Saturday, September 17, 2016

I'm Done With Red!

And that's a good thing! That means that I have made all my RED blocks for this month's RSC! All 40 blocks are done, done and DONE! Now I can concentrate on other projects that really need my attention.
I only had to make 2 flower blocks this month and they went fast. I'm hoping I didn't make a mistake when I put this list together at the beginning of the year, and I will have enough blocks for a complete top at the end of the year!! Some months I have had to make at least 4! I am intentionally adding the appliqué WITH the grain of the strings and ACROSS the grain of the strings. And I am also trying to mix up the darks and lights on the border of each block, so they will be a little different. I am loving how they are coming out. If you are interested, Connie at Freemotion by the River has a tutorial on this block. I think I should have separated them a bit before I took the pic!!
You can see my Sept. RSC list on the lower right corner and they are all checked off!
I only had to make 2 more Scrappy Strings this week and I must have made 3 instead! When I put them all together, I have 13 instead of the 12 I needed. Guess I actually made 41 blocks this month!!
Then I started on a Secret project and this is all I will show for now!
Cording with Downton Abbey fabric! This project may take awhile because I am still trying to find the needed hardware to finish it. I HATE waiting for something to ship, especially if I have to PAY for shipping, and I HATE paying for shipping, but there was no way around this one!! Believe me, I looked everywhere!!
I'm linking to SoScrappy, so please go over and take a look at the other RED blocks being made this month. Lots of eye candy!
Thanks for stopping by!
...............Sew till next time................

Saturday, September 10, 2016

I've Been Waiting for Red!!

Our color for Sept. is Rose Red for the RSC (Rainbow Scrap Challenge). I have made a lot of headway on my blocks so far.

I seem to always start off the month with the Jacob's Ladder Blocks. I have all the scrappy 4 patches and the background triangles done, so these get whipped up pretty fast.

I still love doing these pinwheels! I can't wait to get them made into a top at the end of the year!

In case you are thinking that these Centennial Stars look a little odd, it's because I hadn't removed the paper backing!! They all wanted to curl up!

The last couple of days I have been stitching up my Scrappy Strings. I still have 2 more to make. I will not even make a dent in my red selvedge bin, but that's okay. At least it will be a few strings lighter!!

There was a few birthday's last month and this month, so I whipped up a few more pairs of earrings to give.
Just noticed that some of these look gold, but they are actually all silver! My sister in law loves pink, so I made these for her. And darn, I forgot to take pics of the cute little boxes that I made to put them in.

The next 2 were for the younger generation, a 19 year old and 21 year old!!


And I also recovered my cutting/ironing table. I found this cute sewing machine fabric on our last trip and I could kick myself for not getting more!! I bought just enough to cover this top, but now I want to make a sewing machine pad and cover! Oh well, I might run across it online or locally! If not, that's okay, I have more than enough projects to keep me busy!!

I also got out my Go Baby. All the fabric you see there, is now little 2" squares!!

Linking to SoScrappy.

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