Friday, January 15, 2016

Being Blue


No, I'm not blue - just playing with blue scraps.  Those two large tubs I thought were so full of scraps - weren't.  I forgot I have my flannels, minky, and extra wides packed in them with some scrap bags on top.  I really had to dig for some blues.  I want to make Angela's RSC16 Column Sampler so I really needed some larger pieces.  Thus the FQ tote came out to play along with my tote of larger pieces of white.  AND there's Moe - ready to help.


Some of my FQs aren't really FQs, so I tried to use those smaller pieces and then threw the left overs in the baggy of odd pieces I found.  I made two of each color way - all of them have the same dark textured center.


I'm making the smaller version, so only needed 6 blocks.  I love this block so much!!


And I finished up all the spool blocks as leader/enders while doing those sparkler stars. I use Kona Black a LOT and have so many pieces, cut-offs, left over bindings - hopefully this project will use those up.


As I was clearing and putting things away - Moe had to change napping spots.  I pulled some skinnies and bits from the 'white' tote to play with the baggy of blues at some point (log cabin blocks) - they must have looked like they needed holding down.


I know you want to see what I bought at that sale.  Neutrals!  Three one yard cuts and a three yard extra wide backing.  The JR is EBI Fabrics which I have not heard of or bought before, but at $18 and I like the mix of black/grey/lime green (it looks yellow in photo).  And the cute 'Cat Stack' wool/felt wall hanging kit was half price and had to come home with me.


And I got this really cool bag (free) to carry all my goodies home.  It was a beautiful weather day - I think we had more snow in the Valley than the Catskill Mountains did.  Lovely drive with some sweet people - lunch out, lively talk, lots of laughs - perfect day.

I have to drag out and set up my big tables to layer and baste out a quilt - then quilt it.  My weekend project - what's yours?

**linking to RSC16 - Oh,Scrap - January's Scraptastic Tuesday - Whoop-Whoop Friday - Feline Friday**

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

35 comments:

  1. I got the gold lame bag at the Anniversary sale last year. I had many yards of repros in that crazy bag. There had to be 60 or 70 people in that shop when I was there. May brave it again over the weekend and get some goodies.....

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  2. Wow! Your stars are beautiful. I think I may turn my small column quilt into a row quilt by adding an additional row or two.
    Nice finds at the sales. Looking forward to seeing Cat Stack come together.

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  3. LOVE those sparkler stars. I haven't picked a rainbow scrappy block yet. Well, there's one i like but I haven't committed to yet cuz I could just make more box kites from last year. Luckily Moe was available to hold down those unruly fanrics!! Looks like you did well at the sale - one can never have enough neutrals and the JR is such an interesting combo.

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  4. love those blue stars so so cute. of course I am partial to blues anyway

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  5. Glad that you were able to find enough blues. Sounds like you are using up lots of extras and leftovers in those blocks. Very pretty!

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  6. i love both sets of blocks and I have a kitty helper too...only difference is yours sheds black and mine white, ha ha! :)

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  7. Oooh, the stars are stellar! I love, love, love them!

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    1. It's kind of funny, I've been playing around with that block, too! I love it!

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  8. Your blue star blocks are gorgeous! I don't think I have ever seen that pattern.

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  9. Those blocks at the top are stunning! Looking forward to seeing more of this project. Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

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  10. So nice that you had a great day out, I hope the winter weather holds out for you. I really love that star thanks for the heads up.

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  11. Beautiful star....and love those spool blocks. Looks like you picked some good stuff up!

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  12. Very pretty star blocks. I love the black with the spools. I am glad to see you have a helper with your sewing.

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  14. Your Twinkler Stars are gorgeous. That block on of my favorites. The black really makes those blue spools pop. Hope your weekend plans go well. (Sorry about the delete/readdition, sometimes my computer decides I'm done typing when I'm not).

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  15. SO much scrappy goodness in your post - and that Moe is definitely a good helper!

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  16. I LOVE those blue stars!!! That is a great block.

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  17. Your blue twinklers are gorgeous! You're making Angela's column quilt even more tempting than it already is...
    Love all your loot! Can't wait to see what you do with the jelly roll.

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  18. Oh, I LOVE those blue blocks and it looks like you did a great job at the Patchwork Co. Can't wait to see what you do with that jellyroll!! :-))

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  19. Gorgeous Twinkler blocks and cute spools! And Moe is such a good helper (and good company, too, I bet!)

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  20. I love those pretty blue stars...and Cat Stack! Oh what fun! Those neutrals would make a good Maggie quilt.

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  21. Your RSC blue blocks are gorgeous Sharon!!! I'm going to have to make a few of those too. The new pattern is super cute - can't wait to see you bring it to life. And new neutrals are always welcome!

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  22. Nice progress on the twinkles, and the spools look great on the black.

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  23. Beautiful twinklers... I still need to make mine. The spools are great - I made a few this week and forgot to post them. Love the black with yours.

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  24. Nice start on blue. Love thee blocks for RSC2016 column quilt. I am anxious to start but determined to finish 2015 first.

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  25. Sounds like you had a great outing and that the new year is off to a good start.

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  26. Did you sew all your stars together? This is my first Rainbow Challenge. Are the spools one of the columns?

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  27. Did you sew all your stars together? This is my first Rainbow Challenge. Are the spools one of the columns?

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  28. I really like your stars and the spool blocks! So pretty in all the differrent blues.

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  29. I am in on the column quilt too. I love those twinkle blocks. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  30. Your blue blocks all look so good! Lucky you were able to find enough to work with.

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