It’s mid-month and time for the ScrapHappy Project hosted by Kate and Gun. I’ve completed my state/hometown blocks for the swap initiated by two friends. Paper piecing has really intrigued me. Participating in Scrap Happy has done what I’d hope: encourage me to learn more about quilting. So, now I am on the search for a local quilt paper piecing class.
OCTOBER SCRAPPY PROJECT CHOICE
I was determined to include fields, forests, waterways — all the way to the coastline of Virginia Beach. Last SH post, I’d figured out the Blue Ridge Mountain Range. I added prints and solids for the Piedmont’s rolling hills and sandy coastline. I thought the batiks worked rather well for the waterways. Eh. That pesky top, left corner, again…
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It’s mid-month and time for the ScrapHappy Project hosted by Kate and Gun. I’m posting a wee bit early as we may lose electric power due to outlying effects of Hurricane Florence. One of my quilty friends came up with the idea of a “state/home town” quilt block swap. While I admire appliqué and paper piecing; I am not in the least bit comfortable with my own lack of expertise. So I put it off. For two years. 😛 The other day I got to thinking…what a great way to use up scraps and participate in ScrapHappy!
SEPTEMBER SCRAPPY PROJECT CHOICE
Virginia, one of the original thirteen colonies, has it all: The Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, the Piedmont, Blue Ridge Mountain Range, and loads of history. My hometown is in Virginia Beach.
I have a vague idea for my design, I’m starting with the Blue Ridge Mountain Range and working my way toward the coast.
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