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
"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.
Friday, July 26, 2019
I continue to sew my RSC blocks together into quilts. This works for me because November and December are busy with Christmas sewing. Above is the quilt using RSC string blocks with one odd color string in each block. I'm calling it RSC Fractured Light. Fractured Light for short. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander and finished at 58" x 79". I like it.
To see what others made with scraps, go here Saturday morning.
Pictured are a few donation doll quilts that I turned in during a previous quilt guild meeting.
Saturday, July 6, 2019
The RSC color this month is PINK. I like pink. Needing to start turning RSC accumulating blocks, into something, I pulled my blocks made with 2"x 3.5" pieces, make six blocks with purple to make this RSC throw quilt that I call Sew Scrappy Rainbow. It's quilted with a meander and finished at about 54"x 72".
I also pulled my Growing Up Odd RSC blocks, make some additional blocks with other colors to finish this quilt I call Whimsically Growing Up Odd. It's quilted with a free motion meander and finished at about 64" x 82". The free pattern tutorial for this block is at weddingdressblue.wordpress.com.
To see other RSC projects go to superscrappy.blogspot.com
The last three quilts I have made are wavy, not flat and don't hang nicely. Though I did a lot of pressing and measuring during construction, flat quilt tops didn't happen. Sewing and quilting tips would be appreciated. Question. Can a professional quilter with a quilting machine turn a quilt that doesn't lay flat into a flat quilt?
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Getting close to our Quilt Guild Annual Quilt Show in September and I need to finish some quilts to enter. I used a pattern, Color Me, by Emily Herrick Designs to make this crayon quilt. I had some crayon blocks made, but had to step up my RSC game to finish this RSC quilt early. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander. The binding is 8.5" pieces of fabric. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 47" x 61". A good size for a toddler or small child.
I love blue and have lots to play with this year. Pictured above is a Growing Up Odd block, eight 16-patch blocks and ten string blocks. Each string block has an odd color string. The tutorial for Growing Up Odd blocks can be found here.
Picture are more blue blocks. Two 49-patch blocks, a crayon block, six blocks made from 2" x 3.5" pieces and six house blocks. To see what others made with BLUE, go here.
I pulled some 4-patch blocks from my RSC block collection for this baby quilt. It finished at about 39" square. I turned it in during our quilt meeting last week. If it doesn't sell in our Quilt Show's Boutique in September, it will be donated for charity.
Friday, May 24, 2019
Lots of ORANGE RSC fun this month. Pictured above is a Growing Up Odd group of blocks, an Eye of God block, six orange house blocks, five blocks made with 2" x 3.5" pieces, a crayon block, ten string blocks and two pot holders.
More orange fun. Pictured are two 49-patch blocks and eight 16-patch blocks. Finished up two colorful doll quilts to donate at this month's quilt guild meeting.
There was some playing catch up with Turquoise blocks. I needed a turquoise Eye of God block and six house blocks. I cut some more 6.5" squares and made some 6.5" 4-patch blocks in orange and turquoise. Three pot holders made it into the picture. To see what others made with orange go here.
I needed a quick baby quilt for a gift. So I pulled 6.5" blocks cut for another project and sewed them together for this cute baby quilt. It's quilted with a free motion meander and finished at about 44" x 52".
I love having blocks cut and made up in advance that can quickly and easily be turned into baby quilts.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
It's spring and there is a lot going on at my place. I love turquoise and have a good collection of scraps, squares and strips. Pictured are ten string blocks and nine 16 patch blocks.
And more blocks. Pictured are two 49 patch blocks, one growing up odd set of blocks, one crayon block strip, five blocks made with 2" x 3.5" pieces, and four green string blocks. To see what others did with aqua and turquoise go here.
I donated these doll quilts at our last quilt guild meeting.
And now for some chick news.
I bought these little chicks when they were a few days old. Now they are about seven weeks old. They have been outside in their little coup for a few weeks and they love it. They are Ameraucanas, friendly, don't mind confined spaces and will lay blue eggs.
I bought these chicks a few weeks ago for a quarter each. I think the two largest chicks are two weeks older than the black and white chicks. The gold chick may be a week older . I've always felt that I may have three ages of chicks here. Any way. The gold colored chicks are Golden Sex Link chickens and the two black and white chicks are Barred Rock chickens. For now, the larger chicks seem to protect the small chicks. They all will lay brown eggs.
Monday, March 18, 2019
Pictured are ten green string blocks and two doll quilts that I will donate this month. To see what others made with green goodness, go here. Love making string block quilts.
Something new. A little chicken coop! Getting a home ready for some laying hens. Hope to post a picture of some little chicks next week. Haven't bought them yet.....
Got away for a few days. Most excellent view. Good place relax and do some knitting.
Friday, March 8, 2019
Cold temps are back with some blowing snow. Feels like March.
March is the color GREEN and I love, love, love Green. Pictured are two 49-Patch blocks, five blocks using 2"x 3.5" pieces, eight 16" blocks and a hot pad.
Pictured about are six house blocks. One was from last year. Also a Growing Up Off group, part of a crayon block and 6.5" squares and 4-patch blocks for a scrap quilt.
To see what others made with green, go here Saturday morning.
Friday, March 1, 2019
2019 RSC February Yellow, Sprouts, Houses, Sampler Blocks, Assorted Yellow Blocks, Coin Purses, Hot Pad, Baby Quilt, Doll Quilts
I finished up some February Yellow blocks for the RSC today. Pictured are six house blocks. One was a carry over from last year's RSC. Five blocks made with 2"x 3.5" pieces, two 49-patch blocks and a yellow Growing Up Odd are also in the picture.
Pictured above are eight yellow sprouts and some yellow RSC sampler blocks. Academic Quilter did a wonderful tutorial for a flower block. It was awesome. However, lazy me opted out for a square of yellow with a flower print. I'm still thinking about the applique peel block. My bad.
To see what others made with yellow, go here.
This is a picture of charity baby quilt I donated last week during our monthly quilt meeting. It was about 39" square.
This is the back of the quilt. This makes three baby quilts I have made using blocks and fabric I had bought for a large quilt. Often I start with an idea to make a large quilt and opt the blocks and fabric for baby quilts.
I donated these two doll quilts last week.
During this year I have decided to make small items for Christmas gifts. The coin purses, hot pad and knitted dishcloth will be added to my Christmas gift box.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
February's Rainbow Scrap Challenge color is YELLOW. Pictured are eight 16-patch blocks, ten string blocks with an odd color string, and three hot pads. I want to make a RSC crayon quilt smaller than the one I made last year and I like the crayon quilt pattern by Emily Herrick called "Color Me" found here. Pictured above are two long string blocks, one for my red crayon and one for my yellow crayon. I'm also working on a scrappy quilt using our quilt guild's Ebeneezer quilt pattern. Pictured are red and yellow 6.5" squares and red and yellow 6.5" square 4-patch blocks for that quilt. To see what others made with yellow, go here.
I'm working on Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks for several quilt this year and felt the need for a list to reference once in awhile. Some quilt projects listed below were started last year and I hope to finish them this year. Several projects listed are new. No problem if I don't finish all of them this year. I'll work on them next year.
Yes. I have a lot of scraps, but if I want to pull fabric from my stash, I do. My stash is pretty scrappy.
1. An Eye of God block quilt. I have blocks left from last year, but not enough for a quilt.
2. A house block quilt. I have house blocks left from last year, but not enough for a quilt
3. A 16-patch block quilt. So many possibilities with a stack of 16-patch blocks. Love me a stack of colorful 16-patch blocks.
4. A string block quilt using strings with an odd color string in each blocks.
5. A 49-patch block quilt.
6. A Growing Up Odd quilt larger than the Growing Up Odd baby quilt I made last year.
7. A quilt using blocks made with eighteen 2"x 3.5" pieces. I made some blocks last year, but not enough for a quilt
8. A crayon quilt. I made a large one last year. The crayon quilt I want to make this year will be smaller and similar to the "Color Me" crayon quilt by Emily Herrick
9. A sprout quilt. Seems everyone is making sprout blocks, so I'm jumping in, too.
10. Angela's 2019 Sampler Quilt. This is going to be fun.
11. Angela's 2018 Sampler Quilt. I have blocks from last year, but not enough for a quilt.
12. A Birch Tree block quilt. Looks like fun.
13. An Ebenezer pattern quilt with blocks in seven rainbow colors.
14. Hot Pads in each rainbow color for Christmas gifts.
15. Teeny Tiny coin purses in each rainbow color for Christmas gifts.
16. Knit dishcloths in each color for Christmas gifts.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
2019 RSC January Red Week 4, Sprouts, Houses, Sampler Blocks, Tiny Coin Purses, Growing Up Odd, Hot Pad
Several RSC participants are sewing up sprout blocks. So I had to give them a try, too. This is going to be interesting.
Last year I made and donated a baby quilt using "Growing Up Odd" blocks. The blocks were made with all colors of little squares. This year I thought I'd made the blocks in each month's RSC color.
It's true I love house block quilts and I make house blocks most every year. Last year I made only a few. This year I want to make more, enough for a quilt. The red house I made last year is in a row by itself, the other five I made this week.
The 2019 RSC Sampler looks like fun and I'm all in with five sampler blocks. (Fudged on the bow tie block pattern.) Started my Christmas sewing with three tiny coin purses and second hot pad, this one 8.5" square.
Last year December was super busy with last minute sewing. Pillow cases, tote bags, coin purses, hot pads/pot holders, knitted dishcloths. Think I'll try to make a few things each month so December won't be so stressful.
To see what others made with red fabric, go here.
From time to time I get comments about my large variety of scraps. True, I have a lot of scraps. Also, my stash is very scrappy. I buy a lot of fat quarters, small cuts, end of bolt pieces in clearance bins, bags of scraps at quilt shows, etc. I look at all of it as fair game for my RSC blocks, totes, pillowcases, hot pads, small purses, whatever. I save scraps 1.5" square and larger as well as strings 1.25 and wider.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Proof I'm having lots of fun with RED. Last year I accidentally made my Eye of God blocks in two sizes. Half of my blocks were a little larger that the other half. Now I'm working to make blocks to finish up two Eye of God quilts this year. Not a problem as both quilts have been spoken for. Pictured is a red Eye of God blocks, ten string blocks and five blocks made with 2"x 3.5" rectangles. One super scrappy hot pad make it into the picture.
A word about the ten string blocks. Each block has a string that is a color different than red. This idea I stole from another RSC participant, Janine Marie at Quilts From the Little House found here Thank you Janine. Not sure what I'm going to do with them, but they are fun to sew. Besides, I love to have stacks of blocks near the end of the year to pull and make quilts of different sizes.
To see what others made with red, go here.
I pulled nine blocks from my orphan block collection to make the charity baby quilt pictured above.
And another doll quilt. Both the baby quilt and the doll quilt were donated during my quilt guild's January meeting.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
The first week of our 2019 Rainbow Scrap Challenge and I'm happy to see Angela has chosen the color RED! I have so many ideas, all stolen from RSC participant Saturday link ups. Pictured are two 49-Patch blocks and eight 16-Patch blocks. The 2019 RSC Tuesday Sampler looks like FUN so, yes, I'll be playing along. To see what others made with RED fabric, go here.
Oh my. December was filled with lots of Christmas sewing. Some things went out the door before I took a picture. Any hoo. Pictured are three 18" totes made from Laura Burch fabric.
I made several media totes for gifts. Media as in Movie and cartoon prints.
Another large media tote, three pillows made with Laura Burch fabric and Avengers fabric. Five Tiny Tiny Coin Purses. Tutorial here..
Finally, a couple charity doll quilts. I hope to continue sewing and donating a two doll quilts a month this year.