Friday, March 27, 2015

2015 RSC March Yellow Week 4

My yellow scraps have been cut into usable units. The two 8.5" crumb blocks in last week's picture are now a pot holder. I turned some yellow batiks scraps into a mug rug. A couple cotton knitted dishcloths made it into the picture. I've pulled my purple scraps and started sorting. I love purple and was hoping April would be a purple scrappy month. To see what others made with their yellow scraps this week, go here Saturday morning.
My BH Pineapple Blossom quilt top needs a blue outer border. It's going to be a big, colorful quilt, almost 80" wide and over 90" long. I'll start quilting it on my domestic sewing machine next week. No long arm here.
The blocks for my Hands 2 Help quilt are ready to sash. May do a row or two before next Saturday. Can't wait to see how they look sashed with light gray strips.

Friday, March 20, 2015

2015 RSC March Yellow Week 3 and Pineapple Blossom Progress

After week three of the RSC I'll add a cotton knitted yellow dishcloth to my collection. The two scrappy 8.5" blocks in the picture will become a hot pad this week. The thirty-six 5.5" cocoa mug blocks made during last year's RSC became a UFO. I have started paper piecing 5.5" string blocks to mix with the mug blocks. If all the blocks are sashed, it will make a small quilt.
To see what others made with their yellow prints this week, go here Saturday morning.

I've made good progress sashing and sewing my Bonnie Hunter Pineapple Blossom blocks together. Hopefully I'll finish the top next week and start piecing the backing.
I goofed making four Pineapple Blossom blocks, but they look pretty. I may sash them and add a colorful key board border for a colorful charity baby quilt.
I like to reply to all comments, but I can't when those that leave comments are "no-reply" bloggers. I've had several this year. Last week Marsha has a question about Bonnie Hunter's Pineapple Blossom blocks. They are not paper pieced. The Pineapple Blossom quilt is a free pattern on Bonnie's website. Here is the link.

Friday, March 13, 2015

2015 RSC March Yellow Week 2, Sweet 16 Progress, and Pineapple Blossom Quilt Progress

This week I made a second yellow 8.5" crumb block to go with the one I made last week to make a pot holder. Four 4.5" yellow crumb blocks will be added to my RSC collection. A knitted yellow cotton dishcloth made it into the picture. To see what others made with yellow scraps, go here Saturday morning.
I made eight more Sweet 16 blocks that I plan to sew into the back of my Hands 2 Help quilt.

Last fall I attended a Bonnie Hunter workshop. We made Pineapple Blossom blocks. It became a UFO for awhile. This week I pulled the blocks  and made more. I'll start sashing the blocks this week.
A cold is slowing me down 

Friday, March 6, 2015

2015 RSC March Yellow Week 1, Sweet 16 Progress, a WIN, and a Donation Baby Quilt Finish

Our March Rainbow Scrap Challenge is yellow. After playing with yellow scraps I'll add a 12.5" string block, and three 8.5" blocks to my collections. The 8.5" crumb will be used in a hot pad. Need to make another this week so the front and back will be crumb blocks. To see what others made with their yellow scraps go here Saturday morning.
More progress working up Sweet 16 blocks. Eight blocks made it into the picture. That makes 48 blocks that I could sash for a nice sized Hands 2 Help donation quilt. I'll keep making Sweet 16 blocks so I can sew a row of them into the backing.

Here is a close up of the consolation prize I won in Pauline's "Grow Your Blog Party" drawing! It's a calendar. The cover is lovely KF fabrics and beautiful embroidery! She sent a lovely post card, too. I've followed Pauline's blog for years. She sews, quilts, paints. One very talented lady. Thank you, Pauline.

This sweet baby quilt is a simple panel with a yard of pink fabric backing sandwiched with White and Natural Batting. It's quilted with a large loose free motion meander. I found this panel when I was going through my sewing area. I can't remember where or when I got it ... Did you send it to me Sharon? If you did, thank you. It's finally ready to go to a new baby somewhere.

Here is a close up of the backing. The binding is a multi pink stripe print. After a go in the washer and dryer, it finished a soft, sweet 34" x 42". I'll take this baby quilt to my guild's March meeting. We provide donation baby quilts to the hospital and a few other charities. I know a new mother and baby girl will love it.
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