Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Block 33 - Year of Scrappy Triangles

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High School graduation is over, there are only two more days of school for the other kids, and then summer will be here for real. Crazy! ... I'm hoping I don't go crazy. Ha!

This week I have a block with a bit of summer sunshine for you. Great for all of those smaller strips. Enjoy!


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You can find links to all of the Scrappy Triangle block patterns here.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Year of Scrappy Triangles - Block 32


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This has been a crazy week! My oldest daughter is graduating from high school in two days and all of the lead up to it (concerts, awards assemblies, last minute projects) has been draining. Who knew that an 18 year old could be more work than a 5 year old?

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I need some sewing time to recharge! Time to make some more Scrappy Triangles!


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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Year of Scrappy Triangles - Block 31

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Hello! I hope you are all doing well. I was just telling my husband last week that I had been super lucky this winter and hadn't gotten sick hardly at all. Then two days later, I came down with a cold and can't hardly speak. That'll teach me. :) Thankfully, I am on the mend and hope to be able to get back to my sewing machine this week.

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I love this week's Scrappy Triangle. It is simple to make and four of them together make a great secondary pattern. I hope you have fun making it and stay healthy and safe!


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Year of Scrappy Triangles - Block 30


Hello. It's a beautiful day here in Missouri and I am wearing capris for the first time this year! I know you wanted to know that. :)  I've just got to enjoy it before it gets too hot. I hate being hot.

This week's block is easy-peasy and will help you work through more of your fabric strips. Enjoy, and have a wonderful week! (It feels like it should be Friday already....)


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Year of Scrappy Triangles - Block 29 (and sneak peek)



This has been a busy week. Nothing out of the ordinary: school, kids, laundry (never done), and dinner (why do they always want to eat, yet never like what I cook?). It's been nice to be able to take a break from the normal and sneak downstairs and do some sewing. Hopefully, these Scrappy Triangles will give you a break from the everyday stresses too!

Block 29 is a fun Scrappy Triangle, if a bit time intensive. It's perfect for all of the narrow strips that I never know what to do with, but can't seem to throw away. Let's pull out  those narrow strips and get piecing!


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If you are reading this, you probably like Scrappy Triangles and foundation paper piecing, so I think you will be excited about this new paper piecing collection. Here is a sneak peek of..... drumroll.....

The Tiny Piecing Collection! 

There are going to be lots of different tiny foundation paper piecing patterns! So cute. So crazy. So fun! I can't wait to show you. If you want me to shoot you a personal email when it comes out, sign up below and you will be the first to know. Plus you'll get an exclusive coupon code that won't be available to others! (To be clear, when the patterns come out, not right now.)

I am so excited about these patterns and I hope you like them too!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Year of Scrappy Triangles - Block 28



Hello! 

Here is Block 28 in a Year of Scrappy Triangles. (You can find all the block patterns here.) This block was a lot of fun. It's pretty awesome when you can get six triangles to meet with perfect points.


And oh, my goodness, the possibilities for secondary designs with four blocks put together are huge! I can't wait to see what you make! If you want to see what others are making, you can find pictures (500 of them!) on Instagram with the #yearofscrappytriangles.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Block 27 - Year of Scrappy Triangles


We're on the down hill stretch! I've had a couple of questions about whether this 'year' will extend to the end of 2018 or for 52 weeks. Only 52 weeks, sorry. It'll be time for me to switch to another project by then. But for now, let's get piecing!

This fun block uses 2" strips of fabric for the scrappy sections. I have a lot of those, and got some more a few weeks ago. We have a 'giveaway' table at our guild meetings, and I picked up the cute kitchen prints there. (Like I needed more scraps.) So many scraps, so little time!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Year of Scrappy Triangles - Block 26

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Can you believe we are half way through the Year of Scrappy Triangles? Crazy! I am getting excited to see it all come together. I think I might start sewing some of the blocks into larger units so it isn't so overwhelming at the end.

With this block, you can use extra 5" charms for the triangle units, which I love doing. These types of blocks seem to come together quickly.




Last week, I sent this pdf pattern to my Newsletter Friends. If you haven't signed up yet and would like to get the pattern, you can click here and I'll get it right to you. Sometimes my husband and kids aren't the most enthusiastic quilt fans, but everyone was loving this mini quilt, so it must be a winner. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Block 25 - Year of Scrappy Triangles



Hello! I am loving this week's block. There is another great square, perfect for putting a large fussy cut print into. I really like the bug print I used, but I don't know if I should.... Is that a dung beetle? Do I really want a dung beetle on my bed? I guess so. Maybe it's the biologist in me.


Dung beetle or no, I hope you have a great time making this block. Have a wonderful Easter week!


PS. In a day or two I'm going to be sending out a special FPP pattern as Easter treat to my newsletter friends. If you aren't on the list yet and want to sign up, click here.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Block 24 - Year of Scrappy Triangles

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Spring is officially here! Now the sun just needs to come out. But for now, I'll just have to make do with these quilt blocks. Do they remind you of rays of sunshine too? This is another fast block, perfect for using up extra strips of fabric.

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I decided to top the 'rays' with a triangle so that the final quilt construction will be less bulky. Can you imagine having four of these blocks meet in a quilt? It would mean 16 seams intersecting. Way too much bulk!



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In other news, I basted and quilted a twin sized quilt yesterday. I know! Insane! I was in a rather grouchy mood and decided I was going to take the day off and sew. (Yes, my preschooler did happen to watch a lot of TV.)

It is amazing what you can do when you actually block off time to sew. I had been putting off basting this quilt for months, but once I did, I was on a roll and decided to start quilting. I used a meandering free motion quilting design and it went super fast. I hope to be able to bind it today or tomorrow. Yea!

You can find the free pattern for this quilt here.