Friday, August 1, 2014
2014 RSC August, Pastel Green, Week 1 and a RSC Baby Quilt Finish
Another finish. I used the 7.0" scrappy quarter log cabin blocks I pieced during the first seven months of this RSC year. I added a 2.5" black on white inner border and a 2.5" dark blue outer border. The backing, not shown, is a fun, child friendly blue space themed print from stash. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 38.5" x 38.5". This is a charity baby quilt that I'll take to my quilting guild's August meeting. I think it will work for either a girl or boy baby.
Angela chose pastel green for August's RSC color. Pictured are some scrappy red 6.5" sampler blocks and a red scrap hot pad. Red was July's color. One of the red sampler red block was complicated for me and I replaced it with a 16 patch. Also pictured are a couple pastel green Happy Scrappy House blocks and a green 6.5" sampler block. A knitted dishcloth made with scraps of cotton yarn made it into the picture. To see what others made with their scraps, go here Saturday morning.
I wanted to learn to crochet spiral scrubbies. It wasn't difficult because I found an excellent YouTube video tutorial. After a few wonky spiral starts, I was making them like a pro. Because they don't require a lot of yarn, I'm making them using partial balls and scraps of yarn. I've given several away to friends. They say they love them. I prefer to use a "H" crochet hook and cotton Sugar'n Cream or cotton Peaches n Creme yarns. I'm making them for friends, family, and for the boutique at my guild's annual September quilt show.