Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Pre Thanksgiving Enthusiasm

Pumpkin bread, served with cream cheese/honey spread.  I made two, one for Guild meeting, and one for us, but due to snow and bad road conditions, our guild meeting was cancelled - yep, more for us. 

I wanted to use up MORE scraps and leftovers, so started this Strip and Slash technique, by Jackie Robinson.  I've made 5-6 of this previously and enjoy her efficiency method.  I tried to concentrate on greens and yellows but a lot of other stuff gets used as well, which helps to add dimension and interest.  It would be FLAT with just two colors.  I have 400 blocks made and need 50 more - no problem. 

My wonderful LQS gave me another HUGE box of scraps, all new fabrics of course, but bits and pieces of whatever - how exciting I was to open the box, almost like Christmas!  I'm noticing a LOT of purples, blues and greens so decided, once again, to make a quilt from fabric from that box, without adding much of my own stash.  This is Bonnie Hunter's Diamond Tile - I didn't like it at first when seeing it in Quiltmaker's magazine but the design grew on me.  I'm thinking of a narrow sashing but ... we'll see.  The yellow block is kinda blahh  - it was my first.    I'll also change the background on some blocks to something with more character.  They don't take long to make and finish at 7 in.

(Why am I starting new quilts at this busy time of year? )


julieQ said...

I think we sew to fill our souls, a little! Love your pretty new blocks...and I too think scraps are just like a Christmas gift!!

Janet O. said...

Too bad you had to keep both loaves of pumpkin bread. ;)
I like what I see of your strip and slash quilt. I can't believe you have made 5 or 6 of them! I sometimes manage to make two of something, but that is about as far as my attention span will hold.
There are a lot of those tile blocks around blogland. I especially like the purple and green one. And why are you starting a new quilt at this time of year? But then, there is Bonnie's mystery that SO many people work on through the holidays.

Wonky Girl said...

I don't know if you follow Bonnie on Face Book but quilters there went nuts over her tile block. There were reports of the issue being sold out from every store in the USA. Really. I picked up the last one from our JoAnn's. BTW- the chuck wagon needs a pair of brown mules. '-)

cityquilter grace said...

join the club...i'm starting a new project as well...love scrappy blocks!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Glad you got to enjoy BOTH loaves of your bread. And your quilt shop GIVES you scraps?!! How did that come to be? I need to see if I can get that to work here (grin).