Sunday, April 21, 2013

Scrappy Sewing & Stash Enhancements

Today I am working on scrappy projects - Strip Stacks 1 & 2 and my April Schnibble. Blue & Brown Strip Stack blocks are still on the Design Wall and I don't have room to add the additional blocks. Today I'm doing the 4 half blocks and then I'll move them all to my floor downstairs and start laying them out.
I put together 2 Scrappy Strip Stack blocks this morning - I always like a couple of test blocks to admire. I'm sewing these as my leader ender project for now.
And here is a peek at some of my 9 patch blocks for Hat Trick which is April's Schnibble. Instead of using charm packs I'm dipping into my 2" watercolor square bins. Today I need to decide on background fabric - white, white scrappy, light floral or light floral scrappy. I love these little projects!
I've got a swap coming up next month on the HGTV Quilting Forum and was shocked at how little blue I have in my stash so you know what that means...
a box of goodness from Thousands of Bolts!
I need blues, yellows and brights for the swap and added a few lights.
I'm trying hard to distract myself from the snow that is falling out my window... it might be a good idea to roll my sewing table back against the wall!


I'm linking up to Scrap Basket Sunday@Kim's Big Quilting Adventure and Sunday Stash@Kate Quilts.

17 comments:

  1. Love this post! Lots of eye candy...beautiful scrappy blocks and your Hat Trick is coming along really well! Great fabrics you have purchased...very Springlike...so let's forget about that white stuff!

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  2. I LOVE those fabrics in the 9 patches.

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  3. Love those fabrics. I may have to do a little online shopping myself since there is not time actually get to a quilt shop these days.

    We've had rain today, alternated with short periods of sun shining and the temps are in the 40's. Maybe we will have spring after all. There is still a lot of snow to melt, but there is green grass showing up between the drifts. YAY!!

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  4. Lovely purchases. I am expecting a box of loveliness of my own on Monday. Nothing like starting the week off right.

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  5. There are wonderful eye candies.Your scrappy caught my eye.I need to buy too some blues to my "blue" Dear Jane.Happy sewing!!.

    Today was a warm and a windy day.

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  6. Ilove those strippy stack blocks! Such a nice pattern! Your 9 patch blocks look pretty too! SNOW...??? I hope you see some signs of spring really soon!

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  7. Your strip quilt is lovely! I have a pattern for something similar and your photo inspires me to get the pattern and some scraps out and get it made! I have decided to stop looking at the snow too...

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  8. Your blue/brown strip quilt is fantastic! So is your Hat Trick. Happy scrappy Sunday.

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  9. Lots of lovely scrappy projects! You've reminded me I need to get going on Hat Trick too. I'll look forward to seeing how you decide to set them.

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  10. Nice addition to your stash. Snow! Poor thing. We got quite a nice weather for a week, everything is turning green and it's just so energizing. Hang in there, I'm sure it's coming your way too.

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  11. Deb, love your new stash additions, and those blocks are wonderful. Question? Leader ender project? Test blocks? Teach me!
    We are expecting snow today and tomorrow. Last week's snow melted teasing us with green grass. The dark clouds rolling over the mountains from the west look low and loaded. Ahh, the many faces of Spring!!
    Stay warm!!

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  12. I love the strip stack and ordered the pattern for myself to make up. Question for you regarding the thousand bolt site. When I go there the fabric is dull looking and not like it should show. Is there a secret to looking at all the fabric to see what colors you are actually getting when ordered? Any help would be great.

    Thanks so much for a great quilting site.

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  13. I NEED one of those boxes ...

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  14. The "cold" is starting to settle in here -- we are past halfway through autumn so it's not surprising. Your picture made me feel even colder!

    Love that scrappy version of Strip Stacks!

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  15. Love the colors in the Strip Stacks . That will make such a pretty quilt.

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  16. Love your box. Thanks for the heads up on Thousands of Bolts. Any clue what that blue is on the far right?

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  17. Oh I could be distracted by snow! It never snows here. You have some cheeky bright polka dots to add a splash of colour.

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