Saturday, February 28, 2015

2015 RSC February Week 4, Sweet 16 Progress and a Baby Quilt Finish


The last week of pink fun and I'll add two more 4.5" scrappy pink blocks and soon, a cotton knitted dishcloth. Twelve colorful 'Sweet 16' blocks made it into the picture. To see what others made with their pink scraps, go here.


I finished my new great granddaughter's baby quilt this week. A month early. I used a Me and My Sister Designs charm pack called "Bandana" and some yardage from their fabric collection called "Good Morning". I also used the same Me and My Sister baby quilt pattern I used a few weeks ago.
It's quilted with a loose free motion meander.
 

And a picture of the backing. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished a soft, sweet 35" x 42".

Saturday, February 21, 2015

2015 RSC February Pink Week 3, Sweet 16 Block Progress


After playing with pink crumbs and scraps I'll add two more hot pads to my collection. I used pink, blue and green scraps and crumbs in one of them.  Two knitted dishcloths made with four partial yarn balls made it into the picture. Eight 16-patch colorful blocks make the second row.
To see what others made with their pink scraps, go here.
I'm using colorful squares from my 2.5" square collection for my 16-patch blocks. I'm constantly going to my colorful scraps to cut more squares. To learn more about the Sweet 16 Challenge for H2H, use the button on the side of my blog.
I'm working on another baby quilt using a Me and My Sister's charm pack. I'm auditioning border fabrics this weekend. Hope to have it finished and post a picture next week.

Friday, February 13, 2015

2015 RSC February Pink Week 2, Sweet 16 blocks, Let's Book It Quilt


During this second week of the RSC I turned the two 8.5" crumb blocks I made last week into a hot pad. Then I made another pink 8.5" crumb block and three 4.5" pink crumb blocks. Hard to believe, but I found another small collection of scraps to work through a few days ago. It will be good to have all my scraps and stash organized this year.
To see what others made with pink, go here Saturday morning.
Also pictured are four more Sweet Sixteen Blocks. I now have twenty.
Two scrappy pink themed batik 6"x 10" mug rugs made it into the picture as well as a pink cotton knitted dishcloth. The mug rugs and dishcloth were inspired by Wanda at Exuberent Color.


Not wanting to wait until the last minute for my Let's Book It project, I pulled a 2013 pattern book by Me and My Sister Designs called 3 Times The Charm Book 2 and used the pattern on page 6 called INGRID. All the patterns are charm friendly, but I went to my scraps and in no time put together this little boy friendly baby quilt. No pink or purple fabrics in this quilt. Few if any floral prints. Lots of blues, greens, orange, bugs, frogs, fish, vehicles, action heroes, etc. So it should work nicely for a little guy. I will link this post to Sharon Vrooman's blog at the end of the month.



Here is the front. Lots of blue, green and orange.


Here is the back. Fish. Everything came from stash and scraps. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander. After a go in the washer and dryer, it turned out a sweet 36" x 41.5". I like all 21 quilt options in their book. This will be a charity quilt.

Friday, February 6, 2015

2015 RSC February Pink Week 1


February's RSC color is pink. I have a lot of pink scraps. After a week, I'll add a pink skinny string 12.5" block to my collection. Three 8.5" blocks, too. The two blocks made with pink crumbs will be turned into a hot pad this week. To see what others made with their pink scraps, go here Saturday morning.
Four sweet 16 blocks made it into the picture as well as a knitted dishcloth and a crocheted dishcloth.


The four red, white and blue blocks in the picture will be donated at the February's guild meeting. Donated blocks are turned into Hometown Hero quilts. The twelve four patch blocks are the first clue of our guild's mystery quilt. Each block is made with four 4.5" squares. There two light square and two medium light squares in each block. 

Friday, January 30, 2015

2015 RSC January Blue Week 5, Sweet 16, QOV blocks


I'm still slowly working up scraps and organizing my sewing area. After playing with blue skinny trimmings, I had a 12.5" string block. I sewed skinny strings onto four 6.5" pieces of phone book paper. After tearing away the paper, I sewed the four blocks together to make  the single block. This large blocks could be the center of a child quilt or the first of 12 blocks for a large lap quilt. Two 4"x 8" scrappy blue batik mug rugs are beside the large block in the picture.
To see what other made with their blue scraps, go here Saturday morning.
Eight "Sweet 16" blocks for a future Hands2Help charity quilt are in the bottom of the picture.


Our quilt guild met Tuesday. I donated these four 8.5" red/white/blue patriotic blocks and the Dr Seuss baby quilt I made earlier this month. Step One of our guild's Mystery Quilt 2015 was passed out during our meeting. They are always fun and I'll post more about the first clue later.

Friday, January 23, 2015

2015 RSC January Blue Week 4


This week I finished cutting my blue scraps into usable sizes. Crumbs will go into a plastic bag. Strips less than 1.5" wide will go into a box of strings for string blocks.
The two 8.5" crumb blocks in last weeks post became another blue crumb hot pad. That's two this month. They make nice gifts. I'll add five 4.5" crumb blocks to my growing crumb block collection. The large blue puppy block in the picture was made with 2.5" squares. I made three puppy blocks last year. Now I have four.
To see what other's made with their blue scraps this week, go here Saturday morning.


Sarah is hosting a Sweet 16 Block Quilt Along this year. See her button on the side of my blog. She is posting 16-patch quilt ideas each week. I have a plastic tub of 2.5" squares that I've cut from scraps. I'm always adding and taking squares from this container. Pictured are four colorful scrappy 16-patch blocks I made this week with squares from that tub. My plan is to make about 48 blocks for a Hands2Help Charity Quilt this year.
Three knitted dishcloths made it into the picture.
Usually I buy Peaches'n Cream or Sugar'n Cream cotton yarn for my dishcloths. However, a few weeks ago I found a new to me cotton yarn brand at AC Moore and thought I've give it a try. Using a crochet YouTube video, I crocheted the BRIGHT dishcloth in the picture. It was fun!  Here's the link to the crochet dishcloth video tutorial I used : ) 

Friday, January 16, 2015

2015 RSC January Blue Week 3 and a Cat In The Hat Baby Quilt Finish


I've been working through my blue scraps this week and will add six 4.5" scrappy, crumb blocks to my collection. The two 8.5" scrappy crumb blocks in the picture will be turned into another hot pad later this week. A cotton knitted dish cloth made it into the picture, too. To see what others made with blue scraps this week, go here Saturday morning.
This year I'm going to work through my scraps and cut them into usable sizes. Scrappy strips almost 2.5" will be trimmed into 2.5" strips. Strips almost 2" wide with be trimmed to 2" wide. Strips almost 1.5" will be trimmed to 1.5" wide. Strips less than 1.5" wide and wider than 1" will go into a basket of strings for string blocks later this year. Scrappy crumbs will be trimmed into 2.5" or 2.0" squares. I'll turn crumbs into fabric. Hope this new system works out : )


Would you believe the blocks in this Cat In The Hat baby quilt were cut from a panel a friend gave me a year or two ago. So did the red sashing fabric and the backing. This little charity quilt was fun to make. Thank you Sharon : )


Just look at that backing fabric. Those little blotches of color remind me of Thing 1 and Thing 2's hair! Perfect for this quilt. It's quilted with two wavy lines through the borders. The rest was quilted with a loose free motion meander. After a go in the washer and dryer, it finished at 38.5" x 42". A new mother and baby will love this one. I'll take it to my quilt guild's January meeting.
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