A Rainy Sunday

Bird Brain, Granny’s Gone Crazy, quilts, scrap quilts

Rain kept me inside yesterday other than a short walk to the garden to see how things were going.  It wasn’t a continuous rain but other than sitting on the porch for awhile reading I was in sewing and reading.

First I finished the one bird block that I had started the other day and now have four done – I’m not sure what my layout will be for the birds but some will be looking at each other beak to beak and other’s won’t be.  There might be sashing in between and might not – I’m really not sure – it is a work in progress for sure. And you can see I am changing out fabric for legs as I go as well – needed to jazz it up a little.  These blocks are 7.25 square.  I think this one might be Bird Brain unless I think of something else.


Next up was Tumalo Trails.  This is such an easy pattern for me because I already have a box of precut squares to use – I love it and that I am making the blocks bigger than I normally do too – I like that also – the finished block is 17 inches.


On Bonnie’s pattern you can see there is a sashing in between the blocks with cornerstones – This pattern is in Bonnie’s book “Scraps & Shirttails II”.  With the corner stone it forms another nine patch block in the corners.


I have another stack of 10 patchwork ready for the next two blocks.


My hand stitching for Sunday was on the hexies – Granny’s Gone Crazy.  When I took this photo I had two left at the top that I wanted to get done with and I planned on doing that last night while watching tv.  I am linking to Em’s Scrapbag today and MCM #75 – Cooking Up Quilts and Love, Laugh, Quilt.


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15 comments… add one
  • Marianne Jun 5, 2017

    That looks like a great pattern for using up scraps! Bonnie Hunter’s patterns are often a little fiddly with lots of tiny pieces, but this one seems perfect for emptying those boxes of squares. I got out my string basket and selvage bag last night as they were overflowing. Going to see what I can create with them today, another rainy one.

  • Sharon B. Jun 5, 2017

    Granny’s Gone Crazy is such a cute name for that pattern! lol! I hope to try hexie piecing this year. Love that Tumalo Trail quilt too!

  • Melanie Jun 5, 2017

    rainy days are permissions slips for quilting…

  • Carole Jun 5, 2017

    It is raining here today, so I hope to get some sewing done. I love your birds!
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  • maxine lesline Jun 5, 2017

    The checkered fabric for the bird legs does add a lot.. really ‘jazzes’ up the whole thing…. and Bird Brain for the name seems perfect. The birds might also be a good choice for a baby quilt or for a toddler… birds are for everyone.

  • Dottie bishaw Jun 5, 2017

    Love those jazzy bird legs! This quilt is going to be so cute, the birds just make me smile. The name for your hexie quilt is perfect! You did a lot of work on Tumalo Trails. We had some more rain, so some slow stitching for me, two more baskets done. We’re going down to Corpus Christi for a few days to celebrate our 52nd anniversary, so I hope to do more stitching at the beach. Enjoy your day!

  • Sandra B Jun 5, 2017

    We are getting rain today here in Virginia, so it’s a good day for some hand piecing.
    Love your birds, Karen …. The scrappy legs are great….gives those little birds more personality!
    Your Tumalo Trail blocks are looking great….you know how I love scrappy quilts!!

  • Karen Jun 5, 2017

    I think you come up with great names for your quilts. Bird Brain would be perfect. Granny’s Gone Crazy has me really wanting to start one of these. I actually think I have some pieces cut from many years ago. Now the fabric probably would be called vintage and very sought after. So I think I can continue it. The only problem is trying to find them.

  • Roseanne Jun 5, 2017

    Hi Karen,
    I just love Bird Brain – those birdies just speak to me. Tumalo Trails reminds me of a variation of Jacob’s Ladder. Are you adding the sashing and corner stones? I think it looks good without . . . just saying. ~smile~
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  • Bonnie in Va Jun 5, 2017

    Oooh — great eye candy. Good luck on finishing all of your projects!
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  • Vicki W Jun 5, 2017

    Wow, you’ve been busy! I’m so far behind on my blog reading. I love the birds and the new scrappy quilt.

  • Beth Jun 5, 2017

    Those bird blocks are amazing! I can’t wait to see the finished quilt – it will be so fun. Sometimes I really like working without a plan and just let the quilt tell me where it wants to go. Have fun with it!
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  • Kristie Jun 5, 2017

    Your little birds are so cute! Love your Bonnie quilt. I have that book and that is one of my favorite patterns in there. I’ve not made it but would love to. Your hexies are growing nicely.

  • Karen Beigh Jun 8, 2017

    The bird shapes remind me of sand pipers though they aren’t bright in color. You will have a very cheery quilt when done.
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    • Karen Jun 8, 2017

      yes it will be a cheery quilt when done, I haven’t worked on it for a couple days but I’m sure I will get back to it soon

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