Sunday, January 2, 2022

Day 2 of 2022

 I won't keep counting days forever, but it does feel good to try to accomplish something each day of the new year.   

Accomplishment number 1 for the day, watching the sun come up over the horizon.   Kurt is driving our son Ryan back to college today, and our oldest daughter left to be back and celebrate the new year with her friends.  That just leaves the youngest daughter and I to putter around the house today.   I'm collecting some things for Goodwill and doing some tidying.   With the windows open to a beautiful ocean breeze, it is quite pleasant.   We took down the tree yesterday, which left everything feeling so open and clear.   
The RSC color for January is red, so I might start to play with some red scraps today as well.  
Accomplishment number two is getting this quilt top ready to sew together.  The 16 patch blocks were leaders and enders from many years ago. They were all mixed up with the monochromatic nine patches made from 2 inch squares that I seem to use for so many quilts.   I thought about tossing these out, but started to play on graph paper and came up with this arrangement using groupings of four.  Each group of 4 with 2 inch sashing strip works out to 14 inches.  Big blocks make quilts quickly, so it seemed worth making just a few more to finish off a top.   The lattice and cornerstones are two different rainbow dotted whites and so I found the only piece of dotted fabric with enough for the border.  It just happened to be orange, and so a happy quilt is ready to be turned into a flimsy.   
Next on the list are the last two applique baskets to this quilt that was also started long ago.   I was afraid that I didn't have any of the dotted background fabrics on hand anymore, but was able to find enough to get the last two blocks prepped and ready for some slow stitching.   I can't decide whether these need a lattice and cornerstones treatment, it is trickier with an on point setting, but the baskets seem to need a little space to breath.     
 
I think I will take some time to breath as well and check out Slow Stitching Sunday and Oh Scrap!  

19 comments:

Deb A said...

Our tree came down yesterday as well and all the Christmas clutter/decorations really does open up the house for January! Glad you got a nice sunrise in and some fabric play time.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I should have started the tree packing away yesterday and didn't now it is so old I don't feel like going out to the utility room to get the boxes - might have to just stick on a jacket and do it.

Susie H said...

Sweet baskets and I love the 16-patches. I never get enough sunrise pictures. So glad someone has sun to look at today!

Karrin Hurd said...

Love your baskets, and lovely sunrise. My granddaughter heads back to Boston tomorrow. Happy New Year and hope you have a great week!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

I just adore you basket quilt. You always have fabulous projects going on though. Have a great week and happy quilting.

Frédérique said...

Your 16 patche blocks quilt is beautiful! Enjoy time with family and gorgeous view 🙂

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is a great layout for those 16 patches! I really like how you made them with the darker pieces surrounding the lighter insides. I'll have to remember that! Love that basket project, too - however you decide to set them. Thanks for sharing those sunrises - I enjoy seeing your beautiful view!

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

We didn't get to return to Cocoa Beach this year. Greg didn't make it from COVID in Nov and I didn't want to come by myself. I really appreciate your beach pictures and an update on the beautiful weather which I so greatly miss as the temps are dropping below freezing here in KY. I suspect where we had spent winters was not too far from you. Wouldn't surprise me if our little 3 story condo was next door. Please keep showing your work and telling us about the ocean breezes.

Jenny said...

Thank you Angela for hosting RSC again, and I see we are starting off the year with red. I'm currently away from home on a caravan holiday so no RSChallenging for me till next week. I still have projects to complete from 2021! But then I guess there are plenty of us in the same situation. Happy New Year to you and your family.

ButterZ said...

Good projects to start the year with.

Miaismine said...

Your basket quilt is so very pretty! You'll soon find your way with the final layout. :)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

So happy you didn't give up on those blocks. I really like how your quilt turned out.

Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

Karla (ThreadBndr) said...

Love the cute baskets, and agree that a plan for sashings would look really good.

Safe travels to your family, and a happy New Year.

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

What a beautiful sunrise! I I like the direction you are going with your scrappy quilts.. Those basket blocks sure rock!

Bonnie said...

thanks for clarifying that red is the color. I thought it was green. Still haven't made a decision on what block I'm going to do.... all I know is it will be bigger than 6"!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats on a productive day, Angela!

Cathy said...

Two cute flimsies (or almost-flimsies)!! You’re really starting off the new year with a bang. Thanks for leading us again in the RSC, Angela!!

Linda said...

Love your idea of using up those squares blocks. Lovely. Photo.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Your sunrise photos are so great - a perfect way to start the day!
and your scrappies!!!
Lovethem!