Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fall is in the Air

The orange hour glasses are adding up for the Rainbow Challenge.  Although my time is spent quilting tops right now, I am happy to sit every so often and mindlessly sew these little jewels.  I still need a table topper for a Fall arrangement .... so this may fit the bill.

Speaking of quilting tops, I am struggling with "ruler work" -- I know practice makes perfect, but uuuggg! I am so impatient.    I really need to get this under control, so I will go back and keep trying.

Friday, September 19, 2014

When Lighting Strikes







In Southern Louisiana, we have had a lot of bad weather, including lighting storms. We now have a new internet service, new phones and lucky we did not lose more.  I have been wanting to share these beautiful batik quilts made by Kathy from Texas. She used my "Stars over Scott" pattern, named for my son.  The quilts are made using batik HSTs!  That's it.  Good way to use up scraps.

In the works, busy quilting tops for new patterns by Black Cat Creations.  The Houston Market is just around the corner.

Linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict to show off Kathy's quilts.


Friday, August 1, 2014

Reds and Neutrals

 Auditioning borders -- the one above is my favorite.  The quilt top is finished, so I am sewing on the border next; then quilting will begin in September -- there are a few in line before starting.
 The red was ok, but when I placed it against the center it seemed to be a jerky stop.  I was not looking for a frame, but an extension of the center.

I had this darker neutral, but it was too much of a contrast....still, the top one is my choice. This will be the last time we see it here until the big finish, so I am linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict ... then moving on.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Red Finale

 It is the last weekend of Reds in the 2014 Rainbow Challenge --- just in time, I have finished all the units and will sew them together. I only had to cut a few additional HST pieces .... it was fun using up what I had. To finish it off, I will add a border ... something from one of the neutral fabrics.

And...I had enough left overs to make a few railfences and a pinwheel.

Hooking up with Angela at Scrap Happy and Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Whoop Whoop Fridays!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Red Design Wall


I am finally running out of HSTs pieces -- so I will need to start cutting into the scraps.  This red project is growing slowly, because it is a leader/ender project for a big project I am working on for Black Cat Creations.  So far, the size is 66' x 66'.  If I add a border, it will end up bed size, but I will decide later.

Funny thing...as I work on the Black Cat Creations project, I am accumulating MORE scraps.  Oh well,  I see another scrappy project in the future.

For other Monday Design Wall, visit Judy at Patchwork Times.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Evolving Reds


Seems I know where this is going...still using up the HSTs from the pile of leaders and enders.  Last year, I made a charity quilt (below) and had mounds of cuttings left over.  As I work through this, I am reminded of my love for reds!


The 2014 Rainbow Challenge continues and I wish the month of Reds would be a little longer.  I still have not touched the 1 1/2" strips.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Red Progress


I had no idea that the red HSTs had accumulated to a stage the whole block could be made.  Each section is 6" finished, which makes the block a whopping 24".  I don't have enough to make 3 more blocks, but I sure am close.  It is a slow process, because I am making a couple of special projects and using this as my Leaders and Enders.

Happy Thursday!