Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September Let's Book It Project, Starting a Hopscotch Butterscotch Quilt Using Men's Shirt Fabrics

My September Let's Book It Project is a Bonnie Hunter pattern found in "Adventures with Leaders & Enders". I'm using fabric from deconstructed thrift store men's shirts and shirt fabric my friend Elaine shared with me earlier this year. I've had Bonnie's book for 3 years. Been eyeing this pattern since I bought my signed copy from Bonnie after enjoyed her trunk show.
The blocks are fun to piece. I'm struggling with all the plaids. Still, I'm very excited about this quilt and plan to work on it for the next few months. I linking this post to Sharon Vrooman's blog today.

I found this cute YouTube video clip last week. Enjoy.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

2015 RSC September Orange Week 4, Rainbow Scrap Quilt Finish, Donation Baby Quilt Panel

After playing with orange crumbs this month, I'll add two orange pot holders. A cotton knitted dishcloth made it into the picture.
It's time to move on to another color of scraps. Maybe brown? To see what others made with orange go here.

I had a novelty panel in my stash and decided to quilt it for a donation baby quilt. It's quilted with a very loose free motion meander. I turned it in at Tuesday's guild meeting before taking a picture of the backing, but it was a cute green novelty print. The binding is an orange print. It finished at 35" x 42".

I sewed my 12.5" Rainbow Eye of God blocks together last week and added a border, batting, backing this week. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander and a red print print binding.

The backing is a pretty blue Paris themed print. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 51.5" x 64". A nice size for a lap quilt.

Friday, September 18, 2015

2015 RSC September Orange Week 3, The Everything Bag, Doll Quilt, RSC Quilt Top in Progress

I'll turn these two 8.5" orange crumb blocks into a pot holder this week. Two cotton knitted dishcloths made it into the picture. They're scrappy because I used yarn left from making other dishcloths. To see what others made with orange fabrics, go here Saturday morning.

This week I sashing my 12.5"  RSC Eye of God blocks. It will be a lap top size quilt. Here I'm auditioning border treatments and colors. I want to finish this quilt top, piece a backing, sandwich the two with batting and bast it with safety pins by next Saturday.

I made a scrappy doll quilt for a great grand child this week. After a go in the washer and dryer I think it will finish at about 18" x 18". The backing is a purple turtle print. I see my shadow made it into the picture.

I've wanted to sew "The Everything Bag" for awhile. This week I pulled some 2.5" strips from my collection and gave it a go. The only thing I changed about the pattern was I inserted 1.5" batting strips into the handles.

This is one side.

This is the other side. Both sides and the handles were quilted with vertical lines using my sewing machine's walking foot. It was easy to make.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

2015 RSC September Orange Week 2 and the Wilkes Quilters Annual Quilt Show

This month I started making blocks for another Happy Scrappy House Quilt. This will be one on my RSC projects for the rest of this year and most of next. Three of these four orange house are occupied by zombies. I need 48 house blocks for a quilt. To see what others made with orange fabrics this week, go here.

This weekend was our quilt guild's annual quilt show and I entered three quilts and one challenge piece. I entered my 12 Quilt Barns which was a Lori Holt quilt block along. It won a green ribbon!

I also entered my bright, colorful, scrappy Bonnie Hunter Pineapple Blossom quilt.

It won a a green ribbon, too! Was a very good day for me!

The third quilt I entered was my Bonnie Hunter Scrappy Happy House quilt.

My friend Cathy entered three quilts. This soft, lovely batik.

This beautiful black, white and red music themed quilt.

And this fun layer cake quilt.

Our guild buddy, Laura, entered this awesome scrappy star quilt! Love all those colorful, fun prints.

In my opinion, it was one of our best shows. Almost a hundred quilt entries. Here are just a few more pictures. This one is so much fun.

Beautifully hand quilting. Lots of fun prints. I loved everything about this quilt.

Another beauty. Little blocks, beautiful quilting, big quilt. Wow.

Friday, September 4, 2015

2015 RSC September ORANGE Week 1, Duke Tote, Flames Tote, Teeny Tiny Zipper Pouches

I love ORANGE. After playing with orange scraps I'll add a 12.5" Eye of God block, four 16 patch and a 8.5" Eye of God blocks to my collection.
A knitted red dishcloth and five dish scrubbers made it into the picture. The knitted items will go in our quilt guild's boutique next week. Money collected will go toward charity projects.
To see what others made with orange, go here Saturday morning.

This is a lined, quilted tote I made for one of my sons. He requested the orange flames print and he likes Ant Man. The lined tote finished at about 16" x 18" with about a 3" bottom and 8" Ant Man print pockets, one on the front and one on the back

This Duke tote is for a grandchild. I used the pattern in the picture, I found that it was a DIFFICULT pattern for me. One broken sewing machine needle later and it's finished. Luckily the machine is okay as I was able to retrieve the needle's tip before it was lost inside the sewing machine.

AND six cute Teeny Tiny Zipper Pouches made using this YouTube video clip. My family loves these little things so I'll keep making them until everyone has a couple.
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