previous post. Well, it kept enticing me, and so I caved. I had the sides done in no time, and then gave in to temptation. Before I get into the box, I want to give a reminder to everyone (including myself!! I've been rather offline of late) to check out Benita Skinner's Creative Space for the
All right back to the purple scraps box. Here were the nearly finished side panels. I took the photo to act as my pattern so I remembered which chunk would go where.
I quilted it with a motif I saw on Leanne's blog this week, her latest published quilt in Make Modern, 'Pinwheel Garden'. Be sure to check it out, her post, as well as the magazine. I haven't yet downloaded it; as I said I've been mostly offline, doing the bare minimum.
As I quilted the box, I thought, 'I am sure I've done this,' but in retrospect, it may have been feathers I quilted along the spiral as opposed to petals. Regardless, it was FUN. Like Leanne, I have a profound love for scrap quilts; they evoke memories upon memories and make me smile, contemplate, revisit. They give me joy, and sometimes they bring up sadness. And that is life, right?
I am supposed to be working with my new box of Island Batik fabrics, and I do now have the final baby quilt drawn up in EQ8 (I will have a progress post shortly, I promise), but instead of using the new box of batiks, I dug through last year's for the lining for this box.
Here is the bottom, a Laurel Burch from her horses line from at least 15 years ago. I made a quilted bag back then for a very dear friend with this fabric.
|Bottoms up! Here are also the bottoms of two of the dishes, and if you look closely, some purple toe nails that got done this past week too! I thought it was fuchsia, but nope 'Crazy Violets' or some such name.|
Scrap Sorting Box
I made this week's Tiny Tuesday block, also on Angela's blog, her different way of doing Card Trick. This way simplifies the piecing, much appreciated after Storm at Sea's 45 pieces little block!
A squirrel of the glass kind has grabbed me again too. I've made three dishes, all different sizes. This is the second one of the most recent ones, and the smallest. It is great for a tea light, or a tiny succulent, as you see! That particular dish is the first one I made in this size.
The third dish is finishing drying as I type. You can see it below on the left with the first one I made in this batch of three. Because it's still drying, it still has the original bowl inside the beach glass that I use as a form, wrapped in plastic. I will be listing these in my Etsy shop shortly. They need a bit of dremel work to smooth them out. I use Elmer's school glue if you're curious.
A squirrel of the tomato kind grabbed me on the weekend and Monday. I'll save the photo for next Thursday's 'I Like/Love' post, but I made a batch of salsa, bruschetta, spaghetti sauce from scratch one night for supper, and froze 59 freaking pounds of tomatoes. Well not quite 59, but it felt like it.
Pattern: by Angela of so scrappy (link above)
Lining: Island Batik scraps, and the bottom is a Laurel Burch
Batting: Warm 'n Natural scraps
Threads: pieced on my Bernina with Gütermann or Mettler; quilted with YLI plum variegated 40 wt.
Another squirrel I've succumbed to this week is making more strippy pouches. More on these in another post.
The last squirrel is not really a squirrel but a reason I've not been blogging or sewing quite as much, and that is that I've been spending a lot of time outside enjoying this most glorious month of September with its low humidity, upper 20s almost 30 Celsius (upper 70s to 84F this weekend), and I've been engrossed in The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart. An excellent read, one of those good'uns that I live in all day in my head. Soaking up all the summer feels, as they say, is a good reason to be a bit behind on my Island Batik duties! 😎
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