Friday, January 26, 2018

Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2017

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2017 was hosted by soscrappy. Each month, we worked with a color--at the end of the year, I put my blocks together. Here is the result.

66" x 92"

Backing and binding (detail)

One of the months, we were to use multi-colored scraps. Because I wanted to stick with single colors in my Rainbow quilt, I used that month to create this quilt which I called Stringing Beads.


During the month when we were to use neutrals, I worked on a couple of other projects. (I had used neutral strings each month in my rainbow-colored blocks.) One was my leader/ender project, and the other was a string quilt (as yet unfinished) which I call Boxes of Strings. I'll post instructions for it when I finish!

Leader/Ender Project--Two-Rail Fence

Boxes of Strings

Thanks so much to soscrappy for hosting this challenge.

I'm linking to ScrapHappy Saturday and Fiber Tuesday at The Quilting Room with Mel.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Sapphire (Ruby) Stars is Finished

Last year, Kevin the Quilter hosted a mystery quilt project. He called it Sapphire Stars, and it was fun to participate with others in creating a quilt.

His quilt featured blue, but I went with my favorite color--RED! I don't think I ever really understood the concept of light red, so my quilt doesn't sparkle like Kevin's, but I like it. Please pardon the bad pictures--I was battling both the flu and the wind!

 Many thanks to Kevin for the great project.

I'm linking with Fiber Tuesday 143 at The Quilting Room with Mel.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Two More for the Ongoing Leader/Ender Project

I'm continuing my new habit of leaders and enders. I have made six quilts so far (since about June 2017) by doing this. All will be for donation.

The latest two use black instead of the light neutrals of those before. Previous quilts can be found HERE (#1 and #2) and HERE (#3 and #4).

62" x 74"

68" x 74"

I'm working on a batik and black version now. I'm looking forward to seeing how much I can accomplish next year.

I'm linking with Jo's Country Junction UFO Challenge.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

On Ringo Lake--Part 5

The geese are once again flying over Ringo Lake!

In honor of Christmas, I give you Roast Geese.

Browned and delicious!

Note the nice dark color--our earlier geese were not yet roasted.

Unroasted Geese!

I'm loving the browns--I think there are more brown quilts in my future.

As a special treat, I'm providing a link to a tutorial on Roast Goose--our traditional Christmas dinner--in this case, presented by a guest chef. Just click on the chef's picture to see the video.

Christmas Roast Goose

From my home to yours, a very Happy Christmas!

I'll be linking with Mystery Tuesday at Quiltville after the Christmas Holiday.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Two More Donation Quilts From My Leader/Ender Project This Year

I'm pleased to have finished these two quilts, and I have two more almost done!

This is my Leader/Ender project this year--a two-rail fence block.

Stairstep Layout

Stairstep Layout (backing detail)

Windmill Layout (backing detail)
Windmill Layout 

The previous two quilts can be found HERE.

I have two more near completion and one more underway--I'm really enjoying the process of finding different ways to use this simple block!

I'm linking with Jo's Country Junction UFO Challenge.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

On Ringo Lake--Part 4

We made wing units this week for the mystery--in my case, brown and green.

A few of this week's units.

The cutting took a bit of time, but the units went together really well. Bonnie writes great instructions--very clear.

I used some more "chocolate" browns:

and note, that at the top of this photo, you can see my "Ringo Stars"! :)  [Sorry, but I couldn't resist.]

Thanks for the fun, Bonnie! I am looking forward to next week.

I'm linking with Mystery Monday at Quiltville.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

On Ringo Lake--Part 3

The mystery clue this week called for several karats of Diamond in a Rectangle units.

These are not sewn to one another--just lined up to show the mirror image units.

They weren't hard to make, at least until I needed to make the second half of the units mirror images of the first--Yikes! My mind rebelled for a bit, but I got one made and used it for a visual example. Spatial imagination is not my strong point. However, I did get them done--Yay me!

I'm loving this mystery and looking forward to next week's clue. I should be on Winter Break by then (if I get all my grading done!).

I'm linking with Mystery Monday at Quiltville and Fiber Tuesday 138 at The Quilting Room with Mel.