Friday, August 16, 2013


I've been mucking about with scraps. Mine  and  gifts from other quilters.
Why you ask ? because I need some control.

The en suite was leaking and needed to replaced. It has taken a week to gut the room and re-tile. Tomorrow the grout is done and we will have a shiny white room. But not an en suite yet.

Mean while I have retreated to the other end of the house. trying to create order.

I cut a batch of strip sets on the diagonal into rectangles 3 1/2" by 10".  Alternating them with solid rectangles.

Laid out on the floor as I assembled the rows. They needed a bit of tweaking and stitching together.

completed top will be a community quilt. I like the opportunity to try ideas in a manageable and useful size. 48" by 54".


Unable to do much else because of the chaos I started delving into the scraps one again.

sorting cutting and laying out for another quilt or two.
The stitching of strips together is repetitive and comforting. A Chinese Coins quilt will be another someday quilt from the list.
I don't know where the shower is or if the toilet will arrive for the plumber on Tuesday but I can quilt and tomorrow my dear GD is coming to craft with me and watch the Bledesloe Cup.
Have a good weekend all !!  Terry


Rachaeldaisy said...

How exciting to get a new ensuite! I love your scrappy rectangle quilt. The solid colour you've used works so well with the scrappy fabrics you've used. Have fun crafting with your GD.

Vireya said...

I love the way the horizontal and diagonal lines work in your scrap community quilt.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

You'll really enjoy that ensuite when it arrives Terry! Gorgeous colour acqua in your quilt!

Nat Palaskas said...

Fun fun with your scraps. Lovely quilt for community - hope everything comes together by Tuesday - Hugs Nat


Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog which has prompted me to visit yours and see all your lovely work. I know what you mean about regaining a sense of control amidst chaos - deep breaths! xCathy