Having five weeks off without sewing was unusual for me. But once I was ready I needed something easy and mindless to piece. So I made Rainbow scrappy challenge blocks, July was red and there was a nice stash of pieces ready to sew in my box.
. I love these 8" Ohio star blocks. The pieces are cut with my Go cutter and really helps to use up my scraps. I am just about out of neutrals though, so time to cut some more!
When I have no motivation for sewing I sit around drinking coffee and reading old magazines, looking for a project to fall in love with. This is Scatted Leaves by Pam Buda, the pattern appeared in issue October 2009 of American Patchwork and Quilting and because it encompases leaves and log cabins its my kinda quilt! I love a country, murky palette and I am trying to use up my non reproduction stash. It is hard to tie the fabric left together now that I have whittled it down. However pulling out a autumn theme of reds, orange, brown and a bit of green was easily achieved. I would like a fat quarter of purple or yellow, but will have to go on a serious hunt to find these colours in another box (brights got added into kids/novelty)...not having a sewing room is a pill when it comes to storing your fabric!
And guess what, lots of the fabrics I found are leaf prints! LOL!
Since I started this project we kicked over to August and the RSC colour is orange. I have made leaves in three different red prints and one in orange. The cutting instructions from a fat quarter means you get 6-7 blocks, the leaves are 5" in size. I used my Go cutter as much as possible and I was sewing my first leaf in no time at all. I now need to do some more cutting for the log cabin part of the block.
Happy quilting Sue.