Friday, February 15, 2013

Pre-dawn solids play

I woke up around 4:30 this morning and felt wide awake - don't you just hate that??!

So... making lemons from lemonade or whatever, I pulled some pieces from a boxa-solids sitting under my cutting table and started piecing.  I didn't think to take pictures of the process, sorry about that! 

Made a little starter...
are my eyes getting sleepy or...

Added some orange to the piece...

Made more little parts for later...

Where will I go from here?  who knows... I'm going back to bed.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Little bits and pieces

I just finished this little house top from scraps someone gave me at guild meeting a couple months ago.  It's a cute top and it was a lot of fun going through all those scraps!  For some reason other people's scraps seem so much more intriguing than my own - "what did they use this piece in? have I seen this one finished up?" 

I cut a lot of black strips and bright colored squares for the sashing at 1-1/2" so they would finish at 1".  When I finished the top there were a few pieces left over, black strips and bright squares. 

I thought of sewing the leftovers together as a leader/ender project to use as a piano key border (or strip) in another quilt, and it's a cute idea but I'm not sure I like using black as the main part.  It would be too limiting, I think.

I tried placing a few bright squares with a white strip but there you have the same potential problem - too limiting!

I'll probably use a single color for the squares, and make the strips scrappy... which means I'll need to so some cutting.  But, since the point was to use up what I'd already cut, I'll go ahead and put this idea on the back burner.  Maybe I'll toss the 1-1/2" squares in my crumb bin and use them that way.

So that's part of what ran through my mind today... I hope you're having a good day and good quilty thoughts - sew forth and sew on!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Free BOM with Craftsy

If you feeling board and cannot get your quilting on and need something to do, why not stop on over to Craftsy and join the BOMIt is free and will keep you business when you cannot think of what to do.  You can find out how to sign up for it here . The class is being taught by Laura Nownes and her quilt is done in bright colors featuring polka dots.  January and February blocks are already on-line.  I have not started either blocks yet, but I will, so come on a join me on the BOM.

The Slow Quilter
Felicia Few