Saturday, May 20, 2017

So much green: all around!


so many greens, and sorted into different piles: sage, puke, forest, grass, lime...


then each sewn into 2 matching 16 patches- a light middle, a dark middle...

all with the 3" squares in my suitcase of squares... (which never, ever gets emptier, by the way...)

not complaining... click on over to angie's, see what everyone else is sewing this springy Saturday.

Well, that's a PLUS, anyway...

SO: I'll spare you the excuses/details of "I've been so incredibly busy these last weeks you couldn't even possibly imagine...." blah, blah, blah...
 
I always look forward to the few evenings each week I have the energy AND time to retreat to the sewing room and sew a few blocks in the COM. and who knew I had So. Much. Green. yikes!


I do keep a much more current on instagram: it's quicker, and blogger can really be a pain in the butt...  (jlcap69).

green: who ever thought of how many different greens there are? not me, that's for sure, until I started sorting them all.


maybe some day i'll be able to get away from always sewing monochromatically, but it's not looking good so far...

sage, forest, lime, grass, puke...


 each one is endearing in its own way....


click over to so scrappy to see more green inspiration...

Monday, May 01, 2017

for me: true to form...

one thing that I've realized about myself for a long time: I work better under pressure. this month, and my monthly UFO goal of this bright scrappy trips has been no exception.  despite this quilt for my 2 youngest daughters being pin basted since November (!), it was quilted and bound with only about 27 hours to spare!



this scrappy trips pattern can, of course, be found for free on Bonnie Hunter's site. I'm thrilled with how it turned out- it's so bright and colorful! if you haven't made one of these scrappy trips yet, I'd recommend it- they're easy and fun!

 
I love the backing, too! I used my "free" coupon at my LQS, and  I'm loving how the circles on the back play with the squares on the front. although Daisy the donkey showed up for the photo shoot, she wasn't much in the mood, I guess. and Helga, the Icelandic sheep came along just for the heck of it, too. they don't usually stand so close to each other...
 
the fabrics in this quilt match the matching bed quilts I made for A and B a few years ago. the scrappy trips quilt is a nice snuggling size, and if they make their beds and display this quilt neatly on their rocker, the bedroom should look nice and neat and cozy.
 
ha!
 


Sunday, April 30, 2017

and then, all in a rush...


most of my RSC17ing was done last week, with a bit of finishing up some blocks late this week...


with so much other sewing and garden chores this week, it's just as well that I don't have too much black/multi colors. haha!

 
hopefully next week I can get some of those garment pictures posted- I forgot to take pictures before the girls changed after church last week!
 
I'm looking forward to a new color for the month of May- although those scrap jars never seem to get any emptier! go see what everyone else is working on- it's always a colorful looky-loo!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

spring has (finally!) sprung!

I've had just enough time in the sewing room this week...

the spring farm work has hit in earnest, and although we're farming and growing a bit differently this year (scaling down a bit) there is still a lot to be done. all spring it's: " nope, too wet to till. nope, too wet to seed. nope, frost coming- too cold to plant." then: BOOM! it's ready, and all needs to be done at once!


I had way more black/multi blocks and fabric than I thought. (isn't that always the case, though?)


I still have a few 16 patches to sew up in my "spare time", but I've been really busy sewing garments for my 2 youngest daughters.


A and B each chose a piece of yardage for a new Easter dress. B is wearing the blue, A the red. next week I should have a couple more dresses and such to share...

Saturday, April 15, 2017

snibbles and crumbs....

don't ask me, but my brain read the "multi color" as "BLACK multi colored"...
 
yeah, I know... sigh....


so I've been working (slowly) at my black/multi crumb blocks. not much RSC sewing to show for this week, but I did do a bunch of other sewing: mainly Easter dresses for my two youngest daughters, A and B. (red and blue) also a summer pinafore for my granddaughter. (vintage royal blue)

spring finally seems like she might be here to stay, so some outside work and planting will be taking up some more of my spare time. but as long as I get a bit of sewing room time, I'm still fit to be around! (I tell my family that my time mindlessly sewing is what makes me a nice person to be around. ha!)

Friday, March 31, 2017

Well, at least we won't be bored...

I'm seeing red! a busy week, and i sewed and sewed red crumb blocks- 31 in all!(they'll finish at 6") and to think: there are still about 20+ (I'm guessing) to go! I'm pretty sure that i didn't get to my red crumb blocks last year, so there is a whole lot in my red jar...


and tonight Angie announced the COM for RSC (how's that for alphabet soup?!)


MULTI COLORED! (but somehow my little brain interpreted that as black, with lots of other colors, too...) however, I will confess that I am definitely a monochromatic sewer- probably 90% + of the fabrics in my stash read as one color.
 
so it's just as well that I'm forced *ahem* to sew with some of these very lovely, but slightly neglected scraps.
 
don't forget to click over to see what everyone else is working on!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Plain and simple....

a little bit of sewing (relaxing) to show for a busy, busy week.


I'm loving these 16 patches done in the Kona indigo and the COM. all 8 reds are different, although the *poor* quality of the photos makes it hard to tell.


I forgot to bring my list downstairs, so here's the colors as best I can remember: red, tomato, Chinese red, brick, lipstick, flame (?) and burgundy.

also: it's auction season! all year I sew quilts for the MCC relief auctions. here's one that will be auctioned off in Kansas. (I wrote about this in more detail here. )



Saturday, March 18, 2017

More little boxes of red...


not much sewing in the sewing room this week, what with pink-eye, the stomach bug, bronchitis and a blizzard (30+" from Stella, the epic nor'easter)....


...but what did get sewn was soothing and repetitious- 3" squares in a low volume 16 patch: 10 in all. they'll join the purple and aqua ones in the drawer, waiting for all the other colors to join them in December...
 

Friday, March 10, 2017

As Red as a Box of Raisins....

a bit of time in the sewing room this week: and almost all devoted to red, red, red! I pulled out the pinwheel blocks (a leftover from RSC16) and am assembling them color by color, month by month. reds are checked off the list...


and digging through the suitcase of 3" squares yielded many, many reds. obviously a favorite color of mine... ( I do like reds, it's true!)  a few minutes of sorting, and I had enough (different) reds to make 3 LV+ blocks.
 
I made a LV+ quilt last year, but it's quite different from this one. (it's still hanging in my sewing room closet, patiently waiting for its turn at the quilters....)
 
click on over to Angie's blog on Saturday morning to see what everyone else has been sewing together this week... also, thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your taking a moment or two from your sewing time to see what I've been up to! if  you'd like to leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you! (and just also wanted to let you know I turned off the annoying confirmation bits on the commenting form- so chatter away!)

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