Sunday, April 21, 2013

Scrap Basket Sunday!

As a Hexie Flower girl, I found Grit's blog by accident!

Look at Look at What Grit Has Done!What She Has Done!

Holy Hexagon Batman!
I think I could manage the centre round medallion with the hexies
I have and some fabrics to add, but not the whole thing!
Grit estimates 10,000 hexagons in this quilt to date!

I'm working away at painting and making new curtains for our bedroom...
I've started sewing my contrast end to the strips on this quilt....

Have a wonderful Day!  (as I write this, yes, the air is WHITE!  you know with what...)
Take care, Leslie

Thursday, April 18, 2013

April Showers Mug Rug Winners!

Sorry to be so slow with this announcement, but we had some unexpected company on the evening I was going to post the winners, then I lost my notes (no the dog didn't eat my homework! LOL!)

So, I decided to give both of the mug rugs away to .....

Kristen Loves Fabric
Stitches and etc

I will be emailing you ladies for your snail mail!

My weekend will be filled with some painting.  I haven't done any sewing all week!  Wish me luck this weekend.
Talk with you in a few days

Take care, Leslie

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Scrap Basket Sunday 1!

Good Morning!

I've been good.  I THINK I don't really have scraps, I have a stash.
I THINK guess I use up my scraps as I go.  Or maybe I discard larger pieces than others would.  I usually discard pieces of fabric under 1.5 inch strips.  I THINK I'm not a person who would make 1.5 or 2 inch squares just because I could.  I find, thread is expensive and I like to move onto NEW projects. 

So, I had this collection of a Park Avenue layer cake (by 3 Sisters, Moda) and 2 charm packs.  I found a neutral background in my stash too, so I cut the pieces for the cover quilt.
Happy Dance, I'm on my way !!!

Then when I was cleaning out a corner and I found a container with some usable scraps!  So, I guess I really do have scraps.  These are all leftovers from a quilt I made for family a few years ago.  This fabric is by Moda, it was a special printing of fabrics for the Minnesota State Shop Hop (which starts August long weekend). 

It looks like I was making HST to make a square in a square table topper.  I found some of the blocks put together!  Ok, note to (self) Lady Perfectionist, I'm not perfect! LOL

I also found my spools, a leader, ender project.  I'd like to get this at least all cut out and together in a bag, so it doesn't get lost or separated when we move.  Honest, I inherited these scraps, I'm just making good use of them, honest!

Ok, so looks like I have at least 3 (long term) Scrap Basket projects!  I think that is enough for this multi-tasker!  (plus my UFO projects on my cutting table, yikes!)
Have a great week!

Oh, before I forget, I'll draw for winners of my April Showers Mug Rug by supper tomorrow!

You can go HERE  to leave a comment to be in the drawing if you would like!

Take care, Leslie

Thursday, April 11, 2013

April Showers Blog Hop, Water Lilies!

Happy Friday!
Welcome to Friday on the April Showers Blog Hop!
A big thank you to Erin and Madame Samm for organizing this for us!
The Perfectionist (go away!) in me is arguing with the Zenist (trying to keep me calm!) in me ......

I picked some cute fabrics to make some bright flowers. 
 I had tulips in my head, on a bed of green grass.....
trying to think of April showers, bring May flowers, I planned on making 4 sets of flowers, but ....
I didn't realize the smaller the Dresden petals, the more you need and the bigger the inner circle, 

(edit: 2 inch strips, made 24 petals, I think 4.5 inch circle)

but I had to keep going. 
So, as my 4 sets would not make 4 dresden flower circles.
 Ok, so I put the colours together for 2 flowers. 
Then I had to pick a colour for the centres. 
When I opened my green bin, out jumped a bright green, so I thought great, for a bed of grass! 
Enough for 2 mug rugs!
So back to looking for fabric for the centres, I thought black and white check....
But it wasn't in the bin, but wavy black fabric was, good for contrast...
No time for hand applique, I prepared for fusible centres
I put the mug rugs together, pillow case style...
laid the petal circles down
ironed down the centres
Now, Perfectionist says they are sooooo dark

So, Zenist, says, in her most calming, soothing voice.....
 think about sitting outside in a warm summer evening
near the pond in the back yard, (natural or your own design)
look at the dark blue water, long shadows across the surface
see the green leaves and stems?
Open your eyes, what do you see?
W A T E R   L I L I E S
 floating on the pond surface....
My Zen lady won out!
Now I love them!

If you leave me a comment, tell me which of my lillies you would like,
 I will send it to the luck winner!
Enjoy your day!

 Erin  has the list to visit my other friends today!
Take care, Leslie

Monday, April 8, 2013

Welcome to April Showers Mug Rug Blog Hop!


Welcome to the April Showers Mug Rug Blog Hop! 

Erin Our Cheerleader! has the lists for each day and all the links for you!

Me, I'm up on Friday!

See  you then!

Take care, Leslie

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Scrap Basket Sunday, I'm In!

Kim is leading us to work on our scrap baskets! 
We will be using Kim Brackett's book Scrap Basket Sensations.
Every Sunday, we will post our progress on emptying those scrap baskets!
For me, I have cubbies of fabrics sorted by colour, I guess, I need to cut them up into sizes needed....
Yes, It will be one more project!
Actually, I'm torn between 2 projects, a signature block and this one...
What do you think?

I have to get going on some housecleaning today, and redoing some drapes for our bedroom.
Talk to you tomorrow!
Take care, Leslie