Sunday, December 07, 2008

Another Snowy Sunday...

My goodness, I've been missing for a whole week!! I do tend to lose track of time, sorry about that *VBS* It's quite amazing how rapidly the days and weeks zip by. I need to be thinking about Christmas...and soon! The view out my window was quite spectacular at 7 this morning. I can't resist opening the door and capturing it,digitally. This is looking south east.
 And here is the view if I turn towards the north east. I think I have snapped these two views in almost every season *VBS*
 Last weekend saw the finish of another UFO project. This one combines things from 3 UFO's. Two of the bags are completely emptied, but there are more of those black/white squares units. I pieced a backing and a batting and machine quilted it in the ditch.
 This is the backing I put together for this orphan/UFO block quilt. I have a bag of assorted pieces of backing flannel, too small to be a whole backing. These pieces worked perfectly and made that bag emptier. AND....I have "offically" used up ALL the 1.5" strips from my bin, as varigated binding. I've lost track of how many, but in the neighborhood of 7 quilts bound with it. I'll have to go back and count!! This is "finish #11", I spent the week, at the dining room table, cutting up more scraps! It's so rewarding to see those assorted baskets and bags "go empty"! And of course, I had to start a new project from some of those cut up scraps. I'll share that tomorrow...promise!
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19 comments:

Patti said...

How beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing. Sure wish we could see a bit of that white stuff around here. We've had a bunch of beautiful days but so unseasonably warm - as high as 50! - that many trees still haven't lost all their leaves. It looks more like fall than December!

I've thought of you often the last couple days now that I'm back to working with scraps and creating as I go. So much fun for a change! And so amazing how many blocks I've created with the leader-enders. Turns out I have enough for two charity quilts instead of just one!

scraphappy said...

What a wonderful time of the year to create treasures out of the scraps that others would have tossed out at the end of a project. All of the empty bins and boxes always leave me feeling at least as satisfied as the last stitch on the binding of a finished quilt. Thanks for the lovely photos.

Ila said...

That quilt has "happy" running out of all four corners!!

Pretty sunrise. I thought it would be too cold to snow last night, but no such luck :o)

sammy_bunny said...

That is a very cute quilt!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

What a bright and cheerful quilt that is! Almost enough to warm up a cold and snowy day!

Thanks for sharing it!

MGM

Libby said...

Three projects combined into one . . . it looks as if they were always meant to be together *s*

ROZ said...

what a cute quilt. And you have used up lots of strips. Keep up the good work

julieQ said...

Hi Finn! Love your scrappy happy quilt. Finish number 11 is wonderful! Missed hearing from you this week, hope you are doing super great. The sunrise is so very pretty.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my goodness, I wish my scraps would turn into something that wonderful!! It is just beautiful!

Kim said...

Great finsh :)
I was getting worried a whole week and no posts.
Glad you were ok just busy...

Magpie Sue said...

I just had a lightbulb moment about those scrappy bindings of yours. I've been putting my leftover bits of binding back into the scrapbags when I could be sewing them together to make a multi-color binding! Duh! Oh well; better late than never ;- )

MYRA said...

Great morning shot of the sky Finn! And another great UFO combination done!!! Eleven too yet! Wow! Is there an end in sight!?! LOL!!!
Happy stitchings!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

I do love your multicolored bindings! And I HAVE just posted pics of two orphan UFO's.... I am in high cotton...now if I could just find my Christmas blocks to get that quilt done???? My luck it will be Valentines day.... when I get all the other Christmas stuff put away!

Susan said...

Yes, spectacular view outside your house indeed, almost as good as the view you usually show us of what is inside, all those lovely quilts. Hope you stay warm and are enjoying a wonderful holiday season.

Cher said...

the latest ufo finish looks fabulous Finn. always such fun to put those scraps and leftovers to such effect.
I am a big fan of using leftover binding put together myself. love the photos of the snow...

em's scrapbag said...

The sunrise is beautiful. And as always I love your scrappy quilts.

Dionne said...

How beautiful are your photos, but very chilly! It's still raining here and not cold enough for snow. I love your finished UFO, looks very cute. I really like that you were able to pull things from 3 other UFOs to put this one together. I LOVE when those 'storage bags and baskets' go empty. Sadly it doesn't happen for me often enough!

PS - Please (finally) mark me down as 1 finished project. I've three more that are almost there so you'll be hearing from me soon!
Cheers,
Dionne

Granny Lyn said...

That sky is gorgeous in the picture, I'll bet it was spectacular in person!!

I love that little quilt, it looks like it took weeks of planning to put it all into a pattern, but you have the ability to throw scraps into a pan, stir it up a little and out comes art.

envy, there's a word,,,tee hee

Shasta said...

Such beautiful scenery! It would be interesting to compare the photos from year to year to see the subtle changes in the neighborhood. The quilt looks wonderful.