Saturday, January 20, 2018
2018 RSC January Light Blue, RSC 16-Patch Quilt Finish, Captain America Panel Quilts, Charity Baby Quilt, Scrappy Pot Holders,
My stack of colorful RSC 16-patch blocks made last year and the year before are now a colorful RSC quilt. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 63" x 85".
I bought a couple Captain America Panels for two Great-grandsons. An addition red border border made them a little larger. They were quilted with a large free motion meander. After a go in the washer and dryer they finished about 40" x 45". They were Christmas gifts.
I sashed nine colorful blocks from my UFO box to make a donation baby quilt that I'll turn in next week during our January guild meeting. It finished at 37.5" x 37.5".
A plastic tub of very small scraps is my source of super scrappy pot holders. I make them throughout the year and gift them mainly at Christmas. All I make last year were given away. Pictured are my first six of 2018. Only one scrappy blue potholder. A very slow RSC start. Looks like a busy scrappy light blue week in my future.
To see what others made with their light blue scraps, go here.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
My brown scraps. A crayon block, 36-patch blocks, 16-patch blocks, string blocks and a super scrappy hot pad.
My black/white and gray scraps. A crayon block, 36-patch blocks, 16-patch blocks, string blocks and a super hot pad.
Now to sew my rainbow scrappy blocks together : )
Friday, October 6, 2017
2017 RSC October Pink Week 1, Pink Blocks, A 36-Patch RSC Quilt Finish, A Baby Quilt, and Two Doll Quilts
This month I started sewing together some of the colorful blocks I've made this Rainbow Scrap Challenge year. I started with my stack of 36-patch blocks made with 2" squares. The blocks are sashed them 2" Kona white strips and colorful cornerstones. A 1.5" yellow inner border, a 5" outer border and a green and white strip binding pulled everything together. It's quilted with a free motion meander. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 63" x 82". It shrank about 4" during the washing and drying process.
I was happy to see that PINK is our RSC color this month. Pictured is a pink crayon block, two 36-patch blocks, three 16-patch blocks and seven string blocks. A pink themed pot holder made it into the picture.
To see what others made with their pink scraps, go here Saturday morning.
The colorful squares in this baby quilt were supposed to be in a fabric book. I didn't want to make a book, but I did want to make a baby quilt.
And this is the back. It finished at 39" square. I donated it during our guild meeting in September.
I love making doll quilt. These will be donated in December.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
This weekend was our Quilt Guild's Annual Quilt Show. I entered three RSC finished quilts. Two of my quilts won ribbons. The quilting judge gave my Wonky Stars a ribbon for Best Use of Color. Quilt show viewers gave it an Honorable Mention. Double Yah!
Love this colorful wonky star quilt.
Quilt show viewers gave my Happy Scrappy "Occupied" House Quilt a Third Place Ribbon. Yah!
I made sure every house was occupied. My youngest son wants this quilt.
My colorful Boxy Stars didn't win a ribbon, but got a lot of attention from viewers.
Sixteen guild members made Fidget Quilts for this year's challenge. I entered the little quilt pictured above.
It was a good quilt show. Lots of beautiful quilts. Though it was a beautiful day, attendance was down a little from last year. Regretfully, I didn't take more pictures. I was helping at the tables and thought I'd have time to take some pictures before the show was dismantled. Sorry to say, that didn't happen.
To see what Rainbow Scrap Challenge made with their orange scraps, go here.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
September is RSC Orange. Love Orange! Pictured is an orange crayon block, two 36-patch blocks, three 16-patch blocks, seven string blocks and a super scrappy pot holder.
To see what others made with orange, go here.
I finished another string blocks quilt. This one has 2" purple centers and 1.5" colorful strings. Lots of novelties in this one. It will go to a family member. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at about 55" x 75". I love this quilt.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
This has been a very busy month with company sleeping in the sewing room. Lots of good times but no time to sew. As soon as they left I pulled some neutrals and played catch up.
Pictured is a crayon block, two 36-patch blocks, seven string blocks and seven 16-patch blocks. Two supper scrappy pot holders made it into the picture. I have a plastic tub of very small scraps and skinny string strips. If it wasn't for sewing them onto strips of paper and making super scrappy pot holders, the tub would be overflowing. To see what others made with neutral scraps go here.
I enjoy sewing these little pincushions using this Fat Quarter Shop YouTube video clip. I gave a couple away to sewing buddies and the other four were donated to our annual quilt show boutique fundraiser.
Please remember to keep the people suffering in Texas and the Gulf area from Hurricane Harvey in your thoughts and prayers.
Friday, July 14, 2017
I love this Rainbow Scrap Challenge and I LOVE the month we play with blue. Pictured are three scrappy 16-patch blue blocks, seven blue string blocks, two 36-patch blocks, a blue crayon block, a donation doll quilt and seven supper scrappy pot holders. To see what others made this month go here Saturday morning.
I've started a colorful string block quilt with dark purple centers. Twenty four blocks made it into the picture. String blocks are fun to make. Mindless sewing.
I finished a scrappy string block quilt with dark green centers. I used 7.5" squares cut from phone book pages for their foundation.
Here is a picture of the backing. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 55" x 75". I love this quilt.