Saturday, June 15, 2019

blue crayon

I didn't get much blue sewing done this week for the rainbow scrap challenge. I had a steroid injection in my back and it was fine, but stressing over it had me a little blah. I did sew a blue crayon together for the crayon quilt.

I started making little tulip blocks, just for fun. It is a new Bonnie Hunter pattern in quiltmaker magazine called blossom time. Each block requires very little thinking or fabric, so I grabbed a scrappy bucket and cut a few just to try. My only problem is borrowing little 4 patches from the sand castles quilt, when I need so many to finish it. Oh well, I have no shortage of 1 1/2 inch strips, I will just have to make more.

I am off to an all day quilting retreat, maybe I will get something done. But, I will definitely have fun.
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lots of blue inspiration at:
rsc19 super saturday

Friday, June 14, 2019


I am not in a finishing all. I seem to want to drift from project to project. I did another round on some pineapple blocks, more here.

I made a few more florabunda blocks, more here.

I made another section of sweet land of liberty, more here.

I have a few more garden party blocks, more here.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

lightening and liberty

I have finished a few more blocks for my string block that I am calling lightening. I think I need 4 more blocks and then I will make it a quilt.... or not. But, I have cleaned up the area and even vacuumed, so I am hesitant to start the mess. I swear, the strings just go flying.

My women's group at church had a patriotic themed crafty evening. They said bring your own project if you want. Why not a quilt that I have started and need to finish. Other than my daughter's quilt, this is probably the oldest UFO I have. It is from the early 90s. I think it is called sweet land of liberty. I have several parts of it made. I just need to figure out what I still need to do and start putting it together. Everyone loves a puzzle, right?

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boms away 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

slotted trimmer

I forget where I heard about this trimmer for HSTs. I had it in my cart forever, trying to talk myself into not buying it. I have a few bloc loc rulers for trimming HSTs once they are pressed, and I wasn't sure I needed to break from that system. I did buy them, and I am having a little trouble remembering to use it, since it is just habit to press them open and trim from there.

If I use my accuquilt to cut my pieces, I don't have any dog ears to trim, but there is a spot for that in the template for an easy trim. The lines are easy to use and see what to trim. And it was very accurate.

I found it easier to use in this direction, if I wanted to trim dog ears and the triangle without moving the template.

The only con for using a trimmer this way is for any mystery fabric, and, pressing afterward may make it wonky. I used the trimmer on a bunch 40s triangles I had found at a thrift store.

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chameleon color linky

Oh scrap

Monday, June 10, 2019

storms and garden party

Uh oh - tree limb on top of house. We didn't hear it come down in the storm. But, this is an ash tree and has been infected by the emerald ash borer. We have been nursing it, trying to save it for 2-3 years. Some of the branches are dead, but some are still very alive. It may not have taken much to get the branch down. We called in reinforcements ( our son) and it was removed. I am so glad he is still young enough. I don't think we are.

I have my first blocks for garden party ( a Bonnie Hunter pattern ) finished. I had this cut 2 years ago and put in a project box with the idea that I had cut it all. I grabbed the box and took it with me to Friday sewing group. It wasn't long before I realized I hadn't cut the neutrals. I made a quick trip home to grab a few. Since it has been awhile since I cut them, it has been fun to see them come together - little surprises. Garden party is one of my goals for the year as a new, to start, project. The pieces are small, but it is really easy to put the block together.

My other new start, for the year, is sand castles. I am still slogging through the 4 patches. As long as I am making progress, I am happy.

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

blue scraps

My blue drawer hasn't been loved on in a long time. The color drawers we have already had for the rainbow scrap challenge are tidy, except green. I don't know what happened, but I didn't sort through the drawer.

I am glad it is time to sort through blue. I have noticed that even if I have an organizational plan in my color drawers, the minute I need something, it is toss and tumble.

first up for the rainbow scrap challenge and the dark blue month of June, is my flying home blocks. I had enough of each fabric to make 4.

I put the crayons together that I have finished. I am getting ready for blue. But, I was distracted by my swap blocks.

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rsc19 super saturday

Thursday, June 6, 2019

tiny tuesday progress

I have to catch up with all the blocks for the rainbow scrap challenge.  Angie at Quilting on the Crescent. shared a tiny tuesday block last month that I have finished. I made a mistake with it, but it stays this way. It was supposed to have the orange print in all four corners.

Sally at The Objects of Design shared this cute block last month. It's called bear bowtie.

I was intimidated by this one. I am not very skilled at applique, and the reverse applique was scarey. But, once I made the decision to do it, it was fun.

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My one monthly goal for June is still the same as May. I didn't keep 1/2 the goals for May and I didn't finish anything. I started a few... ahem.
I want to:
1.Finish smith mountain morning
2.move allietare along
3.make swap blocks
4.keep up with rainbow scrap challenge
5.and I want to start garden party piecing.

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boms away 
One monthly goal