Friday, May 27, 2016

Lil' Orphan Scrappy

Hello Everyone,
Now that Quilt Market is in my rearview mirror, I can kick back and leisurely work on anything I feel like working on.  Today I decided to start putting my Lil' Orphan Scrappy BOM together.

I'm slowly selecting the fabrics down at the shop for the corner triangles.  The eight blocks you see here will be in the top row.  Over the next few weeks, I'll be selecting more fabrics for the corners to make this one really scrappy.

Those of you in the BOM program will be receiving the exact same fabrics that I've used.  I'll be making up a master layout sheet for you.....but not this week. 

I also have a building project in the works.  This little foundation pieced block is only 4" square.

I added it to the rest of the neighborhood surrounded by skyscrapers.....the 6" blocks.  The foundation and rotary cutting directions are HERE.

I received some exciting news about Butterscotch Baskets this week.  She is going to pack herself up and ship herself off to Quilt Haven on Main in Hutchison, Minnesota.  This is the home quilt shop for Thimbleberries designer Lynette Jensen.  Butterscotch is a mountain girl, so she will fit right in to the Minnesota lifestyle.

After she stays there for a few months, she's headed to Australia!  I don't know where in Australia, but I'd better get her a passport! My baby is going to be a world traveler while her mom stays back in the States.  Kids these days, you raise them, give them wings and they fly away.

This Memorial Day weekend is going to be spent with the family so you won't be hearing much from me as we will have a house full of kids, and grandkids.  If the water isn't too cold, (which it will be) the kids will probably be in the lake this weekend. The lake is filled with the water from the Spring thaw.....chilly! They will have goose bumps on their goose bumps.  I have to clear away my quilting from the dining room table to make room for games, games and more games.  It is so nice that cell phones don't work in the mountains.  Everyone stays engaged with each other and not their phone.

Be safe out there this weekend.



  1. Congratulations on your newest news, Lynn!!! I wish her safe but exciting travels :D
    Enjoy your family weekend - well deserved.

  2. Congratulations on setting your "kid" free! Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!!!

  3. Your littl orphan scrappy is really going to be scrappy!! :-) And isn't it kind of sad when your quilts get to travel farther than you do? ;-) And you "made" me make some of those little house blocks. I think the smallest that I went with was 6". Small enough for me!! Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs, H PS. If Gail is up there with you tell her hi and give her a big hug from me!

    1. Thanks, Helen! Big hug back to you. I'm actually going to the Jazz Festival in Sacramento this weekend with our cousin. We used to go a lot but haven't been there in about 10 years. It's always fun but it's going to be in the 90s! You have a great holiday weekend, too!

  4. Congratulations on your globe-trotting baby. Have a wonderful weekend and say hi to everyone for me. xx

  5. Enjoy that peace and quiet - it is great to live without the internet and phones for a few days!
    Glad for you on Butterscotch - what an honor!!
    Also, isn't it great to just get up each day and do whatever mood hits?

  6. Does Butterscotch need someone to keep her company on her travels?

    Have a great weekend enjoying some family and down time.

  7. I was scrolling through Facebook yesterday, and saw your Butterscotch Baskets quilt on Bear Creek Quilting Company's page. There were lots of nice compliments.

  8. Would I rather be Hopscotching Around The World, or Amongst The Pines, with no distraction making little houses & playing with scraps? Bet you can answer that question!
    How many of the little houses are you planning to make? I fell in love with the quilt Sweet P Paulette made when she did those same "wee little houses". I really love the prints you selected for that little 3 incher! I have a bit of an idea for making one too!

  9. This is one of those times when it's a good thing your baby is leaving home...just too bad you can't go along as her chaperone...especially to Lynette Jensen's home quilt shop!!! But hey, what an honor! I couldn't be happier for you, Lynn!