Sunday, May 19, 2019

Some more catching up

I finally got my 2nd block for May's RSC done! Here is my Reverse Star block done up in Orange.
I'll be linking up to Scrap Happy Saturday over at So Scrappy.
 I also was able to complete my April blocks for the Quiet Play Pattern Club. April's word block was Joy! I used a turquoise color for the background and some Kona oranges for the hexagons. 
The other blocks included this cute rainbow sewing machine and the bunny!
I'm using Kona cotton solids for these blocks.
Isn't this so cute! I think I could like a rainbow machine! It would make me smile!
And how cute is this bunny?
Three more blocks to add to the collection. I'm excited to see how this will all come together!
Now to get to the May block!

Saturday, May 11, 2019

May's color is ORANGE!

Orange is such a happy color! 
For May, Angela from So Scrappy announced the color ORANGE! I know it is already the second week of May and I'm just getting started with my orange blocks but....I'm working to catch up between projects!
Here is my first block ~ Waterfront Starburst ~ in  ORANGE! 
Maker Mouse, my quilting room companion, matches nicely! 😉 
Linking up to Scrap Happy Saturday
Now on to my second orange block!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

What Have I Been Doing?

I unexpectedly took time away from my blog but not from quilting!
Recently, I was asked to do a commission quilt by some friends from our church.  It is a T-shirt quilt for their daughter that is graduating from HS. I don't usually take on commission work but decided to go ahead. I knew I would have to put aside my personal projects except for the quilt I was making for H2H Charity ~ Jack's Basket in order to insure that it would be done for the graduation party in June. I met with them to look over the T-shirts and determine the ones that would be included in the quilt. We also talked about style of quilt (puzzle/mosaic verses grid), colors and size. I also gave them some resources to look for sashing, borders, backing, and binding fabrics.
I set out to determine the size of the blocks based on the largest logo and cut and stabilize the T-shirts. They decided to go with the 4 x 5 grid style quilt with sashings and borders. I have ordered the backing and binding fabrics so we have a little lull in this project as I wait for delivery. 

In the meantime, I was able to sandwich and quilt my Ribbons of Joy quilt for the Hands 2 Help project hosted by Confessions of a Fabric Addict. I'm quilting for Jack's Basket. Yesterday, I put the final stitches on the binding and threw it in the washer and dryer for the some crinkle goodness!
 Since I backed it with flannel print from my stash, it is so soft.  
I love the primary color scrappy ribbons and the cute bug flannel backing!
I quilted straight line along the edge of the ribbons and in the negative white space, I quilted a loose weave pattern. 
The binding is a red and white stripe fabric from my stash. 
This quilt finished at 36" x 40"
It is ready to be sent off to Jack's Basket and hopefully bring joy to a special family.