Saturday, January 9, 2016

A Blue Kind of Week

Hi all! Here are my eight blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt. January is BLUE, and Angela at So Scrappy gave us this delightful pattern for the first column of the quilt. I have them pinned in a 2x4 layout for the picture, but have since sewn them together in a column.

To see more scrappy blue goodness, why not swing by and check out all the other blues?


Slightly closer up. Imperfections visible, but then I never claimed to sew with robotic precision!  :-)




This week I also made a couple Dresdens, but will show those next week because I may have more. And then I worked with my vintage sheet scraps and made 18 Rail Fence blocks, 9” each.  I’m showing them all together here, even though they will be spread out in a diagonal zig-zag in the final layout.


And I even found a place to store them close to my vintage sheet scraps (not to be confused with my bins of vintage sheets, LOL. I sell them in my Etsy shop). My studio is an absolute mess, and I have decided to begin cleaning up here and there.


This area below will get a refresh. This is the before picture; I did manage to get all the blues (and gray and blacks) on the bottom shelf sorted and wound on vertical cards. The second-to-bottom shelf shows a bunch of cards just hanging out, waiting to be re-used. Ahem.  The scraps are sorted by colors in the bins on the very right.


Today I go back to sewing with blues. I interrupted my progress on Thursday and Friday to whip up a quick red and gray quilt top for my brother-in-law who loves red. We will be going on vacation to Arizona next month and I’ll  take it to him then. Quilts are useful even in southern Arizona. Winter evenings can get quite cold, and 2 years ago in February it even snowed.

Thanks for dropping by!

Cathy maroon

16 comments :

Edith said...

So many pretty things here Cathy, I like how you fussy cut the centers of your stars, and the Rain Fence vintage sheets quilt is gorgeous. I couldn't find a link to your etsy shop.

sewhappyquilting said...

Your blue stars look great! I haven't made enough to see the way the blue corner triangles will look when joined with other blocks; I like the way yours are done.

shawkl said...

Absolutely gorgeous blocks! Well done! Hugs, Kathy

scraphappy said...

Your blue blocks are beautiful! I don't see any imperfections at all!

Cathy said...

Love those fussy cut centers! Organization? What's that all about????? That would take too much time away from my sewing time!

thecraftyyak said...

The stars are so lovely and the vintage rail blocks too.

Karen said...

Very pretty twinkler star blocks. Most of your blues are a very soft shade of blue.

kathy r said...

I don't normally like sight blues, but I love the blue quilt top that you are making. I even thought of making one in these colors myself.
Kathleen Mary

gayle said...

Your blue blocks are gorgeous! Isn't that a fun pattern to sew?

Ellen said...

Your Twinkle blocks are wonderful - I love the fussy cut centers.

Magpie Sue said...

Such pretty stars! I may have to check out your Etsy shop; I love those old floral sheets. The only sheets I can afford to buy these days are the boring solid colors.

Scarlet Stevenson said...

As for me this one kilt looks really great! It is so tender. My teammates at www.essay-writer.club wish you a lot of inspiration this year ti sew such a beauty!

Alison said...

Beautiful stars!

katie z. said...

Your blocks are gorgeous!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love blue - my favourite colour! And seeing your shelf of fabrics reminded me of this... http://mytategallery.blogspot.ca/2016/01/my-new-years-resoultion.html Go and have a look!

Sheila said...

Awesome blue blocks. NICE stash!