"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Cleaning Up

The sewing room needed a good clean up.  My QADD has been pretty bad lately, and it was time to rein it in.  Lucky for me, I was invited to a Birthday Bash this weekend, and I was expected to sew all weekend.  Chookyblue was celebrating her third birthday for the chook shed, and invited quilters from all over the world to help her celebrate.  Hop over to her blog for a linky list to see what everyone accomplished over the weekend. 
For starters, I worked on finishing my green projects.  I made a placemat, but the photo is awful.  Can’t get a decent picture in my sewing room.  It really is a nice shade of green.

I saw this little tutorial last night, and decided to whip one up before I put the green scraps away.

It took probably less than 10 minutes to assemble, and then another 10 minutes to tack the corners together.  You can find the tutorial HERE.

I had planned to get some actual quilting done over the weekend, but it didn’t happen.  So here is my last green project, less the quilting and binding.  Again, a horrible picture, it really is green not black!  And it WILL get quilted tomorrow.  Pop over to Angela’s blog to see more green goodness.

The green scraps have now been tamed, and all fit in one neat stack in my scrap tub.  But the blues were bothering me.  As much as I had made with blue, that pile was still far too large.  I saw a sampler quilt on a blog, and immediately knew that I would make a blue quilt for our Guild’s service project.  It’s not assembled yet, but all the blocks are (almost) made, and the layout and assembly will take place soon.  Here are a few of the blocks – I won’t bore you with all of them (yet).





 I found an orphan block in the blue bag, and it is now a placemat.  And I found 2 small orphans which are now coasters/mug rugs.  I also pulled out some blues that I know I’ll never use, and they’re going to a guild member who makes scrap quilts.  The remaining blue scraps are now housed in the scrap tub with the other colors!

Now that the greens and blues have been put away, there’s room on my sewing table to tackle other things.  Today I prepped five small hand projects – 3 stitcheries and 2 tiny wool appliques.  Should I happen to get a job anytime soon, I want to be prepared with lunchtime projects.  And I can’t use my quilting machine if my sewing table is covered, because I have to move all the piles from the quilting table to the sewing table!  How sad is that. 

I think I mentioned that Dh celebrated a birthday earlier this week, and this was his gift from me.  It’s a Nova Scotia Lighthouse, designed by Kaaren of The Painted Quilt.  I bought the pattern when we visited Nova Scotia last fall.

We’ve had some thunderstorms move through several times over the weekend, so it was the perfect time for sewing, prepping, and organizing.  Friday, however, was mostly sunny and beautiful.  So I’ll leave you with a couple of kayaking pictures.

Keep on stitching….. Sunny





20 comments:

  1. you did well taming those blue scraps for the Chookshed party...........thanks for joining the sewing fun............

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  2. Lovely green projects. Great job on using up so many blues.

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  3. The colour of the month for June in the RSC is blue! So perhaps you put that blue box away a bit too soon?
    Nice bunch of blocks you've made and lots done for the Chookshed Party.

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  4. loving your blue blocks! the green blocks look great too, Dh's mini looks beautiful
    lovely flowers in your last pics

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  5. Hello Sunny! Sounds like you had a great stitching weekend and got a good deal accomplished! Love your blue blocks.... looking forward to seeing them put together into a quilt! Happy June! :) x

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  6. beautiful scrap sewing there Sunny... I might have to embrace that philosophy in a year or two when I have time, after finishing a few important long term projects... lovely greens there! x

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  7. You certainly had a productive weekend! I love the idea of a blue sampler quilt and can't wait to see yours. I have so much blue, too, and that's ok ... I love blue. ;-)

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  8. I love the little hexagon tray. It's perfect for using up one of those 'favorite' scraps I can't bear to part with. And with all your projects, when do you have time to sleep? LOL

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  9. I love your lighthouse! Those blue blocks are wonderful too. You got a lot more sewing done this month than I did.

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  10. You did well working on all your greens and blues Sunny..
    Love Hubby's birthday gift...I have a soft spot for lighthouses...any houses actually..

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  11. What a beautiful gift for DH--great job!!!
    and you really did keep yourself busy stitching over the week end--
    great projects--
    Smiles

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  12. Dear Sunny ... such a lovely posting and such sweet little projects. I love the little fabric "treasure keeper" ... I think that it may be a little project for me to work on. I hope that you have a blessed week. Thank you for visiting my "little space" and for sharing your thoughts. Hugs ♥ Teri

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  13. Busy, busy, busy.... you are! I love the lighthouse quilt you made for your DH... so pretty. And those blues.... I can never get enough blues! My fav color and I need to make myself a blue quilt one day!

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  14. You really made the most of your sewing weekend. I really like all the blue blocks you worked on. That will be a lovely quilt. And the gift for hubby is delightful.

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  15. Cute quilts of baskets. Sweet kittens. You have been busy. Love all your blocks and projects.

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  16. Ooh your greens are awesome!! Love the little baskets. And the blues too - great sampler blocks!! You have been so busy, hon, prepping projects for lunchtime sewing is a GREAT idea. Have you heard anything yet?

    Dh's lighthouse quilt is AMAZING. What a fantastic quilt. Happy Birthday to him!!!

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  17. I bet Mr. Sunny was very happy with his birthday gift. You've been so productive with all your sewing projects. It's always so much fun to see all your fun stuff. I saw that little "catch all" on the web. Yours turned out so cute!

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  18. Lots of lovely green projects! I look forward to seeing how you put all your blue block together. A great gift for your DH!

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  19. Hi Sunny wow your work is so inspiring,you are so clever my friend xx

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  20. Oh, Sunny! What a wonderful job you did with the lighthouse! I absolutely love the colors you used. But you didn't mention if your husband liked his Father's Day gift.

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