Saturday, October 31, 2020

I finally finished it!

 I am excited to show you my finished Quiet Play Pattern Club 2019 finish! I named it~ Look on the Bright Side. This quilt is entirely paper pieced. I love paper piecing but it does take me longer to finish each block as there are many small pieces that go into these blocks. 

The top has been finished since late summer but I really didn't know how to quilt it.
The backing is a piece of rainbow stripe fabric.
I finally decided to just quilt an overall meander. 
This quilt makes me so happy! 
I bound it with Kona Navy. 
Here is the coloring sheet I used as I made each block. 
This quilt finishes at 51" x 61.5"
The Quiet Play Pattern Club is the creation of Kristy Lea.  She did run a club for 2020 but I didn't participate because I was still working on my 2019 blocks!
I will link to Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop? @Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Favorite Finish Monthly Link Up @MeadowMistDesign.
I also put together my RSC quilt! Here it is with borders added.
Linking to ScrapHappyBooDay @SoScrappy.
Linking to SoScrappy:Wrapping up the year

I promised to show you the placemats I finished to go with the Tossed Apples table runner. Here they are...
They are getting good use this Fall!
Hope you are enjoying the beautiful Fall weather! We have had some snow flurries but the colors were beautiful this year! 
Stay safe!

Saturday, October 10, 2020

October's RSC block

 October's RSC color is yellow! 

This is the last color of the challenge. Angela @SoScrappy leaves November & December for catch-up, adding other colors to round out and balance the quilt, and finish. Here is my yellow column.

Also, I ran out of the gray fabric and actually had to piece 2 of the 2 1/2" squares. 

Here are all the columns together in random order. I will play with the colors to make sure they balance out. I also was debating whether I should add a very narrow 1/2" sashing between each column. I decided against it.

How do you balance your quilts?
like to turn my pictures to black and white and see the color balance. It really shows darks and lights. Here is this quilt in black and white and you can see that it is heavy on the darks on the right side and lights on the left.
I moved around just 2 columns and the balance if much better.
Here is a look at my process for this quilt. Each month I would randomly draw a column of squares and HST. Then I would figure how many 2 1/2" squares and 3" squares (HST) I would need of each color. Lastly, I would pull scraps from my scrap bin, cut and sew.
Now to sew the columns together and decide if it need borders or not!
Linking up to Scrap Happy Saturday @ SoScrappy and Can I Get A Whoop, Whoop @Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

What have I been doing?

 It has been a while since I have had time to update you on what I've been doing? In between time spent with my grandson and some time away with my DH, I have been quilting. I finished the apple table runner I previously shared and started 4 apple place mats that still need to be quilted.

I picked the quarter apple pattern from SewFresh Quilts for the placemats.

I also completed the top from the QAL from the National Quilters Circle, Starlight Mountains. This was a 5 week QAL with week 5 ~ the quilt assembly. Even though it is called Starlight Mountains, I wanted to use fabric from my stash. The watermelon fabrics were donated to me several years ago.

I'm not sure what I'll call this quilt as Starlight Mountains doesn't seem to fit. Any suggestions welcome.

I was able to sandwich my 2019 Quiet Play Pattern Club quilt! It is ready to be quilted! Soon!

Finally, I finished the 2nd step in the Morewood Mystery Quilt. Here are Steps 1 & 2!

Hope you are able to get out and enjoy the lovely Fall weather. DH and I were able to take a few days in Fond du Lac, WI and biking in Freeport, IL on the Jane Addams Trail. 

Beautiful colors in WI!
Rail to Trail ~ a wonderful time biking!
And because I can't grandson and I did a little craft making binoculars and then went on a walk in the neighborhood where he was having fun 'spying' all kinds of things! 
Thanks for hanging in on this rather long post! Stay safe!