Friday, March 20, 2015

2015 RSC March Yellow Week 3 and Pineapple Blossom Progress


After week three of the RSC I'll add a cotton knitted yellow dishcloth to my collection. The two scrappy 8.5" blocks in the picture will become a hot pad this week. The thirty-six 5.5" cocoa mug blocks made during last year's RSC became a UFO. I have started paper piecing 5.5" string blocks to mix with the mug blocks. If all the blocks are sashed, it will make a small quilt.
To see what others made with their yellow prints this week, go here Saturday morning.


I've made good progress sashing and sewing my Bonnie Hunter Pineapple Blossom blocks together. Hopefully I'll finish the top next week and start piecing the backing.
I goofed making four Pineapple Blossom blocks, but they look pretty. I may sash them and add a colorful key board border for a colorful charity baby quilt.
I like to reply to all comments, but I can't when those that leave comments are "no-reply" bloggers. I've had several this year. Last week Marsha has a question about Bonnie Hunter's Pineapple Blossom blocks. They are not paper pieced. The Pineapple Blossom quilt is a free pattern on Bonnie's website. Here is the link.

Friday, March 13, 2015

2015 RSC March Yellow Week 2, Sweet 16 Progress, and Pineapple Blossom Quilt Progress


This week I made a second yellow 8.5" crumb block to go with the one I made last week to make a pot holder. Four 4.5" yellow crumb blocks will be added to my RSC collection. A knitted yellow cotton dishcloth made it into the picture. To see what others made with yellow scraps, go here Saturday morning.
I made eight more Sweet 16 blocks that I plan to sew into the back of my Hands 2 Help quilt.


Last fall I attended a Bonnie Hunter workshop. We made Pineapple Blossom blocks. It became a UFO for awhile. This week I pulled the blocks  and made more. I'll start sashing the blocks this week.
A cold is slowing me down 

Friday, March 6, 2015

2015 RSC March Yellow Week 1, Sweet 16 Progress, a WIN, and a Donation Baby Quilt Finish


Our March Rainbow Scrap Challenge is yellow. After playing with yellow scraps I'll add a 12.5" string block, and three 8.5" blocks to my collections. The 8.5" crumb will be used in a hot pad. Need to make another this week so the front and back will be crumb blocks. To see what others made with their yellow scraps go here Saturday morning.
More progress working up Sweet 16 blocks. Eight blocks made it into the picture. That makes 48 blocks that I could sash for a nice sized Hands 2 Help donation quilt. I'll keep making Sweet 16 blocks so I can sew a row of them into the backing.


Here is a close up of the consolation prize I won in Pauline's "Grow Your Blog Party" drawing! It's a calendar. The cover is lovely KF fabrics and beautiful embroidery! She sent a lovely post card, too. I've followed Pauline's blog for years. She sews, quilts, paints. One very talented lady. Thank you, Pauline.


This sweet baby quilt is a simple panel with a yard of pink fabric backing sandwiched with White and Natural Batting. It's quilted with a large loose free motion meander. I found this panel when I was going through my sewing area. I can't remember where or when I got it ... Did you send it to me Sharon? If you did, thank you. It's finally ready to go to a new baby somewhere.


Here is a close up of the backing. The binding is a multi pink stripe print. After a go in the washer and dryer, it finished a soft, sweet 34" x 42". I'll take this baby quilt to my guild's March meeting. We provide donation baby quilts to the hospital and a few other charities. I know a new mother and baby girl will love it.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

2015 RSC February Week 4, Sweet 16 Progress and a Baby Quilt Finish


The last week of pink fun and I'll add two more 4.5" scrappy pink blocks and soon, a cotton knitted dishcloth. Twelve colorful 'Sweet 16' blocks made it into the picture. To see what others made with their pink scraps, go here.


I finished my new great granddaughter's baby quilt this week. A month early. I used a Me and My Sister Designs charm pack called "Bandana" and some yardage from their fabric collection called "Good Morning". I also used the same Me and My Sister baby quilt pattern I used a few weeks ago.
It's quilted with a loose free motion meander.
 

And a picture of the backing. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished a soft, sweet 35" x 42".

Saturday, February 21, 2015

2015 RSC February Pink Week 3, Sweet 16 Block Progress


After playing with pink crumbs and scraps I'll add two more hot pads to my collection. I used pink, blue and green scraps and crumbs in one of them.  Two knitted dishcloths made with four partial yarn balls made it into the picture. Eight 16-patch colorful blocks make the second row.
To see what others made with their pink scraps, go here.
I'm using colorful squares from my 2.5" square collection for my 16-patch blocks. I'm constantly going to my colorful scraps to cut more squares. To learn more about the Sweet 16 Challenge for H2H, use the button on the side of my blog.
I'm working on another baby quilt using a Me and My Sister's charm pack. I'm auditioning border fabrics this weekend. Hope to have it finished and post a picture next week.

Friday, February 13, 2015

2015 RSC February Pink Week 2, Sweet 16 blocks, Let's Book It Quilt


During this second week of the RSC I turned the two 8.5" crumb blocks I made last week into a hot pad. Then I made another pink 8.5" crumb block and three 4.5" pink crumb blocks. Hard to believe, but I found another small collection of scraps to work through a few days ago. It will be good to have all my scraps and stash organized this year.
To see what others made with pink, go here Saturday morning.
Also pictured are four more Sweet Sixteen Blocks. I now have twenty.
Two scrappy pink themed batik 6"x 10" mug rugs made it into the picture as well as a pink cotton knitted dishcloth. The mug rugs and dishcloth were inspired by Wanda at Exuberent Color.


Not wanting to wait until the last minute for my Let's Book It project, I pulled a 2013 pattern book by Me and My Sister Designs called 3 Times The Charm Book 2 and used the pattern on page 6 called INGRID. All the patterns are charm friendly, but I went to my scraps and in no time put together this little boy friendly baby quilt. No pink or purple fabrics in this quilt. Few if any floral prints. Lots of blues, greens, orange, bugs, frogs, fish, vehicles, action heroes, etc. So it should work nicely for a little guy. I will link this post to Sharon Vrooman's blog at the end of the month.



Here is the front. Lots of blue, green and orange.


Here is the back. Fish. Everything came from stash and scraps. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander. After a go in the washer and dryer, it turned out a sweet 36" x 41.5". I like all 21 quilt options in their book. This will be a charity quilt.

Friday, February 6, 2015

2015 RSC February Pink Week 1


February's RSC color is pink. I have a lot of pink scraps. After a week, I'll add a pink skinny string 12.5" block to my collection. Three 8.5" blocks, too. The two blocks made with pink crumbs will be turned into a hot pad this week. To see what others made with their pink scraps, go here Saturday morning.
Four sweet 16 blocks made it into the picture as well as a knitted dishcloth and a crocheted dishcloth.


The four red, white and blue blocks in the picture will be donated at the February's guild meeting. Donated blocks are turned into Hometown Hero quilts. The twelve four patch blocks are the first clue of our guild's mystery quilt. Each block is made with four 4.5" squares. There two light square and two medium light squares in each block. 
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