Friday, August 1, 2014

2014 RSC August, Pastel Green, Week 1 and a RSC Baby Quilt Finish


Another finish. I used the 7.0" scrappy quarter log cabin blocks I pieced during the first seven months of this RSC year. I added a 2.5" black on white inner border and a 2.5" dark blue outer border. The backing, not shown, is a fun, child friendly blue space themed print from stash. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 38.5" x 38.5". This is a charity baby quilt that I'll take to my quilting guild's August meeting. I think it will work for either a girl or boy baby.
This post is linked to Quilts in the Queue, 100 Quilts for Kids 2014 found here.
This quilt is also pictured in my 100 Quilt For Kids 2014 post entry found here.


Angela chose pastel green for August's RSC color. Pictured are some scrappy red 6.5" sampler blocks and a red scrap hot pad. Red was July's color. One of the red sampler red block was complicated for me and I replaced it with a 16 patch. Also pictured are a couple pastel green Happy Scrappy House blocks and a green 6.5" sampler block. A knitted dishcloth made with scraps of cotton yarn made it into the picture. To see what others made with their scraps, go here Saturday morning.


I wanted to learn to crochet spiral scrubbies. It wasn't difficult because I found an excellent YouTube video tutorial. After a few wonky spiral starts, I was making them like a pro. Because they don't require a lot of yarn, I'm making them using partial balls and scraps of yarn. I've given several away to friends. They say they love them. I prefer to use a "H" crochet hook and cotton Sugar'n Cream or cotton Peaches n Creme yarns. I'm making them for friends, family, and for the boutique at my guild's annual September quilt show.

17 comments:

Andee said...

I call those spiral things tribbles! I make them too, very cute!

Jo said...

All of your work looks great. The quarter log cabin quilt is cool. Great idea.... I am loving making the dishcloths now.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Great rainbow quilt! And she has some lite green blocks done already. The new crochet project is cute!

Sarah said...

Great way to lay out your log cabin quilt. You always amaze me with your productivity!

scraphappy said...

Love the layout of your quarter log cabin blocks. The colors all look like they are stacked and overlapped. Definitely will work for a boy or a girl. I tried the spiral scrubbies last month too. Such a great way to use up the little leftover bits of yarn.

Karen said...

Very pretty rainbow blocks. I love the scrubbies, I wish I could crochet and make them.

Cathy said...

Oh, what a cute little cute. Yes, it does work well for either boy or girl. And thanks for the tip on the scrubbies. I crochet my dishcloths but now I know what else I will be crocheting!

Impera Magna said...

Love the colorful baby quilt... it's great and I'm sure will be well loved!

Thanks for posting the link to the spiral crochet things... I'm gonna have to try to make some.

:)

Nell's Quilts said...

What a great layout for your 1/4 log cabin blocks. The blocks look like their popping and receding. Such lovely movement. Well done! Is there a link for the scrubbies?

Quilter Kathy said...

Goodness me... another fantastic scrap quilt finish?!?!
You are putting us all to shame!
Love it!

Terri said...

Love your quarter log cabin donation quilt. So pretty. All these years I have wondered how they get that look - partial blocks on top of each other. Now I know they use partial blocks. (Sometimes the easiest things escape me.)
Love your new scrubbies. They should be a hit at your guild sale.
Hugs

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Great baby quilt, I agree boy or girl. I have never seen those spiral scrubbies. I knit dish cloths and love them I will have to give these a try. Thanks for linking the tutorial

Sally T said...

Thank you for providing the link on how to make those cat toys. I will enjoy mine filled with catnip. You're welcome! Tommy Cat

Deb A said...

I love how you put all those together into the quilt. Love it. Thanks for the link to the scrubbies. I'll have to give them a try.

Kate said...

Great quilt! I adore log cabin blocks in all their forms. Layouts for quarter logs are even more versatile!

KatieQ said...

The Rainbow Quilt is absolutely stunning.

Alycia said...

Your quarter log cabin is awesome!!! I love the layout!

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