Tuesday, September 28, 2010

scrappy bits...

Rain, rain, rain...got to love it! We have had a really dry end of summer so the past few days have filled the water barrels and cleared the air. All good.
It also gave me time to work on my crab tree quilt (Leaders and Enders, by Bonnie Hunter.)
Once the stack of 9-patches was made the trees went together pretty quickly...as quickly as 1-1/2 inch squares can that is! I used a variety of yellow to orange cornerstones, 25 different greens for the trees, 24 browns for the trunks, three different beige fabrics for the setting triangles, maroon for the sashing, double pink for the inner-border, and pink and maroon plaid for the outer-border. I think I am safe in calling this a scrap quilt....Needless to say we are finding 9-patches under every chair and in every corner or the house...Brownie even seems to think she can pull them out of the quilt-top - yikes! I better get those last two borders on soon so I can quilt it and keep those blocks safe....

A quick thank-you to the American Quilters Society for naming my blog the quilting blog of the week! My first reaction was "wow, they really like me!" Then I remembered it was a random drawing and it became "wow, I'm really lucky!" What-ever...it is all good!

Speaking of drawings...I am closing in on a couple of milestones (number of posts and number of followers and number of clean square feet in my sewing room) so watch for a drawing soon....

17 comments:

Teresa said...

Ooooo! I love this quilt...it is my leader and ender project right now, but I have not been doing enough machine piecing lately to finish many nice patches...doh! Yours is gorgeous! And you have assembled this quickly...I remember when you first mentioned it.

It is raining gently and steadily here in southeast lower Michigan today as well. I LOVE rainy days!! I'd love it more if I was piecing rather than painting...urgh!

Congrats on your blog getting recognized...it is all good!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Loris said...

My cats get that same look when they have hold a quilt project. Brownie knows he's got something special there. Love the crabtrees! Very scrappy and inspiring.

Melinda said...

Congratulations! It is a big honor to be recognized like that. Love the quilt.

Tonya Ricucci said...

purty! love the pic of baby cat terror Brownie.

Marj said...

Love your crabapple quilt, I made one this year also. I didn't us up very many of my scraps though...also love the picture of your helper, mine has been too quick lately to catch in a picture.

Gretchen said...

Great quilt! Love the photo of Brownie causing much mischief!

dianne said...

i LOVE that quilt - and i love Brownie, too...

Lovie said...

Also a fan of Bonnie Hunter. Currently working on 9-patch ZigZag. Don't know if I will ever finish this one off. But it makes for a perfect Leader & Enders.

AnnieO said...

This is such a gorgeous pattern, really loving all the variety you've got going. Brownie is hilarious! Congrats on your bloggy award, it's nice to be noticed!

It hasn't rained her for 5 1/2 months...I don't even know what a rainy day is anymore.

Mary said...

It's beautiful and definitely scrappy. I love it!

Lady of the Cloth said...

Love that quilt, is it from one of her books? I need a new leader/ender project as I have finished the last one I was making. Rain...here in Washington State, we had such a rainy summer that we are done with it, but I'm sure Mother Nature will have other ideas about that one!

Vicki said...

Beautiful. I love it. it is on my list to do sometine. LOL

qltmom9 said...

That is SO pretty! Thank you for showing us. I have to do that pattern someday.

Lucy (in IN)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Gorgeous quilt in the making and I bet your scrap bin is feeling a little lighter! I'm trying to sew up all my crumbs and then I'm going to tackle the 1 1/2" bin...that quilt looks like just the project to do it!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Beautiful and scrappy for sure! Love how it all pulls together! Great job. Cheers! Evelyn

Shasta said...

The quilt is coming along quite nicely. Congrats on your win.

*karendianne. said...

Thinking of you...