Saturday, October 22, 2016

2016 RSC October Yellow and Orange Week 4, RSC Boxy Stars Quilt Finished

It's that time of year when we turn our RSC blocks into quilts. After making my yellow Boxy Star block, I needed two more blocks to have 12 blocks for a 3 x 4 block layout. After making two colorful, scrappy blocks, it was time to put my quilt together.

The backing is pieced from stash. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander and bound with a colorful print. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 49" x 63". Boxy Stars is a Bonnie Hunter pattern found here. I think I'll do this pattern again and make all the blocks colorful and scrappy.

This picture shows progress on my RSC Column Quilt. I sewed 1.5" white strips between each 55" column. Now it looks like a row quilt because it is 55" by about 70". No problem for me. I think I'll add a narrow white border and an outer border of green, blue, yellow or orange. Maybe I'l finish it this week. To see what others made with their scraps this week, go here.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

2016 RSC October Yellow and Orange Week 2, Baby Quilt Finish, RSC 36-Patch Quilt Finish

After playing with October RSC scrappy colors I'll add some blocks to my collections.
To see what others made this week, go here.

It's that time of year when I start sewing my accumulated RSC blocks into quilts. I had nineteen colorful 36-patch blocks made with 2" squares completed and needed one more block for a 4x5 block layout. After making a very colorful 36-patch block for block number 20, I sashed all my blocks with 2" strips and colorful 2" square cornerstone blocks. For a framed look, I added some borders. A red and white strip print binding set it off nicely. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 49" x 61".

My quilt guild buddy, Laura, gave me a panel to quilt up for donation. Panels make such sweet baby quilts! To give this panel some extra width, I added 3" colorful strips to two sides. It finished at about 41" square. I'll donate it at our October guild meeting. Thank you, Laura.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

2016 RSC September Red and Yellow Week 4, Quilting Guild Mystery Quilt Finished

I had fun playing with red and yellow this week. I'll add a boxy square, four Happy Scrappy Houses and a small pot holder to my collections. To see what others made with their scraps go here Saturday morning.

This year our guild's members had an opportunity to participate in a mystery quilt sew along. Happily mine is all finished. It was supposed to look like sunflowers. Somehow I messed up, didn't read the instructions correctly. My sunflowers look like stars. I may donate this lap quilt unless someone in my family really wants it. Guys seems to like red, white and blue. Me, I like scrappy with lots and lots of colors.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

2016 RSC September Red and Yellow, 2016 Wilkes Quilters Quilt Show

It's been a busy summer with so much going on ... blogging has taken a back seat. Still sewing, but not as much as usual. I finished up some purple and gray sewing from last month and made some headway into September's red and yellow fun. I'm hoping to have more fun with red scraps the rest of September.

Our annual quilt show was a big success this year! Lots of quilts and lots of visitors. I won a second place ribbon with a doll quilt in our Challenge Piece Division. The theme was doll quilts. Mine was made with men's fabrics, strips sewed onto squares of phone book paper. I left manufacturer shirt tags on many of the strips for fun and interest.

It was a reversible doll quilt. Pictured above is the back of the doll quilt. It was 2.5" pieces of men's deconstructed shirt fabric. The pocket on the back is also from a man's shirt. I made a tiny felt teddy bear to stuff in the pocket. He is loosely stitched into the pocket so he will not be lost during the show. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 32" square. I was soooooooo happy it won a 2'nd Place Ribbon!

Remember the Rainbow Sampler Quilt we made during the RSC a year or two ago? I used 90 of those blocks to make my quilt. Our quilting judge awarded it a Best Use of Color Ribbon! Thank you Angela for hosting the RSC and teaching us how to make all these colorful blocks.

I also entered Hopscotch Butterscotch and Nifty Thrifty, two quilts made with Bonnie Hunter patterns. Neither won ribbons, but everyone loved them.
I made several small items for the Quilt Show Boutique and most of them sold. Again, our little show was a big success!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

2016 RSC August Light Purple and Gray Week 2, Voodoo Doll Pincushions, Doll Quilt, Tote

Another busy week and not a lot of sewing. Summer, life and family still the priority. Still I had some light purple fun. Pictured is another doll quilt. They are fun to sew.
Our annual guild quilt show is next month. I found several YouTube video clip tutorials about making pincushions. One was making Voodoo Doll Pincushions found here. They were easy, fun and cute. All hand work. I also make two rectangle pincushions using this YouYube video clip.
Money raised from Boutique sales buys supplies for our charity projects.

My oldest granddaughter has a birthday next week. I made a tote to hold the small quilt I made for her last month.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

2016 RSC August Gray and Purple Week 1, Doll Quilts, Catching Up

This has been a very busy summer with not a lot of blogging the last few months. Things should be back to normal this fall.
Pictured are pink blocks,  mug rugs and pot holders. Had to play with more pink before I could move on to gray and purple.
August's gray and purple column for my RSC Column Along Quilt is all finished. Looking forward to seeing this quilt come together in the fall. Gray blocks and a gray pot holder finish out the picture.
Been sewing Scrappy Happy Houses, a Bonnie Hunter free pattern found on her Quiltville blogspot, for two years. I have 28 of the 48 blocks I need for a large quilt. It may be another year before this quilt is finished.

I love making doll quilts. Pictured are a couple pink themed ones.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

2016 RSC June Pink and Green Week 2

This has been such a busy summer with not a lot of time for sewing, blogging or blog surfing. I finished some turquoise items and then moved forward with pink and green scraps. Pictured are two columns, turquoise stars and pink chevrons, for our RSC sew along column quilt. A pink boxy star, two 36-patch blocks and four 16-patch blocks made it into the picture. To see what other made with pink and green scraps, go here.

Pictured is a turquoise themed baby doll quilt and a couple turquoise 8"x 10" batik mug rugs.
RSC turquoise May was a FUN month. A RSC pink June is going to be FUN, too!
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