Thursday, February 29, 2024

February flew by!

 I have been trying to make an effort to post mid month but that sure did not happen in February!  I do have lots to share.  Even tho' I've been busy in other parts of my life somehow I always come back around to sewing as my stress reducer and relaxation time.  Those bits of time add up!

After my last post I visited The Rainbow Scrap Challenge (thus the link in the sidebar)  It reminded me of how many baskets of scraps I have organised by color and maybe I should follow along with the monthly suggestions.   So January being "Green" I dug out my basket of green.

I had a lot of fun pawing through all my green scraps.  I already had a lot of scrappy units.  So I had a possible top laid out in no time!  But it was a little haphazard so I tried to pick out one part and build from there.
I liked the light and dark play in this section so I think I'll use it as my focal point and arrange all the other units around it somehow.
Of course January moved into February and that meant getting out my red scrap basket.  This one has quite a lot of parts further on in the design process so I won't get it together by today but I might get it assembled by end of March!
I have most of the units for the other two sides I just need to sew them together.  I think it still might need another border.  It's only about 34" square so far...

I'm also on a binge to try and reduce my Quilt Top UFO's.  I've been trying to have something pinned to the Long Arm all the time so that whenever the mood to quilt strikes me I can move on that empulse right away instead of having to pick a project, pin it on, choose a backing etc. etc.
Here are some Finished Finishes  I think I'm going to abbreviate that from now on: FF's,  hows that for an acronym?

Of course I couldn't let to much time lapse before diving into my Orphan Block pile. 
 This was made from 4 big improve blocks. 
 You take 4 fat quarters (or even larger squares) stack them all face up and then freestyle slice them up and sew them back together making 4 very large (about 15") block units.  
I find a lot of these UFO's in our guild flea market.  I think it's because while all of that wild sewing and cutting is fun;  once people get done they don't know what to do with the blocks.   
This one really just needed a little squaring up and some borders and bam an nice lap quilt for donation!
I thought the butterfly print was really pretty and all the back and forth movement of the other patches made it interesting.
Here's another one I found in the flea market.  This one came with some extra fabric and the wonky star block that I put in the middle...
The fabric definitely caught my eye!

And just to round things out...I have some baby quilts that Won't make themselves!
Here's what I've worked out so far:
or maybe this?
If you zoom in on the fabric you can see that it is a print of Tigers.
The Dad-to-be is nicknamed "Tiger" and somehow that has gotten to be the theme of the baby's room.
My daughter sent me this pic of these prints that are in the baby's room.
Seems kind of sophisticated for Baby decor.  It was hard to find any Tiger fabric that was not either cartoony or wild jungle.  Well I'll work on it...
Next Baby quilt is for someone who wants Whales in the quilt.  I found some incredible whale prints at Spoonflowers.  The shower for that Mom is not 'til mid April so I've got plenty of time to play with that Fabric!!!

I hope all is well with you !
Stay warm!
take care, cw




  1. Always fun to catch up with your projects! Love your free spirited quilting ways.:)

  2. Thanks Audrey! I appreciate your comment and visit!