Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Pink Panther strikes again - ScrapHappy Saturday

This week things just seemed to fall in place. 
The nine patch pieces just jumped out at me and said "we go together!".  And the four patch pretty much did the same.  They were laying on the table and I kept looking at them and finally decided to put them together.  The half square triangles were already made in my 1 1/2" box so just had to assemble.  Didn't have enough to make a full 6 1/2" block so added a border.

Lighting sure makes a difference when taking pictures.  The colors in the top picture are pretty much the same as this picture but look much darker.

 The star block is another one that the squares were already made I just had to put them together.

I'm still not sure this falls into the pink color range.  I found the striped material and wanted to use it as a border.  This salmon was in with the pinks, probably because I didn't know where else to put it.  The match to the little flowers is perfect.  This is a "preemie" quilt that goes to the baby ward at the hospital.  It covers the bassinet, about 18"x24".

I have too many 1 1/2" strips and my box wont hardly shut so I decided to make some string blocks.  I've seen a pattern on Pinterets that makes half-square triangles with these.  I thought I'd try them.  Had to catch up with the blue.

Drop on over to soscrappy and see what others have done.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

ScrapHappy Saturday - Pretty in Pink

Just can't think of any song titles that use the word pink for the title of today blog.  The word of the day here is white.  We have had snow on the ground for over a week with temps as low as -27*.  It is looking a little better for next week and being the second week of Feb. spring can't be too far away, even in Montana.

I got my sewing machine back two weeks ago and made up for lost time.  And then yesterday, as I was working on my 3rd quilt, all of a sudden the needle wouldn't go down!  Arrg!  So back the the shop it will go.....hoping it's just a minor adjustment.

These are the 6" blocks I made this week.  For the right one I had picked out the light and the dark but had a hard time choosing the medium color.

 Pink is not a color that I use very much of so I was surprised I had 36 different pinks for the 36 patch block. 

Leah Day's Building Block for Feb. is this 9 patch.  I just love the print fabric and wish I had enough of it for a big quilt.  These will get quilted as the month progresses.

I wish I had a better place for a picture of the chain rows.....or I could take pictures outside.  :)   My pinks are working their way down to just solids.  Which is may force me to make a solid color quilt someday.

I think I've made two large quilts out of this material and still had enough left over for this baby quilt.  I'd forgotten about it last year so pulled it out and found 2 1/2" strips and a stack of 1 1/2" squares.  I've since added a 1/2" border around the quilt and will sew all the small squares together for another border.  That will pretty much take care of the rest of this material. 

Linking up to ScrapHappy Saturday.  Go check out what others are doing with their pink scraps.