Friday, September 19, 2014
After week three of September's Orange RSC, I'll add a 6.5" sampler block to my collection. I love this blocks and can imaging a quilt of them. I made my orange kitten blocks earlier and pieced them into my kitten quilt that I finished earlier. Some crochet spiral scrubbies made it into the picture. They are fun to crochet. Addictive.
To see what others made with their orange scraps, go here Saturday morning.
My 8.5" RSC blocks, ten blocks from last year's challenge and thirty-eight blocks from this year's challenge, are sashed with white strips. I added an inner border of 2.5" squares and a 4" green outer border. The backing is pieced and ready to be sandwiched with batting and the quilt top to be pin basted and quilted. The top is 72.5" x 89.5". It will be interesting to see how much it shrinks during the quilting and a go in the washer and dryer. I'm very pleased with this RSC project. Looking forward to seeing it finished.
A dear friend sent me this sweet Twinkle Twinkle Little Star baby panel earlier this year. I forget how easily and quickly it is to turn a panel into a wonderful little baby quilt.
The bear in the panel is wearing a pink dress, my clue that this should be a baby girl quilt. I found a piece of novelty fabric in my scraps with little bears wearing pink dresses. A couple pieces of pink vine print on either side made a fun backing. It's sandwiched with some White and Natural cotton batting. After a loose free motion meander quilting, a light blue and white star print binding, and a go in the washer and dryer this sweet little donation quilt finished at 33.5" x 39.5". I'll take it to next weeks quilt guild meeting. They will love it.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
After week 2 of September's RSC, I'll add a hot pad/pot holder made with the two 8.5" orange blocks I made last year and three cute 6.5" sampler blocks to my collections. Three crochet spiral scrubbies made it into the picture. They were made using a YouTube video. There are several video clips that show how to crochet them as well as other cool projects.
To see what others made with their orange scraps, go here.
After making my orange 8.5" blocks last week, I counted my completed 8.5" blocks. I needed 48 blocks for a a small quilt. Counting the ten RSC blocks left from last year and 35 RSC blocks I had made this year, I was close. Only needed three more blocks. So I made one block with brown scraps and two blocks with black/white scraps. After randomizing the 48 colorful blocks, I sashed them with 1.5" strips of Kona White fabric because I didn't want to deal with all those seams..I added a 2.5" inner border and started an outer border of 2.5" squares. Hopefully I'll have this top quilt finished and quilted in a few weeks.
My barn quilt is finished. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander. The binding is strips of red fabrics. After a go in the washer and dryer, it finished at 91"x 69". Too large for my mother to hold up for a picture. I was surprised how the yellow outer border and red binding set off this fun quilt.
Here are a couple close ups, one of the upper right corner and one of the upper left corners. The 12 barns have large quilt blocks on them and playful kittens and horses that live in them.
This was a recent Lori Holt online Quilt Along. You can find Lori Holt at her BEE IN MY BONNET blog.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
It was a wonderful weekend for me at the Wilkes Quilters 2014 Annual Quilt Show. Two of my three entries won a total of three ribbons. My BEE HAPPY Quilt won "Best Machine Quilting" from the Quilt Judge. I used a loose free motion meander with some loop de loops here and there.
Happy dance here. BEE HAPPY is a pattern by Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet.
Those attending the quilt show were given a ballot to vote for their favorite quilt in each category. The BEE HAPPY quilt won a Third Place ribbon. More happy dancing.
My Bonnie Hunter 2013/2014 Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt won a Blue Ribbon! Wild happy dancing here.
Close up of Blue Ribbon. A lady from the Wilkes County Public Library took it with her to display in the Library for a month. I'm so honored.
A batik wall hanging, Full House made with a Schnibbles Pattern, was my third entry. It didn't win, but several people liked it and asked about the pattern.
It was a most excellent day for me. I was pleased with how well my bright, colorful entries did this year.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Angela choose orange for September's Rainbow Scrap Challenge color. I love orange and will add the four 8.5" blocks in the picture to my collection. To see what other made with orange this week, go here Saturday morning.
Kimberly at the Fat Quarter Shop Blog has posted instructions for 9 of the 12 blocks in the Wishes Sew Along. Pictured are my 9 blocks sashed. Time flies.
This is my second go at this quilt top of barn blocks made with Lori Holt's blog barn pattern during her barn along. Earlier this year I sewed my blocks together into a quilt top pictured in this post. The top was pretty, but didn't have enough color for me. So this week I cut the quilt apart and had another go at it, this time adding strips of colorful fabric sashing as Lori suggested in her Quilty Barn Quilt top block assembly instructions. I opted to add a yellow border. It's a happy looking quilt now. In this picture I had just sandwiched my reworked quilt top with a backing and White and Natural cotton batting. It's basted with safety pins. I've started quilting it with a loose free motion meander. Maybe I'll have this generous twin sized quilt finished by next weekend.
It's been a busy week getting ready for my quilt guild's annual quilt show this weekend. I entered two quilts and a wall hanging. Hanging Sleeves and labels had to be sewed on by hand, a slow process for me. I'll post quilt show pictures next week.
Friday, August 29, 2014
This is the last week of scrappy pastel green scraps and I'll add two 6.5" sampler blocks and three 5.5" coco mugs to my collections. Six crocheted spiral scrubbies made it into the picture. To see what others made with their scraps this week go here Saturday morning.
I quilted my Happy Scrappy House Quilt with a loose free motion meander and bound it with a purple print from my stash. This is a Bonnie Hunter free pattern from her Quiltville blog website found here.
I pulled some purple fabrics from my stash for the backing. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 80.5" x 92.5". I've been making house blocks for this quilt for three Rainbow Scrappy Challenge years and I'm happy it's all finished. I love it.
I also finished my Rainbow Kittens Quilt. Yah! The 8.5" rainbow kitten blocks are sashed with 2.5" purple strips. The inner border is a 1.5" yellow vine print and the outer border is a 3.5" purple print.
I pieced some purple prints from my stash for the backing. Used another stash purple print for the binding. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander and after a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 58" x 69.5". My colorful little kittens are sitting in purple windows, living in a purple house quilt.
It was an extremely bright sunny day when these pictures were taken. Sorry about the glare on the quilts.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
It's been a busy week. Three nieces are visiting! We made Teeny Tiny Zipper Pouches with some Laura Burch Cat fabrics. Now we're making crochet Spiral Dish Scrubbies. They want to make mug rugs later this week.
I found some time to work with pastel greens and pictured are three 8.5" cat blocks and three 6.5" sampler blocks that I'll add to my collections.
To see what others made with with pastel greens, go here.
Pictured are July and August "Wishes" QAL blocks. They are 14.5" square. Four months/blocks to go.
I've been piecing Bonnie Hunter's free pattern Scrappy Happy House blocks for three years and felt it was time to sew them together into a quilt top with borders.It's a big quilt top. Bonnie likes big quilts. This top is something like 86" x 96". I'll measure after it's quilted, bound and has a go in the washer and dryer. Here it's on the floor sandwiched with some White and Natural batting and a pieced backing ready to be pin based. Will probably do loose free motion meander with a happy loop here and there.
A closeup of the top left corner. Lots of bright colors in this happy, scrappy house quilt top.
Friday, August 8, 2014
It's been a busy week. I made three pillowcases, two with Marvel fabrics and one with Star Wars fabric. I filled them with three new pillows and gave them to my son for his birthday. I forgot to take a picture, but my son loved them, called the awesome.
My 42 Scrappy Happy Houses are now a quilt top. The backing is done, too. I would love, love, love to have it quilted and finished by next Saturday.
Pictured are two 8.5" blocks and a hot pad that I'll add to my collections. A yummy orange knitted cotton dishcloth made it into the picture. While watching tv, I crocheted more scrubbies.. Most will be donated to my guild's annual quilt show boutique.
To see what others made with their pastel greens this week, go here Saturday morning.