Saturday, January 28, 2017

This Week, a Goosey Smile!

Okay, I didn't do as much sewing this week. Too much game playing, I guess. Bad habits are hard to break.  I did make another goose strip and a goosey smile...

 Right now a strip under the needle... see the "pile" to the left?  That's the next geese waiting in the wings...LOL

 And here's the smile. I used a lovely light batik for the background. The pattern for the strip and smile come from Quiltmaker (online free pattern) Vintage Sunburst - paper pieced, of course.

So I'm off to share on the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Go over to see all the purplely goodness.
Have a great weekend.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Purples, Papier Piecing and Circles in a Square

This week I've done more than I have in weeks. I tried out a paper piecing pattern I got from Quiltmaker  (online) called Vintage Sunburst. It worked up into four strips of Flying Geese. They are quite small...2 1/2" x 9 3/4" each strip. I think there might be one purple I used twice, but I didn't use all of my purples - even by a long shot.  If I have chosen the colored fabrics first it still takes about 1.5 hours each strip. (I love 'em.)

Last year I didn't get in on the 365 challenge, and really admire the results of others, so I started my own this week. I've decided to use fabrics out of my 3 boxes of Multicolored fabrics. These two are the only ones so far. I'm appliqueing the circles to low impact colors.  I made a template that I can iron with and using starch to iron a circle, then I pin it into place and hand stitch. (I need something to keep my hands busy while watching TV at night, otherwise I go to check out the kitchen too often.)

Here's a close-up of the purple one... I love the gold worked into it.

Sew that is all for this week. I'll be making some more Flying Geese soon. I'll be linking to Sarah's Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? today, and to Angela's  Rainbow Scrap Challenge  tomorrow.

 We are having the January Thaw here... It even rained today. What a slushy mess.

Have a great weekend.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Rainbow Scrap Challenge today!

I have always wanted to make this block... it's just as easy as can be. Mine here are 2.5" strips.

I wish you could see how pretty that lavender strip is.  I remember buying the darkest one. I got it in Vancouver at the Craft Warehouse.
So this is one of the blocks I want to make for RSC. Next week I show some stars I want to make. Now I'm off to share this with the rest of the group at The Rainbow Scrap Challenge

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Actual Piecing Done This Week

I haven't been doing much sewing lately.... I eked these out this week.  They are paper pieced - of course.

They measure 2.5"...I got the pattern from Fandom In Stitches.  They are the cornerstones to the Harry Potter Fantastic Beasts quilt along. I'm just making the stars, because they are cute, easy and satisfies the urge to paper piece.  Find them HERE, if you are interested.

Also, Sarah, at Confessions of a Fabric Addict mentioned something about quilts with stars on them... I'm intrigued.

So to the Quilting Nonnie I say - here's mine.