Thursday, February 16, 2012

Scrappy Saturday Catch-up: January/Red

Scrappy Rainbow Challenge Saturday, well Friday night as I will be on the road early Saturday. I thought I would make a collection of nine patches as I clean off the top of the scrap bin. So at this pace it is not too exciting (and out of focus to boot). But there will be some additions, ie March, April, etc.

In an attempt to play some catch up here, I have decided to do a very red scrap spool challenge covering off the month of January. February will just have to wait.

This is from the book Cut the Scraps, by Joan Ford. These are large pieces compared to the standards of Bonnie K. Hunter, but each have their own use-it-up commitment.

While it is not suggested in the book, as I have drawn my corner to corner line, I have also moved the ruler over another half inch and marked another line. There by creating a bonus set of triangle when tidied and squared are 4" and 2 1/2" respectively: seed for another quilt in my further. BaZinGa!

Thanks for your feedback and encouragement you have all shared. Happy Saturday you Scrappers.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Rainbow Challenge(s)

I think I will try to get caught up with my friend Cathy Tomm and those linked up with SoScrappy and the Rainbow Challenge.

For January it was the colour red. Well, red with a tint of white is pink.

In one failed attempt to tidy the studio I came across a bag of pink scraps that I had inherited from my friend Judy Hatt. I hauled out all the scraps onto the table, did a quick assessment..."looks like the beginnings of an irregular log cabin" I mused. (wish I had taken a picture at that point) What to do, but get sewing, and sewing, pressing, trimming and sewing, add some more of my pinks, florals, grapes, oranges, limes, melon (this is no ordinary fruit salad).

What if I add this bold stripe and a centre of melon? (melon dyed fabric from Margie Davidson)

Viola, a disappearing nine-patch. I am quite happy with the results. I have several hours of sewing ahead of me to create this double sized "Fruit Salad".

Now for the month of February it is GREEN. Hummmmm where is this going to take me.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Orca Bay Top Finished!

Here is my finished top. Sorry about the great human fold, but Betty and I were doing our best. it turned into a very large, heavy and amazing quilt. I am looking forward to getting this quilted.

thanks again to Bonnie K Hunter of for her inspiration and leadership.

Because we received our 'star' clue just before Christmas Eve, my quilt is called "Stars of Wonder Stars of Might".