Thursday, September 28, 2017

My Leader and Ender Projects

Each year Bonnie Hunter has a Leader and Ender challenge. This year, her project is a Checkerboard Rail Fence

While I may make her project down the line, right now I'm focusing on my own Rail Fence version. I'm doing a two-rail block (color + neutral) with 2"x 3.5"rectangles. These simple units stack up quickly alongside the other projects I'm working on. My goal is to see how many donation quilts I can make with the year's challenge.

So far, I have two finished tops.

They look very much the same even though the mix of scraps is different in each.

They do have different backing/binding fabrics, so I can keep track of how many of them I wind up with!

I also tried different techniques of quilting to see if one was preferable. One has a stairstep pattern of quilting, whereas the other has a simple SITD around the squares.

I have one more stairstep top that I think I will FMQ. I also have a completed windmill top (same units, just set differently) to finish.

I'm thinking I might mix it up a bit when I cut my next pieces--perhaps all bright solids with black? We'll see--right now, I'm having fun with these.

I'm linking with Fiber Tuesday 129 at The Quilting Room with Mel .

Monday, September 18, 2017

Blogger's Quilt Festival--Twirl Around

I'm excited to be a part of the Blogger's Quilt Festival (Fall 2017) at Amy's Creative Side.

Twirl Around is a Bonnie Hunter design from her latest book Addicted to Scraps. I changed the colors from pink and green to rust and green.

Thanks to Amy for hosting the Festival!

Blogger's Quilt Festival--Stringing Beads

I'm excited to be a part of the Blogger's Quilt Festival (Fall 2017) at Amy's Creative Side.

Stringing Beads is an original design. I love string quilts, and I tried to think of a new way to make one. This is the result.

Instructions for this quilt can be found HERE.

Thanks to Amy for hosting the Festival!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Rainbow Scrap Challenge--September--Orange

A new month--a new color. I enjoyed the neutral month; I used neutrals in several different projects. Now--on to orange (Just about the exact opposite of neutral!).

I'm continuing with the string blocks using the month's color. Here is a sampling of the orange blocks.

I'm looking forward to seeing how this quilt comes together!

I'm linking with Scrap Happy Saturday--Hurricane EditionOh Scrap!, and Fiber Tuesday 126 at the Quilting Room with Mel. Stay safe, everyone.

Sapphire Stars--Surprise Clue

Kevin the Quilter surprised us this week with another clue in his Sapphire Stars (Ruby Stars, in my case) mystery.

Here are my units.

"Up on the Housetop" units

Hello there!

Little bitty stitch-and-flip squares--but I did it! Yay me!

Thanks, Kevin--I'm having fun playing along. This clue and links to previous clues can be found HERE.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sapphire Stars--Clue #3

I made units for Clue #3 of Kevin the Quilter's Mystery Sapphire Stars.

Kevin used more different fabrics than I did, but I got a good mix, I think. Note: The reds are darker than they appear in the photos.

And especially for Kevin--


I'm looking forward to the next clue--Thanks, Kevin.