Friday, May 15, 2015

2015 RSC May Green Week 3 and My RSC Cocoa Mugs Quilt Finished


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.

23 comments:

Julierose said...

ADORABLE COCOA MUGS QUILT! nICE FINISH HUGS, jULIEROSE

Deb A said...

Loving the mug quilt! What a great finish. You inspired me today with making a scrappy place mat. A little different from your pot holders but along the same idea. Must go grab my purple strips and make one for Emily now =) Have a great weekend Sheila.

Lara B. said...

Great green crumb pieces and I love those wonderful mugs - they sure made a fun quilt! Whoop Whoop for you Sheila!

Terri said...

Pretty pot holder and wanna bees. The mugs are great. I've loved those for a long time.
Hugs

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Way to keep working at those crumbs. Love this mug quilt - super job. You need to put one of your rainbow quilts in the Blogger's Quilt Festival (under the rainbow catagory).

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

You should keep that quilt. It turned out really nice.

scraphappy said...

I can't figure out what my favorite part of your quilt is -- adorable mugs, lovely string blocks, or that back! I'm thinking that the back wins out just slightly. Perfect way to continue the rainbow theme. Lovely!

Jo said...

A great finish. Your quilt looks fantastic

sunny said...

Wow - you've got a lot done! I need to get back downstairs to the sewing room and my green scraps.

Kate said...

Love your Cup quilt. I've got a set of cups made during RSC a couple of years ago. I just can't figure out how I want to set them.

Kathy's A Quilter said...

congratulations on a lovely fun and creative rainbow quilt, complete with rainbow back! Love it

katie z. said...

I love the whole quilt! The backing is great, and the mugs are so cute.

Sally T said...

I love the layered crumbs. That will make a wonderful quilt. And the teacups are delightful especially with the square biscuits in between. And what a great back.

PaulaB quilts said...

You must have a leprechaun multiplying your green scraps because you never run out. The rainbow cups are so cute and you did a great job finishing it.

Scrappy quilter said...

the cup quilt is adorable. Great job on using up more greens.

Angie said...

The Cocoa Mug quilt is cute, cute, cute! Love your backing idea, too! Thanks for sharing a finished RSC project!

Mystic Quilter said...

Your mugs look amazing all set into a quilt now, and it;s just a nice size!

Quilter Kathy said...

This is such an awesome rainbow finish Sheila! So many scraps used, such a fun project, and a fabulous quilt! You rock scrap quilting!

Cathy said...

I loved seeing your mugs last year when you were making them. It's nice to see them all made up in such a fun and adorable quilt. Excellent idea for the backing.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

I like all your green. You are having way too much fun! But that RSC cocoa mug quilt is just perfection! Everything about it is pretty.

Laura said...

Hi Sheila,
I love your mug quilt! So cute!! I can see why you might like to keep it for a while :) It's adorable! Still not much sewing here. So very much going on and although I have had a few moments here and there that I could sew I just haven't felt motivated. I think when I am stressed I just cannot sit down and sew. I know most people use sewing as a stress reliever but I sew the most with things are calm and peaceful and not at all stressed. Oh well... things will calm down someday!! Glad to see you are getting lots of quilting and sewing done!

Jennie in GA said...

Live the mug rugs....and everything, actually. You have been a busy gal!

Edith said...

Really nice quilty things happening here. Such a nice Mug quilt and what a great idea for the back.

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