Thursday, August 30, 2012

To Liberate or not to liberate, that is the question!

How soon after you buy a fat quarter or half yard bundle do you liberate it from it's ribbon?
I have purchased quite a few bundles over the years and yes, I've liberated some but not enough....

I bought this Riley Blake "Pieces of Hope" bundle last week with a discount thru Green Fairy's
anniversary sale and then told some teachers in school that I would make and donate a quilt
during Autism Awareness Month, which I think is in I do have to take the bundle apart but I'm having a hard time pulling that ribbon....guess it's like a band aid, huh?  Do it quick and be done with it....

Any suggestions for a pattern to showcase the fabrics?

(who's sad that school opens on the 6th....I sure was enjoying work without the darlings LOL)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Are you a Great Granny?

Are you on the Great Granny Block Bandwagon? I wasn't but yesterday I was cutting up fabric in my scrap basket about the same time I saw yet another Great Granny block on someone's blog so I thought I might try one....YES, they're addictive! I thought I could make one and then set it aside...I couldn't I made 3 and cut out a fourth. Then, I got up for work this morning and had a little extra time so I started sewing yet another one......
When I got in from work today I finished that one up and cut 2 more.

I'm going to spend an hour or two now assembling those 2 blocks.....

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Trimming, trimming, trimming

Yes, trimming half square triangles.  I hate trimming half square triangles but it happens that every project I've chose to work on lately has had tons of them.  Guess I better put a new blade in the rotary cutter and get to trimming.....

"Weather Vane"

The August block for the 2012 Designer Mystery BOM is called "Weather Vane".  In keeping with my promise to do my block within 5 days of receiving the kit so it doesn't sit and sit...I am 3 for 3 on getting them made up! 
Fat Quarter Shop is awesome with giving you plenty of fabric to work fear of cutting wrong and not being able to correct it.  I almost have enough left over to make another block each month...and the fabrics are to die for!!!  If you're not doing these, you're gonna be sorry  :)

It's absolutely gorgeous here in New Jersey today.  We've had windows and doors open and as I look at the weatherbug it says it's 77 with zero humidity,  My kind of weather!!!!!!!!!!

Off to work on cutting scraps for some more scrappy star blocks.


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Scrappy Stars

Before I left for vacation I jumped on the "Terry's Treasure's Scrappy Star" bandwagon
I should have been packing but I was making these...

Have you joined yet?
I want to make more but I have other committments for the next week or two....and besides, it's only supposed to be 2 a month!

Vacation was wonderful.  I did a lot of eating, reading, resting, get the picture  :)  BUT, isn't that what vacation on a cruise is all about?


Wednesday, August 1, 2012


It's a tough job but someone's gotta do it so I guess it's all me.... :)   I'll be taking this baby out for a spin in the morning and will be gone until the 11th.  Yeah, it's not going to be easy but I'll take one for the team.
We love the Royal Caribbean cruises, don't you?

Have a good week everyone....see ya next Saturday.