Sunday, April 30, 2017

Rain, Rain, and More Rain

Southwest Missouri has been deluged the past few days.

What does this have to do with quilting? I store my quilts in a large plastic trash barrel in the basement until I have enough to take to the place I donate them. The basement flooded, and the trash barrel floated, tipping over in the water, and my quilts are soaked! (This is not to mention all the other floating totes that now have to be cleaned out as well). YUK!

We are blessed, however, not to have sustained damage--many aren't so lucky.

I'll be washing and drying things this week--probably all week long!

Edited to add: Washer, dryer, and hot water heater out of commission, so coin laundry is the next step. YUK!

I'm linking with Fiber Tuesday 109 at The Quilting Room with Mel .

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.