Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Almost Made It

This is the first time I haven't had a finished mini to post but I do have the top done! Last week I showed you several new projects that I'd been working on. . . 

. . . and thought this was an option to consider for a border on these 16-patches but it just didn't do it for me!

So I went back to my original idea and added the border strips from my thrift shop find for the top. I hope to quilt it in an orange peel design but didn't quite get there yet. As soon as it's done I'll post another photo. 

In the meantime I thought you'd like to see a few more 16-patch scrappy quilts from the past.

2019 mini . . .

. . . and another in 2020.  

Summer Scraps in 2016 . . . 

. . . and Potluck 2015/16 :)

How's this for a gorgeous sky?

Enjoy your week and I'll see you next time!


Copyright 2021, Barbara Schaffer

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Scraps and Stuff

I've been busy going through my stash and cutting up small pieces of fabric into 2", 2-1/2" and 3" strips, 4-1/2", 3", 2" and 1-1/2" squares and 1-1/2" x 3" rectangles. Feels so good to see my stash on the shelves much more orderly.

First up is this piece I put together using 4-1/2" squares and leftover strips. Easy peasy! I'm not adding anything else to the top so it's ready for backing and batting--and machine quilting.

I bought that brown fabric and the border stripe at the thrift shop and then made some 16-patches to brighten it up. Not sure if it will stay this way or not. 

I think this little piece is just going to keep on growing. Have no plans other than to add scraps of different sizes along the way. 

Somewhere under my Gypsy Wife quilt is my granddaughter:)

My daughter and I have a plot at the community garden and this year we also planted some Nasturtiums. Did you know you the flowers and leaves are edible? Looks like a Nasturtium pizza will be on the menu soon:)

We had an abundance of flat and curly parsley so I made a flower arrangement with some Echinacea and Goldenrod. 

We did the River Walk in Saranac Lake last week. This short trail is right in downtown and was dotted along the way with large bugs made by Larry Robject, a local teacher and sculptor. 

Lastly, this little red squirrel was munching away in a nearby tree. So cute! 

That's all for now!

Copyright 2021, Barbara Schaffer