Monday, May 22, 2017

Autumn in the springtime

I've started a new project because....well....because I was bored with everything else. My sewing room, my rules...right?!! Yup! I have plans to finish this one before fall so I got it cut....everything except the borders. Won't this be perfect for an autumn/Halloween quilt? 

I found the picture (below) on Pinterest...searched for the pattern and finally found out it's from Keepsake Quilting and called Flying Geese and Stars quilt. These are 6" stars with 6" borders. It'll make a nice lap sized quilt for the couch. My colors are a little deeper for the oranges...leaning toward rust. I still have to find the perfect black...I don't want solid...maybe something black with little pumpkins? Little Gatherings has a few black and beige prints I like too....


Friday, May 5, 2017

May's scrap color is GREEN

 Since May's color is green, that's the scrap bin I'm digging through. I'm amazed to see that I don't really have a lot of the same type of green and almost no true "crayola" green. So all the scraps were sorted into yellow-green, bright green, dusty green.. etc....
I was able to make a nice set of these blocks below...my "no name" blocks.

Finished up with the May blocks making 2 green spools, one scrap jar star and a bunch of the other little blocks.





There are 5 scrap jar stars so far


.....and 27 of the no names...

....10 of the spools... So it feels like progress on getting rid of scraps.


These Kaffe scrappy bear paws are done and are getting stitched into a top. 
I think I've decided on backing and binding....maybe...


And this months UFO is #11 which is Lisa and Dustin's wedding quilt! That needs to be done by mid June so PERFECT! Don't ask about the last two months UFOs...just don't ask....