Friday, May 20, 2016

Another Week of Green

I had a lot of sewing planned out for this week. Got it all done except for a graduation gift, which I need for tomorrow, that will not get done in time. I knew the timing was off on my Pfaff, but trying to go thru 5 layers of fabric, 5 layers of interfacing, a layer of batting AND 2 layers of Timtex really did a job on the timing!!! I will have to put that project on hold until I can get this machine serviced. I have plenty of other machines that I could use, but the "throats" aren't big enough to handle the bundle of STIFFNESS that I am working on! I just hope I can find someone local and not have to go 2 hrs away to Houston to get it serviced. I will check with my local quilt shop on Tuesday.

Anyway, I did get 10 green blocks done this week. I made 6 pinwheel blocks. I was only supposed to make 5, but 6 does make a better picture!!

Then I got busy making 4 That Thirties Thing blocks.

I have 3 tubs of green selvedges -- light, medium and dark. I only took out the medium tub to make these. I also started making my Scrappy String blocks today and will use the same tub. Maybe when I finish those 12 blocks, it will show a dent in that bin! Those selvedges and strings just seem to multiple instead of disappearing!

One more green project this week. I love making these little bags. I also make the zippers pulls. It's fast to whip them out and they make a great gift.

 

Hope you head on over to SoScrappy to see other GREEN blocks made this week.

...............Sew till next time.............

 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

I'm Back and getting into the Green Groove!

What a great time we had in Estes Park! It snowed for 3 days and we were in awe of the beautiful scenery! We had a day trip planned every day, so we were able to see the mountains in their 'snowy' glory every day.

This was such a treat for us since we only get snow every 12-15 YEARS, if we are lucky!!
This is my brother's backyard, with Estes Park in the background. His property sits up on a hill overlooking the town and in the other directions we can see the famous Stanley Hotel!
I guess people here are so tired of the snow that just any snowman will do!! LOL! This was the only snowman we saw on our entire trip!!
 

My SIL and I went to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden. They had just ended the Men's Quilt Exhibition the week before, but we got to see Australia Uncovered. It wasn't quite what I expected, but it was very interesting. And our tour guide, Steve, was a hoot!!

Well, I did manage to get 16 GREEN blocks done this week!

It is easy peasy to get these Jabob's Ladder blocks done every month since the 4-patches are all done and waiting! I have also precut the background, just to make sure I had enough of this fabric for the whole quilt!

I also made 10 green Centennial Stars. I always try to make 5 with dark centers and 5 with light centers.

Well, that's pretty much it for this week. I did also finish the graduation project that I was working on, so now I can move on to my other projects that are planned for the month.

Please stop by SoScrappy to see what other GREEN blocks were made this week.

..............Sew till next time..................

Saturday, April 23, 2016

A Little More Orange

Well, it was a week filled with everything except too little sewing! We are going on a 2 week road trip to Estes Park, CO, so most of my week was taken up with getting ready for that adventure! We were there last year for the Fourth of July and have been looking forward to going back since then! I can't wait to see all the snow on the mountains! It will be a big change going from 80 degrees to the 30`s and 40's!!

I did manage to get my 5 "That 30's Thing" blocks done. I really like how these turned out.

I will not have a chance to make my Flower blocks for this month, but hope to get back on track in May. It's really to early in the year to start falling behind!!

I'm off to see what others have done this week. Stop by SoScrappy and take a look.

..............Sew till next time............

 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

I'm Rollin' Out the Orange Blocks

It wasn't all Orange blocks for the RSC this week, BUT that's the only pictures I can share for now. Let's just say that I am making great progress on the 'mystery' quilt I am working on. I hope to have all the quilting done by the end of the weekend.

Now for the RSC (Rainbow Scrap Challenge) blocks. I made 10 Centennial Stars. I am still using the 5 1/8” strips that I cut from fat quarters for the Pinwheel Blocks. I should be able to use the rest up for the Flower Blocks that I will make next week.

These 12 String Blocks have a lot more variety of orange, since I am using my Orange Selvedge bin for these. Yes, every color has it's own bin or 2 or 3 bins! I think I say it every week, but I love sewing with selvedges. It is such mindless sewing. That works out great, since I try to pay attention to the audio book I am listening to when I sew!!!

I haven't decided how I will use these yet. I may cut them on the diagonal and make neutral blocks to go with them. I plan on drawing something up on EQ7 later on in the year. For now, I will just make 12 each month and see where that takes me!

I'm heading over to SoScrappy to see what others have made with their oranges scraps. If you need to use up your scraps, join in on the fun! Just pick your own blocks and Angela picks the color each month. Then show off what you have made each week and hopefully by the end of the year, you will have your very own RAINBOW SCRAP CHALLENGE (RSC) quilt!! It's that easy!

..............Sew till next time...........

 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

A little ORANGE sewing this week

I haven't even looked at my orange bin filled with selvedges. To get my orange blocks made this week, I just cut 5 1/8" strips from my fat quarters. I will be able to make half of my blocks from these strips. The rest of my blocks are made with selvedges and narrow strips.

My first blocks this week were Jacobs Ladder. These blocks will be very scrappy 4 patches, constant neutral background and the RSC color of the month. I really like how these look so far! I started these last month, so I still have to make my browns and blues.

 

Next up was the Pinwheel blocks.

I even have a flimsy to show!! I started these Rainbow Twist blocks for the RSC 2016, but had to put them on the fast track and get them into a quilt ASAP!! I only needed 20 blocks. Woohoo!! So they are now a top and I will get it sandwiched next week and start quilting!! It will raffled off next year at Mountain View M. S. in Beaverton, Oregon. This pic was taken before I sewed the blocks! It is already pretty big, so I will not add borders.

 

I did get another top finished, but I will not be sharing any info or pics until AFTER it is gifted!! Sorry for the tease.

Hope you check out SoScrappy for more Orange RSC projects in the works!

 

...............Sew till next time...................