Saturday, August 29, 2015

Happy Dance Pillow

There's been one finish this week using (those orange and pink) scraps that had been piling up. The combination of such warm and happy colours remind me of summer - think peaches, apricots and raspberries.  A very fitting finish for the last week of August!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WIP Wednesday - Summer scraps

Scraps in the colours of summer pieced and quilted (using a built in wave stitch on my machine).
  A scrappy finish is within reach for me this week, as you can see from the photo above.  I've had a couple of evening sessions dedicated to using up scraps in a range of pinks and oranges.  Since I keep my scraps sorted by colour, it's pretty easy for me to control the palette of my project, if I want to.  It also makes obvious favourite fabric colours, as those are the bins that tend to fill the fastest. ;o)

Friday, August 21, 2015

Finish it up Friday - Pencil Case

Growing up, I always looked forward to starting a new school year with a new box of coloured pencils and then making a special pencil case to carry them.  However, none of those pencil cases ever had the same charm that this one has.  It's just so cute AND it meant pulling out some favourite scraps for stitching those coloured pencils. How could I resist making this sweet pencil case?  ;o)

The pattern for this colourful case can be found in the book, Sew Gifts and is the design of Adrienne Smitke. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


 Three Sprout blocks (click here) made from my green scraps.  Block design by Tracey from TraceyJay Quilts.
I celebrated my birthday yesterday, with some scrappy sewing in my birthstone's colour (Peridot).  It didn't even occur to me until today, as I looked at these photos. What a fun coincidence! I'm not prejudiced against green (those in the Peridot range of colour, often catch my eye), but it's rare that I will make something with green as the focus colour in my project.  Until yesterday, that is.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Finished Swooning

Hot on the heels of last week's quilt finish, I wrapped up another languishing project (started here).  Remember the Swoon quilt craze?  I enthusiastically jumped aboard, finished up my blocks, pieced a backing, pin basted it together and then apparently, lost all steam to finish.
Love orange and pink together!  The background fabric is Play dots in Vanilla by Aneela Hoey from her Sherbet Pips line and is one of my favourite low volume prints.
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