Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Scrap Happy

I completed another scrap quilt 
that I had started in TX.
It didn't really use enough scraps to call it
a scrap buster, measuring in
at 54" x 68".

I'll prepare the label today
and package it off
to surprise a very dear family friend.

This quilt caught my eye on Pinterest one day.
It is was the Snowflake Quilt-Along

It looked like fun
and I thought it might play well with
assorted scraps.  I'm not disappointed.
I used it to warm up the Janome, after my long absence,
choosing fun, familiar stitching,
 only in the background,
which you can't really tell is different tone-on-tones.
I use Aurifil thread when I FMQ.
The Ranger built me a Chickadee house
from a hollowed out log.
We arrived home from grocery shopping Saturday
just in time to see a baby venture out
and fly away.

The hottest day of the year, so far,
I imagine the choice was
fly or bake.

We contented ourselves by setting up on the back deck
in the shade of the house
and waited for the rest of the babies
to fledge.

It was too hot to do much of anything else,
and it was great entertainment,
lasting most of the day.

Temperatures are pretty close to perfect now.
Hope you're having nice weather, too!


Friday, July 19, 2019

Disappearing 9-Patch QAL Finish

With summertime activities underway,
it took a little finesse to complete Julie's QAL,
but I did it!

I completed not one, but two Disappearing 9-Patch flimsies!
While digging into a basket of saved scraps,
I found some old leader/ender 6" square nine patches.

I couldn't resist making a quilt for
as my leader/ender.

Thank you, Julie, for a fun, attainable, QAL.