Saturday, August 04, 2012

Scrappy Saturday - aqua

There hasn't been much time this week for sewing scraps. A lot of Olympic watching has gone on at my house, and quite a bit of hand work (check tomorrow's Sunday Slow Stitching  blogpost to see what has been accomplished). 
And there were a few Olympic celebrations...we tried out Barb's new corkscrew and it was so easy to use.
I did corral some aqua scraps for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and here they still sit....not yet sewn into the palm branch block that they will be by next week (hopefully!)
Hop over to SoScrappy to see what other quilters are sewing with their turquoise and teal scraps.
Also I have been finishing a Tshirt quilt for my nephew, made from his soccer shirts. I couldn't find my favorite teflon pressing sheet, so I had to buy a new one. This is the only one I could find in my local quilt store so I thought I would try it. The instructions say you can use either side, but it's not a good idea to switch mid way through the project, or you get fusible gunk on your iron, which is what you are trying to avoid by using the pressing sheet in the first place....ugh! Using a Sharpie pen I  wrote the word "Right" on one side of the pressing sheet to solve that problem.
Also, this sheet get HOT and stays hot, and burns your fingers if you touch it (which my teflon sheet did not do). I'll have to keep an eye out for the June Taylor sheet because I liked it better. 
I'm linking up to Jo's "Try it on Tuesday" linky party...go see what other people are trying out today.


Mary said...

I Concur with your assessment on that applique sheet. I like the one I had from Hancocks way better, I think it was from CLOVER. I've been watching way too much Olympics this week as well. So happy for our USA Gymnastics and Swim Team.

Edith said...

Your Aqua scraps look wonderful, looking forward to seeing your Palm Branch Block.

Angie said...

Love your aqua scraps - looking forward to seeing what they become!

Cathy Tomm said...

Great pile of Aqua Blue scraps. Yes not much time to get posted this week. I am just check them all out tonight. I do not even you with the T shirt quilt, not my cup of tea.

Janet O. said...

Beautiful scraps. If I love that color so much, why don't I have it in my stash, I wonder?
I have the Olympics on whenever I am home--love it all!

scraphappy said...

Beautiful pile of block starter bits. I can already see the blocks they will turn into. The Olympics only happen every few years, it makes sense to enjoy them while they are here.

Ellen said...

Gorgeous aqua scraps - everyone else's scraps always look so much better than mine. Glad the corkscrew worked!