Saturday, September 9, 2017
This weekend was our Quilt Guild's Annual Quilt Show. I entered three RSC finished quilts. Two of my quilts won ribbons. The quilting judge gave my Wonky Stars a ribbon for Best Use of Color. Quilt show viewers gave it an Honorable Mention. Double Yah!
Love this colorful wonky star quilt.
Quilt show viewers gave my Happy Scrappy "Occupied" House Quilt a Third Place Ribbon. Yah!
I made sure every house was occupied. My youngest son wants this quilt.
My colorful Boxy Stars didn't win a ribbon, but got a lot of attention from viewers.
Sixteen guild members made Fidget Quilts for this year's challenge. I entered the little quilt pictured above.
It was a good quilt show. Lots of beautiful quilts. Though it was a beautiful day, attendance was down a little from last year. Regretfully, I didn't take more pictures. I was helping at the tables and thought I'd have time to take some pictures before the show was dismantled. Sorry to say, that didn't happen.
To see what Rainbow Scrap Challenge made with their orange scraps, go here.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
September is RSC Orange. Love Orange! Pictured is an orange crayon block, two 36-patch blocks, three 16-patch blocks, seven string blocks and a super scrappy pot holder.
To see what others made with orange, go here.
I finished another string blocks quilt. This one has 2" purple centers and 1.5" colorful strings. Lots of novelties in this one. It will go to a family member. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at about 55" x 75". I love this quilt.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
This has been a very busy month with company sleeping in the sewing room. Lots of good times but no time to sew. As soon as they left I pulled some neutrals and played catch up.
Pictured is a crayon block, two 36-patch blocks, seven string blocks and seven 16-patch blocks. Two supper scrappy pot holders made it into the picture. I have a plastic tub of very small scraps and skinny string strips. If it wasn't for sewing them onto strips of paper and making super scrappy pot holders, the tub would be overflowing. To see what others made with neutral scraps go here.
I enjoy sewing these little pincushions using this Fat Quarter Shop YouTube video clip. I gave a couple away to sewing buddies and the other four were donated to our annual quilt show boutique fundraiser.
Please remember to keep the people suffering in Texas and the Gulf area from Hurricane Harvey in your thoughts and prayers.
Friday, July 14, 2017
I love this Rainbow Scrap Challenge and I LOVE the month we play with blue. Pictured are three scrappy 16-patch blue blocks, seven blue string blocks, two 36-patch blocks, a blue crayon block, a donation doll quilt and seven supper scrappy pot holders. To see what others made this month go here Saturday morning.
I've started a colorful string block quilt with dark purple centers. Twenty four blocks made it into the picture. String blocks are fun to make. Mindless sewing.
I finished a scrappy string block quilt with dark green centers. I used 7.5" squares cut from phone book pages for their foundation.
Here is a picture of the backing. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 55" x 75". I love this quilt.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Yellow is a good color for June. It's been a cool spring, but today is hot. Good garden growing weather.
Pictured are some scrappy yellow 36-patch blocks, some 16-patch blocks, some string blocks and a yellow crayon block. Last week I started making some Bonnie Hunter Crayon Quilt Blocks. Pictured is a small stack of 10. A good start. The free pattern is on her Quiltville website under the free patterns tab. Some colorful pot holders made it into the picture. Potholders on the left will be donated. I may keep the colorful supper scrappy hot holder.
To see what other made this week go here.
I finished my string blocks quilt. The centers are 2" blue strings. 1.5" strings are sewed on either side. The foundation for all the blocks are 7.25" pages torn from a phonebook. I didn't sew a border on it and I'm pleased with how it turned out. It's quilted with a free motion meander. After a go in the washer and dryer, it finished at 55" x 75". I love string block quilts and I look forward to making more this year.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
I have lots of green scraps and stash. Pictured are two 36-patch blocks, seven green string blocks, a green crayon block and a super scrappy pot holder. I have lots of 16-patch green blocks from 2016 RSC. To see what others made with green scraps go here.
Also pictured are colorful string blocks, the beginning of a string block quilt. 2" blue strings are the centers and 1.5" colorful scrappy strings finish the blocks. 7.5" squares cut from a phone book are their foundations. I'll keep making colorful string blocks until I see what a 8x10 block layout looks like .... Mindless sewing. This is fun.
Here is a little doll quilt made with nine 6.5" blocks using red 2.5" centers surrounded with 1.5" wide strings.
Friday, April 28, 2017
I have enjoyed this RSC month. Pictured is a pot holder made with 1.5" HSTs taken from the orphan block box. Also a donation doll quilt made from 2.5" HSTs from that same orphan block box. I've made a dent in the orphan box this month. Also pictured are six colorful 16 patch blocks to add to my RSC collection.
To see what others made with their colorful scraps, go here Saturday morning.
Happily I've finished another UFO started last year! It's a Dancing Nines Quilt using a Bonnie Hunter pattern from her website under the Free Patterns tab. I used 2.5" squares from my tub of 2.5" squares cut from scraps. Sashing is 2" wide. I omitted the piano keyboard boarder. It's quilted with a large free motion meander and finished at 49" x 65". I'll donate it during our guild's May meeting. Many novelty prints in this fun quilt. Perfect finish for this month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
2017 RSC April Rainbow Scraps, Baby Quilt, Quick Strippie, Doll Quilt and Occupied Happy Scrappy Houses Finishes
It's been a month since my last post. A lot going on at my house, spring cleaning, family responsibilities. Regardless, I have several pictures to post. This has to be one of my favorite months as all the colors in the crayon box are fair game. Pictured is a Rainbow Crayon block. Also six rainbow string blocks and two 36 patch blocks.
I pulled my box of small scraps, the small pieces I can't bare to toss, and made three very scrappy pot holders. Backs are equally as scrappy and colorful as the fronts. That box of small scraps and skinny strings is my source of colorful scrappy pot holder throughout the year. People seem to like them and they make fun little gifts.
To see what others made with their rainbow scraps, go here.
During spring cleaning, I found a lot of 2" gray and black on white HSTs. I think they were the start of a mystery challenge a few years ago, probably step one. Anyway, not to let them sit in the orphan box any longer, I made nine blocks. There was one little HST left after making these nine blocks. Close. With help from my stash, a colorful charity baby quilt came together. The backing is a novelty fun light green print. It finished at about 38" square. I'll turn it in during the April Quilt Guild meeting.
Pictured are some scrappy red string blocks and a very scrappy red pot holder. A couple rescued house blocks from the orphan box became a pot holder.
This is a toddler size quilt using Mary Johnson's Quick Strippy pattern found on her website of free patterns. This is an easy pattern, my go to when I want a fast charity quilt. It's quilted with organic horizontal lines and finished at about 41" x 56". I turned it in during our Quilt Guild's March meeting.
And this is a picture of the back of Quick Strippy. I used fabric left over from piecing the front with some pink.
A 16 patch block and some HSTs and squares from the orphan box with some squares from my tub of scrappy squares became a donation doll quilt.
I'm proud to post this picture of my RSC Sampler Quilt hanging in the Wilkes County Library last month. Angela hosted a RSC Sampler Quilt Challenge a few years ago. I entered this quilt in last year's annual quilt show and won "Best Use Of Color". I love seeing my quilts on display in the library. Thank you Angela for hosting the RSC.
Any finally .... Here is a picture of my Happy Scrappy House quilt made with house blocks made during the last two or three RSC years. This is a Bonnie Hunter pattern from Bonnie's Quiltville website under the Free Pattern tab. All the houses in this quilt are occupied. I plan to enter it in this year's local annual quilt show. It's quilter with a loose free motion meander and finished at 73" x 83". YAH!
Saturday, March 4, 2017
It's been a month since I posted. Today I have two RSC quilt finishes to write about today! My RSC Column Quilt Along columns became a Row Quilt during construction. I added rows of 2.5" squares at the top and bottom to pull it all together. It's quilted with a free motion meander and bound with a green strip print. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished as 56" x 76". Thank you, Angela for hosting the column/row quilt challenge. This was fun.
I also finished my RSC Wonky Star Quilt. I like this quilt! It's quilted with a free motion meander and after a go in the washer and dryer it finished as 57" x 71".
I finished up some RSC scrappy turquoise fun before playing with my red scraps. Two scrappy turquoise pot holders, a crayon block and a doll quilt finish up my February RSC month.
It was fun pulling out my red scraps for March. Three red 16 patch blocks, two red 36 patch blocks and a red crayon block are pictured.
I have a box of orphan blocks. This week I pulled several half square triangles, a 9 patch, some 4 patch blocks, and some flying geese to made two colorful pot holders. One can never have too many pot holders on hand for gifts. To see what other made with their RSC scraps go here.
My good buddy from NY sent me a few fabric book panels last month. I decided to cut one panel into blocks and make a charity baby quilt instead of a fabric book. It finished at 39" square. Isn't it cute. I turned it in at the last quilt meeting.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Though I'm still playing with purple scraps, I found time to play with aquamarine. Pictured is a purple doll quilt, a purple 36 patch block, six aquamarine string blocks, two 36 patch aquamarine blocks and two 16 patch blocks. Like a lot of knitters, I carry around yarn and a project in progress. A cotton knitted dishcloth made it into the picture. Go here to see what others made with purple and aquamarine scraps this Rainbow Scrap Challenge week.
Friday, January 13, 2017
Another Rainbow Scrap Challenge Year! Yah! I LOVE this challenge. Angela at Super Scrappy is hosting another RSC year and she chose PURPLE for the month of January. Thank you, Angela.
Since purple is one of my favorite colors, this month is going to be FUN.
I enjoyed making a 36 patch quilt last year and have decided to make another one this year. A RSC crayon quilt has been on my RSC list for a few years. Pictured is a 36" purple crayon, six 16 patch blocks, six string blocks, a 36 patch block and two pot holders.
I'm making doll quilts again this year. The ones I made in 2016, except for two that went to my great-grand daughter, were all donated. This doll quilt is around 20" square.
I pulled and sashed sixteen blocks made during the 2016 RSC year for an easy donation baby quilt. The orange numbers print border fabric was from stash. I had enough for the back, too. A black on white word print, also from stash, is the binding. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander and finished at about 42" square. I'll take it to our quilt guild's January meeting. To see what others made with their purple scraps, go here Saturday morning.