Saturday, February 18, 2017

RSC17 continued

My RSC17 (Rainbow Scrap Challenge) is actually a continuation of my RSC16 blocks - 15" Crown of Thorns blocks.  My original plan was to make a large quilt, but then I decided to make 2 baby quilts instead.  There were 8 dark/bright blocks and 6 lighter more pastel blocks already made. I added a purple one for January and put together a flimsy using the brighter blocks.

So now I've added a sea green/aqua block for February, along with a light lime green and a soft rose block.  Over the weekend I'm hoping to get the pastel flimsy put together too so that next week I can find backing and binding for both quilts. They will be gifts for twin baby girls due late spring.  The mom is a dear friend of one of my own girls.

Now I can figure out what I want to keep making to follow along with the RSC17 for the rest of the year - because I like the idea of playing with my stash, one color at a time, with no huge project hanging over my head.  

Friday, February 17, 2017

Farm Girl Vintage - cow block

I still need to embroider a tail on both of the adorable cow blocks, but these are SO CUTE!  I have to admit that I've been tempted by the additional blocks available for download from Lori Holt (on the Fat Quarter Shop site). The cow was one of several that I've purchased and downloaded since the book came out. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

UFO #8 is finished

Saturday Sampler has been one of my favorite quilt shop activities for years. Some of the projects were easy and some were challenging. Some of the projects were designs that I loved, and some were not. Some were projects I finished right away because I knew just where that quilt needed to go, and others became UFOs.  Some years I made 2 sets of blocks with a second set coming from my stash.
This Saturday Sampler was challenging, but nothing I couldn't handle. I loved the pieced blocks in both large and small sizes, but wasn't sure I wanted them mixed in with the applique blocks. There were also several gingerbread people blocks (very cute), and some wording blocks. I decided to keep the gingerbread blocks for a separate project.  But I did include the floral blocks in this quilt. I hand appliqued these, which was fairly time intensive.
The finished quilt is about 65" x 70".  I think this may be more of a display quilt, instead of a "curl up on the couch" kind of quilt.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Binding UFO #8

One side down and 3 to go. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentine blocks

I won this gorgeous set of Valentine blocks at our Saturday Sampler group yesterday. These are the bonus blocks made using the monthly pattern from the sampler. The one on the bottom left is mine.  Don't you just love these?  And guess who immediately claimed them as soon as I laid the blocks on the floor for the photo? 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Valentine mini quilt

Some quilts just make you smile when you finish them because you like the results. This is one of those finishes. It's only about 11" square, but I love the soft pinks and I love how the hand quilting shows up so nicely.  Hoping the recipient likes it as much as I do.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

All Dressed Up is done

I finished the machine quilting over the weekend and got the binding sewn on. Overall I'm very pleased, except for the fact that it doesn't lay completely flat. I tried really hard to not stretch the borders, but obviously there was some stretching.  I'm thinking a good pressing with steam will help this lay a bit flatter.