Saturday, July 14, 2012

Happy Frogs???

well, I certainly hope so! The 12 little frog orphans have found a new purpose and a new place to belong. I'm very pleased with how well the 12 frog blocks worked with the scrappy 16 patches. And when I found the green with green dots in my stash, I knew it was my border fabric! The top is now 46" X 46" and will be donated at that size. I'm still debating if I want to finish it into a quilt, or send it as a top. One thing I'm positive about, however, is I have ONE more empty container in my sewing room...yippee!
Having gotten the Frog top together, I moved on to the next container, which has been housing these scrappy fence rail blocks. So far I've gotten 6 rows joined to each other, and have several more to go.
While thrifting last week, with Jean, I came across a sale on VHS tapes at my favorite thift store. They had them 5/$1 and since I have a VCR in my sewing room, I've hung onto my videos. I was thrilled to find "Ghostbusters", that crazy long ago movie with Bill Murray. Also found "Sarah, Plain and Tall" as well as "The Christmas Story". They all work find, and I'm ticked pink about that. The "Shrek 2" had more tracking problems than I care to watch, so I pitched that one. "The Jungle Book" was also a good tape, and I've been watching them as I sew. At my age, and here in rural WI, doesn't take the newest or best to make me happy *VBS*
This top, pieced during the 2011 Rainbow Scraps Challenge, has waited for me to get around to it. It still hasn't gotten it's final pressing, and I've not decided on borders or not borders. I'll re-measure it for sure, and may include it with other tops I am donating. Not being a fan of pink makes my decision easier. Have a lovely weekend all!

7 comments:

Cher said...

love the green frog top! totally adorable...ah pink...wouldn't you know it? Alice is now in love with pink and purple...well, I do love purple. Where are you donating your tops?

scraphappy said...

So glad you are clearing out the oldies. It feels so good to see empty bins. I remember your pink top, I am sure it will make some little girl very happy.

Tamara said...

ghostbusters... awesome movie! congrats on getting through your ufos!

AnnieO said...

Love that green border! The top looks terrific. Congrats on clearing bins and catching good sales :) Ghostbusters is an old favorite! I'm not a fan of pink either but that top has a lot great prints in it!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

HELLO fellow Wisconsinite! I can't believe I haven't come across your block earlier {{followed you here from Angela's (soscrappy) blog}}

.....I LOVE the pink Rainbow Scrap challenge quilt. Actually, all three quilts posted in this post are great! Can't wait to see what you choose to work on next :)

Amy (NW WI)

McIrish Annie said...

two great finishes! I'm sure whether you quilt them yourself or move them on, they will be appreciated by the receivers.

Purple Pam said...

Your frog quilt is just too cute. Isn't it fun to see some of those old movies?