Friday, March 8, 2013

March Craftsy 2013 BOM - It's Huge

I was going to say that it's giant, but I'm not even sure that it's the biggest one, so I decided that huge would do.  It's a 17 inch block.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

March OKC Modern Quilters BOM

This one was a surprise.  January and February blocks were all solids and when I saw March with all the prints it didn't compute in my brain, but I pulled out my prints and this is what I came up with.  Now I'm wondering what the next 9 blocks will be like. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

March Sugar Block Club and March Craftsy BOM 2012

OOps, I didn't look at the instructions and I turned a diamond into an X. 

March Sugar Block Club was more fancy making than it is fancy looking. 

This one is wrong too, but it was on purpose.  It was supposed to be a star, but I turned it into a cross or X to be consistent.

The March Craftsy BOM 2012 and the March Sugar Block club.

For fun and because 9 is a nice even quilting number, I thought I'd see what January, February and March would look like.  Sugar Block club blocks are up and down the middle.  I'm hoping that my light pink background and the gray will keep the red and blue from making it into a patriotic quilt and make it more unisex on the feminine side for DH and my bedroom. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

It's Only Just Begun!

I think SoScrappy has created a monster.  I seem to be like eating Lay's potato chips, I can't stop at just one Rainbow Scrap Quilt.  Today I ran across Don't Call Me Betsy's QAL from 2011, "Kaleidoscope", and I was so tempted, and then I thought, I was tempted before by Elaine Adairs beautiful Kaleidoscope quilts, so I kind of mixed them together.  I didn't have Elaine's big ruler, so I used Elizabeth's (she said don't call her Betsy) dimensions, and Elaine's strips.  I only got enough for 7 cuts from my strip set so I had to do two strip sets for one block.  I know I'll get better at these.  Bad news, I have to go back and make a pink one and a purple one for January and February's colors. 

Here's what my orange will be like if I decide on the Rainbow Bargello.

And if I decide on the Rainbow Scrappy Trip Along.

Next month, when I have 4 colors I'll see how the Rainbow Scrappy trip along would look, but I couldn't resist seeing what the scrappy Bargello might look like.   Tomorrow (Tuesday), we start the process to get DH out of rehab.  We are having the home assessment at 11:00 and the meeting with the social worker at 3:30.  Shouldn't be long now.  
For more RSC 2013 visit Angela here.   
PS  Update DH came home yesterday (Friday).  We are adjusting and doing fine.  

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Itty Bitty Finish No. 4

It's getting almost embarrassing, but here is table topper number 4.   I think that I have enjoyed making them, but now I'll concentrate on some larger projects, like big table toppers, just kidding, I think.  By the way, the blue side is wonky on purpose. 

It's a Quote "Scraphappy Saturday -- Orange Oasis"

I thought I'd start off with a table topper this month, I'm in the mood.   This will have a red, white and blue strippy back.  
Orange is the color of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2013.  If you'd like to see more, check out Angela's SoScrappy blog here.

I made table topper number 3 a couple of days ago.  I should be getting organized and ready for DH to come home, but I can't seem to stay out of my sewing room.  I think he might come home this week, he's doing very well. 

This is why I didn't worry about stars on my flag (see picture above, they wouldn't show anyway, I didn't have an appropriate fabric, and I wanted a quick finish.   Maybe some day I'll go back and applique at least one big star. 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Table Topper No. 2 for the Year

It really is square, but it's on the back of a poufy chair.   I was almost finished with the perfect binding for the brown side, and then I remembered that it had to also go with the purple side, oh oh, back to the cream fairy frost. 

Terrible lighting, but you get the idea.  I love quilted table toppers and plan to make a few more.  I haven't even gotten to dressers and such.   Plus, there is the element of almost instant gratification compared to a large quilt.  Another thank you to Angela for her Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  The doll in the background is Sandra, named for my daughter.  They both have red hair and brown eyes.  
As you can see I'm a bit indiscriminate eclectic about colors in my decorating, as well as in my quilts.  I admit to being color challenged.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

One Top Down and More Purple for RSC

I considered myself done with purple after last week, but then when I went to Angela's blog I thought maybe I had a table topper left in me.  So, I whipped this very simple one up.

It's not finished yet, and this will be the other side when it gets its border.  I think that some of my leftover cream fairy frost will be good for both sides for a binding and then I will consider this the year round side and the lavender side for Easter.  Slowly but surely I'm adding to my table toppers.
If you'd like to see what inspired me, go here to Angela's Soscrappy.
One top down and one to go.  On the other, the panels are ready and all the borders and frames are cut.  Now on to my favorite task, not, lots of borders.

Friday, February 22, 2013

What Was I Thinking?

When my husband, Ernie, was in the hospital there was a male nurse who was particularly helpful so I told him I was making him a quilt.  Since then I had phone problems and the note that I made of his address and phone number has been lost, but just in case I can track him down I have been working on his quilt.  I don't have too much in the way of manly fabrics, so I bought a few 1/8's of a yards at the new Hobby Lobby in town, and decided that maybe a coin quilt would be simple and make my fabrics go farther.    Then I decided that if I made two of them I would have a manly quilt in reserve.  Different times I have thought that I'd like to give a male a quilt, but didn't have one made or fabrics for one for that matter.   I cut my fabric into 4 10-1/2 inch sections (I had a few pieces that were too short, but I doctored them a bit to make them 10-1/2).  Then I got a brainstorm, if I put a center panel, maybe I could get two quilts out of it.  I decided to do frames around the panels and that's where the what was I thinking comes in.  I don't like to do borders and esessentially, with the two quilts I'm doing about 10 borders.  Yuck.  This one is to the point where it needs the last border which will be the lighter brown that's between the panels.  I've got a scrappy binding ready and I'm hoping that all will turn out appealing in the end.  If I name them, I think they'll be called "Federal Currency"  Get it, coins and flags.  
Meanwhile, DH is still in the rehab facility.  I'm hoping in a few days he can come home, he is doing well except that he won't eat much and is still losing weight.  He doesn't have much appetite and the food there isn't that appealing.  I bring him food sometimes, but whether or not he will eat it is iffy.  The last few nights I've been sleeping in my own bed (heavenly) and visiting in the daytime. 
((And I'll bet some people would think I meant "what was I thinking" about my center panel, lol.  No way, I kind of like it.)) 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Last BOM for February

I don't live in OKC I just saw it on the internet and since this seems to be my "year of the BOM" I thought I'd give it a go.  I don't think that I quite have the idea of Modern though.