Monday, January 27, 2014

Scrappy Block Challenge

All the blocks and sashing units are sewn for Judy's January Scrappy Challenge. My blocks are 12", because I used units on hand (already sewn). The rows will be labeled, stacked and boxed away for weekend assembly. 

 We have a freeze coming through Tuesday and Wednesday ..... don't see that down here in  Southern Louisiana (on the coast).  We may lose electricity, so I need to be ready for handwork.  If we have to shut down the town anyway, I would love to see a little snow -- as we don't see much.  Most of us don't know how to drive in it - including me.

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times and the Design Wall Monday!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Soooo Blue!

I still had several 2 1/2" HSTs left over from the previous Rainbow Challenge Saturdays, so I threw them up on the wall.  I will wait until the end of the year to make a final decision on placements, for now....just playing.

It is the last Saturday of the month, so that means a new color will soon be coming.  I look at my scrappy stash and secretly wish for one of two favorite colors....but I will be patient.  

How are your scraps looking?  Are they overflowing like mine??  Why are my scraps still growing, even though I am constantly using them?  Oh Well ... I am heading over to Angela's So Scrappy to see how many others have the answers.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Wall of BIG-T Blocks


I am almost embarrassed to admit that most of the pieces used to make the Big-T blocks were already units in the scrap boxes....plenty of 4 1/2" and 2 1/2" HSTs.  I cut out the cheddar centers and dark blue units.  I have made 20 (12 1/2" unfinished) Big-Ts.... had enough to make more, but I am stopping.  It will end up being big enough for a full size bed.  

Even the sashing -- I almost had enough, but will need to cut out more 2 1/2" neutral strips.  The red blocks are cowboys, cowboy hats, and cowboys on horses -- seems there is a theme -- just trying to use up what was already there.

Scrappy Button

As you can see, I have no problem with scrappy quilts....they are my favorite.  Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times (host of the Scrappy Block Challenge)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Blue Design Wall

The Blue Wall is growing.  You can really tell how tiny the crosses are against the 4 1/2" star blocks. I made the Sparkle Punch last year using a solid light gray background.  This year, I am using scrappy off white, beige and tan --- and will make it scraps for the points.  Several more blue star points are cut out, but I am making them as leaders and enders so it is coming along slowly.  With three days off, lots of sewing will be going on.

The Blue wall is for the 2014 Rainbow Challenge hosted by Angela at So Scrappy.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Monday's Big "T" Designs

While sewing together the rows for my Celtic Mystery Quilt, I had a stash of HSTs scraps for leaders and enders.  Before closing up for the night, I had enough to finish 4 blocks of the Big "T" Scrappy Blocks Judy (Patchwork Times) selected as the January block.   Based on my scrap stash (those overflowing), I went with a 12" finished block.

Now off the quilting frame and on its way to Texas, "School Pride" will be used to raise funds for my great nephew's baseball team.  My niece will take a group picture with the boys in their team shirts and the finished quilt.

Linking up with other Design Walls at Patchwork Times.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

2014 Rainbow Challenge - Blue

Using 1 1/2" squares, this block of crosses finishes at 12".  

And....using 1 1/2" strips, the 9-patch rail fences will finish at 12".  Now that I am caught up with the Saturday blues, back to quilting frame to finish a few projects.

Joining other Blue Sisters at the 2014 Rainbow Challenge Link Up, at So Scrappy.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Celtic Mystery - Yikes!

There is a good reason to take a picture as you go....little mistakes stand out.  I found two units turned the wrong way right away.  With just six blocks to go, I was so close....out comes the ripper.

Linking up with Bonnie's gang at Quiltville,.... there are so many pretty colors over there.  It is amazing that Bonnie has such a large following.  Even though most of us were snowed under with other projects and holidays, we show up every year to get the Bonnie "high". Yep, an addiction is an way around it.