Friday, January 28, 2022

Two challenges, and sewing Saturday on Friday

 

This month's "table scraps challenge" was  "snowmen" 

 I began with the free paper piecing pattern by Carol Doak (on her website) and enlarged it to 8", the side snowmen finish at 3" and used some red scraps as well as my very sparkly silvery white snow fabrics! 

see his little pom pom?

I took the whole month to play, and design in order to make a bedside table topper to use through the cold months. Now I might have to hang it up, it came out so cute!!! The geese are my own idea and I've used them a lot recently. Improv pieced, tiny scraps this time from the Christmas quilt. I set them in strips of snowy fabric to go into the whole

It grew from the snowman block, little by little until it was basically the right size. 

I quilted it in silver metallic thread and in person the snow fabric glistens!



It finishes at 16" tall X 19" wide and I allowed myself to use some precious snowy red fabric for the binding! The backing was a snowy fabric

pretty on it's own right?

The stay at home round robin prompt for this week was to add diamonds. I searched the internet for ideas of how to incorporate diamond shape in my "glam-ingo" and since I only had one week to come up with an idea make it and post it, I discarded my more elaborate exciting ideas. 

I started with a size of diamond that would suit the small center...cut it from paper as the lines on my template are difficult to see, and decided to do a "watercolor" effect with pretty fabrics

I cut one from most, and three from the watery stripe near the bottom. I knew they would blend together to look like a pond

First move the shells to the side then start placing the diamonds on the design wall til I was happy with the color movement, the light and dark. Note the silvery rock fabric to go along the water edge.

 I sewed then in diagonal rows, pressing seams open carefully. Really hard as they were so tiny at 2"! 

If you do not cut off dog ears, the rows become easy to align

the diamonds are sewn into a unit that will fit when the shells are sewn and attached to the center block


 after finishing that deadline, I looked into doing the stitch camp embroidery lesson, but using my box of hand painted scraps...

and got lost in designing...

two painted scraps together
so that has to be another post for another day!

linking to

 patchwork Sunday                      

design wall Mondays at smallquiltsanddollquilts
lovelaughquilt.mondays

https://fortheloveofgeese.com/quilting-blog/ 

https://thejoyfulquilter.blogspot.com/2022/01/january-2022-table-scraps-challenge.html

http://thedarlingdogwood.blogspot.com/ 

 scrap happy Saturdays









30 comments:

  1. I love it... the snowmen in tne windows are super cute... but my favorites are still the flamingos ;O)

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  2. Your snowman quilt is delightful!

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  3. You snowman table topper is adorable! I love the addition to your flamingo as well.

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  4. Oh, these are both so great. And Joy's "Some assembly required" made me chuckle. I'm feeling like a real dullard and need to snap myself out of my funk. It's so cold here this month that I just want to sit here wrapped in a blanket and vegetate.
    Pat

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  5. I love your two sided snowman wall hanging - so creative from the paper pieced snowmen to those awesome flying geese - what movement! And your SAHRR is fantastic - those shells, that pond, the flamingo! Wow, LeeAnna!

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  6. Oh, those sweet smiling snowman! What a darling TABLE SCRAPS Challenge entry, LeeAnna. You certainly were busy this week! Glamingo is growing nicely, too.

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  7. Your snowmen table topper is super cute! Love the flamingo one too, especially that diamond water effect. Very cool!

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  8. Love the snowmen. Fun quilting stuff all around!

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  9. I just love those playful snowmen!

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  10. That is adorable, LeeAnna! I love the paper-pieced snowmen and the snowman prints, too. My favorite part, though, is the curvy flying geese!

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  11. I second what Diann said! Those curvy flying geese! So cool!

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  12. Wonderful snowman piece! I love it! I"m loving the borders your are attaching for the round robin! So fabulous!!!

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  13. I'm in love with the snowman piece!! It's so cute and will be such fun hanging somewhere "celebrating" winter. I love how those flying geese curve around. And the flamingo SAHRR is just a delight so far. I wish my brain was as creative as yours!!!

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  14. What a fun snowman project! I love how your flying geese swoop around it. And then those little Brady Bunch snowman heads. :) I am so enjoying your artistic flair in your Round Robin.

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  15. I am in love with your snowmen mini quilt.♥

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  16. The diamonds make the water on your flamingo sparkle. That snowman with the geese is so happy. Would definitely hang it somewhere that you will see it a lot on cold snowy days. Stay safe and warm.

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  17. Hi LeeAnna,
    Your posts sure do brighten my day !
    hugs, take care,
    Joanne

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  18. Hi,
    great projects, I really like the snowman table topper and the flamingos are beautiful. Have a great day!

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  19. Cute snowmen! I love how you designed this mini, it's beautiful! The SAHRR is coming along nicely, great pond effect.
    Thank you for sharing these adorable projects, and linking up ;)

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  20. Snowmen always make me smile. But then I scrolled down to your flamingo - wow! That is looking amazing. Thanks for sharing your amazing projects with Oh Scrap!

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  21. Your snowman is amazing. I love what you did with your SAHRR. I am behind on mine, but I just haven't figured out what I want....so I may wait and see what tomorrow is and then I have three prompts!

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  22. WOW! The diamonds as water in a pond is brilliant! And these are the prefect fabrics, too. This is absolutely beautiful!

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  23. Your little snowman is just so cute!!!

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  24. Your snowman quilt is adorable! As for your "Glamingo" it just gets more exquisite with each new week!

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  25. Such adorably cute snowmen. And that Glamingo...love the name. Fabulous.

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  26. Your snowmen are so fun, and I love, love, love what you did with your diamond round!

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  27. What a darling snowman quilt. The Flying Geese strips are so perfect for it. The diamonds really do create a nice watercolor effect.

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  28. Oh! I love both of these projects - the cheery snowmen and the flamingo piece!

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  29. Loving your Stay at Home quilt! So beautiful. I may have to drop by unexpectedly and take it home And your snowmen are adorable! So much glorious detail. Thanks for sharing both on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  30. Your snow man is absolutely adorable and the geese add so much interest, for me anyway. Love the flamingo too. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

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