Sunday, August 22, 2010

Scrap Busting! (and stuff)

I have a ton of red/white, white/red scraps leftover from the two Nearly Insane quilts I made. I joined the 9-patch a day summer challenge and used up some scraps. Yesterday I sewed sashed and sewed all the 9 patches together and made a nice twin quilt.
Now for the stuff...............

This is August's "Redwork Calendar" BOM
I finished all my hand work on my August goal list so I am now doing a few extra's till the end of the month. Here are 2 more "Life is Beautiful" blocks done.


I finished all my chores Friday and Saturday so that today I could spend as much time in my sewing closet as I wanted. I just LOVE those days. I decided to get all the tedious stuff out of the way. I sewed together 5 quilt backings. UGH!!!!! I also sashed my Nearly Insane quilt. I am going to go to the Quilt Bee on Friday and use their pinning table to baste 3 quilts. (Blooming Beauties, Red/White 9-patch/Be Attitudes) I guess the month of September will be actual quilting month. I haven't decided yet on if I am going to quilt my Nearly Insane myself or send it out. I hate to have put all that work in it and then mess it up with the quilting. I did send out Colleen's Nearly Insane quilt to Margaret and look forward to seeing what she does with it.

I pray that you all have a healthy, happy, crafty week.

23 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You have been getting a lot finished Yvette! The red and white scrap quilt is very cute! Your embroidery is perfect.

ranette said...

Wow...you've been busy! Love the red and white nine patch...very effective for such an easy and quick quilt, but isn't red and white always that way :o)

I'm having my NI quilted in October so you should wait until mine is done to see what it looks like. I can promise I won't be doing quilts that big myself...I quilted one this weekend and it was hard and my arms and hands hurt, plus it looks crappy compared to what a professional can do.

Chookyblue...... said...

love the red and white nine patch..........lovely stitcheries too...

JustCindy said...

I love seeing your stitcheries. Of course, any red quilt is yummy.

Terry said...

Your nine patch quilt looks great! I have in mind to make one of those but a scrappy version, one of these days! LOL

Michelle said...

Love your red and white 9 patch quilt. And the redwork is beautiful.

Darlene said...

Love the red & white scrappy quilt (red is my favorite color)! And, your embroidery projects are very sweet.

Vicki W said...

That red and white quilt is really striking!

Fiesta said...

Yvette , I love the red and white quilt. It was very creative of you to use your leftover stash. You stitcheries always look so good. Congratulations on the great accomplishmnents.
Like you, it looks like I will be quilting in September.

Lynda said...

What a huge week you've had. Love you 9 patch - it's really lovely.

marina said...

Your red and white nine patch is great.
September Quilting month? That may be a good idea!

toja said...

Your red and white scrapquilt is stunning! Your stitcheries are as usual lovely!

Crispy said...

Love the 9 patch quilt....I got a bit sidetracked on mine, but it's pinned to the design wall as a reminder :0) Those stitcheries are so cute! I ignored my chores and still didn't get much sewing done LOL.

Crispy

Karen said...

Everything red! Lovely!

Nancy-Jane said...

What wonderful pictures to look at this morning. I just love all that red and white1

Carrie P. said...

You go girl! You got a lot done.
I do not like making quilt backing either, I agree, UGH!

Linda said...

You have been a very busy lady! I love the red and white quilt and your stitchery blocks are so cute!

CJ said...

OOoooh the nine patch is gorgeous! I really like that!

Robin said...

Wow! You go! I love the scrappy red nine-patch. I may have to try something like that for all of my leftover greens. And I'm still loving those "Life is Beautiful" blocks.

September may be quilting month for me too-- assuming I can get motivated enough to baste those tops. :P

Barb said...

You have been soooo busy, love it all!!

CJ said...

Wow, you've been busy. I love the red and white theme you've got going.

I'd love to see the quilting. I'm trying to figure out how to approach quilting mind. I'm suffering from the same dilemma. Right now I'm leaning towards sending it out.

Michelle said...

Wow...great job on the 9 patch project! I absolutely love your stitcheries too...you do great work! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

anneland22 said...

I am in love with your redwork!