Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Orange You Glad to have Scraps?

I sure am glad to have Orange Scraps to play in!  I didn't like orange for a long time, but now it really speaks to me and I revel in the vibrant hues and find they really do brighten up my day! I'm loving making this quilt!

 Here they are, my three Orange Slab blocks.  Each measures 16.5 inches square unfinished. 

And the group shot!

Hmmmm, trying to decide what color to play in next time.....so many choices!

Have happy vibrantly orange day, okay?

Slab blocks for the "Missing U" quilt in the Sunday Morning Quilts book by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cherl Arkinson. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Fabulous Friday Finish! The Little Lone Star Quilt

Back in March this lovely little Lone Star Quilt was completely finished.  No idea why it's taken me so long to get some photos.  Sometimes I'm quite the slowpoke!

Little Lone Star Quilt

Pattern: Lone Star from Quilt Smart 
Fabrics: 9 colors of New Aged Muslin by Marcus Brothers
Size: 38 inches square

Professionally long arm quilted by Pat Boeck

The quilter did a great job.  She kept it simple with feathers in the background and squiggles to outline all the diamonds in the star.  
The photos just don't do this quilt justice.  The colors really just glow!

Love the color variations & imperfections in these New Aged Muslins.  

This pretty little print on the back echoes all the colors in the star. 

I do love this little star!  As soon as I get a sleeve on the back of it I intend to hang it in my sewing room.  As pokey as I am though, it might be 6 months before that happens!  Ha!

Hope you are having a lovely lively Friday!

Previous posts about this quilt are HERE and HERE.
(second one has details of the construction process)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

In the Pink! Scraps, that is!

Pink pink pink!  I have a LOT of pink scraps!  I pulled out the box and had a couple days of play time making 3 slab blocks.  

My blocks are 16.5 squares when finished.  The pink ones took ages to put together because the pieces of scrap were so small.  This actually represents two days of sewing, but that's okay because I really do LOVE them!

Now that the blocks are made I've moved on to a new project........
Take a peek at the upper left corner and you can see my red slab blocks peeking out from the top of my cart!

Cleaning up the mess!  LOL  

Happy Stitching!