Saturday, April 22, 2017

Rainbow Scrap Challenge--April--Multicolor--Part 2

I'm putting together the multicolor blocks. You can read about them HERE.





There are lots of places to match, but I am making progress. I'm calling this one "Stringing Beads." It reminds me of the beaded curtains that people hang in doorways.





Beaded Doorway Curtain


I'll finish assembling the center of the top, then wait until it tells me what type of borders it needs.

I'm linking to Scrap Happy Saturday at soscrappy, Fiber Tuesday 108 at The Quilting Room with Mel, and Jo's Country Junction UFO Challenge.





Saturday, April 15, 2017

Rainbow Scrap Challenge--April--Multicolor

April's rainbow scrap challenge is to use  multicolored scraps.


Because I've been sticking to one color during previous months, and I am planning to use the blocks in a rainbow-type quilt, I decided to do the multicolor blocks for a separate project.






I'd been designing a block in my head, so I tried it out.  I plotted it on EQ7 and then started sewing. While there are lots of multicolor strings in the blocks, I used a constant dark red for the centers, and I added some strings in solids and blenders to tame the confusion!


I have well over a hundred of these made already, so I'll soon be setting them together into a top.

I'm linking with ScrapHappy Saturday at soscrappy and Fiber Tuesday 107 at The Quilting Room with Mel.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Friendship Strings

This quilt is the result of a failed experiment.

You can read about it HERE.


The lesson here is not to give up, but to think of new ways to use what you already have. I am happy with the final design.

Friendship Strings





Fun fabrics--corn, cows, and candy corn...




More fun--sock monkeys and pickles




Friendship Strings (backing and binding detail)

This was a long time in the making, but YAY! for the finish.


I'm linking with Fiber Tuesday 104 at The Quilting Room with Mel  and Jo's Country Junction UFO Progress.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Crazy Eyeballs

I finished my latest mystery quilt. I don't know the name of the block, but I call the quilt Crazy Eyeballs because of the print fabric.

Previous post about this quilt can be found HERE and HERE

Crazy Eyeballs





Crazy Eyeballs (detail)




Crazy Eyeballs (binding and backing detail)



My thanks to paintmejudy on the QB for another fun mystery quilt.



I'm linking to Fiber Tuesday 101 at The Quilting Room with Mel and Jo's Country Junction UFO Progress.


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Rainbow Scrap Challenge--March--Red

I'm participating in  the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this year. You can find out about it at soscrappy. The March color is red. 
 

Red is my favorite color, so I have plenty of scraps to choose from.


Here are some of my string blocks. I was just playing around with a layout here; I've no idea how it will end up! Some are full string blocks, and some are half neutral/half color.

 
RED! Yay!



Pinwheel and X block



February's Aquamarine blocks





January's Purple blocks



I look forward to this challenge each month; it gives me a chance to make string blocks--one of my favorite things to do.

I'm linking with ScrapHappy Saturday at soscrappy.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Twirl Around--Finished

I have finished Twirl Around from Bonnie Hunter's latest book, Addicted to Scraps.



Twirl Around (84" x 84")



Twirl Around (detail)--Yes; those ARE chickens!



Twirl Around (detail)



Twirl Around (binding and backing detail)


What a fun quilt to make! I'm pleased with the result.


My previous posts about this quilt can be found here:

Twirl Around--Part 1

Twirl Around--Part 2


I'm linking with Fiber Tuesday 100 at The Quilting Room with Mel and Jo's Country Junction UFO Progress.


 The Quilting Room with Mel

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

En Provence is DONE!

I finished this year's mystery from Bonnie Hunter--En Provence! It was fun to make, and I look forward to next year's mystery.


En Provence






En Provence (backing and binding detail)




En Provence (detail)




En Provence (detail)

My previous posts about this quilt can be found here: En Provence--Part 1En Provence--Part 2, En Provence--Part 3En Provence--Part 4En Provence--Part 5En Provence--Part 6, and En Provence--Part 7.


Thanks, Bonnie, for a great project!

I'm linking with Fiber Tuesday 99 at The Quilting Room with Mel.