Welcome to my quilting blog! My combined love of sewing and a degree in art brought me to quilting 25+ years ago. I love all the various styles quilting encompasses - art quilts, traditional, woolwork, etc. I have designed my own art quilts and patterns and also love traditional designs (especially needle-turn applique!) So come along on my journey and let's see what quilts we can create.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
A Little Late to the Party - RSC ScrapHappy Party That Is!
So I am a little late to the RSC 2015 for July. Yep, you guessed it - the color for July was RED. Love red!!
After I had finished photographing my hexies this month, I realized these looked like lips. Don't ya think?
We don't take a lot of road trips in the summer. The beach condo is rented for the season, there is usually too much summer traffic on the weekends, and we just like to chill. But this past weekend we took a trip to Connecticut to see my brother and his family. (Sorry no pics). I got to see some family I have not seen in awhile, in particular my eldest nephew, Sean, who happened to come home for a visit.
But a road trip always means plenty of stitching time in the car. This was a 3 1/2 hour trip going, and a 3 hour trip coming home on Sunday. Lots of time for sewing.
Tell me, do you stitch on road trips?
And if so, what is your favorite thing to bring along to stitch?
Applique can be challenging on the bumpy roads through NY state.... but I made due and also worked on my hexies.
I was able to finish my Assorted Bouquet block for the A Bountiful Life quilt. I love the way this block turned out. Thanks to inspiration from Heather at The Happy Appliquer, I am trying to use more aqua in my quilts. (Check out her blog - her work is incredible!) I think the flower buds in this bouquet really add some nice color variation.
I have started the next to last block for this quilt. More on that later.....
Linking up at So Scrappy for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Stop by to see lots of interesting projects in progress! The new color for August is indigo. I need to check my scrap bin!