Thursday, June 2, 2016

April & May Spring Madness !

Wow!,, April got started off with a Bang..  I got the house clean and a fresh look in March,,  left with a bit of a perk to go to the Basement and  rummage/fondle the fabric bins,,  maybe even put some order to the Chaos there,  sorry No Pic of the mess there.. LOL

 I did find baggies of pre cuts.. ala  Bonnie Hunter style.. There is a lot of fabric in a gallon baggie. First one was started for me already with 1.5" strips bargello . Nancy was here to cheer me on with that one.

  While she was here and we were talking donated fabrics,, She came up with the idea that her Kansas  group does a scrappy donation.. They also had a place for GoodDeeds to the Shriners down that way.....  OKKK  That will be this years big send off.  Above is an ez and fast one, I did three of this.. and trying to draft pattern with instructions for the Kansas girls.
  I tried doing feathers on the Big quilty machine,, Tis a  small blessing that they are  hid within the  colors... and piano key lines for the borders. ---- FYI those lil squares are 1 inch size.
  Nancy and I  did a very FUN trip to Cedar Rapids Machine Quilt Convention and took classes from Claudia Phiel of Germany.. lots of ideas ! and oooOOO Wow the fancy quilts shown there.     Very fun  trip... took me a week to recover ! lol
  On arrival home,, I had  25#  package of colors from Hoffman International fabric company.... ALL SKINNY RANDOM STRIPS,,, ohh my,, this will be a challenge..  trash to anyone else,, Loot for me ! THANK YOU Hoffmans !

 a few things got finished this month   and the Pile is growing..  just wait till Fall to see how large it grows.
                                            Mothers day flowers

 I had every surface in the house filled at one point... here I'm drafting an idea to use both Hoffman strips and  some curtain samples... stay tuned.....
 #1 from the Hoffan bag of strips a bargello using rectangles from wider strips and softer collection of colors called 'Simply Eclectic'
 ..from a precut scrap baggie of  cream, pink, burgundy, greens,,,

                                        My DivaDarling will be 10 in Sept.

 It seems Nancy has been busy too. While at her house she pulled 3 big boxes of fabric brought home from Kansas girls packed into my car! THANK YOU !

 Diva helped when I dumped it on the floor to sort into  brights, solids, holiday.. foldable size and bits.....
 ... she had attitude when I shooed her away after folding...

 .. back to the drafted project..... paper  piecing an old fashioned spider quilt.  This technique was used in the 30s by stitching any useable bit to newspaper.
  Remember Plan A-Plan B?? I got it quilted.. it will be gifted soon.

 from theClaudia Phiel class, She taught using cursive as a design. can you see cursive 'u'..' i'.... ta daaaaa..................
  I'm so blessed with donations,, but  a bit of chaos & madness follows.. with  things sorted into ideas,   I have flats boxes everywhere..
Here I'm cutting the group of  Country Bits into  Braid size for the next Good Deed using Nancy's Girls fabrics....

And the drafted pattern,, The Spider web.. using curtain samples as the star colors.... and the Hoffman International Simply Eclectic as the web.  I think it looks like a Ferris Wheel .. A very fun one !
June is here. I'm finishing piecing on a Country color Braid quilt ( I think I have enough cut for two).. and cutting my way thru a large box of brights for another Braid quilt.. possibly three in that box..... I think I need some kits ready to put in the RV should we get a crazy idea to fire that up.. there's a machine out there too ! ....
 Enjoy the Summer !

1 comment:

Nancy Bunt said...

My goodness you have been productive!!😍