Happy to be Scrappy

Happy to be Scrappy

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

More Blocks

I do have a few more blocks done for the Mario Bros. quilt.  These blocks only measure 18" each.  The previous blocks were 27" each.  Hopefully my layout design will work.  It works on paper.  But I'm still a long way from that.

This block is a cloud.  Yes, it is.  I think maybe the gray is a little dark.  At least it doesn't look like a tooth.  Which is what the pattern looks like.

I think this one is called a Mushroom Head.  There will be one of these in green too. 

The question mark.  I really like the depth this one has.  Wonder if in the game it is in any other colors? 

I did the other large (27") Mario/Luigi. It is done in green.  But is literally pinned under these other blocks.  And will eventually get it's day in the lime light.

While I've been working on the Mario blocks I've also been doing the new Bonnie Hunter mystery Clue #1. It is pretty easy, which is nice, since I have so much else to do.  I had been using the mystery blocks as my leader/enders for the other blocks but figured out that I can use the light blue pieces as my leader/enders and get more done at once for the Mario quilt.  Confusing unless you're the one doing the sewing.

Happy sewing,



Monday, November 19, 2012

Another Project Started

Jennifer and I went to a sew-in on Saturday. We got there at 10:00 a.m. then took about a four hour break for a birthday party (in Burlingame), went back and stayed until 10:00 p.m.  Whew.  It was in Perry which is an hour from Burlingame.  They seem to be a great bunch of ladies.  And I'm glad that they have decided to invite us into the group.  That and the potluck type lunch/dinner is just terrific.

Anyway.  I was able to get another new project started.  Zach if for any reason you actually log onto this blog - GO AWAY until after Christmas.

This block is Luigi or Mario.  I don't know for sure.  And probably never will.

Jenn told me what this flower is called.  It already escapes me.

These blocks each measure 27" square and they each have 324 pieces.  There will be another Luigi or Mario that faces the other side of the flower.  These three blocks will create the top third of the quilt.  At least that is the plan for now.

I don't really have much of a pattern for this.  I Googled Super Mario Brothers quilt patterns and came up with a few sites to look at.  The most helpful was Cut to Pieces.  More on that later.  Now off to work.

Happy sewing,


Friday, November 9, 2012

Another short post.

I just wanted to do another short post to show my progress on the cat quilt.  Seems like I should already be done with it but I just haven't found much time to work on it.  This week I've been up an hour earlier than necessary on a couple of mornings so instead of lazing in bed I got up and sat at the sewing machine.  That is the only reason I'm this far with it.

This evening I came home and got my Holton b.o.m. done.  Whew, once again I put it off until the last night.  These blocks go together so nicely.  And eventually they might make a very bright baby quilt.

Have a great weekend.  Hug a vet.


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Productive Extra Hour

I am one of those people who really doesn't like daylight saving time.  It just doesn't make much sense to me in our current world.  But this is the part of it I like the least.  It doesn't help that it gets dark an hour earlier.  Pick a time and stick with it.  Enough said.

However, this morning I put my extra hour to good use.  I'm an early riser anyway, and today was no exception.

This is 1/3 of the center of this baby quilt.  Progress.


Saturday, November 3, 2012

It has a face.

This morning I started with a pile of orange squares.  They measure 2 1/4" each. 

After a trip to Overbrook and Baldwin City for our B.O.M. and then a much deserved nap, I now have a face.

Hopefully, you can see a cats face.  This is from a Quiltmaker magazine pattern.  The pattern is from the July/August '11 issue.  Those large polka dots seem to stand out like a sore thumb right now.  But they are going to stay.  That's just going to be part of this scrappy quilt. 

Now I'm off of here to finish watching Hunt for Red October.  And to get started on the tail section.