Friday, April 22, 2016

2016 RSC Orange and Black Week 4

Another week playing with orange scraps and I'll add two 16-patch blocks to my ongoing 16-patch block RSC collection. I'll also add a scrappy wonky star block to that block collection. Pulling from my small scraps, I pieced a super scrappy pot holder/hot pad. These are a lot of fun.
I pieced two orange and blue pot holders from gifted scraps. They will be donated to sell at our guild's annual quilt show boutique in September.
Four QOV blocks made it into the picture. Our guild turns these blocks into Home Town Hero quilts.
To see what others made with their scraps this week, go here Saturday morning.

I added three rows of dancing nines to this quilt in progress. It was meant to be a second H2H quilt, but it won't be ready in time. It needs at least three more rows and a border or two, a pieced backing, quilting, binding ... I'll finish it later this year. I have one H2H quilt finished and ready to donate so all is good.

Friday, April 15, 2016

2016 RSC April Orange and Black Week 3, Doll Quilt

Not a lot to show for the last two week, but I did play with orange scraps. The nine 6.5" orange blocks will be the fourth column of the 2016 RSC Row Quilt Along. Two 7" X 10" scrappy batik mug rugs make it into the picture.

36 patch blocks made with 2" squares are fun to sew. I made four blocks with blues, browns, purples, and oranges earlier this year. This week I made four blocks in contrasting RSC colors to add to my collection.
To see what others made with their orange scraps go here Saturday morning.

I love making doll quilts. This one finished at 21" square. It will be donated.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

2016 RSC April Orange/Black/Brown, H2H Sweet Sixteen Quilt Finished, Doll Quilt

Rainbow Scrap Challenge April colors are orange with black and brown. I'll add this orange Boxy Star block, a 36-patch block and a super scrappy pot holder to my collections. To see what others made with these RSC colors go here.

Not wanting to wait until the last minute, I finished my Sweet Sixteen Hands 2 Help charity quilt this week. I tried to use guy friendly colors and prints in this quilt. The backing is the same blue strip print as the binding. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 51" x 70". This quilt will be donated to a local charity, Ebenezer Family. They care for children ages birth through 21 that have been removed from their homes due to neglect or abuse. This will be a good size for an older boy.

This year I plan to make a few colorful and scrappy doll quilts each month. A few will will be given to my great granddaughter. The rest will be donated locally. The doll quilt in the picture finished at 21" square.
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