Look what I am working on today!
Aren't they just the cutest, most colorful little flying geese you've ever seen?
Well, okay, I may be just a teensy bit partial to my new little goslings LOL!!! These are for my 2012 Rainbow Scrap Challenge project, Rainbow Pineapples. Here are the little mini-pineapples all positioned to be sewn together.
Each pineapple will only be about 3-1/2 inches finished! There will be a 1" black inner border, then the little goslings will fly around the edge of each corner for the outer border. I am thinking there will probably be another 1" border around the outside edge and maybe a scrappy rainbow binding, but that is not a firm decision yet. I'll wait and see how it progresses :*D I really just want this to be a small wall quilt for my sewing room. So far I am LOVING IT!!!
I'm already getting excited about what I might do for the Challenge for next year and saving potential ideas on Pinterest :*D You can click HERE to visit Angela's blog, SoScrappy, and see what the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is all about if you think you might like to join in the fun for 2013.
Okay, so back to the geese.... I've only sewn half of the borders strips so far, covering the Pink, Red, Orange and Yellow geese. I still have to do the second halves which will include Green, Aqua, Blue and Purple geese. You may have noticed that two of the PROY strips are shorter than the other two....
I left the bottom two Pink geese off of these because they will fit together at the corners something like this....
Pretty rough diagram, but I think you can get the idea. The Pink geese on one strip will serve as the corner for both strips.
Since I learned from doing Hawaii Sunset how easy it is to make flying geese by paper piecing them, I sat down and drafted a pattern to make these little geese - just 1" by 2" finished!
Then I sat down to chain sew them. Easy right? Well, sure, but only IF your machine doesn't decide to go rogue on you!!! This little foot pedal decided it wanted to sew whenever IT wanted to, regardless of whether my foot was on the pedal or not!!! I actually had to unplug the machine to get it to stop sewing!!!
I had to do a little research and found out that the Janome pedals can do that if they get dust etc., on the electrical contacts. Well, dust is something my sewing room knows all about, let me tell ya!!!! So I wrapped it up for my favorite handy man (sweet hubby!) to fix for me. In the meantime, I was happy to have this little button on my machine which allowed me to sew without the pedal .....
I sure showed that pedal who's the boss!!! Of course, it was little awkward remembering to touch the button every time I wanted to start and stop stitching... I had a few runaways at first LOL!!!! But happily it saved the day and got the job done =^..^=
We're going to see the new James Bond movie later today, so I doubt I'll get much more sewing done today. But I have some starched applique pieces all perfectly prepped to work on my Blue Collection tomorrow while watching football, so I'm a happy camper :*)
Now, don't forget to go over and get in on my Birthday Giveaway!!! You can win one of these....
I'm was just tickled pink to wake up this morning and find that A Quilt and A Prayer has just reached 300 followers!!!! Hip Hip Hooray! I am so delighted to have you all following along and sharing together on our quilting journeys =^..^=
My stash report for this week is pretty uneventful.... no finishes, but I did add these fabrics....
The brown and cheddar pieces are for Hawaii Sunset, the lime piece on the right is a birthday gift from The Quilter's Path, and the beautiful pink floral fat quarter on the left is a WIN from Barbara at Cat Patches!!! I recently won her Fun Fact Friday Freebie - yay!!!! Thanks Barbara!!!
Don't you just LOVE Barbara's cute little cat button????
Stash Enhancement Report - November 10, 2012
Used/Destashed this week: 0.0 yards
Used/Destashed YTD 2012: 222.75 yards
Stashed this week: 2.0 yards
Stashed YTD 2012: 254.75 yards
Net Used for 2012: -32.00 yards
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