Saturday, August 11, 2018

Rainbow Challenge - Orange

Orange is a great color for me --- I love anything Autumn!  Plenty of orange scraps and "CHUNKS" (I do believe "chunks" is an official quilt term).  This is the 4-Patch/9-Patch blocks.  Then I played a little on the design wall.  In the past, I threw them up on the wall like spilled crayons -- this time I put them up a little more organized.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Scrap Control Update

A little detour -- I need a QUICK charity quilt with blues and green.  Time is short, so I pulled out my blues, greens and lights from the pre-cut 4 1/2" and 2 1/2" strips in the scrap bins.  The block is a variation of an oldie, "Prairie Queen" without any HSTs and finishes at 12".  I have them all cut out (a total of 30 are needed; 5 across, 6 down to finish at 60" X 72) -- it really pays to have bins of strips already cut.

And....if you notice what is on the long arm frame above, Kitchen Sink #1 --  almost done. 

After the Charity detour, I will start working on my "Love Handles" , designed by Judy Dorhman with Black Cat Creations -- a great diet / stash reduction. I love this little quilt and can't wait to dig in.

I follow along with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, who helps us stay accountable to the growing scrap bins.  

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Rainbow Challenge - Red/Orange Albums

The close of one color, RED and the beginning of our ORANGE month.  These little Album blocks are quick and easy -- unfinished at only 6 1/2" (finished 6").  I currently have a collection of four sets of rainbow blocks, each will make a quilt at the end of the year or earlier. 

Linking up with So Scrappy, 2018 Rainbow Challenge.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Scrap Control Update - Kitchen Sink #1!

Kitchen Sink #1 (i.e. I used about everything but the kitchen sink from the 3 1/2" scrap bin) is ready for the long arm except for joining one seam down the middle.  There is another quilt loaded on the long arm underneath, so it won't be long -- and I found the perfect striped binding.  The blocks are 6" finished, 9 blocks across and 13 down, for a total of 117 blocks.  If I don't add a little border, then it will finish at 54" X 78".  I had a little of the light pink left, but can't put my hands on it (maybe that is a sign I'm done!).

The blocks are also ready for "Kitchen Sink #2"  to make a top. These blocks finish at 10"...I used strips of (2) 2 1/2" and (1) 1 1/2" -- more detail on the assembly of the blocks are here.

Now is the time for me to start thinking about my September Scrap Control Project --- I have a choice of two.  The first is Love Handles, a pattern designed by Judy Dohrman, published by Black Cat Creations.  I purchased this pattern thinking it would  kick start another attack on the scrap bin.  The other pattern is my Summer Wedding Pattern, which may be perfect to reduce a large Oriental Stash.

        Summer Wedding

 I follow along with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, who helps us stay accountable to the growing scrap bins.  It is a never ending task .... one that I hope never ends!!!

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Rainbow Scrap Challenge, RED!

Last weekend of red -- my favorite color.  I cut into yardage for a few of the blocks because I just don't have a lot of red scraps.  I still have a few album blocks to make before the end of the month, but that's it.

Linking up with Scrap Happy Saturday for the Rainbow Challenge.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

12 Days of Christmas - Give Away Winner

The "12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop", hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, is behind us, so now it is time for us to start our projects for Christmas ... we only have 6 months LOL!

One lucky person has a head start -- Vicki in MN, will be receiving the Quilted Barn Quilt I made for the Blog Hop and two Black Cat Quilt Patterns.

I have emailed our winner Vicki,  for her mailing address.  If I don't hear anything by August 1, 2018, I'll pull another name.  

Thanks to all who left a comment and visited.  If you make a "Quilted Barn Quilt" from my tutorial, or a quilt from any of my published patterns, please email me a picture or link to your blog  (address in profile) and I will share here on my blog.

Summer Wedding

Samantha Claire

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Last Call - 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway and Scrap Control

Today is the last day of the, "12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop" - and the last day to add your name for my giveaway --  The prize (pictured above):  The Christmas Themed Quilted Barn Quilt that I made and a couple of my latest patterns, published by Black Cat Creations.    Follow this link and leave a comment.  If you are a "no-reply", please leave an email address (example:  name at yahoo dot com).  I will take names until midnight, July 25, 2018 CST.  Watch for the winner before noon CST, July 26, 2018.

AND .... don't forget to visit all of the other bloggers who have taken time to design and share their projects (some with give-aways of their own). 

Regular Wednesday Scrap Control Update -- I only have 9 blocks left, then I will start putting the top together.  The tutorial for this block is still available.