Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Scraptastic Tuesday

Scraptastic Tuesday

I'm a little late posting up to Scraptastic Tuesday.  We have been on a 24hr. alert for tornados - yes, tornados in New York State!  See Here - and so close to my daughter/family.  We had power out (blown transformers) and heavy sideways rain.

    
I've had this lovely package of charms (Starburst by Benartex designed specifically for Canada) that were gifted to me by a sweet Canadian blogger - thank you Lesley.  But so long ago that I felt guilty when I found it in my cleaning and reorganization.  The Kona Black strip roll is probably just as old - I had tucked them together with some thought.  A plan formed.


Now this print I am trying to find information on and date it.  You may have to enlarge the picture, but I can't make out the selvedge myself.  A name and code in small blue crypted dots.  And it is only 35" WOF which gives me an approximate age.  A little over a yard of it and scraps gifted back when I started quilting - but time to use it.


When power was out, I cut - when power was on, I stitched.


Since there was two of each colorway/print charm - let them shine in a box block.  One black and one white.  All squared up and ready to put into a quilt top - if the power behaves tomorrow.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

19 comments:

gayle said...

I hope the power stays on - I can't wait to see that finished top!

Sarah Craig said...

Very pretty! I think, though, that every day is a scrap-tastic day around your place!

Wonky Girl said...

Wonderful idea on how to use the charms. Power outage? Treadle machine comes in handy :-).

Christine M said...

Your blocks look great Sharon. They will make an effective quilt. I hope the power stays on for you.

ES said...

I wanted to say thank you, again, for my layer cake, it arrived in the post this week, and I can't wait to get sewing with it :)

Cheryll said...

Great idea adding one to a black background then the same in a light background. Hope the power behaves tomorrow...xox

Karen said...

These charms are beautiful. It looks like you found the right fabrics to make the charms pop.

Nicky said...

Hope your power stays on! Great use of your time and good idea to use contrast backgrounds. Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

Debbie said...

I think I recognize that fabric....or something very close to it. Are we talking 80s fabric or a bit earlier? I do believe this quilt will be very effective and striking with the contrast. Hope the power stays on for you.

tink's mom said...

Tornado's in NY scary. Great looking blocks lead to great looking quilts. Looking forward to the great finish.

Val's Creative Life said...

Such crazy weather!!! Hang in there...these will look fun together!

Needled Mom said...

I love that little print fabric! 35"? It must be old!

Stay safe in that crazy weather.

Carol S. said...

I love the charm pack prints...cute blocks! Stay safe from those tornadoes!

Sheila said...

Oh my! I'm glad you are safe. That storm was too close. Strange weather. Love the prints.
As I go through my sewing area, tidying, organizing, I find scraps, blocks, fat quarters, patterns and papers tucked away in years past.
Stay safe, dear.

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Nothing like sewing to take your mind off the weather!! Looks good. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Rebecca in AK said...

Tornados in New York! I hope you and family are safe! I love that charm pack. It looks like you are on your way to making a great quilt out those three elements, scrap fabric, charm pack and a jelly roll!

Kate said...

Hope you weathered all the storms with everything intact. Those kind of storms are scary. I guess it's our turn this weekend.

I love your new blocks. Looking forward to seeing all those stitched together.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Hope your weather is better today. Nice blocks. That black on white print looks like a civil war print.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wow.....hate tornadoes. So glad you are safe.