Monday, March 29, 2021

SAHRR reveal

 Today is the reveal and parade of all the SAHRR (Stay At Home Round Robin) quilts over at Quilting Gail! Back in January we were to choose a center block and on January 11 there was a linking party to see everyones start. Each week following, a round theme was released. We had 1 week to link up your round.

Round 1 was hosted by Chris @chrisknitssews and she choose piano keys. 

Round 2 was hosted by Emily @Darling Dogwood and she choose plus signs.

Round 3 was hosted by Anja @AnjaQuilts. She choose flying geese.

Round 4 was checkerboard which was hosted by Roseanne @HomeSewnByUs.

Round 5 was stars hosted by Wendy @Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life.

Round 6 was hosted by Susan @QuiltFabrication. She chose log cabins.

and Round 7 was pinwheels hosted by Gail @Quilting Gail. 

Here is my finished quilt!

I used the Frolic fabric line by Sandy Gervais which I bought 2 charm packs and some yardage years ago. I hoped that I had enough fabric to do the rounds!
I did need to add a bit of coordinating fabrics from my stash. When all was said and done, I had several charm squares left over so I decided to add a small border (Kona Lime) and then add the scrappy charm squares as a final round. 
I named this quilt Going Around Again!
The backing was a piece of cotton shirting fabric I had in my stash. 
I quilted each round on an individual basis. Some straight line quilting, some FMQ. 
I used Aurifil 40wt thread in off white.

This quilt is quite bright and not my usual style but I think it would make a nice summer picnic quilt! Its finished size is approximately 54" square.
Here is my attempt at a swirl!
I'm linking up to @QuiltingGail for the SAHRR quilt parade.  Hop on over to see how amazing and different they all turned out!

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Morewood Mystery Quilt

 I finally was able to get around to quilting my Morewood Mystery Quilt! I really enjoy quilting along with Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs. This is the second QAL that I participated in and love both of the designs! You can see the first one here.

This quilt was made mostly from my stash. The only fabrics I purchased was the coordinating blue in the quilt and the binding. The floral and the rose color and the backing fabrics I have had for many years. The background is Kona white (which is a staple in my stash) and the yellow is a Kona light yellow (can't remember the name).

It was a beautiful day to go out for a photo shoot at the park!
This quilt is all machine pieced and quilted in diagonal lines to follow the pattern of the design. 

I really enjoy binding a quilt! 
Here is a close up of the simple diagonal quilting.

Thank you Cheryl for another wonderful Mystery QAL!

I'm linking to the Morewood Mystery Link Party and Favorite Finish Link Party.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Playing with Green Scraps

 I was able to do some playing with my green scraps! 

I made 10 Wonky Shoo Fly blocks in green!

Here are the 30 blocks from the first 3 months, pink, yellow and green...very Spring like. 
I also made 10 Joy Luck blocks.
I didn't take a picture of all the colors together. Maybe I'll remember next month.
I'm linking to Scrap Happy Saturday @So Scrappy.
I did sign up for the H2H charity quilt drive again this year. I read through the charities and they are all of need but have different requirements. One difference this year is Sarah @Confessions of a Fabric Addict is asking everyone to consider donating a quilt to a local first responder or front line worker. This is for our Hometown Heros. She is leaving it up to each person but asks us to write about the recipient's story. I need to think about this for a bit but I have an idea!

Sunday, March 7, 2021

How can it be March already?

I finally put the last 2 rounds of the SAHRR quilt together! 

Round 6 really got me second guessing. The round was hosted by Susan at Quilt Fabrication and she choose log cabin. As I was reading through the host's posts and what they did, I noticed that many of them were waiting for the next round to add them to their quilt. That made me start thinking "What do they all know that I don't know?" "Will I have enough fabric to complete 2 rounds?" "I don't enjoy mystery quilts and this feels like a mystery quilt along. Did I make a mistake doing this?"

I really have enjoyed all the rounds until I got stuck in Round 6. Funny thing is that I do like the log cabin block! So I waited until Round 7. Quilting Gail announced pinwheels as the final round. I had a long week of work and babysitting so I wasn't able to start working on the rounds until yesterday. I surveyed the amount of fabric I had remaining that would work in the blocks and drew up a round combining log cabins and pinwheels. Here is what I came up with.

I added quarter log cabin blocks at the corners and 2 in the middle of each side. I then made 3 pinwheel blocks for each corner. Since I had only 2 charm packs and a little bit of yardage, I had trouble having enough of the prints from the fabric line with the same background color to complete the round without adding some coordinating fabric from my stash. I do have quite a few charm squares left over that I may use as either another round or pieced for the back. Overall, I'm pleased with this!
I'm linking to Quilting Gail linking party and the link party at Patchwork and Quilts.

I am also making a bit of progress on my slow stitching! I have finished the flowers on half of the hoop and I just finished the text. Yay!

I'm linking to Slow Stitching Sunday over at Kathy's Quilts and Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

I finished my February calendar! I've been keeping up recording one or two things each day...a simple way to journal! 
This week I hope to play with my green scraps for So Scrappy, take a look at the Hands2Help charities, and work on a few other projects!