Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tuesday Tidbits

Welcome to this rather lengthy "edition" of Tuesday Tidbits!
First, a zippered pouch!
Long overdue, for Mary, a sewing friend back home!
osnaburg, CrossWeaves in sky, and bubble dots from Tucker Prairie, both from Moda
Have I mentioned I have been salvaging zippers? This pouch used one from a pair of Wranglers :
I really have no use for buttons...but while salvaging, I could hardly pitch 'em! lol!
The navy zippers are about 8", the tan one, from an old pair of cargo shorts is only about 6". 

I have also officially dismantled my first, and only, jelly roll!
Miss Kate has been waiting patiently...I was planning to make a Moda Bake Shop pattern,
But the moment I laid eyes on this quilt, action was taken immediately!!
to the point, pattern by Stitchery Dickory Dock!
Ooooh! It is going to be HST awesomeness!!! And my first Bonnie & Camille quilt!
I would still really like to make the 9-Patch Posie...

My Simply Sawtooth BOM has been caught up
July and August blocks
Here they are all together...there are 2 more blocks, not shown. I think 2 more sets of stars will round this out nicely.
That will bring the total number of blocks to 30, affording a 5x6 setting, for an approximately 60x72 finished quilt! 

After the Prairie Rose Garden finish, I went to my sewing corner for a little "instant gratification".
I was thinking "pin cushion", in keeping with the Good Neighbors Pin Cushion Party going on (hasn't it been such fun?)!
those 2 rectangles of 6 hsts were supposed to be the top and bottom of said pin cushion
Except the gratification took a different turn...
Using Krista@Poppyprints new-to-me method of 8-per-square HST construction...
sew to either side of each diagonal, cut each diagonal plus the vertical and horizontal
...I got a bit carried away!
Starting with my extra Tucker Prairie 4" squares these little HSTs trimmed to 1.5" and will finish at 1" :)
I don't have a pre-planned final destination for these, but I think I know the general direction
and I have cut more 4" squares...stay tuned... :)

And then, just yesterday, this happened!
Carrie of Gotcha Covered Quilting, put out a request for hexie flowers, for her healing process to come. I found out about this through her FaceBook and jumped in.

 I have never made a hexie. Never wanted to make a hexie.

 But after watching the love poured out to Rachel with Flowers For Eleni from the sidelines, I don't want "I don't do hexies" to derail my heart response to her pain.  Carrie probably doesn't "know" me in this quilty world, yet we do share it, and that is what this is about to me. 
Action today, no excuses!

These are very liable to be both my first and my last hexies...in spite of the dire warnings of hexie addiction...

Little things...tidbits!
Happy Tuesday!


Rebecca Grace said...

Wow -- you have so many exciting projects going on! I love your little sawtooth stars. They are so bright and cheerful. Good luck with your hexies!

Lorna McMahon said...

You certainly have some lovely quiltiness happening here this week! Those little tiny hst's have such exciting possibilities. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them!

Jayne said...

So many projects! I love the sawtooth block, but those mini HST...adorable!

Julie @ The Crafty Quilter said...

Hi Sarah, I just found you through the Moda Bakeshop. Great job on your first hexie flower and I love the sentiment behind it. Very nice blog, too!

Cascade Quilts said...

the 9-patch Posie was one of the funnest quilts to make :) I do love strip quilts of all kinds though and your strip quilt HST one will be great too :) Your Prairie Rose Garden quilt is beautiful BTW :)

Karin Vail, Cascade Quilts