Thursday, July 20, 2017

Head on over to The Cotton Robin for the Big Reveal of this year's round robins!

This was my center block (which came from Skyberries Handmade -- see the tutorial here)


and this was the terrific quilt I received back

So much fun again this year!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

things are looking blue

This month's color is BLUE on the rainbow scrap challenge.  I've made my standard "crayon" and "circle of squares" blocks.

I also finished a big, scrappy top that I started a while back.  It was originally from a Fons & Porter pattern called "Tossed Greens", but I used wider strips, and got tired of it after 12 blocks so I just added some scrappy sashing until it was a useful size.  

Here's a recent photo of Linus and Ivan, still crammed into a little bed meant for one cat.  I call this "forbidden love". 

Friday, June 09, 2017

A month of yellow

The scrappy rainbow has shifted to yellow this month.  I've managed to whip up a crayon strip and a Circle of Squares to go along with the rest of the collection.

And this is a quilt I actually finished a month or so ago -- I call it "Add Yellow".  It started out as a holiday gift for a young nephew who chose yellow as his favorite color, but then I decided to give him a different (already finished!) quilt instead.


Saturday, May 13, 2017

good and bad cat stuff

I've had a foster cat for the last few months -- Ivan -- who is recovering from an injured leg and has been teaching my very undersocialized pair to be more outgoing.  I noticed the other day that when he stretches out, he has prairie points!  

And some sad news...  sweet kitty Lucy had some sort of growth in her mouth that turned out to be untreatable and spreading; we had to make the horrible decision to let her go yesterday rather than putting us all through more trauma.  Linus will miss his favorite companion but has bonded well with Ivan -- who will now become a permanent resident here.

scrappy greenery

I have been spending more time with pink fabric than green, lately, but I did manage to scrape together a few things for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge:

The snail is from the Garden Snails Quilt pattern, available from Craftsy.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Scrappy Saturday

It's that day again!  This month the rainbow challenge is doing multicolor scraps, of which I have only a small selection. Turns out that most of them have black backgrounds...

I did my usual "crayon" stack and the square in a circle block.  The vase of flowers is a different kind of multicolor, but I left it on the wall to cover up a bit of the ragged batting.  It is the current Paper Panache mystery block


Happy Saturday!

Julie

Saturday, April 01, 2017

goodbye to red

I'm slipping in with a red project, even though the scrappy calendar has now turned over to "multicolor"!

This is the "use everything in my red scrap bin" quilt -- it's just a top in the picture but I've now got it sandwiched and pinned for quilting.


I don't have a huge collection of multicolor scraps, so I don't anticipate doing a whole quilt this month; I have plenty of UFOs to attack instead...