Friday, June 5, 2015
2015 RSC June Light Blue Week 1, Sweet Cheeks Finished, Jelly Roll Race Quilt Finish
Before pulling out my light blue scraps, I finished a few green items I started last month. The two 8.5" green crumb blocks made last week are now a pot holder. The green cotton knitted dishcloth will be added to my dishcloth collection. The pot holders and dishcloths are nice little gifts.
After sewing light blue crumbs, skinny strings and trimmings onto paper, I'll add a 12.5" block to my collection. The two light blue 8.5" crumb blocks will become a pot holder this week. To see what others made with their light blue scraps go here Saturday morning.
I finished "Sweet Cheeks" the baby quilt I pieced earlier this week for my May "Let's Book It" project. I chose fabrics that worked nicely with the Paddington Bear focal fabric.
"Sweet Cheeks" is a baby quilt pattern from Rachel Griffith's book, "Quilts Made With Love". Rachel has a blog found here.
The backing is pieced. It's quilted with a free motion meander and bound with blue. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 34.5" square. I'll take this donation baby quilt to our guild's May meeting.
Earlier this year I pieced a "homemade jelly roll" race quilt top and put it aside where it became a UFO.
The backing is colorful fat quarters. How much fun is that! It's quilted with organic wavy lines using my walking foot and bound with blue fabric. After a go in the washing machine and dryer it finished at 52.5" x 63.5". This is another donation quilt that I'll take to our May guild meeting. I think a child will love it.
My friend Sharon gave me the Paddington Bear fabric in the baby quilt and the fat quarters used in the race quilt backing. Thank you, dear friend.