Saturday, October 31, 2015

2015 RSC October Brown Week 5, Let's Book It Project

This is the last week of October, a month of playing with shades of brown fabrics. This month I finished a brown themed quilt made with deconstructed thrift store men's shirts and woven yardage. Pictures were in last week's post. It was a Let's Book It project from last month.
During the last two weeks of this month, I have been working on another Let's Book It project, another Bonnie Hunter quilt pattern. This one is called Nifty Thrifty and is from her "Scraps and Shirttails" book.  Again, I'm using fabrics from deconstructed thrift store men's shirts and woven yardage. Another brown themed quilt. Hopefully I'll finish this one during November.

My plans are to cut the outer border from the men's shirt under the book. The pattern calls for 5" borders, but I may change that to either a 3" or 4" border if I see I don't have enough of the shirt fabric.
I ran out of the dark shirt fabric I was using in the sashing and will need to improvise the inner border. I'm auditioning a yellow square in the first picture. Seems to look okay.
To see what others made with brown fabrics this week, go here.
I'm also linking this post to Sharon Vrooman's October Let's Book It post.

Here is another cute video clip I found a few weeks ago.

Friday, October 23, 2015

2015 RSC October Brown Week 4, Everything Bag in Shirt Fabric, Scrap Quilt Challenge Aurifil Threads WIN

Week 4 of the RSC and I'll add a brown crumb hot pad/pot holder and a 8.5" Eye of God block to my collections.
I'm getting a head start on my Let's Book It project with four blocks made with men's shirt fabric. You may recognize them as a Bonnie Hunter block. More about these blocks next week.
To see what other's make with their brown fabrics, go here Saturday morning.

Using strips, linings and straps cut from deconstructed men's shirts, I made another Everything Bag. I'm pleased with how it turned out and plan to start using it right away.

Yesterday THIS came in the mail! I entered Fabrics N Quilts "Scrap Quilt Challenge" this year and won a beautiful collection of bright Aurifil Threads in the drawing! Yah! Thank you Fabrics N Quilts and Aurifil for hosting and sponsoring this Scrap Quilt Challenge for a fifth year. I love these threads. I also look forward to using the small package of Sweet Dreams Stuffing to stuff a child's toy. Thank you Sweet Dreams.

Finally. Found this cute video clip a few weeks ago.

Friday, October 16, 2015

2015 RSC October Brown Week 3 Hopscotch Butterscotch Finished

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge color this month is brown. Happily I can post pictures of my finished quilt, Hopscotch Butterscotch, this week. I used deconstructed men's shirts and some woven yardage, lots of browns, orange, some blue, some green, guy friendly colors and prints. Every piece of fabric was either a plaid or a check.
To see what others made with brown fabric go here Saturday morning.

And there's a picture of the backing, a woven plaid.
The Hopscotch Butterscotch pattern is in Bonnie Hunter's "Adventures with Leaders & Enders." It's quilted with a free motion meander. The pictures above were taken before it was washed. After a go in the washer and dryer Hopscotch finished at 56" x 68".

Saturday, October 10, 2015

2015 RSC October Brown Week 2, Pooh Charity Baby Quilt, Hopscotch Progress

These four brown Happy Scrappy House blocks will be added to my RSC collection. I plan for all the colorful houses in this fun RSC quilt to be occupied. To see what others made with their brown fabrics go here.

These red/white/blue patriotic 8.5" blocks are ready to donate at the next guild meeting.

This little Pooh print backed strip quilt is finished. I bought the yard of Pooh fabric I used for the backing in a clearance bin a couple years ago.

The front is strips of fabric from my 2.5" scrappy strip collection that blend with the Pooh print backing. Two of the strips are the same Pooh print as the backing. I found them in a box of scraps at a quilt show.
Most quilt shows have boxes of scraps for sale. All the scraps one can stuff in a plastic baggie for a few dollars. I enjoy searching those boxes for treasure! Bits of novelty prints. Discarded strips of fabric.
This little quilt was quilted with horizontal wavy lines using my machine's walking foot. It finished at 36" x 42". The binding is yellow print with teeny tiny butterflies that kinda look like tiny bees. Any hoo.  This quilt went together easily, was fun, fast, and is ready to donate at the next guild meeting.

Hopscotch Butterscotch progress report ... Hopscotch is ready to sandwich with batting and a backing to be quilted.

Friday, October 2, 2015

2015 RSC October Brown Week 1 and Progress of Hopscotch Butterscotch Quilt Made With Men's Shirts

October's RSC color is brown. I'll add four 8.5" blocks made with sixteen 2.5" squares to my collection. To see what others made with their brown scraps, go here Saturday morning.

I've made some progress on my quilt made with men's shirts. Ready to start on the keyboard border. I'm using Bonnie Hunter's Hopscotch Butterscotch pattern from her book Adventures With Leaders and Enders.
Here is a cute video I found last week. Enjoy.
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