Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Current Project - Scrap Bustin'

I'm trying to get my stash down and use up some of the older fabrics I have.  And I'm trying to make myself more comfortable doing scrap quilting.  Pat Sloan's latest scrap challenge is a block she calls Little Wishes.  This one is somewhat controllable for me, which keeps me from going out of orbit. I've cut enough scraps to make probably 22 blocks and have the pieces separated into bags.  All the HSTs have been sewn, trimmed, and pressed.
Trimming takes forever!!
The star points are the same 2 fabrics, both dark.  Fewer of one fabric than the other so that not all blocks will have both.  This block has both and it was so hard for me not to change out what I grabbed from the bag!  Wouldn't you know I'd grab 2 of the lesser points and sew them together right off the bat!!!!
First Little Wishes Block
First block is done and I'm happy with it, so now I'll sew all the center 9-patch brights and throw them back into the bag, then move on to sewing all the star points together and back in the bag they will go.  We'll see how well I can control my impulse to return to the bag what I grabbed!!

Keep on Stitchin'!!

Monday, September 14, 2015

September's Little Quilt

Top's done on this month's Little Quilt.  This one is a bit larger.  It measures about 22" x 26".  Trying to tone down the brightness of the green, which isn't that bright in real life, I managed to turn the purple fabrics into grays and blues!  The original pattern had all the squares in the top right corner.  To me, it looked too much like the attic window we'd done previously.  So I flipped the blocks and came up with this chevron.  I like it!

September Little Quilt
Keep on Stitchin'!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Pat Sloan's Vacation Time BOM

I'm caught up with the Vacation Time blocks.  August was borders and a lot of repetitive sewing.  I really dislike repetitive sewing, so do a lot of procrastination!  Here's the Salt Water Taffy borders.

Vacation Time Block 8 - Salt Water Taffy Borders.
And here is September's block, The Ferris Wheel.

Vacation Time Block 9 - The Ferris Wheel
Keep on Stitchin'!!