Tuesday 14 July 2015

Scraptastic Tuesday - July Link up Party

Scraptastic Tuesday

I have been working on a project for Simply Solids - the project - or rather projects are finished - and I am writing the tutorial, not helped by slow internet (there are now four of us in the house) and an overheating laptop !  

Plus the demand for a taxi service (we live in a rural area and four miles to nearest rail link - let's not talk about the buses!)

I also have a sore knee - no really I do!  Old injury come back to haunt me - it hurts to walk on but if I don't then it really hurts when I do!  Got to keep moving - a little!

None of the above helps but I am not going to complain anymore but share my most recent progress on my Double Wedding Ring quilt!  Yeah!  

The sort of plan....but I'm already deviating from it!   The colours are not right BTW I just couldn't be bothered to change those tiny triangles - it seems to be pink, orange, navy, yellow and green so far.  Lots of green!

My latest photo!  Only added those solid navy arcs since my last post....

But I do have plans...

Not sure if they will all get made but some will....as I am mixing up the style and scale of my arcs I may be satisfied with just one arc of each?!

Trudi, Jude and I are looking for company along the way of our casual, relaxed quiltalong.  Care to join us?

You can join with an old project or new!  You can join with a big project or a small one - we don't mind!  But we will be cheering from the middle of our own projects.

Trudi has started on a big melon variation and I'm mixing up different pickle dish/DWR blocks and who knows what.   We have yet to see what Jude has in mind.

But now let us not forget our scraps!  I've been using mine to make my arcs what have you been doing?

First our sponsors for this month are:

A huge thank you to our generous sponsors for providing the following prizes:
  • Massdrop - 2 Mixology Fat Quarter Bundles - so two prizes

Please join Leanne and I by linking up a blog post or flickr or instagram photo sharing a scrappy project, in progress or finished, or your thoughts on dealing with your scrap mountain:
  • You don't have to have joined us before, everyone is welcome.
  • One link per person, and it will be your entry into the random draw for the prizes. It is the same link up here and at Leanne's blog - so you only need to link up on one of our blogs.
  • Please visit at least a few of the links, they are very inspiring, and leave comments too as everyone loves to connect. 
  • Use the Scraptastic Tuesday button if you like (code is on the sidebar) and invite your friends to join us too. 
  • The link is open until next Monday night at 10:00 pm MST. We will announce the winners next Tuesday. 
  • If you have trouble linking up, let Leanne or me know and we will get you sorted.
Just a note, Michael Oakshott gave us an extra charm pack for the winner this week as it's his birthday today. Do consider popping over to Oakshott Fabrics or Oakshott's Shotthrough Blog and leaving him a birthday greeting - he is a generous and enthusiastic sponsor and a lovely person!


  1. lovely quilt you are working on. I to live in the country we have no rural transportation services out here and have to drive everywhere.

  2. I'm totally joining in your DWR QAL, I found both my starts in my recent hunt for UFOs.

  3. This is going to be amazing!! Love the layout!

  4. Oh how I wish I could join in the QAL with a DWR! I do have an old UFO that has been languishing for a couple of years, but I'd be almost embarrassed to share it with your gorgeous modern version LOL!!! I'll have to see if I can squeeze it onto the front page of the ToDo list :) It would be nice to get it finished even if I don't love it so much anymore. But speaking of love .... well, I absolutely adore your DWRs!!!!!

  5. I'm new to quilting so I don't have a lot of scraps yet but I'm saving them for a scrappy quilt when I get enough.

  6. Looks like you are having fun. I'd join in but I've already made both a DWR and a Pickle Dish (and hand quilted both) so I'm going to pass.

  7. I'm loving watching your quilt grow!

  8. Your project is absolutely intriguing, Nicky - I love the upcoming arcs, too!

  9. I love your plans for the DWR quilt! Hope your knee is better soon!

    P.S. Please pass on my compliments to the lady ahead of me in the link-up who made the sheep!

  10. Nicki, I had to mark your comment on Sewfrench as spam. When I click on the link to your name, to go to your website from mine, it kept wanting me to download a virus fix or some such nonsense. I can click on your link from SheCanQuilt just fine. I am using an Apple and don't get viruses! Hope you get it sorted out soon!

  11. You are always working on such interesting and complex projects Nicky :-)


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