Saturday, May 18, 2013

Friday Night Sew-In and Scrappy Saturday


A couple of quilting friends came over for a hastily organized FNSI. It's the long weekend here, so I was happy that anyone was in town to come and sew with me. I have decided that sewing with friends is good for "whatever ails ya"! 
A full evening of sewing last night got me to the end of step #5 of the Sunny Side Quilt Along. It seems like 18 blocks is an odd number to need, but I double checked the pattern last night, and that is the correct number. I am using my collection of Kansas Troubles fabric, and think it will be perfect for this pattern.Today I am cutting for the alternate star blocks in blues and green.
And in between sewing these chain blocks, I was able to
finish 9 leader/ender Alamo Star blocks for the rainbow scrap challenge. Looks like I've had a hard time giving up the green month since all the bright blues seem to be getting paired up with green scraps :) I will try to throw in some other contrasting colours for the last week of the blue month.
Hop over to Soscrappy to see the other blue projects being made this week. And feel free to join in at any time - start organizing your scraps and getting them into quilts!

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt and stars. I think the green and blue pair nicely together :D

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  2. You made fantastic progress on both of these projects! Always more fun when sewing with friends.
    Have a great weekend!

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  3. Blocks look great and I think I figured out WHY you are making 18 blocks :)

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  4. I agree with you...sewing with friends is more fun! You managed to get a lot accomplished in the FNSI!

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  5. The Kansas Troubles look great in Sunny Side UP! I've resisted with all my UFO's and NewFO's, LOL. No Friday night sewing for me- I should have, hubby was gone. Just hopped a few more Blogs in the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

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  6. Yes, you do seem to have a lot of lovely blue/green wonderfulness going on there! Some splashes of hot colors like orange and hot pink would spice it up LOL!!! Of course, you may not want to "spice it up" - it's going to be amazing either way!

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  7. Sometimes I have trouble putting away last months color too. Using scraps is always a good thing though, no matter what the color.

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  8. I love your blocks and love your batik fabric too!

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  9. Loving the Sunny Side Quilt!

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  10. Drooling over all your lovely batiks!

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  11. Fabulous fabrics for both projects. I like green and blue together too!

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  12. What a lovely variety of blues in your Alamo Star leader/ender project. I'm doing a little leader/ender venture as well, perhaps I' remember to post next week.

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  13. I look forward to seeing the star blocks inserted among the chains. KT fabrics should make a warm, inviting quilt.
    How many Alamo Stars are you hoping to complete by year's end--or is it just as far as the scraps take you? Are you trying for equal amounts of each color?

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  14. lovely blocks ,well done.xx

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  15. Lovely blocks and thanks for stitching along with me.

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  16. I really love your 'sunny side quilt along' quilt. The colours are so pretty.
    Corrina

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  17. your stars are lovely. Beautiful fabric

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