Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Rainbow Picture Blocks

I finished making the picture blocks for the Quiet Play Pattern Club from 2019! The last block was the feather! It was fun to piece!
I also remade the rainbow block! I originally made it with a different background fabric before I actually thought about how this quilt would come together. I was thinking white fluffy cloud so I made the background a light blue! 
I changed the cloud from Kona Snow to Kona Silver so the background could remain Kona Snow like all the other picture blocks!
Here are all the picture blocks that will be included in the quilt. Which are your favorites? It is so hard to choose!
These will be merged with the text blocks in a very cute quilt!🤞🏻
(oops, I just noticed the feather is upside down)
Kristy from Quiet Play also included bonus blocks throughout the year. I only made a couple of them. 
They are all so cute!
Linking to What I made Monday @prettypiney.
Speaking of cute, my daughter gave my grandson his very first haircut. 
(Due to Covid-19, she didn't want to bring him to a salon.)
He did great! 
Occupied by watching Mickey Mouse cartoons!
His cute new BIG boy haircut! 
Sad to see his curls go but his hair was so long! 
Amazing how it changes his looks from baby to toddler!
💙 this kid!

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Rainbows and Scraps

I did a little extra scrap sewing of blues since my blue scrap bin is overflowing. The pattern is Traffic Jam by Pat Sloan.  It was a very easy quilt to piece together. I was limited in the size to make because of the gray marble fabric from my stash. I only had enough to make a baby quilt. 
I'm linking up to Scrap Happy Saturday @ SoScrappy.
I also was able to finish the last of the text blocks from the Quiet Play Pattern Club from 2019. I really love these text blocks! 
Here they are all together. Once I finish the picture blocks, they will be put together into one quilt. I have one to go but I will probably remake one because I used a different background fabric. 
(I made it before I made up my mind on the direction this quilt was going.) 
Soon to come is the finished t-shirt quilt I've been working on. 
Sandwiched✔️ Quilted✔️ Binding Made✔️ Sew on binding___.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Finally, my finish!

I promised that I would have a finish later in the week and I was successful in accomplishing that goal! 
The pattern for this quilt is Elvira by GEDesigns. Gudrun went live for a quarantine QAL on March 22 on YouTube. I played along using the Strawberry Fizz fabric line I originally purchased as a quilt kit from Bluprint. After receiving the kit, I realized that the fabric was too busy for the pattern intended. This pattern has many large pieces so the fabric works much better. 
Each rectangular piece is sliced on the diagonal and a strip is inserted. 
The backing is pieced from fabric in my stash.
I straight line quilted along the strips and stitched a diamond in each half. Inside the diamond, I FMQ a leaf design. In each strip, I FMQ pebbles.

It is a bit difficult to seeing the quilting. 
This quilt is a wedding present for a couple that had their wedding postponed due to covid-19. After 3 months, a change in venue and only immediate family as guests, they got married. 
This quilt finishes at 61" x 83" 
I'm linking up to Can I Get a Whoop Whoop @Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Peacock Party @Wendy's Quilts and more, Finished or Not Friday @Alycia Quilts, and FridayFotoFun@PoweredbyQuilting

Monday, July 13, 2020

Small progress in the sewing room

I'm still here in case anyone was wondering! 
Since the end of May, my life has significantly changed and although my time in my sewing room is limited, I have been blessed with having my grandson (and his mom and dad) living with us. 
Adjustments and routines are starting to get more established. 
That's a good thing!
His swing was hung up this weekend in our neighbor's tree right next to our house. His smile says it all!
(we don't have a large tree so our neighbor gave us permission) 
Filling some BIG shoes!
Walking along a local park's lakefront.
I DO have a few quilting things to show you. 
The blocks for the Covered in Love charity were announced in the beginning of July. As usual, these blocks are red, white and blue stars! Any kind that you want in a 12 1/2" unfinished size. 
Here are mine for this year!

 Below is the graph paper design process I used based on a 9-patch.
These blocks were made from my scraps. 
July also brought a new color for the RSC and that color was dark blues. 
Here is my dark blue column
and all the columns together!
So far we have had 2 greens, 3 blues, a pink and orange. What will be next?
Linking to Scrap Happy Saturday over at So Scrappy. 
A couple of other projects that I have been working on are the t-shirt quilt for a special graduate. I had a bit of trouble getting more interfacing to stabilize the shirts but now they are all cut and puzzled together. 
I added a 2" gray border and it is ready to be sandwiched and quilted!
I mentioned working on Elvira (quilt pattern by GE quilt designs) back in April. 
It is almost done! I found enough time to sandwich and quilt it. I also got the binding sewn on and now I'm hand stitching it down. Hopefully, this will be a finish sometime this week!
My 'I Spy' quilt is also waiting to be sandwiched. And the Morewood Mystery Quilt has started! Learn more at Meadow Mist Designs. Are you joining? I am! It was so much fun last year!