Monday, May 30, 2016

Today


I have so many UFOs I sometimes can't decide which to work on. 
The day decided for me. 
I have 54 patriotic Chunky Churn Dash blocks from a swap and 16 patriotic Twinkler orphan blocks. 


So this morning before the grandkids woke up I started working on 70 patriotic Snowballs. They are awake now so I'll feed them and amuse them for awhile, work in the garden awhile, amuse them awhile and then hopefully get back to making Snowballs before the end of the day. 


I'll alternate the Snowballs with the Chunky Churn Dashes and Twinklers and make a Quilt of Valor quilt to send to my Brother-in-law on Veteran's Day. 

Today I'm remembering those who sacrificed their lives.
 In November, on Veteran's Day,
 I'll honor several family members who served and surprise them with quilts. 


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Frazzled (aka Fractured) Flimsy



Frazzled
This morning when I took pics I was thinking it was called Frazzled, not Fractured so Frazzled it is for me.  (What does that tell you?) 
It's just a flimsy
84 x 96


Fractured pattern from

Made from scraps from a Pickle Dish and Petunia quilt.  
 I think I have enough scraps from these scraps for a small donation quilt 40 x 60. 

There are A, B, C, D blocks.
 I didn't have enough room to lay out a large quilt so just looked at layout and  sewed blocks together as I went. It looks like all are facing the right direction. 
Wish those A and B blocks down the middle blended in a little better with the rest of the quilt but they don't. I guess they will blend together in the dreams of whomever sleeps under it.  When finished it will probably go into the gift pile. 



Saturday, May 28, 2016

Green Scraps


I used some green crumbs in a couple of Butterflies. I used a free Ghost Moth pattern. 


15 three inch green spools from 1.5 inch scraps. 
I think that makes over 650 spools now.  I need about 64 more blocks for a big 81 x 84 quilt. 

This is the last green ScrapHappy Saturday.  
We will move on to a new color in June. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

OMG: Mission Accomplished !!!

Broken Wheels 
A flimsy (for now).


My One Monthly Goal (OMG) that I declared earlier in the month (make this quilt top) has been accomplished and has resulted in a Broken Wheel quilt top 53 x 66. 

Last year I joined two different birthday clubs and this year I joined one. Everyone in the group asks for a particular block in particular colors to be sent to them in their birthday month.   I received 24 or 25 different blocks and used 20 of them in this quilt that I thought played well together.  I'll use the others in a couple of other quilts so they aren't going to go to waste. That's for sure!

The block I asked for was the Broken Wheel block from Quilter's Cache.  Most of the other ladies ask for their blocks to be made in specific colors but  I said, " make the block in the colors of your choice on a neutral background of your choice."    I really didn't know what to expect so every block was a surprise.  I kind of thought it was a psychology test of sorts. Do the colors the ladies chose for my block say something about them? 

At any rate... I didn't have to make a single block - I just added a thin sashing and I have a quilt top that I now need to decide how to quilt. Suggestions?  Hand quilting or FMQ?  First, though, I guess I need to decide on a backing (and a goal for next month). 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Log Cabin Lunacy


I find that if I quilt along with others in blog land I happen to finish more quilty goals than if I go it alone. Maybe it's the deadline of a linky party. (I like deadlines). Maybe it's because I like to see how others interpret a theme, or an idea, or use scraps. 

Julie is hosting Log Cabin Lunacy and I am joining the lunacy. 

I used my brown short scrap strings and just finished making four more 9 inch wonky log cabin blocks that will join the 9 I made in February when brown was the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month. 


My goal is to make 30 blocks and then make a donation quilt.. 



In the Hoop


Tulips finally made it to the hoop. It's been sandwiched for a looooong time.  I'm big stitch hand quilting in white #8 perle thread. 


I love 30s reproduction fabrics.  They remind me of grandma's quilts. 


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Chevrons


I used some 4.5 scraps this month to make HSTs and then made the HSTs into 16 inch chevron blocks.  I've been making these as an RSC project when I have had 4.5 scraps since August 2014.  


I assembled all of the rows so far into a quilt top.
I have orange/yellow, green, blue/indigo, violet rows. 
 I'm just missing the top row of red now and I'll have a flimsy 64 x 80. 

Got scraps?