Thursday, August 26, 2010

Adopting leaves...

A whole week went by without posting...I knew it had been crazy but that crazy!I have been working on my leftover quilt...adding these orphan leaves and a border and calling it a day...maybe!
As I cut the first quilt I sort the leftover bits into several bags. First I cut the remaining strips into either 2-1/2 or 3 inch squares.Remaining pieces larger than 1 inch square go into the bag for random scrap piecing...and the pieces that are truely "scraps" are used to stuff pillows for the pets. As Macbeth gets older he needs more comfy places to nap...
Goldie just takes over the chairs in the Dining Room (sometimes sewing room since it gets such great light!) So I guess it is safe to say that the scrap bag is sort of like the sourdough bin on my counter...take out some then add a bit and it just seems to keep on growing!
Also finished up a small Amish influenced wall hanging. I have some thin perle cotton that I am going to use to hand quilt it...I need a low vision haul around project....behind the "amish" quilt is the batik scrappy bargello I am making for a local soldier (he likes purple and Hawaiian shirts!)

A lot of time was spent working on a mystery quilt...not a real mystery quilt...just one I can't post on the internet for a few more weeks...

9 comments:

Catswhiskers said...

these leaves are beautiful.
I am so happy to know that you too use the "scraps" to stuff bedding for the pets - and of course Goldie can choose first where she'll sit and then good old Macbeth can have any other!
Always nice of you to share this 'bliss'

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I am especially fond of the Maple Leaf blcok, yours will be stunning! The light in your dining room is glorious, what a lovely work space (cat and all)!

Tonya R said...

beautiful colors. ooh, a mystery - very intriguing

dianne said...

i love your leaves and scraps! absolutely love it!

if i could do that with orphan blocks and scraps i would be a much happier quilter...

Luisa said...

So wonderful!!! the Maple leaves..the kitchen and the cat!!
Luisa

*karendianne. said...

Hi Goldie! :) I love to see all this work you've been doing. Yippie!!!

AnnieO said...

I love decorating for fall but don't have any leaf quilts. Hmm, one more for the list!

Love the Amish inspired quilt. It will be wonderful hand quilted.

Flex said...

What a beautiful site you have. I just love all your wonderful creation. Good job!
-furniture fabrics

Finn said...

It just tickles me pink to see you having "gone(going)to pieces" Sio!
I have a BIG smile on my face as I read your post and love the resulting top or almost tops! I've found so much pleasure over the years while playing with the leftovers. It really is a very carefree way to relax and sew. No expectations..what could be better? Sending hugs, Finn