Rainbow Scrap Challenge April

Still managing to keep up! All my aqua blocks are finished!

Theses are sew fun! They are Cindi Edgerton’s Twirling Hexagons at A Very Special Collection.

Here are March’s green:

And February’s Yellow:

And January’s Red:

Put it all together and you have almost a rainbow! Not sure how I will arrange them yet, we have a few colors to go.

And I certainly had plenty other projects to work on, but I have followed these rainbow scrap project for years and just had to try it! It has been sew inspiring to see all the combinations and interpretations of the theme Angela organized at Soscrappy.

Scrap Quilts

This first time Rainbow Scrap Challenge participant is having fun! We were red in January, yellow in February, an Green in March. Taking some time in January to plan this quilt out has made adding to colors each month easy and exciting. All of my greens are finished. With less than a week to go.



Here they are with a couple more to go!


And then I have a few other scrap quilts going. A string star begun with Augusta Cole over four years ago:

And my Log Cabin Play Day design that has been on ongoing leader ender project:

And lastly a patriotic scrap quilt called Road to the White House:

Maybe 2019 will be the year they move to the finished quilts list!

Scrap Happy Saturday

The Quilt show is in Hampton this weekend and always a great source of inspiration. Although I only have one block done I am enjoying the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2019 HERE. Here is one of the yellow blocks to join the red ones from January. Time to get busy on green for March!

First Quilt of the Year finished

The Fabrics for Evening Harvest were purchased in Paducah at the American Quilting Society Show from Cherrywood Fabrics in…2005, I think. evening harvest 4

This began my long love for the look and feel of these fabrics.

I finally got it pieced the end of the 2013 and began planning the quilting.  Well my goodness deciding what to quilt took forever.  I even started once and pulled it off the frame to rip it all out.  So 2019 was the year to finish it.  I put it on the frame just after the first of the year, and then it was chosen (as #3 on my random list of unfinished projects for the American Patchwork and Quilting UFO 2019 Challenge), so there was no turning back.  Stitched in Layers with my Gammill Statler Stitcher.

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Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2019

Angela at  Scrap Happy is heading up another challenge this year to use up scraps in Rainbow style.  I thought it was finally time to join in and use it to do two things…use up my polka dots, and make a quilt from my “to make soon” list.  It is a paper pieced pattern called Whirling Hexagons by Cindi Edgerton at A Very Special Collection.  The color for January is RED.  Can’t wait to start another color…rainbow scrap challenge 2019

Farewell to 2018

Project Planning

I set out to finish 12 projects in various stages in 2018. How did I do? Fifty percent, which doesn’t sound too productive?! I did, however, start and finish a few others along the way! Before getting to next year, here is the line up from 2018:

  1. The Blue and Yellow Leader Ender quilt described Here: Leader Ender 4 Patch (2)
  2. Brass rings: Brass Rings Angels (2)
  3. Plenty of Flannel Receiving Blankets: Flannel Recieving Blankets (2)
  4. Its a Plus had a story: Its a Plus Zen Chics (2)
  5. My Daughter in Law’s Stocking which I forgot to photograph! Here is the plan though: Kristins' Stocking
  6. My dear sweet Grand daughters Dino Paws Quilt:Elizabeth Dino PawsThose were all from the “plan to finish” list. I will consider re entering the unfinished ones for 2019. In addition to customer quilting I was able to finish
  7. A wool Log Cabin candle mat for a friend: Wool Log Cabin candle Mat
  8. and my Life IS Good T-shirt Quilt: Life is Good (6) And here are a few I started AND finished!
  9. A Poppins bag: Poppins Bag
  10. Button boats for quilting buddies: Button Boats
  11. A 41 hour marathon to send off a special baby quilt: Mason's Elephants by Laundry Basket Quilts (2)
  12. Some early Christmas gifts as Candy Cane ornaments: 15242214029231987190387
  13. A Laura Heine Giraffe Quilt Class at Nancy’s Calico Patch; Poki:Poki (5)
  14. And a Vintage quilt top rescued from washing abuse, and a poorly added border that did not fit:Kathi's Vintage Top (3) Now on to 2019. I will be making my list in the next week and get sewing. I bought a few more pieces of fabric and patterns in 2018 so there are more choices for the list this year. Decisions, decisions! Perhaps there is someone out there who likes to plan and dream ahead; join the American Patchwork and Quilting Challenge for 2019! Happy New Year!

Made for Baby

Baby quilts are sew fun to make!  They usually take less time, are fun, and cheerful and are full of hope and joy.  A great chance to try piecing challenges, or use colors outside your box, use up scraps, have fun, and make a great gift.  I have had a string of them in the past months to share.

Yvonne made this darling bear quilt (Elizabeth Hartmann) for her newest Grand.  Stitched in Layers with Crazy Mazey by Darlene Epps.

Lynn made an Elizabeth Hartmann quilt for her latest too!  This one Forest Friends. Stitched in Layers with African Maze by Anne Bright.

Rhea also has a new grand in the family, and made this fun quilt for him!  Stitched in Layers with Tracks from Urban Elements.

And Liz whipped up a baby quilt with these darling Black and white prints!  Stitched in Layers with leaves-loops e2e.

And I joined the group trying and finishing a collage quilt called Poki by Laura Heine, and Stitched in Layers with Giraffe by Karen Farnsworth of Wildflower Quilting.

And I finally finished up with all the flannel I had collected…made into self binding receiving blankets.   Sew soft!

Does a heart good.