Thursday, April 25, 2013
2013 RSC April Green Week 4
After a fourth week of playing with green scraps and yarn, I'll add four 8.5" blocks and a scrappy pot holder/hot pad to my collections. Knitted a green dishcloth out of a Sugar'n Creme cotton yarn called Mod Green, too. I have more green scraps to play with next year. To see what other's made with their green scraps, go here Saturday morning : )
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Eat Your Fruits n' Vegies Batik Finish
Last fall I used a Jelly Pops Pattern by Calico Print Works to make a quilt top with a jelly roll called Eat Your Fruits n' Veggies Batiks by Pat Sloan and Moda. I added some batik strips from my stash to make a few extra blocks and add a couple borders. It's quilted with random vertical and horizontal straight lines using a shiny variegated Silky thread. It finished at 50.5"x 62". I attached a sleeve. It will hang on the wall over a sofa. It feels good to have this UFO finished.
Friday, April 19, 2013
2013 RSC April, Green, Week 3
After another week of playing with green, I'll add four 8.5 blocks to my collection. Also a scrappy happy house block, a crossroads block, some 5" tumblers, and 2.5" squares for those collections. I've been making these house blocks for a couple years. I'm using Bonnie Hunter's pattern posted on her blog.
Michael's Craft Store had Sugar'n Creme cotton yarn on sale for 97 cents a ball. I added several to my yarn collection. One was a pretty green that I knitted into a dishcloth. There's enough for another. Love, love, love green.
I've been quilting a small UFO quilt top that I hope to finish next week.
To see what other have made with their green scraps this week, go here Saturday morning : )
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Quilty Barn Along, Barn 4
Pictured is barn number four in the Quilty Barn Along with Lori of Bee In My Bonnet. Her button is on the side of my blog. This one has a churn dash block on the side. It's my first attempt at this block and I like it. I can see an entire quilt of these blocks in my future.
Friday, April 12, 2013
2013 RSC, April Green, Week 2
Week 2 of the rainbow challenge and I have four more 8.5" blocks, a 5" block, more 5" tumblers and 2.5" squares and a knitted dishcloth using Sugar N' Creme's cotton yarn called Country Strips. I like the strip yarn series because projects have strips of color when they are knitted. I love green :D
To see what others have made with their green fabrics, go here Saturday morning.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
2013 Hands to Help Finish
Friday, April 5, 2013
2013 Rainbow Scrap Challenge, April, Green, Week 1
I love the color green. This week I pieced four 8.5" 16 patch blocks and cut some 2.5" squares and 5" tumbles to add to my collections. Yesterday I pieced and posted a picture of my 2013 Hands 2 Help Charity Challenge quilt top. It's a strip "I SPY" quilt top with green fabric background and should count as a green project this month.
To see what others have been creating with their green pieces of fabric this week, go here Saturday morning.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
2013 Hands to Help Quilt Top
Today I made an I SPY strip quilt top for the 2013 Hands to Help Charity Quilt Challenge. I think a young boy will like these colors and fabric strips. The top is 44"x 59". Tomorrow I'll piece the back. I'd like to have this quilt finished before May.
To read more about the 2013 Hands 2 Help Charity Quilt Challenge, click the colorful button on the side of my blog.
Update. I saw a couple quilts on the internet that inspired me to make this quilt. One was at Bunk House Quilts. I can't remember where I saw the other. This idea is a good way to use up strips of fabric from other projects. The I SPY strips I used in this quilt were left over from making an I SPY quilt for the 2012 Hands to Help Charity Quilt Challenge.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Quilty Barn Along, Barn 3
All three barns have been fun to piece. Great opportunities to use dark red scraps.in Lori's "Quilty Barn Along".
We have a lot of barns around here. Many are painted white. But most are gray, weathered or unpainted.
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