Sunday, June 22, 2014

More Yellow Goodness!

I know that I'm a day late posting this - the blocks were done yesterday, but I just ran out of time and energy to post anything.  I did laundry - hung most of it on the clothesline - then decided to check out the veggie garden....  We've had a bit of rain in the past few days - just enough to get the weeds going!  At first, I thought I'd just pull them out, but using the small hoe and trowel made the job much more productive.  Of course, I'm paying for that half-hour now ;-(
But, I did get my last yellow blocks done!  These are my Kickin' Stash blocks - and I LOVE how good they look!  I didn't think that they'd show up really well against the white of the blocks, but choosing darker yellows helped a lot.
So, I'm sure that you'd like to see the blocks - and then I'm off to link up to the Rainbow Scrappy Challenge page:

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Lots of yellow-y goodness for a Saturday!

(I know that it's Sunday!  It was too late to post this last night).
I actually got to spend about 15 minutes in my sewing room last night.  Our kids surprised DH and I with a mostly un-announced visit - DD#1 called to say she was coming home for a few days (Thurs. to Sat.); she also casually mentioned that DD#2 might be showing up after work on Fri. evening...  Well, DD#2 arrived with her hubby - and our son showed up too!  He actually had to learn to drive a car with a standard transmission on Thurs. evening so he could come home.  Hubby and I both had birthdays the first week of June, and our wedding anniversary this past week, and the kids wanted to celebrate all of those events with us.
So, what did I do with my 15 minutes of sewing?  I had pre-cut all the yellow fabrics I'd need for this month's yellow Rainbow Scrappy Challenge, so it didn't take long to add to my scrappy technicolor braid, and to put my Japanese + and x blocks together.
I also did a bit of fabric shopping this week, and found some orange FQs, just in case the colour orange should pop up some time this year - *hint, hint* Angela!  It can be a difficult fabric colour to find, so I figured I'd better grab it while I could!
So, check out my scrappy yellow blocks, and check Angela's site for other yellow scrappy goodness!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

I'm cutting it close!

You'd think that with all the half-done projects I have, it would be easy to pick one for my June "A Lovely Year of Finishes" project... so why has it taken me this long to decide on one?  I finished quilting my May choice, and then right away quilted a baby quilt (I've almost finished sewing down the binding), but, even though I've got 3 more quilts that are layered and ready to quilt, I really don't feel like quilting another one right now.
So....... I decided that I'm going to start a project that's been cut for about 8 months - it seems like every time I was ready to start piecing it, something would come up, and I'd have to put it aside; and then another project would get put on top of it, and I'd forget about it....  But not any more!  June's ALYoF project is going to be my Black & White & Lime Swoon quilt!  I think I'll be doing well to finish the top, so don't look for a complete quilt - but, if it happens, that will be a happy bonus!
Here's a pic of some of my fabrics - the B&Ws change from block to block, but the green will be constant:
I'm off to post this on Melissa's site.