Saturday, June 15, 2019

Quiltsy Team Scrappy Spring Challenge and more

'Winter' is definitely here to stay. Cooler days and nights, which I love, but still.... BRRRR! The change in weather has caused my sinus infection to flare up again; blocked nose, sinus headache and not feeling well enough to do much. I'm one of those who can't sit still, I have kept myself busy sewing, which include rests on the couch and hot chocolate to drink. Good thing I'm feeling better today.

The best way to keep my fingers warm is to get busy and sew. A couple of items make me sew excited and I wish there were more hours in a day and I didn't have to sleep. 
First, Quiltsy Team on Etsy is having a challenge: 'Scrappy Spring Challenge'; make a table runner / topper or wall hanging using SCRAPS. We all have that scrap bin, don't we? Well, I can't say I have a scrap BIN, I have boxes with already cut squares (small leftovers from finished items) cut into different sizes; from 1.5 to 5 inches. I'm so organized! Haha! 

I decided to use batik squares for my challenge item...

and a sneak peek of the item. It's tread basted and ready for quilting. 
Click here to see finished items for the Quiltsy Team Scrappy Spring Challenge

The second item I'm sew excited about, is a table topper I have wanted to make for years. Don't remember exactly when I bought these fabrics. Yesterday I had in mind to make a Christmas/winter tea cozy. When I pulled out the fabric for the tea cozy along came these fabrics

I fuzzy cut all the deer blocks needed and made one log cabin block. Really, really love how it turned out! First priority is to finish the scrappy challenge and this one has to wait. 

I've made another Advent Calendar (four in all)

As you can see, I have left to hand sew the binding to the back, thread basted only. This calendar does not have pockets. For the complete calendar, I'm going to make 24 felt bags and add rings or buttons to the calendar to hang the bags. It will be listed in RedNeedleQuilts when completed.

I have a few finishes

These are to be listed in our shop one of the first days. The weather has not been on my side when it comes to photographing; rain showers and strong trade winds. Meteo predicts better weather the next days. 

Updates: Available in our shop
Yes, of course.... my insanity! LOL 

7 new blocks, 252 1.5 inch squares sewn together. I may have come up with a pattern for this one. What I have in mind is star blocks. I'll have to make one to see how it turns out, but that will be another post.



Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love all your blocks and things. I always like 1.5 inch blocks. Hope you feel better soon - sinus problems are never fun

Marit Johanne said...

Skal si du er kreativ selv om du ikke er helt i form. De adventskalenderne du lager er kjempefine.Ja, ikke bare de, alt du lager er fint- Titta på salgssiden din og der var det mye fint!God bedring!