Saturday, September 5, 2015

In My Happy Place!

Last weekend I didn't get to blog about Sunday's sewing.  My new tiny laptop/tablet would not post pictures to Blogger.  Today I decided to try downloading Chrome and see if that worked.  It did!
 There is lots of ORANGE going on in this post.  I finished up the binding on Orange Crush which I am keeping for myself, Ros did a fab job on the quilting and the embroidered label.  LOVE IT!.
Finally got the rows together on Colton's Eye Spy quilt.  I may add some borders and get this done so I can pass it on to him.
 Last Tuesday was our Nimble Thimbles guild meeting.  Here are all of the batik blocks everyone did for our last block party for this year.  I really enjoyed that program and am happy I won once!
 We also played Quilto.  I brought in buttons and won three times!
 Not the best picture, but here are my winnings!  Really tickled with the book!
 Today I did the Quiltmaker Bitty Blocks in orange for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge,
 Here are all the blocks so far.  Really fun to make these tiny ones.
 Kathy is making progress on her Grand Illusion too.
 I made another orange Talkin' Turkey blok (and accidentally put peach flying geese on it.  I have two peach blocks to make and a bunch of orange points  UGH!  Looks fine on this block as far as I am concerned.  I may just cut more peach.
 Here are all of the blocks so far.  Half way done since the goal is 24.  This one is the UFO challenge my guild gave me so I have to make some progress on it each month.  I want to do Bonnie's cool border and have not figured out how I will do that with the rainbow yet so I need to get going on it!

 And since I was on a roll, I made two Betty's Choice blocks in orange.  One for me and one for Amy!  Didn't take a picture with all of them this month though.  Linking up with SoScrappy for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
In other news today we ran all over...Pilates, pedi, haircut, shopping, etc.  I am at 101 pounds down now and we are getting up early tomorrow to go hiking because the temp is supposed to be lower than usual for this time of year.  After that up to my brother's place for a pool party.  Glad I got some sewing in today!


Angie said...

That's a lot of quilty happiness! It's great to see all your projects and drool over your orange fabrics.

Andra Gayle said...

I LOVE your orange crush!
I am so jealous of all the time you spend quilting. I may have to start abandoning my family in the evenings to make some decent progress. I never get to sew as much as I want.

Kathy's A Quilter said...

WOW...101 down. That is absolutely fantastic! And so are your orange (and peach) blocks. Well done.

Magpie Sue said...

Wow, great job losing those pounds! And a lot of progress has been made on a wide variety of projects - well done!

The Joyful Quilter said...

WOW!!! TONS of ORANGE goodness going on at your house!!! LOVE it ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nell's Quilts said...

You show commitment, that's for sure. Wonderful quilting projects. Love all the orange and peach blocks. Congratulations on the weight loss - it's a lot of hard work. Well done.

scraphappy said...

The orange Talking Turkey looks fabulous. I would not have pegged the points as peach. I could really see the border in a repeating ROYGBIV pattern. It would be stunning!

Sheila said...

So many colorful, beautiful projects at your house! Love the quilt!
Talking turkey blocks looking good in RSC colors.

Feathers in my Nest said...

My gosh, I'm tired just reading your post..where do you get your energy?
I Love, Love your Talkin' Turkey so of my all time fave patterns.
Debra in Ma.