Saturday, January 21, 2023

More Saturday Blues

 I had time to work a bit with my blue scraps this week. It got me thinking that I don’t really like my original plan. I’m going to continue with my 9 patch blocks and also the improv blocks. I’m going to make strips every month for a Martin’s Pennies quilt. 


Also I plan to make half square triangle blocks. I haven’t decided if I’ll use the same setting every month.


 

I didn’t get a chance to work on my blue table runner. I knew after Christmas I needed a new runner for my dining room table. I want a Kawandi quilt which will take some time. I considered using batiks but I don’t like hand stitching batiks. So I’m leaning towards liberty scraps in blue. If you haven’t guessed the dining room is blue! 

I’m linking up with RSC2023 Go check out all the beautiful blue makes!
Have a great weekend!


Friday, January 20, 2023

Gray Outside but Colorful Inside!

 It's a gray and windy day here in beautiful Hatfield Pa. I got some sewing done and a bit of crochet this week. I actually finished my Moda Love charm square challenge quilt and I love it. I'm thinking I will add some Moda muslin borders to make it a bit larger. 

I'm enjoying my new space, although it's not fully set up. I have so much more room to work. I even got a few scraps pieced for mug rugs.


I finished another coiled rope bowl and listed it in my Etsy shop.


You all know in the evenings I crochet. This project has been ongoing for a few months and it's nearing an end. 😁 This picture does not capture how beautiful this yarn really is. The color that appears to be gray is actually blue.


I'm linking up today with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Blue Saturday

 I’ve joined the Rainbow Scrap Challenge again this year and I really need to keep up this year. Using up some of the thousands of scraps I have can only help with the organization of the fabric, yarn room. I pulled a few blue scraps and made some nine patch blocks.


I’m thinking of making 9 patch, 1/4 square log cabin and slab improv blocks each month. I’d also like to complete one project every month. Something small like a bowl, mug rug or table topper.

So this week I made 3 nine patch blocks and one improv block.



While digging through the scrap bin I found these. They're left over from a quilt I donated. I think I've come up with a plan for them.



I joined the Moda Charm Pack Challenge this weekend. I have lots of 5" charm squares but only needed one for this challenge. I chose an oldie, Aloha Girl. I've paired it with Moda muslin.


Here is my layout but it could change. Sorry this isn't the best photo.

I'm linking up with RSC2023  If you have lots of scraps maybe you'd like to join in the fun! Go take a look to see what everyone else is making.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Happy New Year!

 Wow, It’s been a while since I made a blog post! Didn’t realize the last one was in May though. I start out every year planning to post regularly and I always manage to trickle down to no post at all after a few months. Will this year be different? Hopefully 

This month I’m in the process of moving my sewing machines into my daughters old room. She moved out in December. The room I use now is the smallest of the bedrooms. So the plan is to use the current room for my fabric and yarn stash along with my cutting table. Her room is at the front of the house and has two windows with lots of light and I’m really excited about that.

Frankly I’m kind of overwhelmed with fabric and yarn. I have more of both than I can use in a lifetime. The worst part is not being able to find things I know I have. I want this year to be the year of  “ use what you have.”  Maybe once it’s newly organized with fabric on one side and yarn on the other, everything will have a place and be in its place!

Although I’ve been in an over stuffed room I still managed to get things made this past year. Many more bowls, baskets, trivets as well as crocheted items.










I hope to show pictures once everything is setup and functioning. There’s one really good thing about the new setup, I should meet my step goal with no problem! 🀣





Saturday, May 14, 2022

Another Rainy Saturday!

 I have fallen down a rabbit hole. I’m determined not to return any scraps to their bins once I have taken them out for RSC. I’ve had the Lori Holt ScrappyProject Planner forever but never used it. All scraps are cut into usable pieces, similar to what Bonnie Hunter does. Once I started cutting I couldn’t stop until I cleaned the clutter from my cutting table. 

I now have tons of 2.5” squares which will help me complete my postage stamp challenge blocks. I also have strips in 3 sizes cut and ready to use. I spent so much time cutting, I had to put an anti fatigue mat in front of my cutting table. On Friday I used a few of my newly cut squares to make these scrappy blocks. The pattern is Criss Cross Stars from Sew your stash on You Tube.



I finally pulled some green scraps out and started cutting them today. The green bin is packed, I could hardly open it! πŸ˜† Hopefully I’ll have something to show in green next week.


I did get to spend a little time in my garden and hope to put my tomatoes in this week. One of my Clematis is blooming right now.


I’m linking up with Angela at RSC



Monday, May 2, 2022

Last Pink Saturday a Bit Late!

 I didn’t get much sewing in the past week as I had to work on a custom coiled rope order. Also I got to spend time in the garden. Here’s a picture of the pink bowl.



I also finished a beanie bowl.

Looking forward to May’s color which is green. I’m linking up with RSC2022


Saturday, April 23, 2022

Scraps

 This week I finally finished my Kawandi mug rug. It’s my first Kawandi piece and I enjoyed every minute of it. I love any kind of hand stitching so this is the perfect thing for me. πŸ˜„ I used a bag of Kaffe Fassett scraps that were gifted to me for the top and an old Art Gallery fat quarter for the backing.



Of course after this one was finished l said why not make another one, in pink! I’m a little further along than this picture shows and I hope to have it finished to post next week.


Last month I forgot to make a coiled rope bowl in yellow, I remembered this month. Here is the start of a pink bowl. I haven’t decided on the size yet, I have lots of pink batik scraps.


So much rain here recently I haven’t done much in the garden. I’m hoping to set up a new raised bed for my tomatoes next week. 
I’m linking up with Angela at RSC2022


Saturday, April 9, 2022

Scrappy Pink

It rained here all week and it’s raining again today. So no work in the muddy garden.  I love pink and it’s a great color to work with on a rainy day! So I had fun digging into the pink scrap bin this week. Of course I made the rectangle blocks which are made with the 3”x 4” rectangles.




I made 2 improv blocks and turned them into a table runner. It didn’t quite come out the way I imagined it while I was lying in bed. πŸ˜†


Today I’m hoping to work on pink string blocks and maybe some more improv blocks that might become mug rugs. 😊

I also finished another postage stamp block for a postage stamp challenge I joined. I have 3 so far, one each month. There are 100 squares in each block so it will be a good sized quilt at the end of the year.


This week I started a new evening crochet project. It will keep me busy while I watch my Phillies play baseball.


I’m joining the RSC2022 Go visit to see what the others are working on in pink and enjoy the weekend.


Wednesday, March 30, 2022

It's Slow Going!

 I got to mess around in the gardens on Monday. I moved 3 pots of mini daffodils from the side garden to the back garden that’s under my dining room window. Took burlap off of the mums that weren’t in the ground yet that I was trying to over winter. Good luck, all but one survived. Actually everything looks good, roses, hydrangeas, except the herbs. Only the sage survived. 

Not a lot of sewing going on over here this week or last week for that matter. I did finally bind these old WIPs.


I finished one coiled rope project that I started last week.






I did finish my evening crochet project and the pattern has been released. It's Nordic Winter by Michele DuNaier on Ravelry. I used a gradient yarn for this shawl. It's Hobbii Twister, a cotton/acrylic blend. I'm really pleased with the outcome!



I'm really happy that the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for April is pink. I have lots and lots of pink and can't wait to dig into the bins!!
Prayers for UkraineπŸ’™πŸ’›

Saturday, March 19, 2022

National Quilting Day Scrappy Saturday

 Did a little digging in the yellow scrap bag this week. Not much there, but I did get some rectangle blocks done. I found and ancient yellow calico that I used years ago to make sachets for my sisters for Valentines Day. So I had to include a piece of it. 



While digging through the bag I also found this strip piece. Leftover from some forgotten project. I think I will pair it with gray or black and white polka dot for a mug rug or table runner.


Continuing my year long plan to clear out WIPs and purge the junk. I got out these paper pieced blocks. They are so old, my daughter was in elementary school when they were made. She will be 30 in September! 🀣 The original plan was a quilt. I must have been crazy, the blocks are only 4”. Well today they have become an Easter table runner which I will quilt next week.




I did work on a coiled rope bowl/basket this week.


Today being National Quilting Day, my plan is to cut up the scrap piles on my cutting table. I figured there are at least 2 scrap quilts sitting there waiting to be made! πŸ˜† 
I’m linking up with Angela today at RSC2022 
Prayers for Ukraine πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦