Saturday, March 14, 2020

2020 RSC March Teal Week 2

I love teal. Pictured is an Eye of God block, six 12-patch blocks, a 36-patch block and ten string blocks.
To see what others made with teal, go here.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

2020 RSC February Orange Week 5

The last week in February and I have more orange blocks to share. March is going to be fun with teal,. Turquoise for me. Love that color. Pictured above are orange chickens, 81-patch orange blocks and a couple Eye of God blocks. To see what others made with orange, go here

Monday, February 17, 2020

2020 February Orange Week 3

Love playing with orange. Pictured are six 16-patch blocks, ten string blocks, a soul searching block and a bear paw block.

More orange and one green block! Pictured are two crayon blocks, nine orange fish, two shoe fly blocks, two birds in the air blocks, a star block and two 36-patch blocks.
To see what others made with orange, go here.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

RSC 2020 February Orange, Still Working On Green Blocks

February's RSC color of the month is ORANGE. I love orange. I spent my time finishing up green blocks, but have pulled some orange for orange blocks.
Pictured are two large green chicken blocks, seven fish blocks, two birds in the air blocks, two shoe fly blocks, a bear paw block, a soul searching block and two star blocks. The chickens are a Lori Holt pattern from her book, Farm Girl Vintage. The fish blocks are a Jenny Dorn Missouri Star Calendar Pattern.

Pictured above are ten green string blocks for a second Fractured Light quilt. Also pictured are eight 64-patch blocks made with 1.5" blocks. I plan to play more with green, but basically, I'm ready for orange. To see what others made with green and orange fabrics, go here.

This little girl can dance! Her name is Grace Thomas and I found her video on YouTube.  Enjoy!

Saturday, January 18, 2020

2020 RSC January Green Blocks and Chicken Coop and Poultry Pen Update

It's a new Rainbow Scrap Challenge year with Angela at Soscrappy. Happily, January's color choice is GREEN! Pictured are the starts of four quilts. Two crayon blocks for two youth quilts. They are great for gifts or donation.  I made six 16-Patch blocks because I can never have too many 16-Patch blocks. They can be turned into quilts of all sizes, pot holders, mug rugs, etc. I started a pastel string block quilt. Pictured are two stacks, 48 blocks in all.

To see what others made with the color green, go here.

Finally, here is a picture of my 10 baby girls in their 8"x 8" poultry pen that protects them from flying and four legged predators. The pen is attached to a new coop. In the background sits the small coop they first used. A grandson wants to use it for some chicks he plans to buy this spring.

A picture of my new 8"x 10" coop made by local Amish. The metal rooster yard art was a gift from a son and his fiancee. The rooster makes me smile. A quilt block beside the door would be nice ....

A string of Christmas lights provide light 24/7 so they can see at night.

It has two places for the ladies to stand or sit on their feet at night and a window for light and ventilation. The front of the coop is storage area which will nice when I get it organized.
The coop is underpinned with wire. Don't want a predator to have and raise it's young under my coop! A small mesh wall under the coop allows the girls to use about half the area under the coop. They like to walk down the ramp from their coop into the poultry pen and then under the coop if it's raining or if they want some shade. They are allowed to free range an hour or so most every day while I'm outside with them. Again, sooooo many predators.
There's a lot to do outside. Preparations for a small garden is only one project. A big tree that fell last fall and a few trees that we downed that were leaning dangerously toward the house need to be cleaned up. The leaves with be future garden mulch. The wood will feed the fire pit this summer when we heat up hot dogs and toast marshmallows on sticks. But today, we are waiting for some snow.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

2019 RSC December Eye of God Quilt Finish, 49-Patch Quilt Finish, 16-Patch Quilt Finish, Doll Quilts

Lots of sewing happening since my last post. Been pulling RSC colorful blocks from my "construction box". It's a plastic tub I fill during the year with each month's blocks. The quilt pictured above was made with 16-Patch blocks. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 59"x 73". It went to a niece.

The quilt pictured above was made with 49-patch blocks. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 57" 80". It went to another niece.

This Eye of God block quilt was made from blocks made this year and last year. It went to yet another niece. Good year for some of my nieces. Not pictured is a second Eye of God block quilt that went to a granddaughter. I gave it to her before I remembered to take a picture. All the blocks for granddaughter's quilt were made this year and was much like the one pictured above. Both quilts finished at about 53.5" x 69".

I make RSC house blocks every year and have for years. Usually I use Bonnie Hunter's Happy House Block pattern found on her Quiltville blog under the free pattern tab. Pictured are two donation doll quilts made with eight blocks pulled from the construction box.

There's more in the construction box. Sprout blocks, house blocks, 64-patch blocks, 16-patch blocks, string blocks and plastic sandwich bags of colorful squares and rectangles sit ready to be turned into more RSC blocks and quilts during next year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

2019 Quilt Show, Ebenezer Quilt, Doll Quilt

"Fractured Light" won a "Best Use of Color" ribbon from the quilt show judge during our annual September quilt show. It's currently hanging in the local Public Library. Looking at this colorful quilt makes me smile. Blocks for this quilt and two other quilts I entered this year were made during this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I loved this challenge hosted by Angela at Soscrappy.

"Sew Scrappy Rainbow" won a viewer's Third Place ribbon in small quilts division!
Because I worked most of the time during our quilt show, I had no time to take pictures.
It was a great show with beautiful quilts! A local TV show came and filmed most of Saturday during the quilt show.  They are preparing a segment that will air later this year. Our guild was surprised and thrilled to see them. We had record attendance and called the quilt show a big success. Big smiles every where.

I made two quilts for Ebenezer Children's Home. Forgot to take a picture of one of them. It was donated last month. The quilt pictured above will be donated this month.

A box of scraps made it into my possession. I turned a lot of the small squares from the box into a scrappy doll quilt. The back is from larger squares found in the box. I'll donate it this month.

I donated this doll quilt last month.
It has been a busy time since I last posted. I have a new chicken coop and hope to post pictures soon. I made some receiving blankets that were given away without pictures. I don't like to let that happen because my blog is a record of things I sew and I forget what I sew.
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