Monday, June 15, 2015

Flood Texas With Love - Block Drive

It's Design Wall Monday and the only thing that I have been working on this past week are the scrappy blocks for Flood Texas With Love.

This scrappy block pattern was designed by Cheryl Arkison and is great for someone like me who saves every scrap.

Basically, you pick a color and sew your scraps together.  Honestly, I wondered how this was going to look, because I have all types of fabric thrown together.  But once I got the blocks on the design wall, they looked really cheery together.

Next up, will be my blue scraps and I am really scared to start working with this color as I seem to have a lot!  How did that happen!

They are fun to make and I love that I can use all my scraps (even the gifted fabric scraps that are really not my style of fabric).

Can you make a block?  All blocks should be in the mail be June 30th.  

Linking today to Design Wall Monday and to Oh Scrap!.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Le Challenge - Single

This month's Le Challenge theme is "single" and I found it to be quite fun.  There were so many projects that I have that would fit this theme, such as single color, single designer, single block, or single orphan block.

In the end, I chose to work on a scrappy WIP that used a single shape.  This rainbow mini is 12x14 and was pieced by hand.  Since I like using these monthly challenges to try new techniques, I thought I would try big stitch quilting.  The results are nice, but I wonder if I need to make the stitches larger next time.

The single shape that I used was not a triangle, but a shape that Sarah Fielke used to create the Jazz Hands pattern.  I used a cardboard template last year when I created my Jazz Hands which was pieced and quilted by hand.

It was so much fun to make this quilt, that I knew I wanted to make another one someday.  I'm not much of a template gal, but I got this template at Quiltcon 2015 and used it to make the mini.  No more cardboard templates now.

Please check out all of the other "single" themed projects this month at Le Challenge.

 photo LeChalleng

Finishing this project is #2 on my 2nd Quarter 2015 Finish-Along list.

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Sunday, June 7, 2015

A Lovely Year of Finishes - June Goal

Its already the month of June!  It seems that the older I get, the faster time flies.  This month's goal was a bit tricky for me.  I have a lot of old WIPs and I couldn't decide on my next project.

I finally chose to work with this stack of hand pieced scrappy triangles.  Maybe make a mini and hopefully it will be finished for this month's Le Challenge.  The theme this month is "single" and I actually have several projects that could work for this "single" theme - single color, single block, single designer, or single shape.

Linking today to A Lovely Year of Finishes.

A Lovely Year of Finishes