Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Projects in progress

Hi all!  Are you enjoying the springtime where you are?  I spent this morning outside doing yard work because it's a beautiful spring day. Then I saw a snake and immediately came running into the house.  I'm not a little girl any more, but apparently I can still scream like one.  We didn't have garden snakes in Wisconsin, but apparently they're very common here.  I wonder if I'll get used to them? 

Probably safest just to stay in and sew some this afternoon!  This week I'm working on a couple of things that I need to finish pretty soon.  I'm basting this quilt with high hopes of finishing it by Friday:

This is just a smallish quilt that I'm finishing for the Hands to Help Challenge at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  I made it from some blocks that I picked up as part of a scrap bag sale plus a little bit of yardage I pulled from the stash.  I think it's going to be quite cute.

The second thing I'm hoping to finish this week is the top for this quilt:

These are blocks for the Scrap Happy Rails quilt I'm making.  The pattern is in Amanda Jean Nyberg's book No Scrap Left Behind.  It's really easy, and I have just 6 blocks left to make for the size quilt I'm making, which is somewhat smaller than the one in the book.  I'm absolutely stunned that I haven't used up all of these scrap pieces yet!  It takes a *lot* of strings, but they seem to be breeding in that box.

And if I get bored with both of those, I want to start sashing my blocks for the Sewcial Bee Sampler:

I know the instructions for sashing haven't come out yet, but it's easy enough to figure out, plus if I do this now there is less chance that August will get here and I'll have a pile of blocks that will continue to sit in a project box. I thought and thought about the sashing, but in the end I'm just using the white.  It will really make those blocks stand out, don't you think?

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and making lots of progress, and that you haven't run across any snakes in your adventures.  Hey, you don't think they can get into the house, do you?  Yikes!

Sharing at Linky Tuesday and Let's Bee Social.


Julierose said...

You certainly have some beautiful projects going there.
By the way, I am not a fan of snakes either and I would have definitely retreated to the house after that!! I love your color choices...hugs, Julierose

Quiltdivajulie said...

Lovely fun happy colors in the photos today. Snakes are common here, too - and I don't like them one little bit.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Sewing is always safer!!! and yep - I run from snakes too - quickly! LOVE the projects!

Bernie Kringel said...

Snakes aren't the worst thing in the world. Rodents are. Rats, mice and bats - those all freak me out. Living in a rural area, we have all of it. Last week the UPS delivery guy told me to bring in my dog because there was a mountain lion on the road down a bit from my house. Truly. A mountain lion. Jeez, I brought the dog and myself inside. Ick.

Great projects Mari. I still havhe to catch up on my sewcial bee blocks. By the time I wake up tomorrow I will be down three blocks. Oh well, I will get there. I am loving this project. Yours is so nice and summery. White sashing is perfect.

maggie fellow said...

very lovely projects

Alison V. said...

These are such cute blocks! I absolutely adore that pineapple fabric. :)

Sara said...

Such happy spring colors. Love those blocks.