Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Scrap Attack...take two

I just wrote a nice long post about this quilt...hit post and it was gone!

So, here is the Reader's Digest version:

I came across Nanette's tutorial for her Scraptacular Picnic Quilt at Freda's Hive. Then I discovered Rachel's Scrap Attack challenge to finish at least one scrap quilt top at Stitched in Color.

I was working on it as a Leader/Ender quilt, but in March it became my main focus. I wasn't sure I would get it done in time--but I did! However, it is dark and rainy out--so I did the best I could with a picture. Here is my picnic quilt top. I hope to have it quilted and bound before summer!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Another Weekly Challenge

It has been another busy week. I have spent most of these beautiful, sunny days outside raking up the leaves, cutting down branches and getting the yard ready for spring. However, when I wasn't out in the yard, I was busy trying to work on a couple quilty things and some scrapbooking too!

I set a goal to try and sew a block a day and to finish cutting out the largest stars for my "Oh my stars!" quilt. This goal was set and met thanks to the inspiration at Amy's Creative SideWoohoo! I made it this past week! I also finished cutting out all of the largest blocks in my "Oh my stars" quilt. I even got some of the smallest stars cut out, along with the rest of the squares for my picnic quilt.

My last two stars:

My first block in the Picnic quilt:

As for scrapping, I have completed a couple layouts for contests I am in, but really need to take time to sort and organize this part of my craft room! Perhaps then I will feel more creative...