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.




Monday, February 6, 2017

Still Making a Mystery

I'm still working on the mystery from another quilting forum--you remember, the one with the crazy eyeball fabric!


Here is my alternate block.








Here is the star block.




The eyeballs seem a bit less crazy when placed in the block. Still plenty of work ahead for me on this one, but I am pleased with the design.



Thanks, Judy. The mystery thread on the Quilting Board forum can be found HERE.

The first clue about fabric selection and amounts needed is Post #1.

The second clue is at Post #143.

The third clue is at Post #255. (There is a mistake in this clue--the HSTs and the light squares should be cut at 2" [not 2.5"].)

The final clue is at Post # 458 (Another small error--you will need 48 [not 24] 2" squares of each the light and the dark for snowballing.)

I'm linking with Fiber Tuesday 97 at The Quilting Room with Mel.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Rainbow Scrap Challenge--February--Aquamarine

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

This is not a favorite color for me, but even so, I found lots of scraps to use!


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.









Add these to last month's purple. Though they aren't pictured, I did some of the half neutral/half color blocks for this set too.



This challenge is a lot of fun--I'm using up strings and getting to play with color--win/win!


I'm linking with Scrap Happy Saturday--Aquamarine.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Rainbow Scrap Challenge--January--Purple

I'm trying the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this year. You can find out about it at soscrappy. The January color is purple.

As I cut for Bonnie Hunter's En Provence mystery, I set aside purple strings for later use. Little did I know I would dive into them so quickly!






I'm going to make string blocks of each color for an as yet undetermined project (maybe another String Crossroads). I love string blocks (and lovelovelove making them), so putting them together at the end of the year should be a lot of fun.

Thanks so much to soscrappy for hosting this challenge. 

I'm linking to Scrap Happy Saturday #4 and Fiber Tuesday 96 at The Quilting Room with Mel.