Scrappy Scrapalious

 I seems I've been working on this scrappy quilt top forever.  It has been a pretty long time, the month of March.  It's large, 88x88", and it's going on my bed when it's finished.  I started sorting scraps, and I had a mountain of them.  First, I removed all the solids, then all the really girly prints.

From the remaining scraps, some pieces were very small and netted one or two 2.5x5" strips, and some were large enough to cut many strips.  As I worked, at each stage, I kept shuffling the strips so the fabrics would be scattered across the quilt, as much as possible.  Working without a design wall, forces me to be creative in the assembly.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Before I decide on the quilt back, I want to work on the San Diego Modern Quilt Guild Vintage Quilt Revival QAL March and April blocks and the 2015 Mystery Quilt Along with Pat Sloan March and April blocks.

There's always something to do around here.  Since my husband passed away on January 27th, I seem to have less time for my two passions, quilting and reading.  Bob took up a lot slack around here, so I could indulge in quilting and reading.
May your bobbins always be full,

OK, I'm bragging about the Positive Quilt.

This is the fourth, and final, quilt of mine that will appear in Quilty Magazine.  Fons and Porter has decided to discontinue this publication and concentrate to their other brands.  It's not easy to get published and I'm excited about this.  I did have two other quilts rejected by Fons and Porter; getting a rejection email is no fun, but that's life.
May your bobbins always be full,

Feeling good

My life has been turned upside down, recently, but it felt good to accomplish the February blocks for the San Diego Modern Quilt Guild Vintage Quilt Revival QAL.  These make 11 blocks completed and 8 more, to go.

I have several quilts I want to make, including some really scrappy ones to try to use up part of my scrap pile, but my husband passed away on 1/27, and there is so much to do dealing with that, quilting and most other things have taken a backseat.
May your bobbins always be full,

2015 Mystery Quilt Along with Pat Sloan

Here is block 2 of the #‎PatSloan2015Mystery‬.  Below are the first two blocks, together.  I'm using scraps for the QAL, so next time will probably feature a different background fabric.  I think I'll try to use each background fabric at least twice, in order to have some continuity.

May your bobbins always be full,

A Bright Spot

This hasn't been my favorite week, but seeing my quilt in "Quilty" brightened my day.  This is in the Jan/Feb issue.  The mag usually sends me a copy if I have a quilt in it, but not this time.  I picked this up at the grocery while stocking up on essentials.
May your bobbins always be full,

2015 Mystery Quilt Along with Pat Sloan

Go ahead, call me crazy.  I've decided to do another QAL.  I joined Pat Sloan's FB QAL.  Because of my care giving responsibilities, I've had very little stitching time.  Bob is in the hospital, now, with kidney problems.  I'm really attracted to this group on FB, they seem to be a great bunch of gals and guys; both newbies and experienced.

I've decided to go scrappy, and I pulled these large fabric scraps, I think they all go together really well.

The link to the instructions are on the FB page, if you're interested.  I really love how this turned out.  #‎PatSloan2015Mystery‬
May your bobbins always be full,

I'm officially caught up!

I still have a long list of quilts I want to make, but today I caught up on the San Diego MQG Vintage Quilt Revival QAL.

This is the November Block, Mosaic Number 19.  It goes along with the other November Block, Red Cross, below.

There were NO blocks for December, which was a very good thing, for me.  And January has only one block.  I think Chris Broehmer, the gal who ororganized this QAL, is very smart.  One block this month is great for me.  I'm hoping to stay current from now on.

This is the Mayflower Block for January.  This was definitely the easiest paper pieced block of the group; plus I'm starting to think I may know what I'm doing.
May your bobbins always be full,
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