Friday, April 22, 2016

2016 RSC Orange and Black Week 4

Another week playing with orange scraps and I'll add two 16-patch blocks to my ongoing 16-patch block RSC collection. I'll also add a scrappy wonky star block to that block collection. Pulling from my small scraps, I pieced a super scrappy pot holder/hot pad. These are a lot of fun.
I pieced two orange and blue pot holders from gifted scraps. They will be donated to sell at our guild's annual quilt show boutique in September.
Four QOV blocks made it into the picture. Our guild turns these blocks into Home Town Hero quilts.
To see what others made with their scraps this week, go here Saturday morning.

I added three rows of dancing nines to this quilt in progress. It was meant to be a second H2H quilt, but it won't be ready in time. It needs at least three more rows and a border or two, a pieced backing, quilting, binding ... I'll finish it later this year. I have one H2H quilt finished and ready to donate so all is good.

Friday, April 15, 2016

2016 RSC April Orange and Black Week 3, Doll Quilt

Not a lot to show for the last two week, but I did play with orange scraps. The nine 6.5" orange blocks will be the fourth column of the 2016 RSC Row Quilt Along. Two 7" X 10" scrappy batik mug rugs make it into the picture.

36 patch blocks made with 2" squares are fun to sew. I made four blocks with blues, browns, purples, and oranges earlier this year. This week I made four blocks in contrasting RSC colors to add to my collection.
To see what others made with their orange scraps go here Saturday morning.

I love making doll quilts. This one finished at 21" square. It will be donated.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

2016 RSC April Orange/Black/Brown, H2H Sweet Sixteen Quilt Finished, Doll Quilt

Rainbow Scrap Challenge April colors are orange with black and brown. I'll add this orange Boxy Star block, a 36-patch block and a super scrappy pot holder to my collections. To see what others made with these RSC colors go here.

Not wanting to wait until the last minute, I finished my Sweet Sixteen Hands 2 Help charity quilt this week. I tried to use guy friendly colors and prints in this quilt. The backing is the same blue strip print as the binding. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 51" x 70". This quilt will be donated to a local charity, Ebenezer Family. They care for children ages birth through 21 that have been removed from their homes due to neglect or abuse. This will be a good size for an older boy.

This year I plan to make a few colorful and scrappy doll quilts each month. A few will will be given to my great granddaughter. The rest will be donated locally. The doll quilt in the picture finished at 21" square.

Friday, March 25, 2016

2016 RSC March Purple and Yellow Week 4, H2H Quilts In Progress

A mini tote bag in purple and yellow. That's all I have to show this week. Not scraps, but from stash. Yes. It's all Laurel Burch fabrics.

And a picture of the inside. I used this YouTube video clip to make it. I added an inside pocket and a button closure. I'm sending this little tote to my great granddaughter in California.
To see what others made with purple and yellow go here Saturday morning.

It's Hands 2 Help Challenge time! I'm attempting to make two charity quilts this year. This is a picture of my progress on a Sweet 16 quilt.

This is a picture of my progress on a Bonnie Hunter Dancing Nines Quilt.
For more information about this Challenge, click the button on the side of my blog.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

2016 RSC March Purple and Yellow Week 3, Charity Baby Quilt

This was a good week with lots of fun playing with purple and yellow. I'll add these three 7" x 10" scrappy batik mug rugs to my collection of future gifts, donations. Mug rugs are fun to sew. I think they look like miniature quilts.

I'll also add these four Bonnie Hunter Happy Scrappy Houses to my collection. I need 42 house blocks to make a quilt. To see what others made with their purple and yellow, go here.

This happy, easy charity baby quilt was made using 16 WOF 2.5" strips to make sixteen 8.5" strip blocks. It has a 4" light border.

The backing is a pretty tone on tone blue print. The 6" coin strip sewed into the backing. The strip was pieced using scraps from the 16 WOF strips used in the quilt top. I pulled four 2.5" x 6" pieces from scraps to make the coin strip long enough to fill the width of the backing. When I'm unsure of a binding color, I often pull something red or purple. Red seemed to tie this little quilt together. Everything came from stash. It's quilted with a very loose free motion meander and finished at 39" square. I'll turn it in during our monthly quilt guild meeting Tuesday.

These four patriotic R/W/B 8.5" blocks will be donated Tuesday. One of our guild committees turns donated patriotic blocks into Home Town Hero Quilts.

Friday, March 11, 2016

2016 RSC March Purple and Yellow Week 2

After playing with purple this week, l have nine 6.5" purple butterfly blocks for my column quilt. The 2" HSTs are extras from making the butterflies' wings. A purple Boxy Block made it into the picture. The pattern for this block is on Bonnie Hunter's website. To see what others made with purple, go here Saturday morning.

I'm participating in Sarah's Nifty Nines Sew Along. I'll add these scrappy 9-patch blocks to my collection.

It's H2H time. Hands 2 Help. I'm making 16-patches blocks each month for a Sweet Sixteen charity quilt. I'll add these to my collection.

Making doll quilts has become addictive. This one finished at 19.5" square. I'll donate it to sell in our annual Quilt Show's Boutique.

Friday, March 4, 2016

2016 RSC March Purple and Yellow Week 1

This was a good RSC week because I got to play with purple and yellow. I'll add six 16 patch blocks to my collection.

I'll also add four super scrappy pot holders, a 25-patch star blocks and a 36-patch block to my collections.

And finally, a doll quilt made with one hundred 2" squares. The inner border is 1.5" strips of light purple and the outer border is a 2.5" purple print. It's quilter with a loose free motion meander and finished at 21" square. To see what others made with purple and yellow go here Saturday morning.
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