Red & Yellow Finish

I started this quilt in 2011, got the flimsy finished in May 2013, started quilting in March 2015 and finally finished Oct 2016!  Shesh, do I know how to draw a project out, or what?  This was a project from Scrap Club and I donated it for our department’s United Way campaign.

red-and-yellow-quiltI think she’s pretty happy about her win, don’t you think?  

red-and-yellow-quilt-winnerHere’s the backing….it’s pieced but a bit boring….YAWN, lol!

red-and-yellow-quilt-back

Bird is the Word

Here is my entry to our guild’s challenge.  It had to contain waterfowl and at least 4″ of water, all measuring 20″ wide by 16″ tall.  I used Lynne’s free pieced bird tutorial (thanks Lynne!).  I sent Lynne a picture and it just so happened she was teaching a bird class so she was able to share with her students.  This was such a fun quilt to make and I had a great time big stitch quilting.  I find I’m quite fond of it 😉  Click to biggify.

birds

August Already?

Summer is zooming right along!  BUT, yesterday was still July so technically I finished all my First Saturday blocks within the 12 month period 😉  I will have to make one more block since 24 blocks in a straight set don’t work well if there are 12 of one block and 12 of another….leaves you with an asymmetrical set which I.DO.NOT.LIKE.  Of course 25 blocks leaves you with a 5 x 5 SQUARE and I typically don’t like squares either. I can live with since it would finish at 60″ square before borders ……. if I add any (okay, who am I kidding, these blocks scream for a border or two, don’t they?).

DWM 8-1-16I’m linking up with Judy’s Design Wall Monday post here.  

Dog Days DWM

It hit 100 degrees with a heat index of 115!!  It was a good weekend to stay inside and sew a bit….and sew I did.  Here’s my crowded design wall 🙂  I’m linking up with Judy’s DWM post so hop over and check it out.

DWM 7-25-16I’ve been re-arranging the solid colored rectangle samples (top left) trying to find something I really like….this might be it 🙂  Kind of pixelated.

I have some broken dishes blocks, part of my RSC challenge project, that some how got cut and sewn in the PINK month! WHAT!!!  How did that happen??

RSC 16 Brown Plaid(Kevin, recognize the brown/black plaid?)

RSC 16 Red Plaid 2RSC 16 Red BDRSC 16 BrownI got the 12th and final First Saturday main block sewn up…….these blocks are hard!  I had to look at the directions I typed up EVERY.SINGLE.TIME.  I like the blocks so at least they’ve been worth it, right?

FS 16 July MainAnd I’m working on the First Saturday alternate blocks which I didn’t sew as we went along.  WHY.EVER.NOT??

FS 16 Alt JanWoo Hoo!!  I’m catching up on the First Saturday blocks…..I can’t wait to lay these blocks out and see how they look 😉

RSC Pink, Watermelon Pink

I went surfing in my shirting scraps and found I don’t have many pinks and, of the ones I have, I wouldn’t necessarily call them watermelon pink but they will do 😉  Can I say I.LOVE.MY.STUDIO.CUTTER?  Having the dog ears cut off the triangles makes it SO easy to sew accurate HST’s.  The same with the speaky/pike (peaky/spike) triangle square pieces.  It’s awesome!  Oops, got a little off track there….here are my broken dishes blocks for July.

RSC July 16RSC July 16 PinkRSC July 16 Pink 2Linking up with Soscrappy’s Saturday Rainbow Scrap Challenge linkup.