Saturday, February 20, 2016

Here I Am!!

I have lots to show as I have been very busy at the longarm .... Here we go ...
Cute solar baby quilt

Cute little loops you can really see in the border
What a joy to quilt!
Next up ...
My dear friend's quilt ... She calls it a picnic quilt
I had fun trying out a new design a circle swirl with some feather loops every few circles.
Though I love my Omni thread, lately I have been drawn back to my Glide.  It has a slight shimmer and really lays nicely on the top of the fabric.
How about another?
Another sweet friend's baby quikt ...
I love these little embroideries!  I did a little loop and a special tighter design in the frame right around each stitchery.
Oops!  Looks like I forgot a picture of the full quilt!  It was adorable.  

I have a few more, but I'll save them for next time!

This sweetie had her first sleepover at daddy's last night ... My heart is full of joy!  They had a big weekend planned ... What do you do when you live in cold, Michigan?  Drive 2 hours to an indoor water park.  Then they went to play putt putt golf.  I have a feeling everyone is going to sleep well tonight!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Organizing scraps

I have been cutting and sorting and I managed to get through all my scraps!  I did actually take a plastic grocery sack full and dump a bunch.  They were old and I just couldn't cut anymore!

I have bins for strips cut:  1" to 3 1/2".  

I also have squares cut 1/2" to 3 1/2"

Rectangles cut 2" x 3 1/2", 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" and 3 1/2" x 6 1/2"

There is a great tutorial on Bonnie Hunter's blog ... Quiltville ... In the top right corner of her blog is a pull down box, go to Tips and Techniques and then go to Scrap Users System.  It's really interesting ... So here's what I got ...
And here is more ...
This doesn't look like much, but it took hours!!!!  There's a lot more here than appears to be!

So now that I have all these scraps, every project I make has to have the scraps cut and saved, so as not to have such a huge pile to go through!!  Not thrown into a basket to deal with later!!!  I really encourage you to tame your stash and cut anything smaller than a fat quarter in these various measurements.  Now the next step will be to find a pattern that uses these scrap dimensions!  Pretty sure I can find a Bonnie Hunter pattern!

Ok ... Onto my February stash project... I cut it all out the other day ...
Super quick and fun ... And look .. I'll give you a peek at my first block ...
How cute is that?!!  Okay, gotta go figure out yardage so I can do my overdo stash report!!