October 25, 2015

Sew Your Scraps: Part III


Well, I am a little late on the peak foliage but you can still see all the essence and beauty of Fall in New England. These were actually photographed last week, so now most of the leaves have fallen and have been attacked and displaced by Dad's turbo rake. 






Dad actually has been very helpful with the quilt photoshoots, he actually came back from helping his friend wire a street lamp to help conquer the fall winds. So thanks Dad for your help! We had a few (so many!) snafus along the way. First off, my camera died after a couple pictures.  So Plan B, use the cell phone. These shots are not bad considering. Lesson learned, always bring an extra battery or charger.



We moved wood cages to new spots, those didn't work and with the phone for the camera I was limited in what I could overlook. Used clothes pins to pin the quilts to the wood cages those went flying in the wind with the quilts. Lets say nothing was right. Good thing the sky was super blue and everything was pretty so I can announce something did look good.

Then Dad brought out the old Jeep for me to display the quilts on. Well, we are now moving in the right direction. I can't drive it, but he will let me drape a couple quilts over it! 





This weekend I am actually enjoying some time away at quilt retreat with the New Hampshire Modern Quilt Guild. There will be more information to follow once I get some pictures taken and sort through all the shenanigans! 

Net Zero Update: 

Quilt One: One block is equal to one jelly roll strip x 64  - 4.5 yards, 0.5 for binding, and 3.5 yards for backing. Total of 8.5 yards. Quilt Two: The quilt top is 2.75 yards, 0.5 for the binding, and 3.5 yards for the pieced backing. Total 6.75 yards. Now I am at a monthly total of -34.75. I did purchase 4.5 yards of Cotton & Steel on sale at Fat Quarter Shop so that's a grand total of -30.25 yards!



Hope you enjoyed leaf peeping around my parent's house!  

- Patch & Chels

13 comments:

  1. I really like both quilts! It is always scary for me when I start putting non-matching fabrics together. I am so worried that the quilt is come out ugly but it seems that once you get to a critical mass of random fabrics, the quilt comes out great.

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  2. I love both quilts! They look so great!

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  3. Your parents property looks amazing! Autumn is the only time that I miss living up north and I loved having a peak into your world. Thank you! And the quilts looked amazing against that gorgeous backdrop.

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  4. This has been a great series, Chels, finished off with some lovely photos. You don't mention who that young dapper looking bloke by your side is in one of the photos - I'll assume he's your brother :-). Congratulations on your net zero success, you must be feeling very righteous.

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  5. Those photos were so gorgeous! I grew up in western NY and I am homesick for the hills and autumn colors. Now I live in southern CA so it's a big change.

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  6. Beautiful scenery and backdrops for your quilts. I hope you had an amazing time at the retreat!

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  7. Very pretty outdoor quilt show in New England!

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  8. I'm especially crazy about the quilt of same-sized bars. Hmm ... Surely I have enough scraps to create one myself!

    Also: I witnessed some fabric purchases this past weekend. Busted!

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  9. What a gorgeous background for two beautiful quilts!

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  10. Minus 30 yards and a couple of great quilts. Woo hoo!
    A lot work went into the citrus peel quilting, and it looks great on the squares and rectangles.
    Those giant wood cages can be MOVED??

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  11. great quilts, love your photos!!!

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  12. These are both so pretty! Great colors and excellent use of your scraps.

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