Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sew Productive this Weekend!

 Last night I couldn't resist the urge to dig into the scraps that Sandy sent me to make another Wild and Goosey!  I am up to twenty blocks done, with one modern crazy one besides.  So much fun to have different fabrics to play with!
 This morning I got up to discover that Angela had posted another BLUE block this time a Monkey Wrench.  I love that I am learning the names of many new blocks I hadn't heard of as I go (this one I knew, but some of the others I didn't!).  I make my HST's with Thangles or Triangulations whenever I can..though I usually use the Easy Angle ruler for the zillions Bonnie has us make.  They come out much better for me with strips and Thangles!  In no time at all I had it made!
Monkey Wrench in Blue
I then got motivated to cut leftover bits into useable scraps and put them in their proper place.  I organized and got things in order.  The new semester at work starts tomorrow so I think I just thought I should get organized before I get too busy.  I also cut a backing for yesterday's Maverick Stars baby quilt.

I then started working on my other Rainbow BOM.  I was really inspired by Bonnie's Pineapple Crazy in her String Fling book.   They are tiny and paper pieced.  I may make one one day, but I already have a paper piecing project going so...

Awhile back I even made a few.  

But a few years ago, I HAD TO have this "Trash to Treasure" book and ruler from our local shop hop.  I love all the quilts in it and how easy it was supposed to be with the ruler.   The blocks are eight inches and once you figure out how the ruler works with it they aren't bad to make at all!

 I want a Rainbow BOM in these blocks and this picture is sort of what I am going for!  This is my block before I did the final trim.  You barely see that last blue on the block after trimming, and I put on one too many black rows (which just got trimmed off anyways) because I can be direction challenged.  I made myself a note for next month!

 So here is my first Pineapple Trash to Treasure Rainbow BOM block in blue!


Cheryl said...

You are making great progress, love the blocks!

scraphappy said...

What a fun name for a ruler. Love your blocks -- both of them. Hope you can still sew a bit when work starts full swing again.

Heather said...

Andee...I'm LOVIN' your Wild & Goosey blocks! They are too cute, maybe you can use the modern one as the label for the quilt when it's finished.

Marly Rylaars said...

Where do you find the time Andee? I wish I could get half as much done in one day.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Wow you are on a crazy sewing mission right now. I am lucky if I make it in my sewing room once a week and I have deadlines to get done too.

Alycia said...

My GOodness - you are sewing like crazy! Love your blue monkey wrench!