Friday, June 28, 2013

2013 RSC, June, Yellow, Week 5

After five weeks of playing with yellow scraps, I'm ready to play with another color. Earlier this week I used a coupon to buy a new tool, a 60 degrees Pyramids ruler. Several people on the internet are making quilts with 60 degree units and I though I might make one. I cut four 6.5" 60 degree pyramids from scrap typing paper and sewed skinny strips and crumbs onto the paper. Then I trimmed them to the size of the paper. This is a project I'll carry over into next year. I can also imagine a row of scrappy, colorful pyramids sewed into the backing of a quilt.
Three knitted dishcloths made it into the picture. I was able to knit two pink ones and still have a little yarn left from a ball of Peaches & Creme Bright Pink cotton yarn I bought at Walmart for $1.87. The dishcloth in the top row is from a ball of Sugar'n Cream Batik cotton yarn.
To see what others made with their yellow scraps this week, go here Saturday morning.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

2013 RSC, June, Yellow, Week 4

This week I'll add four more 8.5" scrappy yellow blocks to my collection. I have a lot of  yellow crumbs to play with this week.
It was a busy week and weekend. Still I was able to knit two dishcloths, one with Strawberry and the other with Psychedelic Sugar'n Cream cotton yarns. I love to knit these little projects.
To see what others made with their yellow scraps this week, go here.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Donation Baby Quilt

Our quilt guild requests that members make and donate a couple baby quilts a year. I made the baby quilt in the picture using an assortment of 2.5" x 5" pieces of pretty fabric and some orange yardage, all sent to me by a friend. I cut and sewed some of the pieces into 4.5" four patch blocks and some into 4.5" two patch blocks. I used some of the orange yardage for a skinny border and most of the rest became the backing. The binding was made with some 2.5" x 5" pieces sewed end to end and I quilted it with wavy lines. After a go in the washer and dryer, the quilt finished at 33" x 33". I'll take it to next week's meeting.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Local Quilt Shop's Block of the Month, Blocks 1-6

In January, my buddy and I started a $10 Block of the Month Quilt at the local quilt shop where we bought our sewing machines. $10 for the year. We will be making 12 blocks of "My Favorite Flowers" by Lynn G. Hopeman. Each blocks is 12.5". One day each month we go to a meeting to pick up fabrics and instructions to make a block. During the meeting we are given sewing tips to make the block. In December we will be given the opportunity to buy additional fabric to finish the quilt.
We could chose batiks kits or Kaffe Fassett kits. We chose batiks before we knew that we had a choice of KF. We like batiks and KF. So it's okay.
Top row, left to right, January-Bird of Paradise, February-Double Tulip, March-Clover Blossom. Second row, left to right, April-Double Aster, May-Rose Buds, June-Chrysanthemum. The blocks are to be placed on point in the final quilt top layout.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Silo Barn Along, Barn 2

Pictured is the second Silo Barn Along block in this eight barn series. The instructions for the 6.5" block on the side were for four small chicken feet. I opted for one large chicken foot.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Along, Stars

The third download of instructions for this quilt is Stars. The first download was instructions and the second was Three Wise Gingerbread Men. If you want to join in, the Deck-ade The Halls button is on the side of my blog. We should finish this Christmas quilt top in September.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Beaquilter Sample Block Quilt Along, Blocks 1 and 2

Beaquilter is hosting a sampler block quilt sew along. Bea's button is on the side of my blog. She will post instructions for two 12.5" blocks each month. The instructions for the first two blocks are here.
I'm using some Stitch In Color fabric pieces to make these block. I want this to be a guy friendly quilt, no pink, purple or flower prints.
I won two patterns in Sarah's Hands2Help Charity Challenge 2013 quilt drawing. They arrived today. Lucky me! Next February, Sarah will be asking for participants to make and donate quilts for the H2H 2014 Charity Quilt Challenge.

Friday, June 14, 2013

2013 Rainbow Scrap Challenge, June, Yellow, Week 3

After a week of playing with my yellow fabric scraps, I add three 8.5" blocks, a scrappy happy house, a crossroads block, and a scrappy hot pad/pot holder to my collections. The dishcloth was knitted using Mod Ombre Sugar'n Cream cotton yarn.
To see what other's made with their yellow scraps this week, go here Saturday morning.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Along, Three Wise Gingerbread Men

This is the first block of the Quarter Shop's Deck-Ade The Halls, 10 fabrics, 10 blocks, 10 years, sew along. The block in the picture is called The Three Wise Gingerbread Men and is almost 11.5" x 35.5". Should be ....
The Fat Quarter Shop is selling the quilt kit, but I'm going scrappy with mine. To find out more about this QAL, click the button on the side of my blog.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Quilty Barn Along, Barn 8

Barn number 8 in Lori Holt's Bee In My Bonnet Quilty Barn Along. I made it another horse barn : )

Saturday, June 8, 2013

2013 Rainbow Scrap Challenge, June, Yellow, Week 2

After a second week of playing with my yellow themed scraps of fabric, I'll add four 8.5" blocks, some 5" tumblers and 2.5" squares to my collections. A couple knitted dishcloths made it into the picture, too. They were made with Sugar n' Cream's "Peace" and "Pretty Pastels" cotton yarns.
To see what others made with their yellow fabrics this week go here.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Quilty Silo Barn Along, Silo 1

A green "Bee In My Bonner" pieced barn with silo and some happy barn owls : )
I'm trying to finish my Bonnie Hunter "Easy Street" ufo behind the scenes. It's soon to be a quilt top, batting and backing sandwich.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

2013 Rainbow Scrap Challenge, June, Yellow, Week 1

I'm playing with yellow scraps this month. Though I love the color yellow, I don't have a lot of yellow scraps or stash. So I used some fabrics scraps with something yellow in the print. For example, I used a yellow owl on a green background and a yellow alien on blue background. This week I made five 8.5" blocks, some 5" tumblers and some 2.5" squares to add to my collections.
I found some time to knit and knitted three dishcloths using Sugar'n Cream's Pinky Strips, Tie Dye Strips and Green Dream.
To see what others made this week with their yellow scraps, go here Saturday morning : D
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