For now from me…. Happy Stitching!!
*please wait until later Saturday to visit Socrappy...
Isn’t it amazing just how fast these Saturday’s come around. This week I didn’t get a lot of stitching in but have made some progress on a couple projects.
First up is my Pink Scrap Box. Here are a couple pictures:
I did some crazy meander quilting on it and remembered to do the top stitching. I also used mount board instead of cereal box card. It makes for a sturdier construction… though now I think it is too thick… big sigh. I need something in between the too. However, I used cereal box card in the base still to which I glued some heavy interfacing… May try this for next month’s box. By the time I get to the 12th box I should have perfected it, LOL… Pattern is from “Sunday Morning Quilts: 16 Modern Scrap Projects” By Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison. You can see my blue box for January here.
Next I caught up with Leah Day’s Building Blocks Quilt Along and have blocks one and two quilted… after a fashion
I think I’m better at straight lines than curved ones. I sort of lost the plot a few times in the circle one. BUT it is a learning process…. as I keep telling myself…. so no ripping!! It stays wobbles an’ all!
Here is the back side of them:
Lastly, I made a little progress on my African Flower Crochet blanket. Here’s an update picture:
The Rainbow Scrappy Challenge is a fun challenge but there are no strict rules. You get to play with your scraps and follow along with the colour of the month …. or not…. the choice is yours as to what you do. However, as an extra, this year Angela is also sharing tutorials of the blocks she is making for her Rainbow Scrappy Sampler which she is working on. Cute little 6inch blocks using scraps in the monthly colours. I tried to resist but caved last week. I’m in progress with another little block so hope to show you this and hopefully a few more next week.
If you’d like to see what everyone else has been up to this past week for Angela’s Rainbow Scrappy Challenge pop over to her blog Socrappy!
I’m a day late this week. I missed last week as I was under the influence of a bug. Not much stitching got done during the past week but I have made a little pink scrappy progress. I already made a pink ‘boxed in’ block last year though I do plan to make another. However, I stitched up a small candle mat using a pattern which was gifted to me by my dear friend Cyn a few years ago. It isn’t quite finished yet as it needs layering and quilting. But here’s a couple sneak peak’s of it:
Any guesses? :-D
The other project I managed to finish is one of the circular sampler blocks I showed in my previous post. I managed to draft some corners and machine piece them onto the outside of the Joseph’s Coat block. The block itself is hand pieced with the aid of sewing lines which were printed on the patches using Inklingo.
Here is that block finished and ready to be pieced with other 12.5 inch (unfinished) blocks:
That’s all I have to show for last week’s sewing efforts. However, I would like to leave you with a picture of my two girl bunnies who have finally bonded together so they can now play with each other. Here they are waiting for a snuggle from me :) Chichi on right, Penny on left.
If you’d like to see what everyone else has done with their Pink scraps this past week then hop on over to Soscrappy’s blog.
Now I’m off to start making a pink scrap holder box with some of my pink scraps ;)
This week I made the little blue cross blocks to go in the border for my Rainbow Scrappy ‘Boxed In’ project. (I must apologise for the quality of the pictures in this post as the light isn’t very good at this time of year). Here are they are on their own:
Here they are with the blue Boxed In block:
And here is the project so far with blocks I made last year. I haven’t set all the little cross blocks around, just a selection.:
I also ripped and re-stitched the little orange crosses which I had done the other way round last year. I couldn’t settle to them being different to the others.
I thought I’d show you the 6 Rainbow Scrappy blocks I made in the first year I joined in with Angela’s of Soscrappy’s Rainbow Challenges. I didn’t get far with them that year. Anyway, I’ve put them up on my batting design wall and I’m thinking about what to do next. I’m considering that I’ll add blocks of the colours I missed as they come around. They will be 12” finished. Here they are:
I have also joined up with Leah Day’s Building Blocks Quilt Along, where we will be working on a block a week to piece and then free machine quilt. I decided to choose colours alongside the colour of the month for the RSC. Here is my first blue block pieced and quilted. I’m in the middle of quilting my 2nd one and the third I’ll do next week. My FMQ is a little wobbly but that’s okay. This is a learning experience and hopefully, I’ll end up with a nice cuddly quilt for the sofa.
Lastly, I finally got around to making some marmalade. The only one I make is a 5 fruit one. The fruits in the recipe I use are Oranges, Lemons, Grapefruit, Pear and Bramley Apple. However, since my DH and a few others which I share with are on medication with which they can’t eat grapefruit, I have replaced the grapefruit with limes. Here’s a picture I took just as the fruit was starting to cook in the pan:
That’s me for this week. I hope you will hop over to Soscrappy’s blog to check out all the other blue projects being done this month. Lots of eye candy I can promise you ;0) I can’t wait to find out what the colour will be for February.