I was a woman on a mission last week to get my Buttermilk Basin Mystery 2015 together and my mission was accomplished! The sashing half square triangles finish 1 inch. I found a very dark green from my stash to use as a border. Here is a link for more information about this project
I embroidered a label for it last night and found this tan and dark green brushed cotton in my stash that I am going to piece together this afternoon for a backing. I am planning on hand quilting it with perle cotton on the same diagonals as the half square triangles. Now, I can start on the Buttermilk Basin 2016 mystery--the theme is let it snow and I am going to design mine in grays and blues.
Carole is hosting a mystery quilt along called Scrap Dance Tango. You can find more information here
Well, I power sewed on Friday night after a stressful day at work and sewed all my 315 HSTs, turning them into 730 units which I cut and trimmed yesterday. Now, I am ready for the next instructions. Scrap quilts are my favorite to make and I can't wait to see what these will be turned into.
Speaking of scrap quilts, I started these blocks last year for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I only made blue and pink blocks before they became a UFO. Well, I want to turn them into a WIP again. The color for February 2016 is brown, so I am cutting up some browns and background squares. I hope to make some brown blocks in February and get back on track with this project.
Since it is Sunday, I am going to slow down for some Slow Sunday Stitching on my Love Blooms Here. It is dumping snow here today after it was 58 degrees yesterday. We are expecting between 4-8 inches between today and tomorrow, but I think there is already nearly 4 inches and it has not slowed down at all. Perhaps, we could have a snow day tomorrow--fingers crossed! See what everyone else is working on here
Speaking of tomorrow, February 1st is the start of the Ugly Christmas Sweater Quilt Along. I picked up 2 yards of a gray bella solid yesterday for mine and will work on that each week.
I also need to make my OMG goal for February. It is a short month and I have a few work obligations, so I need something small--I am going to get my block 1 for my Down in the Garden started. Have a great week!
I am proud of you for finishing your Buttermilk Basin bom for 2015 and for doing those 1 inch half square triangles, you may be braver than me on that one--I did just order some flannel charms for my lattice on mine as I did get all the blocks finished this month--ReplyDelete
love and laughter, di
Ps there was at least 3 of us working really hard this month to finish last years bom of the buttermilk basin one!!
Keeping my fingers crossed for a snow day for you tomorrow! I always enjoy seeing what you've been working on. I'm glad you can counteract a stressful day with power sewing!ReplyDelete
I love your Buttermilk Basin quilt! The hsts are the perfect sashing and your monthly blocks are wonderful! There's temptation in your post, too. I love scrap quilts, but can I find time to start yet another sew along? :-)ReplyDelete
Your Buttermilk Basin and Love Blooms Here are beautiful quilts. I need to make more scrap quilts and see if I can put a dent in my stash.ReplyDelete
Great finish. Lovely quilts. So much activity after work. Very impressed.ReplyDelete
Wow, Tanya, you really did go for it! Those hst sashing are gorgeous and the colours match your blocks perfectly. I think perle cotton is a great choice. Still can't believe how many project you have on the go - and the willingness to take on even more, haha!ReplyDelete
Buttermilk basin is lovely!!!! You have certainly accomplished a lot this week! We had rain all day yesterday so what little snow we had is gone. I have only shovelled once this winter. Have a good weekReplyDelete
You are amazing with all those HST blocks... wow!ReplyDelete
And I just love the label you stitched!
You always inspire. Your projects are super cute. Yay, for finishing the Buttermilk Basin BOM. I'm just about done too.ReplyDelete
Yay! Your Buttermilk Basin quilt is adorable! I agonized for hours deciding on my border--too many decisions! I'm trying to resist the Ugly Christmas Sweater SAL, but it's so darn cute--ack!!ReplyDelete
I've been looking forward to seeing your finish on the 2015 BB BOM. It is fabulous. The green is wonderful! The tiny 1/2 square triangles make it look so sweet....don't ya think?ReplyDelete
So many wonderful projects!!! I can't wait to start the ugly sweaters tonight. Adorable.ReplyDelete
Your Buttermilk Basin Mystery is adorable. I was trying to pick a favourite but can't decide.ReplyDelete
On a roll as usual, Tonya! I look forward to seeing how you quilt the applique' blocks.ReplyDelete
So many projects Tanya! I really like the way your Buttermilk Basin Mystery looks; the wool gives it so much character and I'm in awe of those 1" HST! Have a productive week and thanks for sharing on MCM!ReplyDelete
Your Buttermilk Basin quilt is EXQUISITE! I just love it... and your block for the Scrap Tango is fantastic, too. Can't wait to see more, Tanya, your quilts always inspire me to strive for more!!!ReplyDelete
Gosh, you've been busy! I love that mystery quilt at the top--the applique looks so great.ReplyDelete
Congrats on Buttermilk Basin and you always have so much going on !! :)ReplyDelete
lots of lovely projectsReplyDelete
Hopefully you had a snow day because you have a lot of projects in the works! Wow, are you the HST queen or what?! Talk about powering through that. And they look so perfect. Great job.ReplyDelete
Great finish with the mystery quilt and the quilting you have planned sounds just right.ReplyDelete
Now you can get into all the other projects you have planned and been waiting to play with.
Love that finished mystery with those tiny HSTs! Well done on that finish!ReplyDelete
Your buttermilk basin finish is wonderful!ReplyDelete
I like how your Buttermilk Basin Mystery BOM turned out! I have printed all the patterns but have not started. I think I need to focus on my UFO pile! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!ReplyDelete
Beautiful job on the Buttermilk Basin MQ!ReplyDelete
Congrats on a beautiful job! That is a neat quilt!ReplyDelete