Saturday, March 23, 2013

Scraphappy Saturday - Orange 3

In an effort to clear out my orange scrap bin, I was encouraged to stitch up this Autumn Rose Wreath.  This  is a 12 inch block plus borders and ALOT of work. When I started the wreath, I realized I used up most of the oranges during these past two Saturdays, so I had to incorporate alot of rusts too.  I could have raided my stash for more orange yardage, but wouldn't that defeat the purpose of clearing out your scrap bin?

You can find the free pattern for my Rose Wreath on my pattern page HERE.  I have linked up at Soscrappy where you can visit all the other link-ups with their orange creations.  Orange you glad it's Saturday!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New Attraction to an Old Tool

I've been getting re-acquainted with my Easy Angle Ruler.  It has turned out to be a very efficient tool for my half square triangles.  Why have I been keeping it idle in my toolbox?

 Here is a sampling of 24 HST blocks I  made this morning. I didn't have to draw a diagonal line down the center of a square, stitch on both sides of the line and cut in half..... and I didn't have to do more trimming down to size at the finish!  When pressed open, they were the correct size.  I checked!

I think I'm trotting off to make another batch!  See ya soon.

Monday, March 18, 2013

QAL Instr #2

So far, so good. I've managed to keep up with the quilt-a-long at  Here is another set of 6 blocks for my "QOV"  Road to Round Rock project.

This set finishes off the outside perimeter of the design.  I guess we'll now be moving on to smaller half square triangles.  Wish me luck.  LOL

Road to Round Rock Instr # 1

I have been working on Instruction #1 for the Road to Round Rock quilt-a-long.  You will find a link to this project on my left side bar.  Judy Laquidara  is the designer.  She has displayed several different palette options on her main post.

I opted for the quilt of valor (QOV) red/white/blue.  Here is my blocks from Instruction #1.

Now on to Instruction #2.  The steps are being published on Monday, Thursday and Saturday....just enough time to be able to keep up and not dragged out too long to get bored.

Thank you, Judy, for offering this inspiring project.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Scraphappy Saturday - Orange 2

I decided it might be productive to continue to work out of  the orange/rust  bin until the scraps are under control. So I started making crumb blocks - large ones at 6-1/2 inches.  I will put them aside until I choose a block setting to insert them into.

In the meantime, I started paper piecing the very small pieces into a miniature wreath.  I am afraid these tiny 2-inch blocks take up  ' more time than fabric'. You can find the pattern I am using  HERE.  Maybe I will get this finished in time to show off on another scraphappy saturday.

Take a visit to the Soscrappy blog where the Rainbow Scrap Challenge has a link-up to all the other scrappy eye candy of the week.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Stitching on Sunday

After church, I spent a couple hours experimenting with materials and methods for little items.....for instance, would it be better with some stiffener, with some batting, what kind of batting,  how stiff the stiffener??? So I fiddled and fudged with a variety of components.  As it turns out, none of my experiments resulted in a gifted product.

Then, I remembered my labor yesterday. After I finished  the orange floating star block for the RSC13 challenge, I went back to making patriotic tissue covers. I finished 15 and I have the basket full here to show off.

I think I'll do some more experiments tomorrow.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Orange Scrappy Saturday

I admit I did not have alot of orange scraps.  I used most of them in my cards of pumpkins last fall.  I have alot of rust scraps, but not really bright orange.  So, I scrounged up a few from my scrap bin, I pieced a few together to make a square, and then I raided my charm square box.  I nearly had to rummage for yardage.

Thankfully, I squeezed in another scrappy floating star block for my collection.

I have other plans for those really small pieces.  I hope to have them stitched up for next Saturday.
In the meantime, visit  Soscrappy's  link up page to see all the other orange items being created.