My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Monday, April 8, 2013

Scrappy blues and creams

About three years ago, I started this project. I thought some hand piecing would be great to do in the evenings while sitting in front of the TV with the MOML.
Winding Our Way  Australian Homespun #72
Then I discovered stitchery-hexagons-hand appliqué - and suddenly my nights were filled with those and this project languished at the bottom of the pile.
UNTIL SCRAP BASKET SUNDAY!!!
I've been looking for a good travelling companion and I decided that this project would be a good one.
I discovered it had that "I've been sitting in the cupboard too long " smell, so I had a marathon session airing and pressing.
Ironed and stuck on the wall; I can see the starting of the circle effect....
Sorting, pressing, drawing, cutting, AIRING.
Scrap play!
The start of a nice little pile for the next few blocks.
 Today I am linking up with Kim (Kim's Big Quilting Adventure) and other scrappy friends on Scrapbasket Sunday. Click here to visit more bloggers playing with their scraps.
Happy Sewing!!

26 comments:

JoAnne said...

I'm loving the blocks and the circular look you are getting. How fun. I also saw that you did Pam Buda's orphan project. I got one block done. Your table-topper is very pretty. I'm your newest follower.

Joanne said...

Good for you getting that project out again. It is looking beautiful!

Barbara said...

Wow your project looks wonderful, love the circle effect. Must learn how to do hand piecing sometime as it looks interesting and challenging.

Kim said...

How fun! Those blocks are looking great. I've always wanted to try a curved piecing project but haven't so far. I'll look forward to watching yours grow and come together.

MandaBurms said...

Scrappy projects to pick up and put down perfect!
Love Leanne

Susan said...

Love the winding ways block, looks great in scraps.

Shirley said...

Have always liked this pattern Raewyn and you are making a great job of it. At least you have given it an airing now and every little bit you do will eventually get it done. You go girl.xx

Janet O. said...

I think this is a beautiful project. After being away from it so long maybe it will feel fresh and new--even if it doesn't smell fresh and new. : )

Michelle Ridgway said...

It feels great to resurrect a UFO. I think it will be lovely.

Marga (MarPie) said...

Love it and glad you are starting again with this one.

Warm regards,
Marga♥

Leeanne said...

Sounds like this project was resting waiting for the right time to scream........'get me out of this cupboard!!!'...............a perfect travelling companion. so pretty.

marina said...

what a gorgeous project so glad it has resurfaced again.
so love the blues and creams.
happy stitching

Maria said...

Nice to see you have rediscovered your winding ways blocks... they do make a fabulous quilt... Yes I can see the circles forming nicely..
What a great idea "Scrapbasket Sunday"

Margie said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog. Have spent some time looking around your blogs this morning and like what I see. I really like your table topper. Also swiped your button on the side with SBS sewing. Love it and may try to make one as it fits me to a tee! Take Care

Grethe said...

Soon, soon, it will be finished :-) Lovely in blue and cream.
And your table-topper from last post looks gorgeous!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Cool stuff, another blogger friend Elle made another version of this, that you can find on her blog. elle in da coop
Just thought you might want to see this quilt in another awesome color combination!! Cheers!

Sue Daurio said...

That is much too pretty to be sitting in a cupboard, glad you got that one, it's beautiful!!

Linda in Calif. said...

Just beautiful . Is It a windy ways quilt? This is on my someday list. Love these colors!

Fiona said...

Scrap play can be a lot of work sorting it all out.. but your projects is so worth it... just beautiful...
Hugz

Julie said...

Hi Raewyn ... gosh you inspire me with your scrap basket projects. You make it look like heaps of fun too :-) Love what you do. Happy stitching week, Julie (p.s am sure I have a sewing room somewhere under the pile of mess!!!)

Sisbabestitches said...

Definitely worth getting out and playing with, this is going to look brilliant!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

It's looking so pretty. I love how all the circles are formed.

Suz said...

Love this pattern - it is on my bucket list, along with a double wedding ring. One day... one day! In the meantime I'll just drool over yours!

Carrie P. said...

I would love to make one of those quilts. It really is a neat pattern.

Maureen said...

Glad you've brought this one out of the cupboard! Love the circular effect.

Carrie P. said...

very pretty. I would like to make a quilt with those blocks one day too.