Sunday, June 2, 2013

Scrap Basket Sunday

Happy Sunday!  It's a beautiful day here in KY, especially after having rainy weather all weekend.  Thankfully, the storms weren't as strong as what our weather forecasters were predicting.  My thoughts and prayers are with those who were affected by tornadoes, again, in Oklahoma, and in Missouri, as well, and it continues today in the northeast.

It's another Scrap Basket Sunday!   

I'm linking up with Kim and the rest of the creative Scrap Basket Sunday quilters.  I look forward to seeing what everyone has done with their scraps this  week.  

I worked on my June Button-Up wall-hanging, in between shopping with my grand daughter, working in my flower beds, and painting my picket fence around my little garden.  Although I don't like strong storms and all that it can bring with it, I do welcome a nice rain that helps  saves me time from having to go out and water twice a day; that leaves me a little more time to sew! 




I really like the way this is turning out.  I love that I was able to find pinks in my scrap baskets to use for the hollyhocks.  The pink and brown stripe was just sitting on my shelf; leftover from using it as a back of a graduation quilt I made a couple of years ago.  I bought the little check for the background, a couple of years ago, because I needed something with small checks to give texture and interest to whatever I was making.  For this wall-hanging I couldn't decide if I wanted the check or a blue (for sky), but I'm glad I chose the check because it looks like a great day with a little bit of cloud coverage.

This week I will spend time appliqueing everything.  It is June, afterall, and I need to get this quilted fast.  I plan to use the appliqueing as my quilting (I layer everything, and applique as it quilts it at the same time.   It's sort of a two-fer.) with a little bit of quilting in the open spaces.

My soil may not can grow Hollyhocks, but it can grow Sunflowers.  The ground is nice and wet; perfect for planting seeds (and pulling weeds).  

Have a great day!  

Amanda  

Be sure to look at the quilt I finished in May and posted in my One Project a Month. You can see it here.   It's perfect for scrap quilts.  


11 comments:

  1. I like your hollyhock wall hanging and Personality Plus is very attractive too - great for scraps or layer cakes bought on impulse.

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  2. Thank you, Cathy. I think Personality Plus is great for that, too. I can't tell you how many times I have fallen in love with a layer cake or a fat quarter pack, and didn't know what to do with it once I got home. lol The pattern is easy to follow. You can purchase it from your local quilt shop, or order it from Sandy Gervais' online store.

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  3. You're making terrific progress on your Hollyhock quilt. It's coming along beautifully!
    Great fabric choices - really looks cheerful!

    Nice to hear you are enjoying your outdoor garden too! Wishing you lots of wonderful blooms!

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  4. Your hollyhock projects is looking great! That will be such a cute wallhanging for June!

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    1. It will be! I just hope it's this June and not next June. lol

      It is easier to give it to my quilter to quilt, but I'm determined to quilt it myself. You do such beautiful work with your Juki. Practice makes perfect!

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  5. Your June quilt really is lovely; isn't it fun picking through the scraps to find the right pieces?! Good idea with the applique/quilting! I also like your opam finish and I think you are right, it would also make a great scrap quilt.

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    1. Yes, it is fun. It's time consuming, but so worth it in the end.

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  6. I love hollyhocks (can't get them to grow either!) and I just love your bright pinks!

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one!

      One of my cousins sent me some information on how to grow them. I will have to write a blog post about it. There was information I had no idea about when it came to growing hollyhocks. It's more than just put a seed in the ground. That was my problem. :)

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