Sunday, April 21, 2013

Scrap Basket Sunday ~~getting there ~~ one piece at a time !

WHAT !!! Another week has gone by ???  (and I'm not getting any younger ! .... neither is this long suffering scrap project that I started back when "big hair" was in the first time  ..... not really, just seems like it's been that long ......)
Anyhow, since it's "Scrap Basket Sunday" compliments of


 ......I thought , since this is a hand piecing scrap project, it would (theoretically) fit in here and there throughout my work week  (theoretically ......) are some of the blocks I've made in the past ..... with lots of different scraps .... (I put in the last few stitches on that block in the bottom right corner of the picture just today when I was supposed to be doing something else .....)

This is the pattern I'm following:  "Hexagon Chain" , a hand piecing pattern by Therese Wadell in Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine (volume 12, No2) .....  which was out at least 6 or 7 years ago.

.......and, I finished up the "machine quilt as you go"  block I started last Sunday .... 

.....and here's what the quilting looks like on the back . I'm really tickled pink with how it came out !!!!   I left about an inch unquilted all the way around the edges of the block so I have room to join it with other quilted blocks later (which I haven't tried yet ..... will let you know how that goes..... eventually !)

......AND,  I started (barely ) another machine quilt as you go block from my "Sweetwater Noteworthy" scrap pile.
So,   a teensy bit of progress here and there from my scrap basket ......  that, and chocolate, are SUCH good therapy !!!!
Also,  thank you all so much for your nice comments on my last post about my "machine quilt as you go" block.  I'll be around to visit everybody else's blogs soon (when I'm supposed to be doing something else , I'm sure !)
Be back soon !
Mary Anne (aka Mare)


Donna said...

Your Hexagon Chain is wonderful! Happy quilting.

Kim said...

I love your hexagon project! It looks like you have quite a few blocks--how many do you still have to make? Nice!

Sinta Renee said...

Oh my gosh, your blocks are gorgeous!!!

Teatime Creations said...

Sew many pretty blocks. Love the color choices you made.