Saturday, January 2, 2016
2016 RSC January Blue Week 1, Gifts in the Mail
2016. Can't believe it's a new year already. Angela chose BLUE for January's RSC color. I love blue so the RSC blue month is a lot of fun. 16-patch blocks are one of my favorite go to block patterns. Forty-eight sashed blocks make a nice quilt. These four 8.5" blocks will be added to my collection carried over from last year. I'm now half way to my goal of 48 blocks.
Angela is hosting a RSC Column Quilt Sew Along this year. Sounds like fun.
To see what others made with blue scraps and fabrics, go here.
It was a very busy December with lots of Christmas sewing. Unfortunately .... very little blogging and blog surfing. I sewed at least seven of these totes for gifts. They were made using 1.5" strips of men's shirt fabrics.
I'm blessed with internet blogging friends. My sewing buddy, Terri, sent me a 2016 pattern calendar. They are so much fun! Block patterns, quilt patterns. I see a cute house pattern on the front of the box that I'll be trying first! That boat block says future "boy baby quilt". Thank you Terri.
My Texas sewing buddy, Elaine, sent me these beautiful squares of Kaffe Fassett prints. He is one of my favorite fabric designers and I think these squares are wonderful! I'm looking forward to playing with them this year. Thank you Elaine.
My New York sewing buddy, Sharon, sent me a box of goodies. Fat quarters, wonderful scraps, a baby panel and a gray jelly roll. Sharon sent me a gray jelly roll last year that I used to sash colorful 16-patch blocks for a large "guy friendly" charity quilt. This year she sent me another! Soooo I'll be making another gray sashed "guy friendly" fun charity quilt this year. Thank you Sharon.
Last year was a good year. Lots of sewing fun! Fourteen or fifteen charity quilt, twelve of them baby quilts. Some quilts for family and friends. A couple dozen colorful scrappy pot holders. Many of zipper pouches, totes, pillowcases, charity blocks. A very productive year. I often reflect about how blessed I am and have been. I am truly thankful. And very grateful. I want to wish everyone a blessed and Happy New Year!