I have been in my scrappy element the last several weeks working on a variety of projects. I have been “hurrying” to get some of these projects finished, so I could move back to my Pet Mosaic project. Ever since I saw how Carolyn’s rottweiler, Fannie-Mae turned out, I have been motivated to get back to my cat Mittens. If you haven’t seen her yet, go check her out~ Creating a dog from scratch can be Ruff
I unrolled the “portable felt design wall” and have it pinned now to my big design wall and have started numbering rows and sorting out my bins of 2″ squares in various greens, grey, black, tan, brown and white. Carolyn sent me more grey’s and blacks to use, and I went through my 2″ squares that I have “in Scrap Storage ” and pulled more there too, along with some more green.
Before I could get to this, I had to finish up Addison’s quilt; and the 2 other small quilts I have been working on. Addison’s was finished last week – Addison’s Finished Quilt . So this last week I finished up the Scrappy Stars Quilt. It will be going to a Benefit Auction at the end of the week.
It finished out at a nice 52″x 52″. I hope it brings a nice auction price to benefit our friends.
Today I wrapped up my Happy Scrappy Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt. This was a Pat Sloan Scrap Challenge. Check out her challenge here!
It is made of 1.5″ strips, except that final round on the block where I bumped it up enough to square things up. And it is bound with scrappy binding. (Susie’s Magic Binding of course). I always save those extra bits of binding that are leftover from my projects. I think it is a fun way to bind a scrappy project.
There is “cork” binding from Ronnie & Terry’s Wedding Wine Quilt; grey and coral from Addison’s quilt, polka dot green with purple from the Scrappy Stars quilt, a grey with burgundy from the cross banner. The only challenge is joining all those pieces and setting them out to make sure you don’t have a join at a corner!
The only “non scrappy” part of this quilt is the bird fabric on the back! I got it on a whim when I was buying grey fabrics for Addison’s quilt, but the yellow was too much for that project, and I set it aside. When I had the log cabin up on the design wall, those little birds called to me!
It finished out at 45×45, just perfect size for when a grandchild comes to visit! If you click on the photo, you will see it is full of fun fabrics!
I still need to hand stitch the labels, but I declare these two “done”, and it is time to move on with the Mosaic! That means it may be a good while before you see another “finish” post from me….
Hope you are having a great summer and staying cool where ever you are!