Saturday, 31 August 2013

Red Paintbox Blocks

I’m thankful for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) which Angela at soscrappy is hosting; it helps me to work on many of my little projects each week.  It is also helping me to keep on top of my fabric scraps (just barely)!

This week for the RSC I worked on two red paintbox blocks, I’m following a quiltalong with Elizabeth Hartman on her blog Oh, Fransson!

Paintbox blocks in Red
And here they are with some of the other colours of completed paintbox blocks, so far I have about 40 done.
Rainbow of Paintbox blocks

I've stopped racing to get to the red light. ~ Kyle Chandler

Saturday, 24 August 2013

I’m back!

It’s been a busy Summer; I visited Idaho with my girlfriends for a weekend and my 60th Birthday celebration.
Kathy, Edith, Leslie and Wanda

After Idaho my husband and I spent a week at Red Deer Summer Series (Art School), Richard blew glass and I sewed on a Double Wedding Ring quilt which I will be teaching in a future class, then the quilt will be a gift for my dad and step mom.
Richard blowing glass

Double Wedding in the making

We finished our Summer break with a trip to Nelson, BC to pick up my two grandsons and bring them back to Calgary, a holiday for the kids (and also their parents).
Mace and Owen checking out Penguins at the Zoo

So I’m back and hopefully returning to blog posting. To start with here is a Rainbow Scrap Challenge post.  The month of August is RED, it’s supposed to be school house red, however I’m just going through my red scraps and playing with them all.  So this week I worked on Scrappy trip along in Red.
Scrappy Trip Along in Red

I did a little scrap management, and sewed a few leaders and enders in red for a future project.
Leaders and enders in red

It's good to be back, I'm looking forward to returning to routines, and I hope to get more customers quilts posted as I’m a little behind!

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. ~ Samuel Smiles