Sunday, November 10, 2019

2019 Quilt Show, Ebenezer Quilt, Doll Quilt

"Fractured Light" won a "Best Use of Color" ribbon from the quilt show judge during our annual September quilt show. It's currently hanging in the local Public Library. Looking at this colorful quilt makes me smile. Blocks for this quilt and two other quilts I entered this year were made during this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I loved this challenge hosted by Angela at Soscrappy.

"Sew Scrappy Rainbow" won a viewer's Third Place ribbon in small quilts division!
Because I worked most of the time during our quilt show, I had no time to take pictures.
It was a great show with beautiful quilts! A local TV show came and filmed most of Saturday during the quilt show.  They are preparing a segment that will air later this year. Our guild was surprised and thrilled to see them. We had record attendance and called the quilt show a big success. Big smiles every where.

I made two quilts for Ebenezer Children's Home. Forgot to take a picture of one of them. It was donated last month. The quilt pictured above will be donated this month.

A box of scraps made it into my possession. I turned a lot of the small squares from the box into a scrappy doll quilt. The back is from larger squares found in the box. I'll donate it this month.

I donated this doll quilt last month.
It has been a busy time since I last posted. I have a new chicken coop and hope to post pictures soon. I made some receiving blankets that were given away without pictures. I don't like to let that happen because my blog is a record of things I sew and I forget what I sew.

Friday, July 26, 2019

2019 RSC July Pink RSC "Fractured Light" String Block Quilt Finished

I continue to sew my RSC blocks together into quilts. This works for me because November and December are busy with Christmas sewing. Above is the quilt using RSC string blocks with one odd color string in each block. I'm calling it RSC Fractured Light. Fractured Light for short. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander and finished at 58" x 79". I like it.
To see what others made with scraps, go here Saturday morning.

Pictured are a few donation doll quilts that I turned in during a previous quilt guild meeting.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

2019 RSC July Pink, 2"x3.5" Piece RSC Quilt Finish, Growing Up Odd Quilt Finish

The RSC color this month is PINK. I like pink. Needing to start turning RSC accumulating blocks, into something, I pulled my blocks made with 2"x 3.5" pieces, make six  blocks with purple to make this RSC throw quilt that I call Sew Scrappy Rainbow. It's quilted with a meander and finished at about 54"x 72".

I also pulled my Growing Up Odd RSC blocks, make some additional blocks with other colors to finish this quilt I call Whimsically Growing Up Odd. It's quilted with a free motion meander and finished at about 64" x 82". The free pattern tutorial for this block is at
To see other RSC projects go to

The last three quilts I have made are wavy, not flat and don't hang nicely. Though I did a lot of pressing and measuring during construction, flat quilt tops didn't happen. Sewing and quilting tips would be appreciated. Question. Can a professional quilter with a quilting machine turn a quilt that doesn't lay flat into a flat quilt?

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.
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