MLK DWM aka Alphabet Soup

It is a dark, dreary, misty/rainy day, but it is a holiday so its all good 🙂  Go here to Judy’s DWM post to see design walls with more to show than mine!  My wall has a mismash of things on it….a couple of units from Bonnie Hunter’s recent mystery, some flying geese blocks because I made a mistake cutting the most recent First Sat block wrong, etc 😉 

DWM 1-16-17I finished my second purple broken dishes blocks.  I recently bought a dark purple shirt and I love it in this block although it doesn’t photograph well at all.

RSC17 Jan Purple 2Happy quilting!

Purple RSC Saturday

I don’t know what’s going on but I think there’s a barn yard forming in my sewing room.  It’s Sally’s fault or maybe it’s really Gayle’s fault for linking me to Sally’s blog via the adorable piggies, but in any case, this tutorial Sally posted recently yielded this:

RSC17 Jan Purple ChickenWhen added to the piggy, it feels like a farm is growing 😉

purple-piggyI finished the first two purple broken dishes blocks and have the next two cut and ready to sew 🙂  Checking out the other RSC blocks on Soscrappy’s RSC Saturday linkup.

RSC17 Jan Purple 1RSC17 Jan Purple 2

For the Record

Warning, this post has lots of pictures. They were for posts I never wrote….but I wanted to document for me.

These fabrics were purchased in Paducah in April 2016.

BrightsAbove is the background fabric for the Shooting Stars quilt I finished in Nov.  Below is a really cool marbled fabric.

MarbleSleeping BagsFun fabrics above and below.

Misc sausage striped etcNeutrals StripeI used some of the solids above in a class I took with Lynn Harris in Chattanooga in Sept.

ReproductionI love, love, love the green above.  And I’ve been gifted quite a few of these star studded Michael Miller fabrics 😉

AthletesThese next two are shirts I acquired in 2016….continuing to build variety in my shirting collection.

Feb 16 Shirts 2Feb 16 ShirtsAnd speaking of shirts……I got to share some of my shirting collection with Kevin the Quilter….he posted about that here.

Kevin the QuilterI also found a vintage quilt top in Paducah that, to me, has a very modern vibe.  I’m really taken with it…..too bad it was sold.

InspirationI acquired a bit more fabric from a guild swap…a piece or two were brought by Suzanne Marshall and are from Fiji!!!

Fabric Swap 16I got a quilt top from a guild member who passed away.

Baby Quilt TopSo I pieced a backing from my stash (and left over blocks) and will look to quilt this one in 2017.

Baby Quilt BackingSigning off for now 🙂

DWM 1-9-17

Wow, I haven’t possted for Design Wall Monday in quite awhile! Click over to Judy’s DWM post here.

dwm-1-9-17Among all the stuff on the wall, I’ve got Sept – Dec’s First Saturday’s blocks:

fs-16-sept-to-dec-mainRainbow Scrap Challenge blocks from Sept & Oct 2016 I never posted about:

rsc-sept-16-claret rsc-sept-16-claret-2 rsc-nov-16-sunset rsc-nov-16-sunset-2And a couple more from Aug 2016 not on the design wall:

rsc-16-aug-purple-2 rsc-16-aug-purple-1And a new sewing machine!  A Kenmore with purple accents with the manual and cams……in a Mid Century modern cabinet.  Awesome, right?  Thanks for the hook up, Jeanne!


RSC 2017

Angela over at Soscrappy is hosting the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (button on the side bar) again in 2017, Yay Angela!!!   The color of the month is PURPLE and here’s the link to the first purple Saturday linkup… go check it out.

Other than continuing to make broken dishes blocks, I had no  plans for RSC 2017.  Imagine my surprise when this block showed up on my design wall!   I know Mr. Piggy is here because of the influence (bad? good? who can say 😉 ) of Gayle of Mangofeet.  I’m looking over my shoulder because she has flying monkeys at her house, too!!  


Oops, almost forgot to follow instructions….here’s a finished RSC challenge quilt that won 2nd place in a local quilt show 🙂  Here’s STYX:

STYX in QQ Show