Friday, October 31, 2014

2014 RSC November Light Blue Week 1 and a UFO D9P Finished


Continued MAJOR computer issues this week. My time on this sick computer is limited and will be until it's replaced. Until then I'm limping along with very limited blogging and internet surfing time.. That means more time to spend on UFOs!
November's RSC color is light blue. I'll add three 8.5" scrappy blocks to my collection. Because I have lots of crumb scraps, next year I'll concentrate on RSC crumb blocks. A couple knitted cotton dishcloths and a crocheted dish scrubbie made it into the picture. I've made several Teeny Tiny Zipper purses for gifts this month. They all have new homes except the one in the picture. I want to accumulate some for Christmas presents. To see what others made with their scraps this week, go here Saturday morning.


In 2012, I bought a couple charm packs of Kate Spain's Terrain and some yardage to make a quilt. In January of 2013 I decided to use the collection to make a D9P quilt. Here's a link to that post. I was participating in a D9P QAL hosted by Impera Magna, Freda.  After sewing several squares into 9-Patch blocks, it became a UFO until this month. My goal this year is to work through my UFOs. Happily this UFO is all finished and I couldn't be more pleased..


To use up most of the yardage, I pieced a backing and made the binding. It's quilted with a soft, loose free motion meander. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished a colorful 55" x 67".

Saturday, October 25, 2014

2014 RSC October, Black, Brown, Gray, Week 3-4 and a Charity Quilt Finish


Computer problems here. Twelve 8.5" blocks for my new collection and six 6.5" sampler blocks to add to my sampler collection : )


Our guild had a jelly roll race Saturday. I finished my quilt a few days ago. It will be donated for one of our charities.


And the pieced scrappy back. It was quilted with organic wavy lines using a walking foot. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished a soft 51" x 63".  Hope a little boy will like it : )

Friday, October 10, 2014

2014 RSC October, Black, Gray, Brown, Week 2, Puppy blocks, Rainbow Triangles Finished, and A WIN


I had fun making these puppy blocks with 2.5" squares. The blocks are 8 squares by 9 squares making large blocks. They look wonky because of the camera angle. They aren't  : )
To see what other made with their scraps, go here Saturday morning.


The scrappy rainbow triangles made during the last two RSC years, are now a finished baby quilt.


The backing is pieced with a purple dragonfly print. I didn't have quite enough so I added a row of orphan rainbow blocks. It's quilted with a free motion meander and bound with a black on white print. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 35" x 42.5". Feels good to have another finish.


I linked pictures of four children's quilts that I made and donated this year in the "100 Quilts For Kids" quilt challenge hosted by Heather at QuiltsInTheQueue. One of my linked quilts was drawn and I won a Homebody fabric bundle designed by Kim Kight and donated by Pam Matthews of DelRay Fabrics! Twelve fat quarters and a 2/3 yd piece of beautiful, soft fabrics. Thank you Heather and Pam Matthews for sponsoring this challenge. My quilt that was drawn was a mystery quilt challenge project my guild hosted earlier this year. The quilt went to one of our guild's quilt charities for children in need.


Here is my BH Celtic Solstice Mystery quilt hanging in the Wilkes County Public Library. Just bragging and showing off here :D

FYI! Scrap Quilt Challenge 4 hosted by Fabrics N Quilts is coming to a close. Link your scrap quilts by October 15th. There are several awesome prizes! Click Shannon's "Scrap Quilt Challenge 4" button on the side of my blog for rules and instructions. Link up before time runs out.

Friday, October 3, 2014

2014 RSC October, Black Gray Brown, a Quilt Top, a FINISH and Let's Book It


This month we play with black, gray and brown scraps. Since I used my all my scrappy rainbow 8.5" blocks to make make the quilt in the picture below, the three 16 patch blocks in the above picture will start a new stack of 8.5" RSC blocks.
Two cotton crochet spiral scrunchies made it into the picture. As did a baby quilt pin basted and ready to quilt next week. I sewed my scrappy rainbow triangles together and added a border. It's sandwiched with a pieced backing and some pieced White and Natural batting.


My 2014 RSC 8.5" block quilt is finished. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander and bound with some green stripped fabric.


The pieced backing is Monet inspired prints. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 70.5" x 88", a generous twin or cuddle quilt.


I looked through patterns I had bought and never used to find my "UR PRICELESS COIN PURSE" pattern by Madame Sam at Sew We Quilt. It took a little longer to make than I thought it would ... but it's cute as a button in Laurel Burch prints. I'm linking this finish to Sharon's Vroomans's  blog in her "Let's Book It" post.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

2014 RSC September Orange Week 4 and Barn Quilt Picture


After playing with orange scraps this week I'll add five 5.5" Cocoa Mugs and four triangles to my collections. Three crochet spiral made it into the picture. They are fun, addictive.
To see what others made with their orange scraps this week go here.


I asked my brother and his GF to hold up my quilt of 12 Barn Quilts for a picture. It's 69" x 91", a generous twin size. The quilt barn blocks were made during Lori Holt's recent Barn Along. The tutorial for the barn is on her blog called BEE IN MY BONNET. The link to the barn tutorial post entry is here.
After I pieced the barn blocks, I sashed each barn with narrow strips of white fabric, then narrow strips of a black/white/gray fabric, then 2.5" strips of color. After sewing the blocks together, I added a bright yellow border. The quilt blocks in each barn are 6.5" square. One could use their favorite 6.5" quilt blocks in the individual barns. So many possibilities. The quilt pictured is made with twelve barns. Four barns could make a baby quilt. Six barns could make a lap quilt. The barn blocks can be sashed several ways. Borders on the quilt or not. Again, many possibilities.

Friday, September 26, 2014

100 Quilts For Kids 2014

100 Quilts for Kids is an annual charity quilt drive to encourage quilters to make a quilt and donate it to a child in need. Linked up quilts will be entered for fabulous prizes. Heather at "Quilts In The Queue" is hosting the Link Up Party that is open until September 30th. First you make a quilt and donate it for a child in need. Then you link up a picture of the finished quilt and tell here it was donated. Each quilt linked up will be one chance to win some fabulous prizes.


I delivered this 40" x 40" charity baby quilt to the Wilkes Quilters' March meeting to be given to a needy mother and her new baby at the local county hospital.


This 41.5" x 51.5" child quilt was donated to Quilts of Compassion during the 2014 Hands to Help Quilt Drive hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


I delivered this finished 48" x 57.5" child sized charity quilt to the Wilkes Quilters' May meeting to be given to a child at the Ebenezer's Children's Home in Wilkes County.


I delivered this finished 38.5" square baby quilt to the Wilkes Quilters' August meeting to be given to a needy mother and new baby at the local county hospital.

I am linking up these quilts on Heather's blog, Quilts in the Queue's, 100 Quilts For Kids 2014 post found here.

Friday, September 19, 2014

2014 RSC September Orange Week 3, Donation Baby Quilt, 8.5" Block Quilt Top


After week three of September's Orange RSC, I'll add a 6.5" sampler block to my collection. I love this block and can imagine a quilt of them. I made my orange kitten blocks earlier and pieced them into my kitten quilt that I finished earlier. Some crochet spiral scrubbies made it into the picture. They are fun to crochet. Addictive.
To see what others made with their orange scraps, go here Saturday morning.


My 8.5" RSC blocks, ten blocks from last year's challenge and thirty-eight blocks from this year's challenge, are sashed with white strips. I added an inner border of 2.5" squares and a 4" green outer border. The backing is pieced and ready to be sandwiched with batting and the quilt top to be pin basted and quilted. The top is 72.5" x 89.5". It will be interesting to see how much it shrinks during the quilting and a go in the washer and dryer. I'm very pleased with this RSC project. Looking forward to seeing it finished.


A dear friend sent me this sweet Twinkle Twinkle Little Star baby panel earlier this year. I forget how easily and quickly it is to turn a panel into a wonderful little baby quilt.


The bear in the panel is wearing a pink dress, my clue that this should be a baby girl quilt. I found a piece of novelty fabric in my scraps with little bears wearing pink dresses. A couple pieces of pink vine print on either side made a fun backing. It's sandwiched with some White and Natural cotton batting. After a loose free motion meander quilting, a light blue and white star print binding, and a go in the washer and dryer this sweet little donation quilt finished at 33.5" x 39.5". I'll take it to next weeks quilt guild meeting. They will love it.
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