Happy to be Scrappy

Happy to be Scrappy

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February B.O.M.

Here is my February b.o.m. for Quilting on the Square in Holton.  I like this block. It will add a little color for some of the blocks that are more plain. Here is a  link to a view of the other blocks that go with this one.  Be sure to biggie size the pictures so the colors will show up better.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Beauty and the Beast

I have never really worked much with batiks before. But this year I am doing two b.o.m. projects using batiks. The one from Baldwin City I am enjoying mostly due to the colors.  And the blocks from Overbrook are challenging because of the colors. 
The blocks on the left are the ones from Baldwin. They use the bright batiks and Kona black. The blocks on the right are from Overbrook and I just can't figure out how these are going to end up looking anything but dull.

Here are some close up shots of the February blocks. 

What I should be saying is yippee two more blocks done.  I'm ready for March.

Happy sewing.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Grace

It has been forever since I last did a post on here. I haven't been doing very much quilting.  I have, however, been doing some sewing. I've been making doll clothes for my sweet granddaughter Grace who is four today.

Here are some pictures of the clothes that were made.  Remember that these are all doll size.  However, they were super easy patterns to follow.

Since getting nothing but clothes for your birthday is boring a Barbie snuck into the bag too. But this year I draw the line at making Barbie clothes. Maybe next year since I already have a pattern.  I must say that the doll clothes were fun to make. I haven't made clothes that small in years.

Here is this years birthday postcard for Grace.  I saw the bird picture on the internet. I'm sorry I don't know who to give the credit to. I added a fourth leaf to the branch since so far I have shown something that has to do with her age. Last year it was three apples.  Here is a link to card number 3 .  This card sure looks a little wonky. I didn't notice that til now. Oh, well.

Happy Birthday to Grace.

Maybe I'll get back to quilting next week.


Monday, February 6, 2012

Orca Bay Show and Tell

Yes, I have shown this picture before.  Or at least one very much like it.  But I wanted to participate in the final Mystery Monday Link Up at Bonnie Hunter's blog.  This was a terrific mystery quilt. A ton of scrappy sewing with great directions.  It was so much fun to see everyone's progress along with all the different color selections.
My top has not made it past the flimsy stage. But it will.  This is the next top I plan to quilt. So hopefully I will quit procrastinating and get her done.
I'm sure like many others in internet/blogland I will patiently await the next mystery Bonnie shares with her faithful followers.

Happy sewing,


Wednesday, February 1, 2012


I have been playing with the bonus red and white 1/2 square blocks.  They will finish at 2" each.  These have been my leaders/enders for my last two projects. And every once in a while I just sew through a stack of them so there are more of them to play with.
Here are a few of the different layouts I've tried.  And goodness knows there are a lot more block possibilities than this.

Aren't they great. I just love how red those reds are.  This just may lead me to start a red/white sampler quilt. But first I have to get done with what is roaming around in my head.

Happy sewing.