Sunday, July 24, 2016

Keep On Doing It!

Been pretty hot here, so not much traveling for me. When it's over 80°, I hide in my air conditioning or go down cellar where it's cooler. But a couple of weeks ago, I forgot to post my progress at The Sunshine Club at the Alton, New Hampshire Senior Center, so here it is.

These are 4 or 5 nice charm packs that I'm just throwing together "randomly." They are from the Howard Marcus designed, "Collections For A Cause" Nurture line by Moda.

Sewing them into two-sies and then four-sies for a giant 4-patch is quick and fun. I'm doing them on my little Scotland-made 1951 Singer Featherweight that I named, "Scottie." I even got a few pressed!
They look so nice when they are stacked neatly, don't they?

Sue, below, was working on her Black & White strings project.

It sure is nice to have the ironing board and iron that Marjorie and Bev donated. Thank you, thank you!!

Sue's blocks have lots of pizzazz!

Bev joined us with her big soccer themed Tee-shirt quilt that just needs binding. Whoo hoo! good job, Bev!!

Bev has been determined to do this project right and it's coming out great!

We all enjoyed each others company and chomped some chocolates, too!

 A few days later, I worked on making a couple of sets of potholders, but this time I used orphan blocks from the Jewel Box project. Remember this one?

Well, these are the blocks that didn't quite make the cut to go into the quilt.

The binding is a pretty tan and red gingham that was a constant to unify the matching pairs.

Also made into potholders were the bright white Half Square Triangles blocks. They were rejected because they stood out like sore thumbs in the big quilt's mellow layout. Far better to use them up somewhere where folks will spill spaghetti sauce on them.

With some whimsical Free Motion Quilted doodling on the fronts to hold them together, and an adorable teapot on tattersall backing, these will be stashed for quick but welcomed Christmas presents.

What ho, you say? How fares the big log cabin? Well, I ruminated for a day or two upon what to choose for it's binding material.

After considering the Faye Burgos bias stripe that I had expected to use, I chose instead, a red print by Paula Barnes from her R&B Tavern series produced by Marcus Brothers Textiles. It had been gathering dust, literally, in one of my stockpiles in the living room, but it's perfect for the quilt!

Now I have the Paula Barnes red binding all prepared and the quilt trimmed. I'm just doing my required procrastination time before sewing it onto the quilt.

Miss Tanner stuck her tongue out at me for that one!

Keep the faith and stay cool!

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cityquilter grace said...

glad to hear you are attacking those packages in the living room! it's another beauty vic! and who cares what the cat

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Those blocks look great as potholders. Great to make them into something so they can be enjoyed. You are making great progress on a lot of projects. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

judyquilts said...

Good idea on the potholders! I have a plastic bin full of orphan blocks. Now they have a purpose.

Feathers in my Nest said...

Oh your fabrics sound Divine..I Love, love, love your potholders! You are Amazing & very talented.

Anonymous said...

Love your log cabin.
And isn't it nice to know that rejects from a quilt can have another life!

Karen said...

The log cabin quilt is wonderful!

em's scrapbag said...

The red binding is perfect. Chocolate, friends and quilting what a perfect combination.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Am in such awe of your group! The black and white string quilt is sure to be a beauty. The red is a great choice for the binding and am glad you find a purpose for the orphan blocks

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