Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tuesday With the Girls

I returned from the Road to California quilt show with lots of ideas and a few patterns. It had been 10 years since I attended a national quilt show. Some friends and I stayed two nights and had a blast. I did buy a selvage book of patterns. I have been saving selvages for years now. 

After 11 hours of sewing today I am thrilled with my accomplishments.  I didn't sew any of these blocks together yet but here is what I produced.

Selvage blocks Jan. 2013
They are foundation pieced and brights are all I have so these are going to be pretty colorful. They don't take as long as they look so save your selvages and give it a try. You might be surprised. I find the depth created in these blocks very interesting.

Scrappy Trip Around  Jan. 2013
Here is the beginning of my scrappy trip around. It is popular with lots of bloggers I read so I decided to check out how my stash looks in this pattern. It is fun to do but a bit tricky after eight or nine hours of sewing. I had some 3 strip sets already sewn together for another pattern that I decided not to make so I used those to get started. I guess I was into the food fabrics then.

No Dancing Stars today but they are not forgotten. Just needed something different.

Make time for sewing. It is great therapy!


jan said...

Your selvedge blocks are really cool! I am not surprised that it is bright! I am itching to try the trip along! I might have to sew up a block, just to see...

Zany Quilter said...

Those look great....what an awesome way to use up your scraps! I can't wait to see how it all comes together...see you tomorrow!