Saturday, April 11, 2020

Scrappy days...

I'm taking a couple of days to work on some scrappy favourite.

I know there are so many UFO's in the sewing room (as someone was kind enough to remind me), but I couldn't resist the 15-day mystery sewalong hosted by Edyta Sitar.

Here is my quilt, made of 30's fabrics from my stash...

There's a couple of bits I would change if I did it over, but I'm pretty happy with it. I was not going to do a border, but Edyta showed us a few options and I really like the pieced option. I think it would set this quilt off nicely. On the other hand, it would be nice just to call this one done! lol

For a long time I've wanted to do Jen Kingwell's Halo quilt and it's actually started. Now there is an Instagram sewalong for Halo, where you try to finish and post 2 blocks per week. I've joined in as it seems like a good way to get back to this quilt. Here are the four blocks that I had already pieced...

This would be a good one to piece by hand....but I already have enough slow stitching projects on the go.

Next bit of scrappiness?? ongoing leaders-and-enders project, log cabin blocks made of 1" logs...

I know there is not a lot on contrast, but I also know that I am going to absolutely love this quilt. I can already picture it on my bed!!

Does anyone else find that once you start down the rabbit hole of fussy-cutting you tend to try to incorporate it all the time?

For instance, the peace sign...

....and my hedgehogs...I wish I'd purchased more of that one!...

 ...some bunnies...

 ...I love the kiwi fabric...

..and some words...

I keep a stack of partially made log cabins next to the sewing machine and they turn into finished blocks surprisingly quickly.

Last bit of scrappy for today is the mystery quilt that Bonnie Hunter is running currently, called Unity. As always with Bonnie's quilt patterns, there is always a lot of piecing involved!

Even a bit of "ghastly" fuss-cutting going on...

I feel a little guilty to get this personal sewing time, as we as quilters have been called on to make items for "the cause", but I'm going to sweep that guilt away....we've all been doing what we can.

I did get some scrub caps made for ICU nurses...there was a call out for some in a city near here....

I know my daughter's girlfriend seemed to appreciate getting a few. She works across the border in health care and says it's pretty bad there :(

This weekend we all expected to be sewing gowns for our local LTC facility, which has been hit especially hard but the kits for the gowns did not arrive before the weekend. So I am taking this bit of personal sewing time for myself, knowing that it'll be a busy week ahead.

I am linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?.

I am also linking up with Cynthia over at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.


  1. Wow, I love all of your beautiful scrappy projects! You certainly have been busy!

  2. Love the log cabin blocks, going to be a wonderful cheerful quilt! I downloaded the blocks for Edyta's quilt, your fabrics look great. It seems like I'm always piecing a quilt of my own and don't want to stop what I'm working on to jump into another project. Have a blessed day!

  3. I'm all for a few scrappy projects! You've been very busy and doing your part and then some!

  4. I'm new to your blog and glad I found it. I just love the colors in your Edyta quilt! by far the best combination I've seen!

  5. Scrappy projects are my favorites! Your Jen Kingwell Halo blocks are especially fun. Enjoy!

  6. LOVE all of your scrappy projects!! I think it's necessary to take a break from "sewing for the cause" to do a bit of personal sewing. It's SEW important for our own mental health!

  7. Hurray! Lots of scrappy goodness! Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us.

  8. Wow! There is so much scrappy goodness in this one post. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  9. Always look forward to your blog! Love the log cabin blocks. Haven't made any of them yet and just might have to try it. Happy Easter 🐣


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