Happy to be Scrappy

Happy to be Scrappy

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Pink Top is Done

Here it is.  The pink top is finally done.  And I love it.  I like the variation in color depth.  This picture isn't great.  But I'll post another picture once it is quilted.  I only noticed one time where I actually got two pieces of the same fabric together and it was too late in my opinion to do anything about it.  Move one block in a quilt like this and you have to move ten.  At least it was an off white small piece so unless I tell someone it will never be seen.  And I'm not going to tell a soul.  In the picture it looks like there are two of the same darks together but they are different fabrics and up close it is easy to see the difference.

You would think I like pink with all the pink on this blog.  But it is not a color that is found in my house with the exception being the stash in my sewing room.  I might actually have to FINISH a quilt for myself that is done in pinks.  The quilt in my header picture has not been quilted yet.  Some day it might will be.

I must have been needing to add some color to my life.  I ordered new dishes and are they ever bright.  They are great.  But now I need to paint my kitchen because they clash.
You can just barely see my kitchen wall and even though it is yellowish orange, it is neither orange or yellow and does not look good with these bright colors.  There is also to be a blue set but two of the saucers had flaws and alas they had to go back for exchange.

Have a great day and happy sewing.


Friday, July 8, 2011

Spiky Star

We started a new block of the month in June at Quilting on the Square in Holton.  Needless to say we are due to show our proof it's done to get Julys block tomorrow.  So today is the day to get my block done.  At least I didn't wait until tomorrow morning this time.
First to be noticed is the dark blue at the bottom of the picture.  That is the original blue that was to be cut 4 1/2" wof.  Nope I cut it 4 1/4" and that was not going to make anything come out square.  So luckily I had a sort of blue kind of purple fabric in my stash which worked just fine. 
Second is that if you don't line up the pieces correctly it won't form a square when done.  So it is just a good thing that I did not assembly line sew these pieces or I would have had to rip out more than one.

Even though the picture didn't turn out very well the block turned out just fine.  However, I felt like a beginner with this one.  This block was a great learning experience.  And has led me to believe that I probably won't be doing a quilt using this pattern any time soon. 

There are only a few more hours until I see what next month's block will bring.