Sunday, May 25, 2008

Little Bits of Everything

The weather has been really wacky here in Southern California! Last weekend, we went from 105 degrees to around 65 degrees by Wednesday. On Thursday, we had thunderstorm, hail, fire, and tornados, yes! TORNADOS here in CA?! just about 10 miles from where we are.

Well, I'm glad that the storm came earlier than when they had predicted because on Saturday, we had to go to an event with Sweetie Pie's girl scouts troop. We started our day early with flag placements at the cementery for Memorial Day.

Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and ROTC troops volunteered to place flags and poppy flowers at various veteran gravesites. Afterward, we enjoyed a nice lunch given by the American Legion Club. And the girls who came to help, received a patch for their service.

A week ago, our good friends had invited us to come over for a BBQ and swimming after the flag placement event, but that was when we had summer weather, not spring weather! Our friends decided that it was better to wait for warmer weather to have their BBQ gathering. So instead, we opted for a movie and dinner out. We all went to see the new Indiana Jones movie. Who doesn't love Indy?! I thought the movie was good.

It's that time of the year again and things are getting a bit busier than normal around here, so I haven't had a whole lot of time to sew.... just 10 to 15 minutes here and there. I did managed to finish with Step 2 of OC Mystery!

I also got 16 of 30 blocks of Step 4 done.... Spinning Star.

Did you notice that I have changed my yardage colors? When I saw Bonnie's Spinning Star blocks, I've decided that I'm going to do Orange Crush afterall ... instead of Grape Crush that I've been saying all along. I love the red and black stars.

Here's what 16 blocks look like together.

This morning, with my cup of coffee in hand, I thought perhaps I'll catch up with some blog reading, but I didn't get to a whole lot of blogs at all except for the first one. That was Bonnie's blog; she has posted the next step of OC Mystery! Finally, we are going to get to use that orange fabrics, and I could not wait! Immediately, I headed to my sewing corner and started cutting up some squares. I was able to put together 3 Album blocks.

At first, I wasn't quite sure if I like the orange that I had picked out. So I got some of Step 4 and Step 5 up on the flannel board to look at. And you know what? I love it! I'm beginning to think that this mystery is even better than the last one!

From the look of Step 5, I think this quilt be set on point. Here are some of the blocks together. What do you think? Don't you just love it?

On the right, the blocks are set straight. And you know what? I love it too!

Remember my Pink Lemonade? I made 8 Spinning Star blocks. This quilt is all scrappy except for the background; it is a white tone-on-tone. I don't have any yardage in my 30's collection, so I used the same yellow and green in each star but different yellow and green for each block. Click on the photo to see it larger... maybe that will make more sense. I think I might set the Pink Lemonade in straight setting.... hmmm? Do you see the star forming in the straight setting and the X forming with those lights of those 4-patches? I love it! I can't wait to make up some of the Album blocks in 30's fabrics to see what they will look like together!

Well, I better get going... just got a call from John to meet him over at his brother's for a BBQ. Before I go though.....

I want to give you a sneak peak of what I found that I will use to make something for my little giveaway. If you haven't heard of my giveaway, go down to the post after this one to enter.
Also, check out Stacy's and Jo's blogs; they are having some great giveaways.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day!
BTW, my 100th post will be next Thursday. I will post my giveaway prizes... so see you then.


Candace said...

Boy, your blocks look great. I wondered what the 2 blocks would look like together, so I'm glad you shared. They are a wow. Sounds like you a having a busy, but fun holiday.

Amanda said...

Oh my, you are being busy. I haven't got started on Step 5 yet, but I'm looking forward to seeing how all the fabrics work together. It's fascinating to speculate how it will all go together. Have fun - I've just woken up to pouring rain, so I guess it will be sewing not gardening today.

Andee said...

Thanks for letting me know I am set to no reply..I will try to find that and change it. I read your posts all the time, and I love your CC quilt..the colors are AWESOME and if I make one I may have to copy. Smile.

SubeeSews said...

I too wondered if they would look good on poit. I am so very sorry to everyone for getting too far ahead and posting my pics of a possible layout. I was chastised. I am sorry

Kucki68 said...

Love those butterflies on the red fabric, so nice!

Helen in the UK said...

Amazing how different the OC looks in your 2 colourways. Can't wait to see the finished quilt/s :)