Saturday, August 17, 2013

Scrappy Saturday

Well, it is Scrappy Saturday already! 
The whole week flew by without much sewing time for me. I did sew a few Carrie Nation blocks because the pieces were already cut out and it was mindless/easy sewing. 



I have been doing a lot of handwork at hospital and at my brother's, but am not doing much machine sewing (I will talk more about that in tomorrow's post). 
I have been admiring Deb's orange peel blocks and decided that might be just the perfect portable project to help me practice applique. So I have cut some blocks from red scraps to start and think this is just what I need! Thanks for the inspiration Deb!
To see what other quilters are doing with their red scraps, hop over to SoScrappy.

11 comments:

  1. Glad to help! One tip I learned was to use silk thread. I got a medium dark tan and a lighter tan and they blend really well with all fabrics. That was easier than trying to match every color for me. (and cheaper!) I just sewed all mine into X and O blocks this afternoon. I have a feeling I'll be making more of them soon.... maybe an all blue one.

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  2. Oh, you brave woman--actually setting out intentionally to do applique! : )
    Keeping your brother in my prayers!

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  3. Love the red and white orange peals. They are a great way to practice appliqué. And a lovely portable project.

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  4. I've been admiring Deb's orange peels too. I may join in one of these days.

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  5. I love to applique myself and do use silk thread as well. I still make lots of mistakes, but it's so relaxing.

    Enjoy.

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  6. The Carrie Nation Blocks are great Mindless stitching. I'm surprised you haven't caught the Hexie BUG. Prayers fro your Brother and You as you care for him.

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  7. I like your Carrie Nation blocks. Oh my. Such an interesting story behind the lady, Carrie Nation.
    Your family and brother are in my thoughts.

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  8. How fun that you are doing orange peel blocks. Glad you had a bit of simple sewing in the pipeline. Sometimes working on anything complicated is just too much to ask. Sorry to hear that your brother isn't doing better.

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  9. I have thought about doing little applique blocks as my portable project too, but went for hexies instead.

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  10. Very pretty blocks. Sending hugs and prayers for peace and comfort for your family.

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  11. Very pretty blocks!

    Your family has been in my prayers this week.

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