Good Saturday morning to you! Today I am working in my sewing room and thought I'd share some pictures.
Over at So Scrappy, the color of scraps for the month is red. I have a lot of red scraps, but I am focusing on the smallest ones first and have put together my dark red and light red 2 1/2 inch squares which will be sewn together for the Rainbow Double Irish Chain Quilt I am working on.
Each fabric has a story and I even remember where most of them came from. There's always a snippet of the NC State fabric in any scrap quilt that I make which has red in it. Three of these scraps were given to me by my coworker, who makes some of her own blouses. The mushroom one was in a fat quarter set I received for my birthday a few years ago. Some of these reds were also in the Field and Furrows log cabin quilt I made for my grandson, Eli, about a year ago, you can see HERE
My step son-in-law made this quilt hanging shelf for me for Christmas. I love it! The items on the shelf are just there for this picture. I have plans for what I want to put on there, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I think a 5x7 canvas print in black and white of our six grandchildren would be pretty. The quilt is probably my favorite of the quilts I have made. Its the cheddar bow ties quilt that was the leaders and enders project at Quiltville, with Bonnie Hunter, a few years ago. It contains countless different scraps but the cheddar color ties everything together. I did some feather quilting in the border, which was my first attempt at doing that. I hope to do more and am planning some in the Rainbow Irish Chain Quilt.
One has to keep up her strength when doing a marathon sewing session, so here's a strawberry, blueberry, cheese cake smoothie! It was delicious and works for the Trim Healthy Mama plan.
Do you ever lay awake at night planning quilts? I have been doing that lately. The after 50 years old crowd will understand! Last night I had table runners on my mind. I want to make some with a watermelon theme. I found watermelon scraps when I was digging through my scraps looking for reds!
This post in linked to SCRAP HAPPY SATURDAY.