Saturday, May 19, 2018

Pink Scraps


All kinds of pink was used up this week. I got a good hold on all those pink bits of fabric. 
I love to see the design wall full of one colour of blocks. 


I got three 7" sampler blocks done. I still plan to do the 10" blocks too. I had them laid out ready to sew and they fell on the floor. Maybe next week I can get them done. 


All the 7" sampler blocks together. Again I love seeing so much up on the wall. I did not do small light blue blocks. I might have to fix that but I think I will just wait and see. 


Migrating geese. 


So many pinks. It is a good exercise to work on the shading of one colour. 


Next up was getting some pin wheel blocks done. I have no idea how I will use these, but they are getting done. 



I have more to do next week. Here is the ironing board ready to keep using up the pink scraps. 


Also got up early and watch another Royal Wedding, I think it must be at least #5 I got up to watch early. My grand mother and I got up together to watch Princess Diana and Charles.  

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Saturday Scraps


I worked hard this week to finish up my Yellow. Yellow was April's colour for the Rainbow scrap challenge. I do not have any string blocks but I got the rest done. Here is my big wall of yellow all together. Sampler blocks both 10" and 7 " blocks,  then pin wheels and to the far right is 6 migrating geese blocks. I love blending the colours on those blocks. Sometimes yellow was challenging to get the light to dark. 


I have a few interesting yellow scraps. Love the little doggy. 


My pin wheel blocks. 


So I worked hard on my pink scraps. I cut and cut and trimmed and started to do some sewing. This block was I close as I got to having something to show you. 
Pink is May's colour for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2018. So much left to do. 


Trimming many triangles up so I can do my sampler blocks. 

I have added this post to Soscrappy's linky page.  I have had trouble with it so not sure if it is all working but give it a try. 


More lined up for the iron. So I have lots on the go and should have more by next week. I hope to get a little time to sew on Mother's day. Then my mom and I are going to a quilt show together. Then supper together. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Gemma Painted


I painted my puppy Gemma. My friend Kathy had a paint night at her house Saturday. It was a fund raiser for a dog club. It was so much fun. I picked this sweet photo of Gemma when she was about 12 weeks old. 
I am so happy how it turned out. My Purple Pup.
I might have to do more painting of some of my other dogs gone.


Sunday, May 6, 2018

MoJo Bag Show Off


I got to show off my Mojo bags today live on facebook today, with Sally. 

My Mojo bags I have made using the Sew Like a Rock Star pattern. All 3 bags are from the original size but just taller. Bright red and yellow bag was with a exact size and uses the 2 by 8 frame size. Then I made the purple flower bag a little taller. Again the 2 by 8 frame was used. The tall indigo bag was also the 2 by 8 frame and the same width but I just started with taller fabric. To see more photos of the Indigo bag go check out the link. 





Here is a better close up of the hand stitching I did on this bag. The patches were basted down to a muslin foundation and then I hand stitched using number 30 DMC crochet cotton. 

I added leather handles by using Chicago screws and I did it before I sewed up inside bottom seam. 



Friday, May 4, 2018

Honey Comb Quilt


The Honey Comb Quilt top is done! I finished it up at Retreat this past month. I got my hubby to help and get a quick outdoor photo. We have wind so this is a good as it got today. At least the colour shows off best in the outdoor light. 


Wind. 
I am very happy with how it has turned out. I started it with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2017 about this time last year. We were to dig in our scraps that were multi coloured or dark. Well I had a few scraps to work on. I sort scraps by colour and many of these prints did not fit in to a colour box. 

I will add this post to Soscrappy on Saturday when she puts up her link page to Scrap Saturday and the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. 


The indoor photo at retreat, late at night after everyone else is gone to bed. Retreat was Great! 


I also got a NCW done. What? NCW Necessary Clutch Wallet. I made this one with gold Vinyl and the KFC prints.   I was given a large box of vinyl and just had to make something with it. Now on to other vinyl colours. 


Inside there is some hand dyed gold and pink fabrics. 2 zippers and pink card slots. So happy with this wallet. 



One of our guild members is moving and had a Garage sale today. I had to go. I got 2 books for $5 each. Then a large scrap bag behind the books. I also found her batiks she was selling. good deals and I did not go crazy. I also got some free fabrics to make some dog beds and stuffing to put in them. I guess I need to make some more beds. 


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Sunny Saturday


I am at retreat! Hoping the sun is out. Late this week it was looking like spring and I got to wear my spring jacket

For retreat we were to made a Garlic Knot block. The blocks will be put together and then a name will be pulled from the hat and the winner will take all the blocks. I made my first one Yellow to go in the draw. I had my yellow scraps sitting out for the RSC 2018. 


Well I made 10 blocks with yellow. I just wanted to keep going. These are so fun. The other blocks I will keep for myself. 

I might not get the link done to Soscrappy this week but you can go see her site and more scrap ideas.


Well I made 40 more blocks. I guess I have started a new quilt. Ha Ha. Heading to retreat to finish some quilts and now I have another one to work on. I have a few scraps packed so I can make some even number of blocks and maybe get a top done. 


Here are my blocks laid out a little differently. 

I hope your Saturday is Sunny and Happy. I know I will enjoy retreat. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday Design Wall


On Friday, I head out to quilt retreat with the Leduc guild. I have this Honey Comb quilt as a UFO that will go with me and is high on the list to complete the top. All the main blocks are done but I need to cut out more background triangles. Maybe I can get those cut before I leave. Not sure I have enough strings for the boarder so maybe I will hunt in my scraps or I will have to cut some more. 



There are more Walls to see over at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts design wall Monday


Also on my wall for a bit this weekend was a new project, or should I say the fabric for a new project. This was one set of fabric. The dark batik was interviewed for the job of background. Maybe too dark.  


I got out some hand dyed fabric to interview. The purple on the right looked better. But I only had a fat quarter. I needed more then 3 m. I decided to try and dye more of the same colour. I got it. 
So the purple hand dyed fabric has now won the job. Maybe I can get some cutting done before I leave for retreat. 

I have lots of work, Long Arm Quilting to get done this week. So best get to my customers quilts.