Saturday, June 8, 2019

2019 RSC June Blue Blocks, RSC Baby Quilt Finish, RSC Color Me Crayon Quilt Finish

Getting close to our Quilt Guild Annual Quilt Show in September and I need to finish some quilts to enter. I used a pattern, Color Me, by Emily Herrick Designs to make this crayon quilt. I had some crayon blocks made, but had to step up my RSC game to finish this RSC quilt early. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander. The binding is 8.5" pieces of fabric. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 47" x 61". A good size for a toddler or small child.

I love blue and have lots to play with this year. Pictured above is a Growing Up Odd block, eight 16-patch  blocks and ten string blocks. Each string block has an odd color string. The tutorial for Growing Up Odd blocks can be found here.

Picture are more blue blocks. Two 49-patch blocks, a crayon block, six blocks made from 2" x 3.5" pieces and six house blocks. To see what others made with BLUE, go here.

I pulled some 4-patch blocks from my RSC block collection for this baby quilt. It finished at about 39" square. I turned it in during our quilt meeting last week. If it doesn't sell in our Quilt Show's Boutique in September, it will be donated for charity.

Friday, May 24, 2019

2019 RSC May Orange Blocks, Baby Quilt, Doll Quilts

Lots of ORANGE RSC fun this month. Pictured above is a Growing Up Odd group of blocks, an Eye of God block, six orange house blocks, five blocks made with 2" x 3.5" pieces, a crayon block, ten string blocks and two pot holders.

More orange fun. Pictured are two 49-patch blocks and eight 16-patch blocks. Finished up two colorful doll quilts to donate at this month's quilt guild meeting.

There was some playing catch up with Turquoise blocks. I needed a turquoise Eye of God block and six house blocks. I cut some more 6.5" squares and made some 6.5" 4-patch blocks in orange and turquoise. Three pot holders made it into the picture. To see what others made with orange go here.

I needed a quick baby quilt for a gift. So I pulled 6.5" blocks cut for another project and sewed them together for this cute baby quilt.  It's quilted with a free motion meander and finished at about 44" x 52".
I love having blocks cut and made up in advance that can quickly and easily be turned into baby quilts.
Chicken Update!

The big girls.

And the little girls.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

2019 RSC April Aqua and Turquoise Blocks and New Chicks

It's spring and there is a lot going on at my place. I love turquoise and have a good collection of scraps, squares and strips. Pictured are ten string blocks and nine 16 patch blocks.

And more blocks. Pictured are two 49 patch blocks, one growing up odd set of blocks, one crayon block strip, five blocks made with 2" x 3.5" pieces, and four green string blocks. To see what others did with aqua and turquoise go here.

I donated these doll quilts at our last quilt guild meeting.

And now for some chick news.
I bought these little chicks when they were a few days old. Now they are about seven weeks old. They have been outside in their little coup for a few weeks and they love it. They are Ameraucanas, friendly, don't mind confined spaces and will lay blue eggs.

I bought these chicks a few weeks ago for a quarter each. I think the two largest chicks are two weeks older than the black and white chicks. The gold chick may be a week older . I've always felt that I may have three ages of chicks here. Any way. The gold colored chicks are Golden Sex Link chickens and the two black and white chicks are Barred Rock chickens. For now, the larger chicks seem to protect the small chicks. They all will lay brown eggs.

Monday, March 18, 2019

2019 March Green Week 3, String Blocks, Doll Quilts, Chicken Coop

Pictured are ten green string blocks and two doll quilts that I will donate this month. To see what others made with green goodness, go here. Love making string block quilts.

Something new. A little chicken coop! Getting a home ready for some laying hens. Hope to post a picture of some little chicks next week. Haven't bought them yet.....

Got away for a few days. Most excellent view. Good place relax and do some knitting.

Friday, March 8, 2019

2019 RSC March Green Week 1, Lots of Green Blocks

Cold temps are back with some blowing snow. Feels like March.
March is the color GREEN and I love, love, love Green. Pictured are two 49-Patch blocks, five blocks using 2"x 3.5" pieces, eight 16" blocks and a hot pad.

Pictured about are six house blocks. One was from last year. Also a Growing Up Off group, part of a crayon block and 6.5" squares and 4-patch  blocks for a scrap quilt.
To see what others made with green, go here Saturday morning.

Friday, March 1, 2019

2019 RSC February Yellow, Sprouts, Houses, Sampler Blocks, Assorted Yellow Blocks, Coin Purses, Hot Pad, Baby Quilt, Doll Quilts

I finished up some February Yellow blocks for the RSC today. Pictured are six house blocks. One was a carry over from last year's RSC. Five blocks made with 2"x 3.5" pieces, two 49-patch blocks and a yellow Growing Up Odd are  also in the picture.

Pictured above are eight yellow sprouts and some yellow RSC sampler blocks. Academic Quilter did a wonderful tutorial for a flower block. It was awesome. However, lazy me opted out for a square of yellow with a flower print. I'm still thinking about the applique peel block. My bad.
To see what others made with yellow, go here.

This is a picture of charity baby quilt I donated last week during our monthly quilt meeting. It was about 39" square.

This is the back of the quilt. This makes three baby quilts I have made using blocks and fabric I had bought for a large quilt. Often I start with an idea to make a large quilt and opt the blocks and fabric for baby quilts.

I donated these two doll quilts last week.
During this year I have decided to make small items for Christmas gifts. The coin purses, hot pad and knitted dishcloth will be added to my Christmas gift box.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

2019 RSC February Yellow Week 2, 16-Patch, String Blocks, Crayons, Hot Pads, Ebenezer Blocks

February's Rainbow Scrap Challenge color is YELLOW.  Pictured are eight 16-patch blocks, ten string blocks with an odd color string, and three hot pads. I want to make a RSC crayon quilt smaller than the one I made last year and I like the crayon quilt pattern by Emily Herrick called "Color Me" found here. Pictured above are two long string blocks, one for my red crayon and one for my yellow crayon. I'm also working on a scrappy quilt using our quilt guild's Ebeneezer quilt pattern. Pictured are red and yellow 6.5" squares and red and yellow 6.5" square 4-patch blocks for that quilt. To see what others made with yellow, go here.

I'm working on Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks for several quilt this year and felt the need for a list to reference once in awhile. Some quilt projects listed below were started last year and I hope to finish them this year. Several projects listed are new. No problem if I don't finish all of them this year. I'll work on them next year.
Yes. I have a lot of scraps, but if I want to pull fabric from my stash, I do. My stash is pretty scrappy.
My list.
1. An Eye of God block quilt. I have blocks left from last year, but not enough for a quilt.
2. A house block quilt. I have house blocks left from last year, but not enough for a quilt
3. A 16-patch block quilt. So many possibilities with a stack of 16-patch blocks. Love me a stack of colorful 16-patch blocks.
4. A string block quilt using strings with an odd color string in each blocks.
5. A 49-patch block quilt.
6. A Growing Up Odd quilt larger than the Growing Up Odd baby quilt I made last year.
7. A quilt using blocks made with eighteen 2"x 3.5" pieces. I made some blocks last year, but not enough for a quilt
8. A crayon quilt. I made a large one last year. The crayon quilt I want to make this year will be smaller and similar to the "Color Me" crayon quilt by Emily Herrick
9. A sprout quilt. Seems everyone is making sprout blocks, so I'm jumping in, too.
10. Angela's 2019 Sampler Quilt. This is going to be fun.
11. Angela's 2018 Sampler Quilt. I have blocks from last year, but not enough for a quilt.
12. A Birch Tree block quilt. Looks like fun.
13. An Ebenezer pattern quilt with blocks in seven rainbow colors.
14. Hot Pads in each rainbow color for Christmas gifts.
15. Teeny Tiny coin purses in each rainbow color for Christmas gifts.
16. Knit dishcloths in each color for Christmas gifts.
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