Friday, May 29, 2015
After playing with green scraps this week I'll add a pot holder made with two 8.5" green crumb blocks made last week, two scrappy batik 6" x 10" mug rugs and two 8.5" crumb blocks that I'll turn into a pot holder next week. I added some colorful crumbs from precious months to make these blocks.
My crumb blocks are made by sewing scrappy crumbs on four 2.5" x 8.5" pieces of paper with a very narrow stitch width. After the strips are trimmed and the paper removed, I sew them together to make the crumb block. I make two blocks for each pot holder.
To see what others made with their green scraps, go here Saturday morning.
I finished piecing the tumblers cut from scraps during the 2013 RSC and they are now a tumbler quilt top. I've also pieced the backing. Hopefully I'll find time to start quilting it next week.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Still working on green crumbs this week. Two 8.5" green crumb blocks became a pot holder this week. I then made two more 8.5" crumb blocks that I'll turn into a pot holder next week. I'm heavy in crumbs in all my rainbow colors this year as I've been allowing them to accumulate over the years. Another cotton knitted dishcloth made it into the picture. To see what others made this week with their green scraps, go here Saturday morning.
Our monthly guild meeting is this week. I'll turn in my H2H Sweet 16 Quilt made for Ebenezer's, a place that cares for 38 children when they are removed from their home because of abuse or neglect. I'll also turn in these four 8.5" red, white and blue blocks pictured for our guild's Home Town Hero's quilts' project.
During 2013's RSC, I cut 5" tumblers from scraps each month. I forgot about those tumbles last year. This year while organizing my sewing area, I found the tub of 2013 cut tumbles and started piecing them together this week. First I chain pieced one light tumbler to one relatively dark tumbler leaving some loose tumblers to fill in the sides.
Here are those two unit tumblers laid out on the design floor. The four bottom rows have been pieced together. Looks good as I see the seams are matching okay. I may rearrange some tumblers, but for the most part, I'm good with what see. Pressing the seams open is working for me. Hopefully this will be a RSC quilt top during next week.
Friday, May 15, 2015
I'm still making fabric from scrappy green crumbs. The two 8.5" crumb blocks I made last week became a pot holder this week. Yah. I made two MORE 8.5" crumb blocks that I'll turn into a pot holder this week. Two 4.5" green crumb blocks and two cotton knitted dishcloths will be added to my collections. To see what others made with their green scraps this week, go here Saturday morning.
During the RSC last year I made 5.5" Cocoa Mug blocks using Lori Holt's mug pattern found in her "Quilty Fun" pattern book. This year I made twelve 5.5" scrappy string blocks to go with the mug blocks to made a colorful RSC lap quilt. The blocks are sashed with 2" Kona white fabric and 2" squares cut from scraps. The 3" border is a fun blue print. The binding is a purple on purple vine print.
To continue with the a RSC quilt theme, I pieced the backing with strips of fabric from my stash in rainbow spectrum color order. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. It was quilted with a loose free motion meander and after a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 48" x 60". I'm happy to have finished this cute RSC quilt that was a year and a half in the making. I think I'll keep this one for myself ... for awhile.
Friday, May 8, 2015
After a second week of playing with green scraps, a 12.5" block made with four 6.5" string blocks, two 5.5" string blocks and a pot holder made using the two 8.5" crumb blocks I made last week will be added to my collections. The two new 8.5" crumb blocks in the picture will be made into a pot holder this week. A cotton knitted dishcloth made it into the picture. To see what others made with their green scraps this week, go here Saturday morning.
My Hands 2 Help Quilt made with Sweet Sixteen blocks is finished. The 48 Sweet Sixteen blocks made with 2.5" squares cut from scraps are sashed with 2.5" light gray strips and 2.5" squares.
The row of small squares pieced into the backing is eight Sweet Sixteen blocks sewed together. The backing fabric is a soft pale gray with a light brown print and the binding is a blue on blue print. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 61" x 80". This quilt will go to a local charity, Ebenezer Family, that provides a safe, loving place for children that have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. They currently care for 38 children ages 3 to 21. I'll deliver this quilt May 26th.
Friday, May 1, 2015
I have a lot of green crumbs, strings and scraps. This is going to be a good month because I love green. After playing with my scraps I'll add three 8.5" green blocks to my collection. The two 8.5" crumb blocks will become a pot holder this week. A couple cotton knitted dishcloths made it into the picture. I've made some progress cutting my green scraps into usable units. To see what others made with their green scraps, go here Saturday morning.
Stacey at Driving Miss Stacey had a drawing for a bag of colorful scraps and a pattern for a pieced tulip. Lucky me! I WON! I've already started cutting up those scraps into usable units!