Saturday, 23 July 2011

Summer Scraps, Bowties, Tisket a Tasket, Dear Jane and 30s Fabric

Okay, I’ve not yet done my blue/red/white rainbow block for July but I have used more of my yellow scraps to make this  scrappy doll quilt for my DD’s Ball Jointed Doll Claudia…  She chose the scraps from my yellow stash.  It just requires layering and quilting and binding.  The pattern is from Kathleen Tracy’s new book “The Civil War Sewing Circle”.

It’s not in CW fabrics but most are 30s.Claudia doll quilt top

The next picture is my Summer Bow Ties quilt along project.  I’ve got a few more to make to keep up to date.  This is a fun, quick, easy peasy project.

Elly's Bow Tie Progress 20th July 

I also, finally, finished July 2009 Tisket A Tasket block by  Anne from Bunny hill designs.    Since I live in Scotland, I decided to change the flag from “4th July” to a Scottish Flag.

Tisket A Tasket July

The final picture I have to show you is my latest completion of a Dear Jane block.e-2

Ooops, I lie, I have one more picture.  Just delivered by my posty today is my new fabric acquisition.  Some orange 30s fabrics by Karen Snyd    Yes the same lady who has organized the Summer Bow Ties quilt along.

Orange 30s fabrics  

Now I’m not generally a fan of orange. But I LOVE 30s orange fabric (hmmmmm? I love all 30s fabrics) but it is so hard to come by.   So when I clocked these fabrics I just had to leap off the wagon to go buy some for moi.  OH OUI!!  :))  I bought them from Quilting Possibilities.   

After I took this picture I went straight and put them in the wash so I could use them later to make some Bow Ties :))

That’s all from me just now :-D

Have a lovely weekend,



  1. Your new fabric will make pretty bowties, and it will match your project very well because you don´t have orange in it jet.
    I am glad that you didn´t give up on the applique project, not many more and you can finish the top.

  2. You have been very busy, DD will love the doll quilt. All your projects are very nice. i am working on 3" bowties for a small wallhanging. maybe can post early next week, before it is quilted.

  3. Lovely DJ block, how many have you finished so far? Such a happy yellow quilt, though I can't say I've seen a sad quilt in yellow!

  4. Beautiful Dear Jane block, and I just love your little doll quilt. You have gotten a lot finished. I'm working on bow ties, too. Love yours.

  5. Love all of your projects! Way to sew!