Tuesday, April 18, 2017

a long weekend of sewing.....

These are my latest little houses for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  The colour this month is 'multicoloured' - all those pieces that don't fit clearly into one or another colour.

They really do look scrappy but will fit in fine with all the colours once they are put together....
each beach hut finishes at 2 3/4 x 3 1/2" (unsewn)

I prepped up a new project (since I have been tackling my UFO's so well).  Fabric my eldest daughter got me in the UK a few years ago... so I will make up that Gypsy bag  in them.... rather fun!  I need a touristy bag....

Dutch Treat carries on.  Some blocks take me a week of evenings .. others I get done over a couple of evenings

 Over the weekend I played with these fabrics....

 It's a layer cake of Kathy Schmidtz called 'Garden Notes' and if I could I think I would have bought a bolt of them all.... I just love love love those little prints....

.... I got some metreage in the blue bees for a border - even the selvage is adorable!

The grey sashing and green corner stones are totally different fabrics but hold the colours which is want I wanted....

 the fabrics are so lovely that I didn't want to cut them up so making up big square quilt is just perfect - plus there will be no waste and it will still be a great size for my bed.  

Righto, Gotto Go..... Tuesday means sewing day ....


  1. Gorgeous fabrics Fiona... and yes showing them off in the big block quilt is perfect.
    Looks very "inviting" I think...xox

  2. Happy Tuesday then!!
    Loving the rainbow scraps.

  3. Love your sweet scrappy houses. How gorgeous is that fabric.....adore the bees and butterflies! A lovely idea to have big squares to admire them. I am in awe of Dutch Treat xx

  4. Hi Fiona such beautiful work as usual,boy those huts are small,love the garden note fabric,very pretty,hope your day is a good one my friend xx

  5. what a wonderful variety of projects, those houses are going to look amazing

  6. Looks like you've been keeping yourself busy, Fiona. I love the top right hand block of your Dutch treat. That bee fabric is gorgeous.

  7. They do look great in big pieces.....

  8. Awesome projects... don't you just love big squares ❤️❤️❤️

  9. You've been busy once again. I love your quilt. Sometimes simple is best.

  10. I like the bee and butterfly prints...you're busy as a bee.
    Mama Bear

  11. Wonderful projects. Love those fabrics of Kathy Schmidtz. Hugs,xx

  12. Very busy, the houses are going to look wonderful !

  13. Lots of pretties in your post today! I really like the houses in multicolor fabrics; it's difficult to use those scraps, isn't it? I'm waiting for just the right thing to delve into my big box of rainbow scraps.

    And this week's Dutch Treat blocks are particularly nice, too! The green one with the little cross in the middle is my favorite so far. I'll bet that was one of the fiddlier ones.

    I'm glad you decided to keep the Kathy Schmidt fabrics in big pieces. All the better for admiring them while you have breakfast in bed, served by your hubby...

  14. Lots of sewing happened on the weekend. Love the scrappy houses, the Dutch Treat blocks are beautiful, great travel fabric for a bag...makes you want to go travel!! Thkse fabrics for your new quilt are beautiful too, love the saying on the selvage edge.

  15. You got a lot done and they are all beautiful. I do love Kathy's patterns and fabric, love how they look in the quilt.


  16. Ooh I love those little beach houses!!!! Makes me want a beach day, lol. I love the British fabrics too - reminds me I have a fq bundle of some! Your Kathy Schmidtz fabrics are stunning, love her stuff. Your Dutch Treats look awesome, how many blocks are there????

  17. Love your little houses! They are looking fabulous. Amazing Dutch treat blocks!
    Those Kathy Schmidtz fabrics are so pretty, the top looks beautiful! Nice to make the most of the patterns by leaving them whole.

  18. Love the fabric, I would buy a bolt too.. do you want to go halves??!! After working with brights I need a bit of calm....! xx


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