Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Win, Win Makes for Work, Work!

It's been a while since I've been online! I haven't been just laying around...

Although there's been plenty of that, to be sure. More than I'd like in fact. But when I've been able to be up and doing I've had plenty to work on. Suddenly I seem to be in the middle of several projects at once!

I've missed the last two Rainbow Scrap Challenge link parties but I have made a few 12" Ohio Stars in red for July and indigo for August.

Well, one is technically black but Angela said we could substitute whatever dark colors we felt we needed for our particular block collections. (Why does working with black and skulls make me so happy?!)

Vicki Welsh has generously donated packets of hand dyed fat eighths in the RSC color of the month each month. I won the palette for June, a lovely selection of light blues and aquas.

My photography does not do them justice. Or maybe it's the green background! In any case, they inspired me to begin a new set of blocks.

I won't show you more now but trust me when I say I'm already half way to a new personal-size quilt top. :- )

In July I was the lucky winner of my local quilt guild's block of the month drawing. Normally the blocks are divided into two groups to allow for two winners. This time they kept all the blocks in one group in hopes that the winner would create a big quilt that could be displayed in next year's quilt show. The theme for that show is Blast of Baskets. I was given some 38 ten inch basket blocks to play with, plus I had extra baskets I'd made when the pattern was handed out. I've only begun to explore the possibilities where they are concerned.

An added challenge is that already the blocks are too big/too many to fit on my design wall all at the same time. I hope I can pull this off!

I figure it's about time to get out the blocks I've made so far for the twins' bed quilts too, to see what holes there may be and to figure out just how I'm going to set those tops. Their birthday is very early in February; I can't let the time get away from me. I may have to resort to acting like a truly organized person and draw up a chart or timeline for completing these projects. Heaven forbid!

Let me extend my apologies to those of you who have come to expect my visits and comments on your blogs. I just haven't had it in me to be social lately. I have never before experienced the roller coaster ride my health is currently taking me on. Let's hope the ride will soon be over (or at least smooth out to some degree!).


  1. You've been very productive despite your health battles Sue, your red and blue stars look great. Like you, I've missed the last couple of ScrapHappy link-ups, but I'm hoping to do some catching up this week. Good wishes for much improved health soon.

  2. Glad to have you back, and to see that silence has not meant you were unable to work.

  3. Sorry you've been poorly Sue but I see it hasn't stopped you from producing some lovely things. I hope things start looking up soon.

  4. Lurking is perfectly fine . . . no comments required! Take care.

  5. What a lot of wonderful creativity is going on at your house. I like the stars and the baskets, and know they will be wonderful quilts. Now the stars you are making from Vicki's fabrics? Divine! That yellow background did something wonderful for those blues. I hope you are going to feel 100% now!

  6. Congratulations! The hand dyed fabrics are wonderful. Love your blocks. Take care of yourself and get well soon, dear.


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