Saturday, February 20, 2021

RSC2021 Week 8 is Yellow

 


February is yellow and I made these 3 blocks for my Rolling Rainbow quilt.  The other colors in the quilt are orange, green, blue, and purple.  So, I'm not sure when I'll finish this quilt because it all depends upon the monthly colors.  It's all a mystery!

Linking up to RSC21 Week 8 @ soscrappy.  Be sure to visit for more yellow goodness.

Until next time ... be happy and keep on quilting!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

WIP Work in Progress: Charity Baby Quilts

 

I've been busy making these six baby quilts for Project Linus.  These are tops only and it'll be a while before I get to finish them.  But I'm happy with my progress so far.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Design Wall Monday: Chains of Love

 


Well, this is on my design wall today.  I hope when it's finished that it will look something like this ...

Friday, February 5, 2021

Weekly Finish #1-#3: Scrappy Heart Mini Quilts 2021

 


And, here they are.  The three scrappy heart mini quilts I made for my granddaughters.  They are quilted, bound, with a label, and on their way to Georgia, Tennesse and Kentucky.  My first finished quilts for 2021!

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

WIP Work In Progress: Warm Wishes Charity Quilts

 

I love the Warm Wishes pattern for making charity quilts for kids.  This center panel is currently on my design wall and it's made with a print of planets and constellations.

I usually finish these Warm Wishes quilts with no border and just binding.  But I think this one will be perfect for an older child, so I plan to add an inner border and an outer border with the same printed fabric to make it larger.  

Saturday, January 30, 2021

RSC 2021 Last Pink Saturday



I finished these 5 pink blocks just in time for the last pink Saturday in January.  I received my order of Kona Sangria this morning and rushed to complete the last two blocks.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

WIP Work In Progress: Scrappy Heart Lap Quilt


I finally put together 20 of my extra heart blocks into this lap-size quilt top.  There is a lot of white in the background so I opted for a smaller 1-inch sashing with color cornerstones.  

I couldn't decide whether or not to add borders.  What color inner border should I add?  What about the outer border? Then I thought about adding a pieced border.  Maybe pinwheels or 4-patch units?  I auditioned a few units with and without a white inner border, and nothing seemed to be right.  I finally decided to use the leftover 2.5" strips I used to make the blocks to create a scrappy border ... and voila!  Now onto quilting and binding.  Hopefully, I can finish before Valentine's Day.


Saturday, January 23, 2021

RSC 2021 January is Pink

 

This is my first year participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) by soscrappy  Since the color for January is pink, I decided to make these pink heart blocks.


These will be used in the mini quilts I am making for my granddaughters that I posted about here.  I was originally going to use 9 blocks to make wall hangings but decided to make mini quilts with only 4 blocks each.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Weekly Finish ... Or Not: Valentine's Heart Mini Quilts

 

I finally finished the flimsy tops for my granddaughters' heart wall hangings.  Now onto the quilting and binding so, although finished, the tops are still UFOs.

As I worked on the sashings with 2-1/2" squares, I realized it was going to be faster and easier to make these with only the four blocks.  I want to be sure I finish these and get them in the mail well before Valentine's Day. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

WIP Work In Progress: Valetine's Day Wall Hanging and UNITY

 

Today is inauguration day!  Congratulations to new President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris!

United we stand, divided we fall

UNITY

UNITY by Bonnie Hunter @ Quiltville.com

As I watched today's inauguration events, I took to heart our President's message that "unity is the path forward".  "Unity" is the name of Bonnie Hunter's pattern that she released in April of last year as a mystery quilt-along.  I was still working on my Frolic Mystery quilt so I skipped it, but I knew one day I would want to make the quilt so I saved the pattern.  Well, today is that day.  This quilt is so apropos for today.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Weekly Finish...Or Not: Grassy Creek Mystery Update

 

I finally finished the center panel of my Grassy Creek Mystery quilt.  Everything went smoothly until the end when I was finishing up the outer rows.  I kept sewing the units wrong and had to unsew the row 6-7 times.  Then I found a star block that I had to unsew and fix.  Ugh!  I put it away for a day and finally got it right so I was able to finally sew the inner border today.