Showing posts from May, 2022

What I'm Working On ... RSC 2022 March is Yellow_Gold

Yellow_Gold is the color for March for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, and it looks like I'm a little behind.  Well, maybe more than a little but I'm diligently working at catching up.  5 Picket Star Blocks The Picket Star block is a free pattern by Sew Preeti Quilts and is available here . 9 Yellow Jack Knife Blocks  I'm also working on Bonnie Hunter's Catching Rainbows  pattern which is available for purchase.  So far I have a total of 27 Jack Knife blocks done --  9 blocks for each month. February - Aqua January - Red Next are pink for April and green for May.  And tomorrow we'll find out what color is new for June. If you'd like to see what other quilters are sharing, please visit the following linky parties which I'm happy to join: ScrapHappy Saturday  @ soscrappy Oh Scrap!  @ Quilting is More Fun Than Housework Design Wall Monday  @ Small Quilts and Doll Quilts Monday Making @ Love Laugh Quilt Until next time ...  Be happy and keep on quilting! Follow my

Weekly Finish #13: Rolling Rainbow RSC 2021

This is my Rolling Rainbow  quilt that I started in January 2021 as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and finished the top in August which I promptly added to my "to be quilted" pile.   Once I decided to gift it to my niece Lisa for her birthday this year, it was time to quilt and bind it. It is so colorful and cheerful that I can't help but be happy with it.  My quilt inspectors -- OJ and Pepper -- also give it their final seal of approval!   I quilted it on my Moxie with an E2E pantograph design of Baptist Fans, my first time using this design.  It's not perfect but I really like the look. It measures 82" x 98" and I used a queen-sized Warm & Natural batting. The backing is a fun print that is perfect for my niece.  And, of course, a label for the finale. Rolling Rainbow is a free pattern from Robert Kaufman, and I used all KONA solids for this quilt. UPDATE :  I gifted this quilt to my darling niece on August 7 to celebrate her birthday in Februa

Weekly Finish ... Or Not: Stash Buster Plus 2 More Quilt Tops

I've been busy finishing some quilt tops.  I should probably spend more time quilting the tops that are accumulating instead of making more LOL!   This is my first quilt top for the  2022 Stash Buster Challenge by Border Creek Station using the Jericho Walls block.  The challenge is to make 52 blocks (1 block a week) by the end of the year to be entered into a drawing. I started this top a couple weeks ago with the intention of just making the18 blocks to catch up.  A week later, I ended up with 32 blocks and this top.  It is a fast and easy block to make and so much fun!  I still need another 20 blocks if I want to qualify for the drawing. This top was made from leftover Stack 'n' Whack blocks I made in 2004.  I made two wall hangings with this same fabric to give as gifts.  The black and red triangles were also leftover with the blocks.  Three of the 5 blocks don't match but I'm keeping this one so that's okay.  I also found the poinsettia border in my stash

Weekly Finish #11 and #12: You Are My Sunshine and Quilters Stand for Ukraine

This is my finished "You Are My Sunshine" quilt for my granddaughter Katie.  I started it in March and posted about it  here . I quilted it on my Moxie with an E2E floral design.  I just love my Moxie with the Pro-Stitcher Lite but I still have a lot to learn. I found the perfect backing with tons of sunflowers and cute little birds. The quilt measures 56 x 71 and, of course, a quilt is not complete until it has a label😃. Kaite and Her Quilt - April 2022 My granddaughter Katie came for a week-long visit last month, and I gave her the quilt the day before she was to fly back home to Kentucky.   Katie and Her Quilt - 2000 I've been making quilts for Katie since she was born.  This pink and blue rail fence quilt was the very first one I ever made.  This quilt was well-loved and somehow it survived the passage of time.  It found its way back to me where I am safely saving it for Katie someday. I made this small 24" wallhanging with Pat Sloan's pattern that she desi