Saturday, September 24, 2016
I had fun playing with red and yellow this week. I'll add a boxy square, four Happy Scrappy Houses and a small pot holder to my collections. To see what others made with their scraps go here Saturday morning.
This year our guild's members had an opportunity to participate in a mystery quilt sew along. Happily mine is all finished. It was supposed to look like sunflowers. Somehow I messed up, didn't read the instructions correctly. My sunflowers look like stars. I may donate this lap quilt unless someone in my family really wants it. Guys seems to like red, white and blue. Me, I like scrappy with lots and lots of colors.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
It's been a busy summer with so much going on ... blogging has taken a back seat. Still sewing, but not as much as usual. I finished up some purple and gray sewing from last month and made some headway into September's red and yellow fun. I'm hoping to have more fun with red scraps the rest of September.
Our annual quilt show was a big success this year! Lots of quilts and lots of visitors. I won a second place ribbon with a doll quilt in our Challenge Piece Division. The theme was doll quilts. Mine was made with men's fabrics, strips sewed onto squares of phone book paper. I left manufacturer shirt tags on many of the strips for fun and interest.
It was a reversible doll quilt. Pictured above is the back of the doll quilt. It was 2.5" pieces of men's deconstructed shirt fabric. The pocket on the back is also from a man's shirt. I made a tiny felt teddy bear to stuff in the pocket. He is loosely stitched into the pocket so he will not be lost during the show. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 32" square. I was soooooooo happy it won a 2'nd Place Ribbon!
Remember the Rainbow Sampler Quilt we made during the RSC a year or two ago? I used 90 of those blocks to make my quilt. Our quilting judge awarded it a Best Use of Color Ribbon! Thank you Angela for hosting the RSC and teaching us how to make all these colorful blocks.
I also entered Hopscotch Butterscotch and Nifty Thrifty, two quilts made with Bonnie Hunter patterns. Neither won ribbons, but everyone loved them.
I made several small items for the Quilt Show Boutique and most of them sold. Again, our little show was a big success!