Saturday, October 21, 2017

Laying Out the Scrappy Trips

The Scrappy Trips blocks have been arranged in a myriad of different ways on the design wall this week. One of my ideas was to make two throw quilts, one with the warm-colored blocks and one with the cools. 20 blocks set 4 x 5 would make a throw quilt that measures 60" x 75". Here are a few arrangements of my warm blocks.

Diagonal bands

Hills and Valleys

Barn Raising
As usual, I am having a very hard time choosing between these. Let me know what you think. You might have noticed that I swapped out one of the purple blocks for brown in the last photo. I'm thinking about making a set of beige and brown blocks to go with the other warm colors and putting the purples with the cool colors instead. Those are going up on the wall next!

I am linking up with 
the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday and at Oh Scrap! over at Quilting is more fun than Housework on SundayBe sure to check out all of the wonderful projects that everyone is sharing! 


Julie in GA

Friday, October 20, 2017

Grayscale Quilt Top for Vegas

Last night I finished joining together the Grayscale blocks that I have been making for the quilt drive sponsored by the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild to gather quilts for the victims and first responders at the mass shooting there. I hate that there is a continuing need for quilts in situations like this one, but it helps a bit to be able to contribute something for the people affected.


My quilt features fabrics in a variety of blue and green prints. I especially like the streak of bright/lime greens running through the center. The main pattern is a log cabin variation, Grayscale by Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew. The quilt top went together very quickly, and I hope to make a backing, then get them packed up and sent off to Vegas over the weekend.

If you want more information on this quilt drive, check out the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild page HERE. They will accept finished quilts (including other patterns), tops, blocks, backing, batting, or monetary donations. 

Linking up to:  Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
                      Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts
                      Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
                      Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation

Julie in GA

Monday, October 16, 2017

Design Wall Monday 10/16/17

All of the blocks are made for the Las Vegas quilt drive, and I have started joining them together. These blocks went together very quickly, and I hope to get the quilt top finished this week and ready to send to Vegas. My quilt features a variety of green, blue-green, and blue fabrics, just because that was what I felt like playing with last week.


The quilt drive is being sponsored by the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild for the victims and first responders of the recent mass shooting The pattern is Greyscale from Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew. They are requesting that each block be made with white and a bright color, and the quilt should also include at least one heart block. The blocks can be arranged in a variety of ways.

If you want more information on this quilt drive, check out the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild page HERE. They will accept finished quilts (including other patterns), tops, blocks, backing, batting, or monetary donations. 

I'm linking up to Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts, Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt, and Moving It Forward at Em's Scrapbag. Check out all of them for tons of amazing quilting inspiration! 

Julie in GA

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Stash Report Sunday 10/15/17

It has been a very good week for stash busting! I used one yard on the pink Scrappy Trips blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. You can see those blocks in yesterday's post. I also finished making the Greyscale blocks for the Las Vegas quilt drive. Those used 3.5 yards. No fabric added this week!



2017 STASH TOTALS
Used last week:              4.50 yards
Used year to date:        81.50 yards
Added last week:              0.0 yards
Added year to date:        8.25 yards


Net used year to date: 73.25 yards


I will share the Greyscale blocks on my design wall post tomorrow, but here is one of them. We were asked to include at least one heart block in the quilt top, and I figured out how to adapt the Greyscale pattern to include a heart. For more info on the Vegas quilt drive, go to the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild page HERE. They will accept finished quilts (including other patterns), tops, blocks, backing, batting, or monetary donations.



I am continuing to join Kate at Life in Pieces in tracking how many days each week I manage to get in at least 15 minutes of quilting time. I missed one day again last week, but still keep trying to find some time to quilt every day.

15 Minute Challenge:  
10/8 - 10/14               6 of 7 days
2017 Total          278 of 287 days


Check out more stash reports at quiltpaintcreate, and add your own report so we can keep the linky going. 


Julie in GA

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Scrappy Trips in Pink

It took most of the week, but I finished making my pink Scrappy Trips blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Friday night. This may be the last group of blocks I make for this project. I'm hoping to get all the colors up on the wall this weekend and decide on a setting.


Scrappy Trips Around the World
15" blocks made from 3" strips
pattern by Bonnie Hunter

I am linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday and at Oh Scrap! over at Quilting is more fun than Housework on SundayBe sure to check out all of the wonderful projects that everyone is sharing! 



Julie in GA

Monday, October 9, 2017

Quilts for Vegas

Over the weekend, I read about a quilt drive sponsored by the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild to gather quilts for the victims and first responders at the mass shooting there. Once again, I feel like I don't really have the time to start a new quilt project, but I am compelled to join the drive and make my small contribution toward helping people heal. 




This is an example of the quilt they are suggesting we make. The pattern is Greyscale from Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew. They are requesting that each block be made with white and a bright color, and the quilt should also include a heart block. The blocks can be arranged in a variety of ways.



I'm planning to arrange my blocks in a stairstep layout. I finished 10 green blocks yesterday afternoon and will start on another color next, probably teal or turquoise. The blocks go together very quickly!

If you want more information on this quilt drive, check out the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild page HERE. They will accept finished quilts (including other patterns), tops, blocks, backing, batting, or monetary donations. 

I'm linking up to Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts, Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt, and Moving It Forward at Em's Scrapbag. Check out all of them for tons of amazing quilting inspiration! 

Julie in GA

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Stash Report Sunday 10/8/17

It's finally time to report the fabric used for the Ring Cycles quilt top that I have been assembling for the past several weeks. I counted all the fabrics used in the 9-patch blocks when they were made last year. The current total is for the rest of the background fabric--many hexagons and triangles, 3.5 yards used and no fabric added this week! The quilt top needs some serious pressing and maybe a final border before it is ready to share.


Ring Cycles, pattern by Lessa Siegele

2017 STASH TOTALS
Used last week:              3.50 yards
Used year to date:        77.00 yards
Added last week:              0.0 yards
Added year to date:        8.25 yards


Net used year to date: 68.75 yards


I am continuing to join Kate at Life in Pieces in tracking how many days each week I manage to get in at least 15 minutes of quilting time. I missed one day last week, but have been doing very well at finding some time to quilt other days.

15 Minute Challenge:  
10/1 - 10/7                6 of 7 days
2017 Total          272 of 280 days


Check out more stash reports at quiltpaintcreate, and add your own report so we can keep the linky going. 


Julie in GA
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