Saturday, July 31, 2021

ScrapHappy Saturday - Last Day of July


I am ready to put away the dark blues and blacks and dig into a lighter shade.  August will be about aqua.  Anything that isn't quite blue or green counts for me.  Teal, aquamarine, ocean..... all the colors of the sea.   This month's Fullstop block will be a question mark.  I will work on having that ready for first thing in the morning tomorrow.   Today though, I hope everyone has time to finish off the last bits and pieces and tidy up the blue and black bins.   

Saturday, July 24, 2021

ScrapHappy Saturday

There is STILL one more Saturday left in July. Hopefully you will be able to catch up on any colors you missed along the way. I've been sewing a combination of purple and black so far, my sewing room looks like a big healed bruise!  There isn't a lot of black up on the wall quite yet, but everything is cut and organized.  I should also use today to get a head start on August blocks.   School is just around the corner and things are sure to get crazy in a hurry.  I've been in for meetings already and people are looking a little frayed around the edges.    Our COVID numbers in Florida right now are pretty similar to the same point last year when we had half as many kids all wearing masks.  Just hoping enough of us are vaccinated to make up for all the extra humanity I will see on a daily basis.   

Saturday, July 17, 2021

ScrapHappy Saturday - Lazy Days of Summer


\ I never seem to get as much done over summer break as I had hoped. We spent last weekend visiting family in Georgia and doing a few college tours. Add in doctors and dentsists, and another week has come and gone. There is stil time though, before the shift to back to school and I hope to get in some more fabric play time. I hoepe you are making progress on your projects this weekend.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

ScrapHappy Saturday - Dark and Dreary


There has been a lot of car sewing going on as we are doing college visits right now.   Here are a few hexies that got finished on a road trip to Georgia to tour with our cousin who is also graduating this year.  

We spent the 4th of July in the ER with a massive back spasm.   Still trying to get Kurt to relax a bit and let things heal. 

Friday, July 9, 2021

#FullStop July Block: Colon

A colon is a punctuation mark used to precede a list, quotation or description within a sentence. It is adds a pause to spoken English which is intermediate in length between a comma and a period.   Generally, the fragment that precedes the colon is a complete sentence.  The portion of the sentence after the colon is often an aside and does not need to be a complete sentence.   A colon is also used to separate the speaker from the dialogue in a play.  Mathematically, it indicates ratios and has several computer programming functions.   It is also used to separate minutes from hours in time and to separate chapter from verse in quotations from the Bible.  
This month's block will be a simple one.   Start with 2.5 inch strips of dark and background.   Cut 2 squares of dark and a rectangle of the background that is 3 by 2.5.   
Sew one dark square onto either end of the rectangle.  Press toward the dark.   Next, add a 7 inch strip of background to separate the blocks from one another.   
This will be a short row.  I had two navy blues, two browns and one black to use.   Here they are sewn together.   


Saturday, July 3, 2021

ScrapHappy Saturday - The Dark Side

I am excited to dig into navy blue, black and brown this month.  I tend to shy away from the darker shades, although I do enjoy how they add dimension to finished quilts.   I have used a lot of black and white prints in backings lately, so I should have some extras to play with. 

 This was the back for the Soul Searching quilt from last year.  It made quite a dent in the dark stash.  Hopefully the little bits that it liberated will make fun blocks this month.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

July is Blue again

 I promised that blue would have another turn.  If you are done with blue, feel free to dig into the dark neutrals as well.  This is a chance to play with black and brown if they fit into your plans.  The #FullStop block will be a colon.  Much like the semi colon of last month, but even easier.