Saturday, July 9, 2016

A Happy Scrappy Day

When you have a family you just never really know what each day will bring, especially in Summertime. I just fit my quilty time into whatever little free spots I find.
Well Hip Hip turned out to be a productive scrappy sewing day!

First up was a backing for a scrappy 9 patch quilt top I finished piecing last summer. I didn't have enough of anything suitable for the back so I made a scrappy one. The top is made from scrappy 2 1/2" squares, I figured why not make the back scrappy too. I cut 20 large squares from various blue batiks for a quick and easy pieced back

On to project #2. I needed to make a 6" heart block to mail to a friend. I pulled out my strings I've been collecting for a future "Hot Flashes" quilt, reds, yellows, oranges and pinks. A little rummaging through the fun!....and I sewed up this little block in no time.

Amazingly the kids were occupied and hubby was working and I found time to get to project #3. I had just watched the newest tutorial from Missouri Star for a Freestyle Churn Dash quilt 

With that fresh in my mind, and Hot Pink the scrap color for this month over at So Scrappy I found myself sewing some rather wonky pink churn dash block. They actually were very fun, the only cutting really was the white squares (I did 3 1/2" squares) I just took the pink scraps as they were and trimmed off the excess as I squared up the block.  Very quick and easy.

And playing with scraps must be contagious. My little 9 year old read The Rainbow Nest and she decided to make the quilt from the book. She's quite the little sewer. All I did was to cut her a bunch of 2" white squares. She had fun sorting through my box of 2" squares and choosing the ones she wanted and did all the pinning and sewing herself. 

Here's her little collection of blocks so far. She's going to be a great little quilter!

Linking up with Scrap Happy Saturday where I'll be checking out everyone's fun pink scrappiness.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wooly days

Still having a hard time finding much time for sewing on my machine. I'm trying to get a block done each day for the 365 Challenge quilt each day, need to get a photo of those guys.

But my main accomplishments have been the wooly blocks. Having blocks prepped to take along on summer outings has been working wonderfully. Here's some progress photos:

4 little basket blocks from Linen Closet Designs/
I have 10 made and there are only 2 more of these beauties to do.

This one is a pattern called In the Garden by my friend LauraB over at The wheelbarrow block came from another Garden quilt pattern by 2strings over at
Time to start thinking about sashing now for this one.

And one other fun little wooly project. These little hexis are perfect little projects for on the go. Woolies flannel for the background with wool applique. These are from  the Stitching Society, I think there are 180 of them. Since I only have 4 made I'll don't think I'll run out of on-the-go projects for a LONG time!