Monday, November 18, 2019

Small Steps

I made some small steps in my sewing room. I put together the top to one of Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts:Waterfront Starburst! The backing is also ready so now I need to find some time to sandwich, quilt and bind it.
Another small step was to finish Step 3 in the Mosaic Mystery Quilt ~ The Diagonal Block.

 Wouldn't this make a cute quilt!
I will link up to the November Diagonal Block Linkup at Meadow Mist Designs. 
I made 2 charity blocks for the Covered in Love charity hosted by Kat & Cat Quilts. The November/December block requested the color palette of sea foam green, navy blue, true blue, light icy blues, snowy off whites, and some grays.
Here are my blocks! I really love these blocks.

My knitting club does charity knitting for a local hospital and other charities. I just finished this baby blanket.
Doesn't it remind you of the Neapolitan Coconut candies? Remember these?
My grandson will turn one on January 1st...his golden birthday! To make it special I made this crown to go with the theme of his birthday based on the story Where the Wild Things Are.
He will be treated royally! ðŸ‘‘

Friday, November 1, 2019

A finish and more!

I am still behind on my monthly blocks but I am determined to plug away and slowly get there! Someone said "Slow and steady wins the race!" Not that quilting is a race unless there are deadlines! 
The quilt I just finished, which I'm calling Simply Perfect, has a deadline which is tomorrow! It is a wedding gift and the wedding is tomorrow! I finished it with a photo shoot yesterday! 
Who would have thought that an October photo shoot would be in the snow?
The main fabric line is Nostalgia for Moda. I bought this fabric in a honey bun roll (I don't think they even make honey buns anymore?) a long time ago. I paired it with Kona Khaki and drew up a pattern for 1 1/2" wide cuts. 
(There are very few patterns out in cyberland for honey buns.)
The border and binding fabric I found at Joann's. They coordinated well with the colors in the line. 
The backing (colors are not accurate in this picture) is from my stash. 
This picture shows the front and back (correct coloring) together.
I quilted in straight lines about 1/2" apart and then FMQ a braided rope in the border. 
All labeled and ready for the couple to enjoy!
This is the best I could manage for an October photo shoot in the snow!
This quilt is 43" x 57"
I'm linking to Can I get a Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finished or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts - Quiltygirl.

In other news, I managed to finish one of my October Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks! October is the last month that a color is released as November and December are used to assemble and finish the quilts. October colors were brown and/or black. I decided to do both and to even out to 12 finished blocks I added a hot pink. So I actually made 3 blocks this month!
brown waterfront starburst
 black waterfront starburst
 hot  pink waterfront starburst
All 12 waterfront starburst blocks! Now to figure out how to set them!
Linking to So Scrappy

I'll leave you with a few Halloween photos. 
The first 2 are from the Halloween pumpkin decorating contest at school to resemble character(s) from a book.

And of coarse, my favorite little piñata!