
Here is 400 little squares ready to be sewn into 16 patch blocks and you can't tell I have taken any squares out of the basket.
It is a mystery why I thought I needed to cut and save these little squares.  When this basket is empty I will not be saving anymore little squares.

I also plan on sewing string blocks.  These blocks will be my 2016 Rainbow challenge project.  January rainbow is blue.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Friendship Stars

Angie at Quilting on the Crescent got me interested Quilty 365.  Quilty Folk is encouraging us to make one circle block a day for 365 days.  I didn't wanted to make circle blocks. I have wanted to make friendship star blocks for a long time so I decided to do stars instead of circles.  I started sewing stars on November 10.  I now have 23 blocks.  My friend Norece is making Road to Tennessee blocks.
I hope you will go to Quilty 365 and be inspired to join in the fun.

I have made one lime rainbow block and it will probably be the only lime block this month.  I don't have lime fabrics and I don't have time to make rainbow blocks.  I am gathering ideas for the rainbow challenge 2016.  I have not decided what blocks I will be making.  

Last evening my quilt friends and I had our Christmas gathering.  I made each one of them a thread holder and filled it full of candy,

Here is the link to the tutorial to make these thread holders.  These are quick and easy gifts to make.

I need to finish a quilt for a young man who is going through cancer treatments.

Have a sew fun day.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

November Already?

October was a very busy month.  We went to New Orleans to visit this little sweetheart for a couple weeks.

We went to the French Quarter a couple times.  While we were there New Orleans famous Cajun chef Paul Prudomme had died.  We watch the funeral parade.  Yes it was a parade.  There was a band following the hearse and people attending the funeral.  What an interesting way to celebrate some one's life.  We went into the church after the funeral.  It a beautiful church.
Cathedral - Basilica of St. Louis King of France

We left beautiful 80 degree weather to come home to temperatures in the 40's.  You got to love Ohio weather that one day it is warm and the next day cold.

I did managed to do some sewing in October.
Three baby quilts finished and delivered.
I did find time to make some brown houses for October rainbow challenge.  I also work on a UFO that has lots of brown fabrics.  I hope to have it finished before the end of the year.

Friday, September 25, 2015

More Oranges

My final orange projects for the month.  I was able to make one house block and two nine patch blocks.
Most of the month of September I have been sewing on this orange quilt.  No it is not a fall quilt or a Halloween quilt.   I needed a prayer quilt for a man quickly.  I found these black squares of fabrics and some orange, yellow, gold, and brown fat quarters.  Of course I had to use orange flannel for the backing.

I also finished two I Spy baby quilts.  The first one as I finished the quilt I gave it to a friend for a little one who was in the hospital.  I never got a picture of finished quilt.  I was going to give the quilt to someone else.  Now I am sewing on two more baby quilts.  I need them finished by the end of September.  So I think my orange projects are finished.  I wonder what color is next.  I guess we will have to go over to Angela to see the October color.

I am linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  There are always lots of lovelies to look out.