- Finish piecing the Eggplant Enchantress flimsy.
- Nag SAVE Stores about a fix for my long arm. I need to become a squeaky wheel because I want this machine fixed.
- Fix the backing on the Aged Elegance Quilt.
- Maybe this will be the week I make a backing for the Graceful Moments lap quilt.
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Tuesday To-Do #46
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Making Scrap Quilt Kits
|Lake Cabin by Kim Brackett (from Scrap Basket Sensations)|
|Generations by Kim Brackett (from Scrap Basket Beauties)|
|Sanctuary by Kim Brackett (from Scrap Basket Beauties)|
|Blue Ridge Beauty by Bonnie Hunter|
(from Adventures with Leaders and Enders)
|Over and Under by Kim Brackett (from Scrap Basket Sensations)|
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Tuesday ToDo #45
|Arlington Square Blocks|
Pattern from Pat Speth's Nickel Quilts book.
Pattern by Kim Brackett, from her Scrap Basket Beauties book.
|Flowers for Nana Girl Blocks|
Pattern by Kim Brackett, from her Scrap Basket Sensations book.
- Make something small and fun. My scrap bins are overflowing so it definitely needs to be something scrappy. Choose a pattern and get it cut out.
- Fix the backing on the Aged Elegance Quilt.
- I still need to make a backing for the Graceful Moments lap quilt.
Monday, August 22, 2022
August Goal Complete
I spent all weekend cutting and sewing my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks. Other than the stained glass blocks (which I've decided to postpone until the weather gets cold again), I've caught up on all the blocks for my RSC projects!
On Friday, I finished the Flowers for Nana Girl blocks. I started cutting out the dark green triangles for the sashing blocks, but I won't bother to build those until I know how many I need.
I also counted up these blocks and I have realized I already have more than the 96 total I need and there are still 3 more colors for RSC. Oops. I guess they're too easy to make. I've decided to continue making them each month but I'll just use the extras in a lap quilt, probably without the fancy border.
I've also been looking ahead at how I'm going to assemble these blocks, i.e. whether I want to add sashing or not. I think with all the seam matching along the edge of the blocks, I will be adding sashing, but I can't decide which color. Which do you guys prefer? White or Black?Design Wall Monday and Monday Making. I'm also linking up with One Monthly Goal. Drop on by those blogs if you want to see more great projects.
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Aug Friday Night Sew In
I didn't get much done for FNSI this month. I seemed to spend most of my time cutting out fabric. I've been having a problem with my block sizes drifting lower. I'm not sure if it's because I'm still getting used to my new sewing machine, or if my paper templates have gotten smaller. In either case, I've printed out new templates, and when possible, I started making my HSTs oversize, and then I'm cutting them down to the correct size. (I'd forgotten how time-consuming that is.)
Anyway, during FNSI, I got four more of the Flowers for Nana Girl blocks finished.
I'm planning to continue sewing this weekend on my other RSC projects. I'm trying to catch up on most of the blocks I missed during May and June.
Thanks to Wendy for hosting Friday Night Sew In.
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Aug One Monthly Goal
I cannot believe it is August already. This year has been zooming by. Because I was so distracted with house projects this spring, I fell behind on my Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects so for my August goal, I would like to try and get the blocks all caught up (except the stained glass blocks because it's way too hot to be running the iron non-stop).
In April, I did some of the pink blocks but not all. And I didn't do any of the blue or green blocks during May and June, so I would like to get all the appropriate color blocks finished by the end of August. Plus, obviously, the orange blocks for August. I might also make a few more purple blocks because in my house you can never have too much purple. LOL
the monthly linkup. When I have time, I really appreciate having a goal that helps focus my attention.
Monday, August 1, 2022
On My Design Wall
I spent several hours this past weekend starting to assemble my Desert Sunset quilt. As a reminder, this was my original plan.
It's probably no surprise to some of you that it was a mistake to cut strips out of all the fabrics before I even started sewing because once I laid them out some didn't look good together. It's discouraging that fabric scans are so far off from the actual colors of the fabric. I have created way too many scraps so far; this has been a very wasteful project. On the bright side, next month's rainbow scrap challenge color is Orange so I will be set to make those blocks without even pulling out my orange scrap bin. LOL
This is how much I got finished over the weekend before I had to turn my attention to straightening in anticipation of the house cleaner's visit.
- Finish assembling the center star of the Desert Sunset quilt (not including all the borders).
- Start making my orange RSC blocks.
- Assemble a backing for the Graceful Moments Flimsy.