Friday, October 21, 2016

Little Houses this week

Six roofs in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge colors...

And these 11 roofed with other colored scraps... Still have scraps!

I like the pink ones best. 

Have a wonderful weekend.


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Nine More Little Houses

Five have Rainbow Scrap Challenge  roofs.

And I made some pink and a purple roof, too.
I'm linking up to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
Hope your weekend is going great.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Found Some

I started one of the little houses without enough of that particular blue print for sky...

 That piece on the right will do one side of the piece, but not the other... I had to look through all my snippets (tiny scraps). I'm lucky - I found some....

Probably enough for the sky on six more blocks! 
Good way to start the weekend. Hope yours starts out this well.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Scrap Project

I was working on little houses and I ran out of background. I looked first in the light blue fabric box, but none like it.  Then I got the "brilliant" idea to check out my scraps... page down please....

This is two more unsorted grocery shopping bags full of snippets and scraps - page down please

This is what I am doing with my snippets. This represents the previous 3 shopping bags already sorted. There is a drawer for cool fabrics and one for warm colors, a small drawer for white, black, grey and browns and a small drawer for blocks already made that I'll save for a scrap quilt like the last one. Oh and here's a box of more snippets to sort - see below.

Hopefully out of the box and two bags left to sort I'll find enough of the print I already started to use on one of the houses... If not, I may just use some other blue... or I'll have to rip - NOOOOOOOOOO!
So at the present that is my Scrap Project. 
Grandson is okay in FL... He let me know via Facebook.)
Linking to Oh Scrap!
Have a lovely Sunday.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Working on Little Houses Just for Fun

You know I'm compelled to paper piece....
This week I'm working on these again.

For the Rainbow Scrap Challenge orange and yellow roofs

Those on the right are made a couple of years ago and sewn together. For the building part I'm using some fabric I used to make tops for two of my grandgirls... 17 or 18 years ago.  It's a pattern from a blog, and I always have trouble getting them to the correct size unless I'm paper piecing. So I made this simple pattern into a paper piecing pattern, and they turn out just right each time.
Now to link up to the RSC here.

Hope you are having a dry and safe weekend. My Grandson #1 lives in Jacksonville FL... he decided to stay. 


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

New Fabric

from my friend, Paulette White. She found some at a rummage sale and thought of me.... 12 yards!

The pink on the left is a scrap, but the right side is 12+ yards. What a good friend!

Thanks Paulette!


Friday, September 30, 2016

Scratched the Itch

Paper piecing calls to me... I just felt compelled to make some more butterflies. Here are the recently made.

See the one in the upper left of the picture?  It should be yellow with lighter yellow dots. Where does the camera get the idea that it's orange with yellow dots?  (The pink didn't show up very well, so I made a close up of it. See below.)

The lilac colored one has white from the backing of my granddaughter, Ashleigh's wedding quilt backing.  I think about her every time I use some of those scraps.

Anyway, I used up all the patterns I printed out, so now I'm making some paper pieced things for my Halloween diorama. I printed out the patterns for  a Mimbulus Mimbletonia, a Mandrake, and a Hogwarts Shield.  We'll see how they work out. I'll frame them.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Here with the Hubby working again a few hours everyday, we will have a regular weekend again.  When you are retired every day runs about the same. (I think we are doing yard work tomorrow... oh yay....