Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Scraptastic Tuesday September is already here!

Well I have my scrappy hat back on and have been making other people's orphan projects into quilt tops for the charity #siblingstogether.   

I received two projects from the lovely Gayle Brindley in the U.S.  Both of them are now quilt tops waiting to be quilted.

This one didn't need much to go from this ...

To this....

This one needed a bit more to go from these blocks and pieces..

To this finished top randomly thrown together.  I love how the HSTs interplay with those Drunkard's Path blocks

At the beginning of summer I also got a great large star block from my stingy bee mate Catherine.

 I've now added borders to make it big enough for a quilt. That was fun and didn't take as long as I thought it would.

And yesterday and  the day before  I spent making log cabin type blocks out of strips to add to those already made by Sally.  

 I have pieced them into another top but my cat is insisting that I do something else - at least that's what I think she is saying!

So that will be another four quilts for #siblingstogether - just need to find some wadding and backing fabric.  And some time of course!

Well that's what I've been doing...

Im sure it is still the second Tuesday of the month somewhere,  and time for the Scraptastic Tuesday link up hosted by Leanne at She Can Quilt and me. We are a bit late out of the gate today as the second Tuesday of September snuck up on us a bit, this being just September 8, getting kids back to school and all.

Do link up and share your scrappy projects to inspire us all.

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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Nordik ! The finished top!

Last year I set my lovely stingy bee members the task of creating or finding blocks with a Nordik theme!   I gave them some inspiration on my Pinterest board and made a few blocks as examples.

I have to say there seemed to be a bit of fear at first from some but they really excelled themselves and came up with the most gorgeous blocks.   They exceeded every thought I had about this quilt.

Here are Catherine's, Di's, Charlotte's and Lucy's blocks (top left and clockwise)

And here are Janet's, Helen's, Sheila's and Karen's blocks (top left and clockwise)

Collette's blocks....

The variety is truly amazing!

And of course I kept on making blocks...I couldn't help myself.

When all the blocks were in I started putting them together - it seemed easy enough at first....but then I didn't really like where I'd ended up 

and put it away till I could see clearly where I should be going with it.

And that happened this August!

I did unpiece some bits .....Helen's block got a bit more space around it.  

And soon the central block came together...

I still had lots of blocks left...

I thought I would use them as borders and cornerstones.

After a brief misguided flirtation with Aqua framed corner stones it all began to come together. I knew where I was going and had the pleasure of adding a few new blocks to my border and one new corner.

And this is how it looks now!

So pleased with this quilt - I cannot tell you just how I love it !   And all thanks to my fabulous beemates who made it possible ...Sheila, Catherine, Emily, Charlotte, Di, Janet, Helen, Lucy, Collette, Karen!  

Scraptastic Tuesday - summer scrapping

I haven't been very scraptastic recently.

Though I did do something with that pile of 1.5" squares I posted last time....

It is not very big yet but I will add to it and make a crib or baby quilt with these little blocks.  Not sure if this is the final layout yet...

I am feeling very pleased that I have got my blocks for the Siblings Together bee for September finished already.  They came out of my scrap bins too...

We do tend to go for big, bold easy blocks and these are no exception.  All ready for posting to the lovely Julie (aka Mackandmabel on IG ).  Bring on October....but not quite yet!  

Next I'm hoping to get bring my blog up to date with my other summer stitching soon....two quilt tops finished that haven't had an airing here yet!  


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