Saturday, August 27, 2016

ScrapHappy Saturday - Pleasing Purple

Almost done playing with purple?  With my machine in the shop, I've been playing with strings lately.  Well, not so much sewing time really with the start of school, but all things in time, right?
Kurt is out of town for a week.  He had a business trip to DC and combined it with a visit to his parents while he was up that way.  His mom has been having some serious health issues lately.  He won't be home until next Thursday, so I'm doing the single mom thing.  Mostly that means a lot of driving.  Anna has her license now though! She still doesn't want to go far, but I'm sure that will get better with time.  Hopefully you have been more productive.  Misterlinky is below.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

There really are a lot of shades up purple.  Hopefully you are all playing with some of the variations.  Misterlinky is below for all to share.  There is a play practice to drive to, but after that, things look calm maybe some of those shades will come out to play?

Saturday, August 13, 2016

ScrapHappy Saturday - Smoky Purple

Anyone feel like playing with purple today?  We have just finished the first week of school.  Thankfully, we always start with a three day week, because everyone around here is SO tired.  Never too tired to sew though, so I hope to rediscover my sewing room today and spend some time playing with fabric.

Kathy E. is the lucky winner for the hand dyed fabric for August from Vicki Welsh.  She blogs over at Sparkles and Sprinkles..... Congratulations Kathy.
What are your purple plans this month?  Misterlinky is below so that we can all sew what you are up to.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

August Fabric Giveaway

 These are my blocks for August.  They got a little wrinkled waiting to get sewn together into a row.  I should be able to get that done today.  Believe it or not, it is fairly calm.  We have a tax holiday for back to school shopping, the girls definitely want to take advantage of that.
In celebration of the new month, we will have a giveaway of hand dyed fabric from Vicki Welsh.  Just leave a comment on this post to enter the drawing.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler August Block

I love the fabric that Vicki designed for August.  I wanted a purples and silver, but she popped it up with an acid green instead.  She thought that the silver would turn out grey and be too dreary.  

 This is a nice simple block which can be cut from just 2.5 inch strips.
From the main color, cut 2 - 6.5 inch strips and 2 2.5 inch squares.
From the alternate color, cut 1 - 2.5 inch square.
 Sew the 3 squared together with the alternate color in the middle.
Take the pieced strip and sew it between to the two rectangles.
Your finished block should be 6.5 inches.
For the larger quilt, make 12 blocks.
For the smaller quilt, make 9 blocks.  

Monday, August 1, 2016

A New Month -- An New Color

Welcome to August.  I was out of town and almost forgot that a new month was already here.  Misty mountains are the color inspiration for this time around.  Think of the hazy purple of a dawn sky with hints of evergreens.  We've done the bright and happy purples already, so feel free to dip into the grey bin if you are low on the purples.  I'm always looking for an excuse to play with the neutral shades, but I know that a lot of you prefer the more colorful shades.
This will be our block.  A nice simple bullseye.  I made the blocks for the rest of the year already, but just need to write up the tutorial for you all.   I'd better get it done soon, because Wednesday is back to school for teachers.  Already!
We were lucky to be able to make a trip up to see Kurt's family in North Carolina and then swing through Atlanta on the way home to see mine.