Monday, November 11, 2019

Tiny Tuesday and Pumpkin Patch Quilt

It's time for a quick update on my Tiny Tuesday blocks and my Pumpkin Patch squirrel I am chasing. I've completed all the Tiny Tuesday blocks as per Angela's instructions at soscrappy. I absolutely loved doing this scrappy tiny QAL this year. Here are the last three blocks.

This one is Bulleye, and it really is square. I couldn't get that dang top rectangle to lie flat for the photo. I'm making this last month's blocks in browns, blacks and greys, so it was brown's turn. Once again, I've mixed 'vintage' fabrics such as the Cranston cream background with new ones such as the Paintbrush Studio 'Windfall' chocolate brown centre.
The next one is Split 16-patch. I did it in blacks and greys. I particular love the fussy cut 'i am happy' grey square. I used that fabric on the back of my A Bright Addition plus quilt. It is a wonderful fabric. There's a black city buildings scrap from the current quilt that is being pinned onto the longarm as soon as I hit publish on this post. I won't go into detail about the meaning of all the other fabrics but each one has a story, and there are some vintage ones to some 2019 ones.

Finally, we have the very last block, Cornerstones. I haven't counted all my blocks to see if I can do the arrangement Angela shows on her blog. Some months we had the option of making a second block. I am pretty sure I didn't make any extra blocks.
I had two brown and two black blocks for the month, so I elected to do a rainbow one with dark corners and centre for my very last block. I'm thinking, no hoping, it will be the very centre of my Tiny Tuesday quilt. This is one of my all-time favourite prints, Laurel Burch's 'The Holiday Collection' line from Clothworks. I used it as the border and on the back of my Rainbow Kitty Rows quilt, and on the very creative back as well as for an appliquéd a kitty on the label of my Merry Cat-mas quilt, and I used some of it on the front as well as for the back of Dayna's Christmas stocking. It has been spread around, and there's very very little left, but I was able to fussycut this centre. The four corners are Paul Nadelstern's Wonderlust line, and the striped one is from forever ago that I used to bind A Bright Addition.

I'm still waffling on what colour to use to frame the blocks. Some get straight sashing; others go on point. I thought of a mint green Kona I have... Of course there's grey as well.

Pumpkin Patch Quilt

I actually started a hashtag, lol: #qalpartyofone  Even more hilarious is that I'm behind in my own quilt along! I had to stop chasing the squirrel to make Nana's Closet, and quilt Nancy's quilt, but I caught up this weekend.

For the week of October 28:

Green pumpkins, one each of the four styles of pumpkin blocks. I'm doing the background scrappy as well.

And the week of November 4:

In the quilt there are five squarish pumpkin blocks in orange, so this week I did three, and one fat pumpkin in purple. I am mostly following her colour scheme of orange and green with a few purple blocks, but I plan to put in at least one, maybe two teal pumpkin blocks. 😉 Do you spot another Laurel Burch print in the top left orange pumpkin? From her Mythical Horses line. I made a bag for a very close friend out of it.

I need to make four for this week, and then the remaining for the week of November 18. That will give me the 20 I need for the top and then I can assemble it and maybe(??) get it quilted by the end of November? We shall see.

I also need to get crack-a-lackin' on my Island Batik quilt. It's not for lack of thinking. Once again I have too many ideas, and need to zone in on one. I also have about four ideas for December...

The 'A Piece of' blog hop continues this week with Island Batik. There is another chance at a precut bundle of one of the Summer 2019 collections. One of them featured this week is Mermaid Cove, which I was lucky enough to get in my Box #2, and which I will be using for this month's quilt.

And in case you didn't catch it, Connecting Threads (affiliate link) is offering a free charm pack today only with a $35 order! If you miss out on that, check out the Big Sale going on now for the next couple of weeks with new deals announced on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Their sales are pretty amazing.

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  1. You sure have been busy, Sandra! I love all of your blocks and I can't wait to watch them come together into finished projects. Using scraps of favourite fabrics is such a wonderful feeling, isn't it?

  2. Your tiny blocks look wonderful - so fun to see the scraps you've used up in them! I really love all the different pumpkins you're making, too - great squirrel to chase!

  3. A purple pumpkin?! Looking forward to seeing where this goes, Sandra.

  4. I wish I had the time to sew like you do. You make so many wonderful projects! Love all the scraps you've been using to make your Tiny Tuesday blocks!

  5. I had to smile at your hashtag, although I had a touch of feeling bad that you were sewing alone :-) I'm glad someone else quilts with fabrics that each have meaning. I was explaining the meaning of a current project to hubs the other night; he got a little lost in all the explanations! Haha!

  6. I see nothing wrong with purple pumpkins. I think I commented on Instagram that I needed to finish up 3 dark blue blocks and then dither about what to frame them with. I don't have enough of any one fabric and I'm not sure how lots of different backgrounds would look. I guess I'll have to audition some.

  7. Remembering each little tiny scrap's history is a big part of the fun of scrap quilting, isn't it? So many memories! I'm intrigued by the mint green as a possible background for your tinies :)

  8. Hi Sandra! HAHA - you are behind in your QAL party of one?!! I am 100% certain that had you said you were having a QAL the party would have been MUCH bigger than o.n.e. That also would have insured that you wouldn't be behind because you would have others holding you accountable. I do love your pumpkin QAL idea! They look pretty darn spiffy in green - this is a fun project. In your black/gray block, I just love that city outline and of course, the I Am Happy fabric. ~smile~ Roseanne

  9. Well, a QAL with a part of one, that is something! It is hard to keep up with so many things. I am starting one, and there will be a few, very few, QAL, but that is OK. It is mostly to keep me going on the project and committing to it -so I have. I love your blocks and can't wait to see them all together.