Friday, January 29, 2016

Blue Serenity


It's the last 'blue' weekend for RSC16 (and someone asked me what RSC meant and they were a no reply commentor - rainbow scrap challange - side bar button).  I haven't gotten to trimming these and they are paper pieced as they are tiny.  There will be more of these to use up the last of the bits of blue.


Some very sweet bloggers got in touch as I went quiet too long.  I actually took some ME time.  Time much needed with my daughter and grandies.  My furkids were miffed with me, too.  As you can see - Moe climbed into the first project tote I pulled once back home and would NOT let me take any fabrics out.  He has HUGE nails and SHARP teeth, so I moved on to something else.


I worked on catching up on the Moda Sampler Block Shuffle.  I didn't like the leaf block, so changed it out with the Ohio Star block instead.  There are just four blocks left and they are available for download, but I am sticking with my every other Friday work schedule on these.  Besides - I am doing a lot of secret sewing behind all this month's posts.


This is a block I designed for the Tim Holtz 'Eclectic Elements' Challenge sponsored by Bernina.  I didn't win nor even get picked as one of the blocks to go into a quilt for display at Spring Quilt Market, but it was fun and I had some lovely comments.  It's all about 'Do More Things That Make You Happy'.


I started to compile and work on another project - again Moe moved out of the tote, but I had him snuggle down into my pile of goods.  I've been testing for the lovely Bea - she has had several magazine publications and has her patterns on Connecting Threads (and one is offered as a kit).  **And it's her Blog-A-Versary**  This is a mix of Marcus fabrics in the blue and pinks for my Pantone 'color of the year' quilt.


I know a lot of people connected the pastel pink and blue with the old diaper pins that had the color platic heads to distinquish 'boy/girl' - they weren't happy with the choice.  These are not my normal working colors or pallette, but I like to try and make something using the color of the year.  And this is the first time they have chosen 2 colors - so I hope what I have planned using Bea's lovely pattern is a sense of 'order and peace'.

Nuts About Blog Hop

And I have something to share during this up and coming Blog Hop.  I will be ready for opening day.  You can find the full schedule HERE.  

Have a lovely weekend,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

20 comments:

  1. You have some wonderful projects. especially love your shuffle blocks. Your entry into the challenge is gorgeous!

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  2. Now we see who rules the roost in your house! Like those Moda blocks....but love your challenge piece.

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  3. Love your blue cabin blocks. Me time is important.

    Moe wants a little Moe time.
    Moe looks and sounds like my Butterfly. She is the most cuddly of cats, but she is is sometimes called "The Claw" ... just one ... and it is very quick, long and sharp. Butterfly also likes to set her razor sharp teeth onto my hand ... but just enough to let me know she has a bite ... and will use it if I do not serve. She is The Cat. I am only the human. Butterfly prefers finished quilts, though. It is Katniss who is my ever present quilty helper.

    Looking forward to the blog hop ... :) Pat

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  4. Moe just wants you to pick him up and give him a good cuddle, just ignore the look in his eyes, LOL. The blue log cabins are so pretty, RSC16 sounds like a flu vaccine so I'm glad you enlightened the person who didn't know :). I love your challenge block, silly people for not picking yours but it made you happy and made me smile.

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  5. Your furkids are something else.
    I saw a sunset not long ago and immediately thought, "Ah, the Pantone colors of the year". It was beautiful and they really did go together.

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  6. Great blocks. Especially those tiny scrappy blue log cabins. Moe cracks me up when he manipulate your sewing plans.

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  7. Lots of lovely blocks to share this week. So many pretty fabrics.

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  8. a perfect way to use up the bits, in pp blocks. I love doing that too. I have many units printed, waiting. Secret sewing .... ? I'm definitely intrigued.

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  9. Still laughing at Moe!
    I love all your blocks, and especially the Holtz one - what fun!

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  10. Me time is important! Glad you found some. Great blocks. The kitties do get upset when they're neglected. Mine just loves to get into my lap so I have to stop what I'm doing pay attention to him!

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  11. I LOVE the block you designed! It's great!

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  12. Your challenge block is wonderful Sharon!!! And those little blue paper-pieced cabin blocks - YUM!!!! Even though I'm under the gun today trying to get a few things finished for upcoming guild meetings, my fingers are now itching to pull out my tiny blue crumbs and make some tiny blue cabins :*). You are such a great instigator my friend LOL!!!
    Glad you found some time for you - we all need that now and again, don't we?

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  13. I love your blue blocks. Those are going to be so pretty made into a quilt.

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  14. Your challenge block turned out beautifully. It looks really complicated. Have fun stitching this weekend. You definitely have a lot of fun projects in the works.

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  15. What a great block you designed! Too bad it wasn't picked, but sounds like you had a good experience. You never know unless you try!!

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  16. You do stay busy. I seem to go in circles - alot of starts, few finishes

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  17. Glad to hear you had some me time! We all need a little of that now and then. I like your Bernina challenge block. Was it paper pieced? I hope you'll make more as the secondary pattern should be fab too

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  18. Moe is guarding your time . . . claws and teeth? Yikes!! I love secret sewing . . . it's the mostest fun!! Have a great week, Sharon! :)

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  19. Your tiny log cabin blocks are very sweet, and I am. Rey impressed by your Tim Holz block. The fabric choices are complex and interesting. It is a winner.

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  20. I absolutely love the block you designed - it should have won! I'm not so happy with this year's colors of the year - they just remind me of the 80's, I'm afraid, and feel old. Hopefully they will grow on me!

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