Thursday, 31 July 2014

Not One, but Two NewFo's

Its time to link up my progress on the NewFOs for this month (see that cute little button on my right side bar?).

A week or so ago, I got a bee in my bonnet that I wanted to make a quilt to commemorate the Commonwealth Games, which began in Scotland last week.  The Opening Ceremony was on the 23rd.
 
The official Australian colours are green and gold.  I also wanted to make a yellow quilt as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, so this seemed to fit the bill for both.  I first blogged about it here.  I decided to do a Disappearing Nine Patch and to make the quilt for Aussie Heroes.
 
I chopped fabric like a mad woman and had the 9-patches made in no time. 
 
 
Last Saturday, I dissected the 9 patches, but then life got in the way.  Frustrating isn't it?  You absolutely need to sew, but you have to do one thing after another and days pass before you get to the machine.
 
This afternoon, after lunch, I began to lay out the squares.  And this is what it looked like.  Very excited!  Looked better that I had hoped.

 
By 6.15pm when I left off to put dinner on, it was done!  I have called this quilt "Go for Gold".  Debating whether to put a narrow green border on this, but I don't think I can.  Aussie Hero quilts have to be a maximum of 42" wide (to fit on the bunks, without loads of overhang) and this quilt is almost that already.

 
I reckon this was the fastest quilt I have ever put together.  Six days from cutting the first block to finishing the top.  There's going to be a bit of a delay now though, as I'm going to buy some wadding from the Stitching Hearts supply, and I won't get it for a couple of weeks.  I'm using that, because it is a light weight cotton and will be less costly to post.
 
The second project I got going this month were some little Christmas decorations.  I am using a pattern by Michelle Ridgeway who blogs here.  I just love her designs.  This one is called Christmas Hearts, and it can be purchased from Michelle's blog.  Aren't they sweet?

 
I am planning to do a workshop with this pattern (with Michelle's permission) at the craft morning run at my local church, and these will be the samples.
 
My attempts at this are a lesson in Read the Pattern First.  LOL.
 
I was in such a hurry to prep this so that I could work on it, that I launched straight in and drew up these little stitcheries.  Then, and only then, I read the instructions, and realised that I was meant to use a light weight iron on stabiliser.  But I had used a Frixion pen to draw up the designs, so ironing the stabiliser on would erase the design & I would have to redraw it.  So I have used regular stabiliser, which adds a little complexity to the stitching!
 
I decided to do redwork on the first two stitcheries, and these are now complete.  The third one I thought should have a green branch, and I am planning to do the star in gold metallic thread.  I have some of that & never seem to use it, so now is the opportunity.  I am undecided if I will do the fourth one as redwork or with different colours.  I think the tree is whispering "make me green". 
 
 
Why not head over to Cat Patches and see what other people have been up to this month.
 
Next month I have a project planned which will be a Christmas gift.  I can't show you anything because I know that the person for whom I am making it reads my blog.  So you will have to wait until Christmas to see what I have made.
 
I don't know if you read the Red Brolly blog, but Bronwyn put up a good post the other day about how to store quilts.  If you are interested, the link is here.  Just in case you are wondering, I have broken every one of those tips, and multiple times!  LOL.  And her post tonight here, is all about how to laminate fabric.
 
Also.  Jan at Sew and Sow Farm has a brilliant give away going at the moment.  Well worth the effort of a visit here.
 
So that is me for now.
 
Til next time.....Keep on stitching

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Lets Book It Progress for July

As its the end of July, its time to show you my progress on my current Lets Book It challenge project.  The idea is that you make a project from one of the dusty books or magazines on your bookshelf.

 
I started this project back in May from a pattern in an old magazine, and I blogged about it here.  My version is completely different to the original.  The project stalled for a while because I was doing applique on the corner triangles.  I finally finished the applique about a week ago.    Here is what it looks like at the moment.
 
 
Don't tell anyone, but I ran out of the yellow I was using for the flowers.  The bad news was that I had not written down the brand or the number of the shade, so I couldn't replace it.  I had to just choose something that sorta matched to do the large flower on the fourth corner.   The corners aren't close together so I shouldn't think anyone will notice.
 
The corner pieces still need to be sewn on, and I will need at least one border on this, but I finally feel like there's been some progress on this, and that I can get on with completing the project.  I am really happy with how it is turning out.
 
I will link this post up at Sharon's blog, Vrooman's Quilts.  Do go over and take a look at what other goodies are on display.
 
Today I went to Buttons, the craft group which meets at my local church.  My friend Jan was the presenter today, and she was teaching us to make Biscornu.  The definition I found on the web was "A biscornu is a small, 8-sided, stuffed ornamental pincushion".  They are just so pretty! 
 
Jan had about a dozen samples and this is the one which I am attempting to do.  No photo as all I have done so far is the outer stabilising row of stitching.



I was trawling the net some months back and found a blog post with a bunch of photos of Biscornu (what is the plural of that I wonder??).  I thought they were fabulous, and also figured that this would be right up Jan's alley, so I sent her the link.  About 3 days later she came to Friday Quilters with one completed, and hasn't stopped since.  LOL. 

So love this little one.  Hope that mine turns out half as nice.

Til next time.....Keep on stitching.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Almost the Last of the Reds

Today is the last Sunday in July (where did this year go??), and so its time to show you what I have created in red this week.

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you will have noticed that I have been making a quilt in the colour of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  So far I have made purple, green, blue, and pink, and I am working on yellow.  Teal is never going to happen as I haven't anything like enough teal fabric to make a whole quilt.  Orange will be a problem too.

So today I want to show you my red offering - "Morning Glory", which I started several months ago.  I actually completed all the applique at least 6 weeks ago, but haven't shown you because I was waiting for the RSC Red month, which ended up being July.  This is another quilt using the 6" squares which the fabulous Jackie (who blogs here) sent me early this year.

 
So why "Morning Glory"?  Well, my first thought was "Red, Red, Wine" (remember that song?)  but then I thought I should call it a name referring to red roses, but when I sat down to put this together, I realised that there were a lot of pink squares and flowers, and some of the reds were rather purple too.  The vine, Morning Glory, has some truly lovely shades of pink/red flowers, so that is what I have decided to call it.  Shame that around these parts, Morning Glory is a noxious weed!
 
Here is a photo I found on the web (and there are heaps more if you care to look).

Morning Glory HD photography wallpaper 5 Wallpapers
[photo purloined from here]

I have been working on this at Friday Quilters for the last couple of weeks and got it finished on Friday afternoon.  It still needs some borders.

This afternoon I finished up the last of my 8 Road to Oklahoma blocks.

 
When I started playing with the red scraps, I thought I didn't have enough contrast, but surprisingly, there is.  All done and I am happy with them.  I still need to make 2 Jacobs Ladder blocks to keep up with my planned RSC blocks.  Hopefully I will get them done before the end of July.
 
I am linking up with the others at soscrappy (very late!)
 
Til next time.....Keep on stitching.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Happy Mail & Other Things

On Wednesday I drove down to Sydney for another sewing day at Aussie Hero Quilts.  It was a nice day with a few more turning up than last time, including my friends Robin & Evelyn from Stitching Hearts, although we didn't get too much time to gossip since Jan-Maree kept our noses to the grindstone (well mine anyway, LOL).

When I got home there was some Happy Mail!!  Woo Hoo!!  Love those little parcels.  The lovely Shez, who blogs here, ran a secret give away a week or two back, and drew my name from the people who commented on one of her posts.  What a surprise to win a give away when you don't even know you have entered!

 
A little Christmas ornament stitched by Shez.  Isn't the little angel sweet?  So is Shez by the way, (*grin)
 
Yesterday afternoon two of the grandies walked up the hill from school for afternoon tea.  We had the board game Park and Shop out almost before the tea things were cleared off the table!  That is a favourite game for them.  It was actually my game when I was 7 or 8, then we played it with my daughter, now the kids love it.  Truly vintage, this one.
 
 
I love that the kids want to play all the ancient games, the ones which have stuck around for decades, and seem to prefer them to the more modern ones.  Perhaps it's the novelty of playing the games which aren't around much now, or just that they are different to those at home. 

Have you ever played this game?  What is your favourite board game?

After dinner, there was nothing on TV, so I went off downstairs to the workroom and sewed like a demented thing until 11.30pm.

First up, I finished Green Beans Please.  Here it is with its' final plaid border on.  I am so glad I held off putting the borders on, until I had what I really wanted.  I was so cross the day I went shopping, that I couldn't find any plaids, but that is really what it needed.  In case you missed it, here is my previous post.  I will put a purple binding on this.

 
I then got stuck into the piles of green and gold squares I cut up a day or so ago, and I now have all the nine patches constructed.  Next step is to cross cut them and resew for the D9P.


Off to Friday Quilters this morning.

Til next time.....Keep on stitching.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Prepping on a Tuesday

I had a bit of time this afternoon in my workroom, so I decided to do some prep work.

First up is a Green & Gold quilt which I will be making in honour of the Commonwealth Games which start in Glasgow this week.  Green and Gold are the official Australian team colours.  If you remember, I have been making a quilt in the colour of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  Yellow was the colour for June and I haven't made a yellow quilt yet, so I thought this would be an apt one to do.

So today I cut all the squares necessary for a Disappearing Nine Patch quilt.  I haven't made one of those for a very long time.

 
I also decided that I would make this an Aussie Heroes quilt, although the Commonwealth Games will be long over by the time I finish the quilt and get it into the post.

Last night I finished off the fourth and last corner on my Lets Book It project.  So I needed a new hand project to work on in the evenings.  I am going to do a workshop at the craft group run by my local church in September, so I thought I should do the samples.  I am going to teach Michelle Ridgeway's pattern Christmas Hearts (with her permission - thank you Michelle!).  You can buy them on her blog here.  It is only one of heaps of cute little stitchery patterns she has there.

I prepped all 4 of the little stitcheries in the pattern booklet.  I will do these as samples and let the people choose which one they would like to do.

 
Before I get onto that, I need to do some embellishments on some secret sewing.  I finished the project off yesterday and it only needs a little tweaking, so that is the first cab off the rank tonight.  Here is a teeny weeny peek. 

 
Tomorrow I am off to Jan-Maree's to spend the day sewing for Aussie Heroes.
 
Til next time.....Keep on stitching

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Sunday Evening Wind Down

A bit of a manic week this week.  The Dearly Beloved has been in hospital for a few days with a minor op.  Very thankful that he is home safe and sound tonight even though he has the footy on right now at a bazillion decibels, accompanied by much shrieking and a lot of "oh no's".  I guess his team is losing.

In between the hours I have spent at the hospital and the whole day I lost with the power outage, managed a few snatched times at the sewing machine.  First up, I have completed the last border on Blue Nines.

 
I made a scrappy inner border from 3" squares.  Together with the 2.5" squares I used for the four patches and the alternate 6" blocks, I have used rather a lot of squares.  But it doesn't seem to have made much of a dent on those baggies!  To make matters worse, I cut up a whole lot more scraps on Wednesday while the power was out (see here).  Guess that's the name of the game.  LOL.
 
Next cab off the rank, I pieced 3 separate backings from fabrics in my charity donation cupboard.  I get given so much that not all of it finds its' way to Cabarita.  Apart from anything else, there is so much down there that we have storage problems.  Anyway, I decided to relieve some of my cupboard space, and got 3 pieced.
 
This afternoon I set to and put the framing border on Green Beans Please.  I dithered for so long about that - couldn't make up my mind on the purple or green, and if green, which of the two greens I had.  Today I bit the bullet and cut into the purple.  So pleased I did!

 
The last time I was in Cabarita, I found a few pieces of green plaid in the green box, and then the following week, Jan-Maree (Aussie Hero Quilts) gave me a few more when I was at the sewing day.  I now have a little selection and have planned a scrappy plaid border using "bricks" of colour.  I cut most of it this afternoon before coming up to write this post.
 
Not much red got done this week.  LOL.
 
I am now officially "over" those applique flowers!  My next quilt is going to be a yellow and green Disappearing Nine Patch in honour of the Commonwealth Games which start in Glasgow on the 23rd July. Australia's official colours are green and gold, and as I haven't made a yellow quilt to go with the RSC colour of the month for June, I decided that was apt.  Besides it might use up some of those green 6" squares I cut up the other day - there were heaps of them.
 
In trawling through my photos, I realised that I haven't shown you the last two blocks I have made for the Civil War BOM.  Even though it is a few weeks since I made them.
 
This one is the one for April - Block 3, New Garden Star.

 
I foundation pieced the star points.  The rest was just ordinary blocks.  It was quite tricky getting those stripes to line up with the point, and I didn't quite achieve it on a couple of the points, despite foundation piecing.  I love this block.

And this one is the block for May - Block 4, Canada Star.

 
I introduced a bit of blue into the equation.  Hope I don't regret that later.  Despite having made those, I am still behind with June and July's blocks to do.  There will be another one in a week or so.
 
I have also been working on the corner pieces for my Lets Book It project in the evenings, and have almost finished the fourth corner.  Yay!  That's what I will be doing tonight if I can keep the eyes open.  It will be good to sew those corners on and make some real progress on that.
 
I will link this up to Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts later tonight when the link goes up. 
 
Next week is a quieter week thankfully, and hopefully I will get a bit of quiet time down in my workroom. 

Til next time.....Keep on stitching.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Power Outage

Today our power went off at 8am and has only just come back on.  We actually knew about it as there was a note a few days ago telling us they were going to be working in our area.

What happened is that the guys put in a new pole up the end of our street.

Last night I had the smart idea of ironing a pile of scraps to work on today.  Last week, when I went down to the Aussie Heroes sewing day, Jan-Maree gave me a large bag full of scraps which were of no use to her.  I decided to deal with those, and here is what I started with this morning.

 
I ended up having to move my cutting table across the room to the big window because without the lights in my workroom it was quite dark.  Having moved it, I found there were piles of dust under and behind it, so before I did anything I had to clean the room. 

 
Here is the pile now.  All chopped into useable squares and strips and ready to put away.  All the bigger bits, I folded and organised into colours and put them away into my charity fabric stash.  Feeling virtuous!  LOL

The Dearly Beloved found an old camp stove in the garage, so we set that up to boil the water for tea.  It worked a treat and I was very grateful for that!

 
And this afternoon, I went up to check what the guys had done. 

 
They have put up a second pole (the taller one on the right) beside the old one, and taken the top off the old pole (no idea why).  They have also transferred some of the wiring, but they are not finished, so I guess we will lose the power again some time soon.  Better not put away that camp stove!
 
Now to go and put the last of the borders on Blue Nines.
 
Til next time.....Keep on stitching

Saturday, 12 July 2014

July is RED

On Thursday I decided I had better get a wriggle on and make a red block for the RSC seeing as the month is almost half over, and I hadn't lifted a finger yet.

So I sat down and produced this....

 
Red Road to Tennessee.  I found it a bit hard to get enough variety and contrast.  Most of my reds seem to be medium dark.  Love it, love it, love it!  Did I mention that I love it??
 
Had so much fun with that, that I immediately dragged out the 3" squares for the scrappy 25-patch I am doing.

 
I had to leave off that and go feed the Man (and the Puss), but then raced down to finish it off after dinner.  I seemed to have many more reds in 3" so there's lots of contrast in that.
 
This is the weekly post for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge at soscrappy.  Why not click on the link and take a look at some of the other red lovelies.
 
I was going out to dinner on Wednesday night with a group of ladies, a few of whom I worked with many years ago.  I found this to take along...

 
Wasn't that a great find?  I bought it purely for the label, and it turned out quite a nice wine.  Bonus.
 
Also during the week, I went down to Sydney to another sewing day at Jan-Maree's.  She is the co-ordinator and organiser extraordinaire of Aussie Hero Quilts.  There were only two of us turned up - Stephanie & I.  Stephanie set to sorting and organising fabrics, and I sat behind my machine and sewed like fury.  Well, I am a pretty slow sewer really, but Jan-Maree kept putting organised little piles in front of me and Stephanie ironed the things I sewed, so it was totally uninterrupted sewing.
 
I pieced 3 backings.
 
Made 5 star blocks for the Mystery Quilt we are doing.
 
 
The one on the top left cracked me up as I was sewing it.  Here is a close up.

 
Red Back Spiders in the middle! For those who do not live in Australia, Red Backs are a venomous spider and you can read a bit about them here.  There is also a brand of beer sold here which is call Red Back. 
 
The left hand star point on each side has little tone one tone saying such as "boys will be boys", "marbles" etc.  Very cute, but there weren't enough of those to go right around so the right had star points are different.  I just loved the one with the skull & bones on it.
 
The brief for the Mystery Quilt was Star blocks with a royal blue background, the centre square to be a novelty fabric that fits in with the theme of sport, outback or nature.  I have put my hand up to be the co-ordinator of this, so I will be the contact point to receive the blocks, and then I will put it together.  There weren't enough people registered to make the blocks for this, so the 5 I made are those over and above the one I registered for (haven't made that yet).
 
 
The fifth block I made is on the right of this photo.  The one on the left was one Jan-Maree had received and passed on to me.
 
To finish off the day, I made 3 nine-patch blocks for a Disappearing Nine Patch quilt.  No photos to show for them.

Til next time.....Keep on stitching.

Sydney Quilt Show

On Friday I joined some of my friends from Friday Quilters on a trip to the Sydney Quilt Show.  No photos. :-(  I am very cognizant of the fact that I (unknowingly) broke the rules last year and published a pile of photos from the Show, so this year I don't intend to do that.

A very early start - 6.15 at the bus stop!  Since I retired, I don't usually see anything but the back of my eyelids at that hour. LOL  In the end, only Fiona & I were on the train we had agreed to catch.  The others made their own way down.  It was a glorious day and there were free shuttle buses from Central Station, so the trip was easy.

The Show is temporarily at Glebe Island (old industrial area) in the Exhibition Hall there.  It was a good venue - very airy and light.  Having said that, I was a bit disappointed because there seemed to be a lot less traders there than usually go.  I love the trading area, because living out of the Metropolitan area, there isn't much variety to choose from, so I go to the show largely to visit the traders. 

Nevertheless, I found a few goodies. 

 
A very cute pattern for a peg apron.  A bundle of blades at a very good price. and some ironware for lanyards.
 
I am planning to make up the apron for myself to use at Stitching Hearts.  When I go there, I am usually cutting backings and wadding, and am forever searching for the tape measure, the rotary cutter or the pen and paper to make calculations.  I have been thinking I need an apron with a big pocket for ages.
 
I am also planning to make some lanyards and have been looking for the bottom bits, so these will be great.
 
I also found some lovely Civil War goodies for my stash.

 
And I bought some Bloc Loc rulers.  I saw them demoed, and can't wait to have a play.  I bought the one for HSTs and one for the Strip Set.  I also wanted the one for the Flying Geese, but thought I should save my wallet for now!
 
I saw a few people I hadn't seen in years floating around, and also caught up with Chooky from chookyblue.  We had a great half hour amongst all the gorgeous quilts.  So nice to meet a bloggy friend!

 
Til next time.....Keep on stitching.

Monday, 7 July 2014

A Finish & A Fix

Pink Fizz is a flimsy.  Woo Hoo.  Only about 3 years in the making LOL.

After piecing all the blocks with the sashing and cornerstones, I found a pretty, soft olive green stripe in my stash which tones in nicely with the green in the floral strips.  So I used that to make a thin framing border, and then found some off cuts of backing fabric from another ancient quilt for the outer border.

 
So this is what it looks like now. 

 
I would have preferred another round of blocks to make it up to 5 x 5 as it is a little smaller than what we usually make, but them's the breaks.  I also found a piece of suitable fabric for the backing, so I pieced that to size as well.  All done and it will go with me to the next Stitching Hearts day.
 
In the process of looking for the backing for Pink Fizz, I found a parcel donated to me by my friend Di.  This quilt top was in a bagged bundle she bought at a Garage Sale.  All it needed (I thought) was that piece centre middle fitted into the top, then the centre seam sewn and it would be done.

 
It was only after I laid it out to do the centre seam, that I noticed there was something wrong.  Can you see on the left hand edge, in the centre, the two blocks with the HSTs?  The top one is rotate the wrong way.  So it had to come out and then refitted.  So a half hour job stretched to nearly 2.  It is obvious when you look at it, that quite a few of these corner blocks had been set incorrectly as there is a lot of obvious restitching. 
 
I have the top complete now, but I want to put on some borders.  It is currently 58" square, which is too big for the lap quilts we make and too small as a full quilt.  I am struggling a bit with what to add to it.  I think it needs something to calm it down a bit, so I have pulled some blue homespun which tones with the blues in the florals.  I figure I can then add in another floral fabric as a second border, but everything in my cupboard looks positively evil with it.  No fabrics came with this, so I shall have to ponder it a bit more. 
 
This morning we got an unexpected invitation to morning tea.  Miss 11 had been slaving over a hot stove, and had created these for us.

 
Grapes, strawberries, bananas and marshmallows, skewered and drizzled with melted chocolate.  She had also made a chocolate cake.  Yum!  I love invitations like these.
 
Miss 13 has been behind the sewing machine these holidays.  We were invited to admire her handiwork..... 

 
A pretty dress for her little sister's doll.  Isn't it cute?
 
 
She was making baby's bibs as gifts this morning, and whipped 2 up while we were there.

Miss 8, not to be outdone, showed off the quilt she has under construction.

 
The two large pieced blocks in the centre were made by Miss 13 about 6 months ago, but she didn't like them, so Miss 8 decided to put them into her quilt.  While I was there, I worked out how to piece a section to go between them to join them up.
 
This afternoon I need to set to and hem some trousers.  I went shopping yesterday and bagged myself a couple of bargains in the sales.  Besides the trousers, I also picked up a couple of tops, also on sale.  Tickled pink with my purchases.

Til next time.....Keep on stitching.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Meet Pink Fizz

Back a long while ago, I picked up a bunch of scraps which seemed to be the ends of 6.5" strips which had been cross cut into squares.  They were all sorts of width, and after getting them home I sorted them into colour ways. 
 
The two bundles which had the most pieces were the blues and the pinks.  I made up a quilt in the blues, ages ago, and sadly don't have a pic of that to show you.
 
Then I decided to do something with the pinks.  I pieced them into long strips side by side, then trimmed them down to make up 6.5" squares.  I needed 25 to make up what I wanted to do, but there weren't enough blocks, and no fabric left over.  If I had thought about it earlier, I could have added a few scraps of pink to augment what was there, but I didn't.  So these blocks went back into my cupboard until further notice.
 
 
A few times over the next 18 months or so I dragged them out and decided I could do sashing and borders to make it larger, but the pinks are actually a funny colour.  Not baby pink, not salmon shade, not candy pink, and I couldn't come up with anything that "went".  So each time they just migrated back into their lonely corner. 
 
On Monday afternoon I had a brilliant brain wave.  White!  So I cut a few pieces of sashing to see what that would look like.
 
 
Yep.  That's it.  Why didn't I think of that before???
 
I set the blocks rail fence fashion and put in some corner stones.  On Wednesday afternoon I finished it up to here.

 
I have found a very pretty green stripe which will be the first border, and some pieces of what looks like off cuts of pink backing for the second border.  I will review it after that to see what needs to go on next, but it might be large enough then for a cot quilt.
 
Our DVD player died this week.  Since it was terminal, the Dearly Beloved decided to see if he could fix it.  Have you ever wondered what is in the guts of a DVD?  Well this is what.
 
 
It isn't worth sending it to the doctor, so if the DB fixes it we are in front, if not, off to the shops we go.
 
We also got a call last night to tell us that the DB won a major prize in the Charity Day raffle held at the Bridge Club yesterday.  Apparently it is a hamper of food, plus a $100 voucher for one of the top restaurants in our area.  Woo Hoo!  Night out here we come!
 
Lastly, remember those blocks I made for Aussie Heroes last month?  They have reached their destination and are displayed on tonight's post here with a whole pile of others.  Some fun quilts will be made with those.
 
Til next time.....Keep on stitching.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Mid-way Round up for the Rainbows in my Life

Today is the actual mid-point of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, and Angela is doing a special link up so we can show off all our blocks together.

Soscrppy
 
So far, the colours have been as follows:  January - blue, February - Pink, March - Teal. April - Purple, May - Green, and June - Yellow.  July is red, but I haven't made anything for that yet.
 
I am making 4 different groups of blocks for each colour. 
  • 8 x Road to Oklahoma blocks which measure 6.5" unfinished.
  • 2 x Road to Tennessee blocks which measure 12.5" unfinished.
  • 1 x scrappy 25-patch which measures 13" unfinished.
  • 2 x Jacobs ladder blocks which measure 9.5" unfinished.
This morning I laid them out on the floor, in the only spot where there is enough floor to do that.  And here they are.....
 
Road to Oklahoma
 
 
This layout above is completely random, but I think I prefer it when the blocks are in groups of four of the same colour.

 
Road to Tennessee

 
Scrappy 25-Patch

 
Jacobs Ladder

 
 
I so enjoyed working with a single colour for these each month, that I decided to make a lap quilt for Stitching Hearts in each of the colours.  Mostly, they haven't been made in the appropriate month.  But Hey!  Who cares, its fun.  So far, I have.....
 
Purple People Eater:
 
 
I know this has been quilted, but I don't have a photo.  Will have to see if I can rectify that tomorrow.
 
Green Beans Please
 

Still needs borders.  I am not happy with what I have on hand, so I am going to see if I can find something suitable in the charity stash at Cabarita tomorrow.

Blue Nines



I have begun the borders on this one.  More on that one as it grows.

There's also Pink Fizz, but you will have to wait for the next post before you can see that so as no to spoil the surprise. 

I will leave you with a photo of the cat that knows just where the best spot in the house is at any given time of the day.

 
Now that you have seen all my goodies, why not pop over to Soscrappy (here) and see what others have made.

Til next time.....Keep on stitching.