Saturday, June 21, 2014

Scrap Happy Saturday and new garden

I have finally given in to the many years of prodding from my dh - I've planted a garden. But not a garden in the dirt cuz I have never been one to enjoy digging in the dirt - no mud pies or sand castles for me. This garden uses no dirt and produces no weeds - it's The Tower Garden.

It's aeroponic. "Aeroponics is sometimes considered a type of hydroponics, as it does use water to transmit nutrients to plants and thus requires no soil." Read more about it HERE. I'm so excited about this new adventure. Fresh lettuces, spinach, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, strawberries, basil and more.

I'm holding my breath with the hope that my deck space gets enough sun.

Rainbow Scrap Challenge

I'm thrilled that I've been able to finish this month's RSC projects - another pair of cosmetic/toiletry bags. There are now seven sets of bags ready for Christmas gift giving.

I've also completed my RSC charity quilt top for the month. This one will also go to Quilts Beyond Borders. The pattern is called Marmalade Squares by Katie Blakesley. To meet the size specifications at Quilts Beyond Borders, I made it a little longer than the pattern instructions at the Moda Bake Shop. Next time I would make the center of 5 inch charms one or two rows longer but otherwise I think it is a fun quilt.

Check out of finishes and RSC at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, TGIFF, Crazy Mom Quilts and SoScrappy.


Monday, June 2, 2014

June goals

It's been a good month in the sewing room. Having set goals has really helped me to stay focused and accomplish the projects that I want to to stay on track. I'm hoping my June goals are met as well.

May Goals

  1.  Dad's memorial quilt - quilt and bind  DONE DONE 5/10/14 
  2.  Notre Dame quilt top - bind  DONE DONE 5/10/14
  3. Quilt Beyond Borders - 2 tops quilted and bound DONE DONE  5/26/14

  4. Rainbow Scrap Challenge - two four green bags DONE 5/29/14

  5. Green charity quilt - Christian Camp Quilt - piece quilted and bound DONE DONE 5/29/14

  6. Winter Solstice BOM - block #5a and 5b 5a block DONE
  7. Pillowcase for Paige - ABCs and little critters DONE 5/27/14
  8. Two Sundresses for Paige DONE 5/30/14

  9. 3 4 postage stamp blocks - pieced DONE 5/23/14
  10. Jennifer Paganelli UFO - pieced - NOT DONE
  11. Film at Five UFO top - quilted and bound - NOT DONE
  12. Rainbow Scrap Challenge - enlarge purple quilt top from April  DONE 5/13/14


  1. Rainbow Scrap Challenge - yellow scrappy quilt for Quilt Beyond Borders
  2. Rainbow Scrap Challenge - two yellow bags
  3. Rainbow Scrap Challenge - quilt teal quilt top for Quilts Beyond Borders
  4. Winter Solstice BOM - block 5b and 6
  5. 3 postage stamp blocks - pieced 
  6. Jennifer Paganelli UFO - pieced
  7. Film at Five UFO top - quilted and bound
  8. Bear Paws - quilted and bound

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Scrap Happy RSC - May

A day late and a dollar short but I did get my green projects completed....and then some.

I overzealously cut green 1 1/2" squares so I ended up with two sets of bags for my Christmas gifting.

Not a problem at all as I can use every giftie I have come Christmas time.

I also got the green four patch quilt completed - quilted, bound and gifted. It is going to be used at a local camp to keep the guests warm at night.

So May was a good month for my Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Check out other accomplishments over at So Scrappy.