Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Totally Uselessly Late Again

I ORT to be on time. I am the leader of this stitch a long, after all. It seems I can't get with it this year! It's the New Moon again, time for the Totally Useless Stitch A Long, and I have loads of ORTs to share. In my bowl I have bits from the tote bags I finished up last month and some empty spools from the quilt I started this month.

In the bag are tons of triangle ORT bits from starting said quilt. Lots and lots of triangles.

Wait, I started a new quilt? Yes! As an anniversary gift the end of July, (our 30th!) Dash semt me off to a quilt retreat at Prairie Quilt in Hennessey, Oklahoma. Since I didn't have any projects going I had to start something. The retreat was so much fun! I sat for three days and snowballed the corners on  2 1/2 by 5 inch blocks. Lots and lots of them!

The photo above is at my table during the retreat. You can see my stack of snowballed blocks in the corner. 

This picture is parts of the quilt in progress. The plastic box is full of the  2 inch scrap fabric squares I'm using as leaders and enders. Those little squares will eventually become a postage stamp quilt...all sewn while I'm working on other projects.

Here are the pieces that go in my current project. Pieces on the right are the base and the left side shows what they get sewn into.

Here are the pieces laid out (not sewn together yet!) how they will look when finished. Pretty!

Just this morning, Miss Molly helped me make a mini ironing table out of a TV tray table. I just need to get a teeny iron to use on it.


We want to see your ORTs! Leave a comment on this post with a link to your August TUSAL post so we can come visit! If I hold a Totally Useless giveaway your comment will earn you an extra entry.

Wondering what a TUSAL is and why all these people are posting pictures of rubbish? Click here to learn more and join the fun!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!


DJH said...

Your current project is beautiful! I love the colors and the design.
Here is my TUSAL update for August.

Unknown said...

Here's my tusal http://crossstitchangel.blogspot.com.au.

Jan said...

Here's my ort report.... http://jan1228.blogspot.com/2015/08/august-tusal-and-preseason-nfl-football.html

Khristine Doiron said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!! I love the colors in it. Here is my TUSAL http://cross-stitching-mama.blogspot.ca/2015/08/august-tusal.html

Linda said...

Here's my ort link.


Rike said...

Your quilt is wonderful! You're doing great work!

My TUSAL is here:

Happy Stitching

Jusie said...

My TUSAL post: http://jusiecreation.blogspot.ru/2015/08/tusal-2015-8.html

Deb said...

Here is my TUSAL report for August

Absolutely love the quilt you are making it will be lovely. I have been collecting pieces for a postage stamp quilt too, I am doing the piecing by hand so ever now and then I sew a few squares together.

Brenda said...

I love the fact that you said you needed to start something to take to a retreat!!!! That looked like a lot of fun!!!

My TUSAL post is: http://time2xstitch.blogspot.com/2015/08/late-tusal-post.html

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What great triangular ORTS you have produced.
Here's my post - http://serendipitousstitching.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/gifted-gorgeousness-august-link-up-post.html

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Sorry, wrong link. Here is the right one


Karyn said...

Gorgeous quilting Daff! <3
My TUSAL post: http://theteakettlecorner.blogspot.com/2015/08/august-2015-tusal.html

Kate said...

Love all your gorgeous quilting progress! Molly looks like a good helper :-)
Here's my ort link:
I'm late, too! Seems to be a trend with me.

Julie said...

Wishing you both a Happy Anniversary, what a lovely idea to celebrate to make a special quilt.

D1-D2 said...

You're in good company, I'm late as well http://d1-d2.blogspot.ca/2015/08/august-tusal.html

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Looks like fun to me! Retreats are always a fun time. Here's the ORT report:


Keebles said...

HERE is my ORT post and what a great quilt!

rosey175 said...

Love your teeny ironing table! Great idea and much more portable than the big ones.

My ORTs! (and a bunch of other babble hah)

rosey175 said...

I am not sure that was the correct link copied! It should be this one. If it was correct, disregard this lol!

Sandra B. said...

I have just started along.

Angela said...

Your quilt looks like it is going to be great.

Bea said...

That quilt will be gorgeous. And what a fabulous anniversary gift!

My TUSAL post is here.


Lindsay said...

Love the quilt

My ort report is up

Unknown said...

I'm a little late with my post this month too!


Love the quilt you are making!!! I love stars and I love the scrappy look! It will be absolutely beautiful!

Tiffany said...

the quilt will be beautiful

lekae said...

my ort report for August

Sandra said...

I'm glad you had great time at the retreat :) I wish I could be at one... Some day maybe.

I wonder what can you do with all those triangles. I have a bunch of cuts, but they are different sizes and shapes, I was thinking to join them to do some sort of crazy fabric for a bag.

Jenny said...

Big respect for such a great job as quilting!
my report http://jennyscreation.blogspot.ca/search/label/TUSaL

Rachel S-H said...


cerato said...

Sorry, I thought I had sent before.
My august ORT report:


cerato said...

I love your current project!

Kaisievic said...

Never mind, my dear, it looks like you have been super busy!