Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Scrappy Wednesday


The newest temperature rosette is ready to be stitched to it's background.  I went thru my scraps and pulled light to dark Aquas as we head back into those temperatures.  We are thankful that it is warming up gradual so all that snow melts off slowly to prevent flooding.  Between the three big storms in March, we had a total of 72" - a LOT of snow.

32 - 41 -38 - 38 - 38 - 42 -43


 There are now two of the diamond project and I have pulled the three strips for the next one.  I really like this pattern and may make one using 1/2" hexies and a variety of scraps - a long term project of course. 


I had pulled out my box of apple fabrics to find something to go with those boxed squares made last week.  Quite a variety and some very vintage pieces in there as well.



A night photo indoors - not good.  But you get the idea and I will get a better picture in natural lighting when done.  The block with the HSTs was in with the print that had such a pretty orchard scene, so I used it.  There is enough of that with another large piece to make the back.  I'm deciding if this needs a border and if so, what will I use.

  
A closer look at this wonderful print.  I fussy cut two large pieces and there are mixes of other fun orchard bits I found in that box.


Not that I want Fall to come around so fast, but I love apple picking time.  And do you see the two black cats?  Had to have kitties on my orchard.


And there are a few flock of sheep mixed in just for fun.


There was a green, blue, and brown print of Deb Strain's 'Apple Crisp' that I made extra boxed squares with  and I thought this was the perfect name for this quilt.  The vintage brown I would have loved for the border, but you can see the flaws in this - they run pretty regular, thus not able to use as well as I know the fabric is just too fragile.


This is Debby Kratovil's 'Adinkra' quilt pattern that she had as a BOM last year (or year before?).  These are African symbols and was inspired by her trip to Africa.  I made little tribal dolls with fabric that a friend brought me from Africa.  I need to put setting triangles on them so I can get this quilt put together at last.


Please disregard the torn plastic table cloth - compliments of Bella and why I use plastic table clothes.  I pulled my tote of solids, but there really isn't large pieces in here for corners as well as I am not sure this is how I want to head.  Would any one like some solid scraps?  Seriously - they need to go out the door so just put in your comment 'me please' and I will pull a name next Wednesday.

I think I need to do some fabric shopping to make this quilt have the right look.  Any suggestions or on-line shops to pick up some regional prints?

Since my plan A is a bust, I think I will pull a baggy of gifted scraps yet to be sorted and play with bow ties.  They were my block for the month and I have not made a single one yet.  So plan B is my play date.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

16 comments:

  1. I will take some scraps off your hands. love playing in someone elses stash and solids I usually dont buy for some reason.
    love your apple crisp and African quilts. so fun

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  2. If you’re looking for aboriginal prints, theyhad a good supply at Wandering Stitches Quilt Studio in Orlando. They also had them in the quilt shop I visited in Decatur, GA, Intown Quilters.

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  3. Apple Crisp, now I am craving that and ice cream!!! LOL. Me on the scrap raffle!!!

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  4. Me please! Thanks for the chance to win! Love the Apple Crisp quilt! katfishb@yahoo.com

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  5. Lovely fabric in your temperature rosette, the diamonds are great too. Love the boxes and orchard quilt top, the sheep are cute. The African symbols look interesting...lucky you had plan B t7omove on to.

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  6. Sorry about the bad typing ..should read B to move on to!!

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  7. The African symbol blocks are fabulous.

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  8. Apple Crisp is the perfect name for this quilt! The orchard fabric is so pretty!

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  9. What a great apple quilt - I can't recall ever seeing apple related fabrics so this is so fresh and new to me. Anxiously awaiting how your adinkra quilt comes together. Makes me wish I had bought lots more fabric when I was in Ghana & Egypt.

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  10. You have the best scraps....lovin' the orange.

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  11. The Apple Crisp quilt is looking great! You got 72" of snow in March? WOW!

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  12. Nice blues and I love your African symbols!

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  13. I love the autumn colours of your boxed squares quilt. It looks like it will be a while before you see those colours in your temperature rosettes, though.

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  14. The applique designs are so cool. mountainviewquiltshoppe.com has African prints. So does overrainbow.com.

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  15. Your quilts are very pretty. Have you given away the solids? I am trying very hard not to buy more fabric & I have a quilt in mind that I have everything for but the crayon blue. Thanks! I tried previewing my comment & lost it, I am signed into Google, but don't think it translates to your blog. Julie Anne

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