Wednesday, June 17

Happy News...

I'm making baby quilts.
So happy, just had the wonderful news that I'm going to be a Great Grandma...

Yes, hexagons again...but these are crochet..

Hope you're having a happy day! ��

Hugs Julia 

Sunday, May 31

Pineapple block update..

This is all I managed to get done.......four blocks yesterday and two today...
It's been fun partying with everyone at Chooky's place.  Can't wait to see what everyone created in the last two days...
I'm all pineappled out for now....lots of sewing, pressing and trimming, but it was fun!  
I will get back to them later next week...


Saturday, May 30

Pineapple Party Post...4 blocks..

Slow and steady does it...
Four Pineapple blocks done....
Well this quilt is not going to get done in two days, but at least I've made a start....
Lots of sewing and pressing...and a really great scrap buster!!
 
Back to piece another block...
 

Party time....todays scrappy sewing!

I've been wanting to do a Pineapple Quilt for a long time.
 I thought this party time with Chooky would be the perfect incentive to make a start on one and use up some scraps...
 
OK..started early....
Meals, refreshments taken care of for the weekend.....may even take the phone off the hook!
Scraps cut already to go....I printed out some foundation papers to start with...
Oh my. what a fiddly way to do this....what was I thinking,  all for just an eight inch block....this would take forever to make a quilt...there's got to be a better way!
 
Mr. Google to the rescue....I found one to make without papers...yay!
Crazy Mom Quilts has a tutorial on one without papers....
I tried this colour way first....too much background....so..
 
I reversed the background pieces for the CW fabrics and made this one all without papers...
Love it...perfect 14" block...
 
Now, I'm sure you can guess which one I'm going with.
What a difference in size, and so easy...no fiddly papers to remove....and think about all the scraps that I'll get to use up...
It will take so much less sewing and less blocks to have a beautiful Pineapple Quilt..
 
Hope your enjoying the party... can't wait to see what everyone is doing.....
 
 

Friday, May 29

Prepping for a party....

We are going to a party...Chooky is celebrating 3 years in the Chookshed....and we are invited to help her celebrate....yay!
I thought I'd use this special time to bust some scrap stash....boy, do I have some serious scrap stash problems...
I love my CW fabrics, and find it so hard to throw out the smallest tiny piece....but there comes a time, when enough is enough!
One little tub to cut up and have ready for party time...
Some background fabric stash to cut up...will need more of this, and yes there is lots more...
Tin of CW scrap stash....

Sorry...blogger loaded this photo sideways...and this big tub full of scraps...

This is what I have ready so far....1.2", 1.5", and 1.75".....strips cut ready for my project..
Still need lots more strips...
 It's been lovely coming across some old pieces that were favourites......
 
How are you doing, are you ready?
Thanks Chooky for what looks like being a weekend of sewing and fun.....