Saturday, January 23, 2016

A very productive week

I hope I can keep this momentum all year!! I have so many things on my to-do list and I feel I'm off to a great start!!

I will be linking to SoScrappy for the RSC today, so be sure to check out all the blogs posted there, as well as Angela's, to see everyone's progress this past week. I am done with my blues for the month. Not to say I DON'T have any more blues, just that after making my 26 blocks, I have to move on to other projects!!

I made the Blue Flower block this week. Connie, at Freemotion by the River, has the free pattern and tutorial. I thought about making 2 per month, but decided one was good!! I hand appliqued the flower and am happy with the way it turned out. I will change the flowers a bit in each block that I make.

Well, I added a couple of other blocks to the challenge! I need to put blinders on because I want to make everything I see!! I started out making 12 8" strings blocks, then 6 9" Pinwheel blocks and Connie's 12 1/2" Flower Block. I added That Thirties Thing from Quilters Cache in order to use up more strings!! I made 3 this week.

Each block is 4 sections and it is paper pieced.

 

 

Then I found Centennial at Wombat Quilts. This is the cutest 6 1/2" block!! I stopped at 4!!! This is also paper pieced.

And here they are on point!

Aren't they the cutest!!

I tried to print out the patterns using telephone book pages. Please, don"t try this at home!! What a mess!! I got crumpled paper with ink ALL over!! I had a super large tablet of blank newspaper paper, so I cut those down to use. And I also used some artist tracing paper. Love that stuff. So easy to tear off.

Oh, and I'm not done yet!! I made this for my nephew's truck for his birthday.

It's a bag that holds a plastic trash bag!! I found it here. Sorry, I was in a hurry, so I didn't get the best pics!!

That's it for this now. Thanks for stopping by!

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

Peggy

 

 

15 comments:

Cathy said...

Wow! What lovely projects you have! (Sorry if that sounds like the big bad wolf). I know what you mean about having to put blinders on, though. My list of RSC ideas was bigger than my scrap bins! You made lots of lovely things this week, but I especially love your string blocks!

The Joyful Quilter said...

I should say that you had a productive week!! Nice work on using all of those lovely BLUE scraps. I need to make one of those trash thingies for my car. Thanks for the link!

Cathy said...

Wish I liked paper piecing. Yes, those stars are the cutest. I've eyed that Thirties Thing before for scraps/strings. Yours turned out great. That trash bag thing is really a fun idea. I know a couple of guys with trucks who would love that fish fabric...Hmmmm....

Nancy said...

Found your blog through the RSC. Love the blue flower block! Thanks for the link to the trash bag holder bag - I think I'll try it.

gayle said...

Beautiful blue projects going on! (I already needed blinders, too - and now even worse since seeing your blocks!)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

You've been busy! Lots of nice blocks and the bag, too.

Angie said...

You definitely had a great week! Wonderful blocks!

PaulaB quilts said...

The flower block is so pretty and will be,great in many colors. The car trash bag is a great idea! Keep up the good work!

scraphappy said...

You really have had a productive week. Love the applique flower on from Connie's pattern. Great way to use up strings, and strips and random bits too.

Emily said...

I love that flower block! Can't wait to see your rainbow garden!

Teresa in Music City said...

My goodness! You have been busy indeed!!! And all that lovely blue goodness :*). Such a feast for the eyes on your post today!

Quiltdivajulie said...

You HAVE been busy -- wow!

Sheila said...

LOVE your blue RSC block projects this year. I totally understand what you are saying as I go overboard with this challenge. I want to try most every idea I see. I LOVE seeing what others sew each week. Happily I can say that I have made several RSC colorful, happy quilts for my home, my family and for charity. As long as I'm using scraps and stash it's a win win : )

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Blue is my favorite color, so it's fun to see all your blocks! The litter basket is a great idea--thanks for the link

Kat Scribner said...

You have some wonderful new starts this year too! and a nice variety. we might have to keep each other accountable each month. LOL