Saturday, July 28, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

DP 9 Patch Baby Quilt

Most of the fabrics in this 38" square DP 9 patch baby quilt are from Me & My Sisters Moda collections. It was quilted with diagonal straight lines. A trip through the washing machine and then the dryer made it as soft as it looks.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tetris QAL Week 2

There was a carry over of two yellow blocks from week one. I'll continue to do that if it works out. If not I'll leave them out.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Reversible Donation Lap Quilt

Some of the fabrics used in this bright, busy reversible 41"x56" pieced strip lap quilt are from a collection called watercolors. A free motion meandering quilting pattern was done with variegated thread. The binding is black fabric with white swirls.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Crafter's Campfire Today

When the grandchildren come to visit, they enjoy crafts. Painting and drawing with color pencils on construction paper is a favorite. They like to paint rocks, too.
Next weekend they plan to paint a wood stool that I found at the local Goodwill Store for $2. We have sandpaper, paints, brushes, sponges and stencils. If they like painting the stool, we have three wood chairs that need paint. I found them at Goodwill Store for $5 each.
When they aren't painting, they like to sewing 5" squares and 2 1/2" strips together to make table toppers, doll blankets, pillows and quilts.
If it's not raining or too dry to built a fire, we toast marshmallows. If we can't toast marshmallows, no problem. We pop up lots of microwave popcorn! Yum!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

July's Blue Rainbow Challenge, Three Blocks and Strips

Each month I have made three blocks similar to the blue ones in the picture. First red, then green, pink, neutral, yellow, purple and now blue. And each month I've set aside some 2 1/2" wide "width of fabric" strips for a jelly roll race quilt in December.
July is blue color month and I so far I have used only my blue scraps and stash fabrics. Not AQUA blue. I think I may call next Saturday, the last Saturday of this month, AQUA blue Saturday. I don't have a lot of aqua blue fabrics and scraps, but I might be able to make an aqua blue house block and potholder.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tetris Quilt Along Week One

I didn't need another "Work In Progress", but Melissa at Happy Quilting described a Tetris Quilt Along that I didn't want to pass up. It's week one and a picture of the first block doesn't have to posted until next Tuesday. So there's time to jump in and play.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

16 Patriotic Stars

Sixteen red, white and blue star blocks in two weeks. I need 48 blocks for the front and 6 more blocks if I sew a row of stars in the backing.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Get Your Mrs. Clause On Doll Quilts

I have  a button on the side of my blog that is a link to StichinTherapy, a blog that accepts little dolls quilts for cradles and beds. Debbie, her husband and volunteers work with charitable organizations to make Christmas happen for needy children.
The two little quilts I made are about 12"x18" and should fit in the bottom of cradles. The quilts were made with 2 1/2" jelly roll strips and yardage given to me by my friend, Sharon Vrooman  during "Pay it Forward". They have been washed, dried and are as crinkly soft as they look.
I will post a picture of these little quilts later this month on Megan's blog, CrookedSeams, for her monthly challenge, "Let Me See Your Jelly Roll!". The button for jelly roll challenge is on the side of my blog..

Friday, July 6, 2012

Rainbow Challenge July Blue 16 Patch Blocks

I love blue. Have a lot of pretty blue scraps and fat quarters, too. This month is going to be fun.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Some Patriotic Red, While and Blue Stars

I've been collecting red, while and blue fabrics for a patriotic themed quilt. Fourth of July celebrations inspired me to try some star blocks. I follow Allison Harris' blog called Cluck Cluck Sew. She has some excellent tutorial posts on her blog. The patriotic stars in the picture were made using her star tutorial. So far I've finished 6 stars and have 2 more cut and ready to sew together. I need 48 blocks for a nice sized quilt and 8 stars is a good start. This patriotic quilt is for a young man, my son, that served in the Army for 6 years. I'll work on this project some each week until it's completed. I want to give the quilt to him in November.
Thank you, Allison.
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