Wednesday, June 7, 2023

WIP Wednesday 6.7.2023

This Jumble Crumble quilt is all filled in! 

What's left is to web the top, quilt, bind and perhaps label. Halfway to the finish line...

pattern: Bonnie Hunter's Jumble Crumble in her String Frenzy book.

Monday, June 5, 2023

Design Wall Monday 6.5.2023

I am using another set of orphan blocks to make a small donation quilt. They are the Bonnie Hunter Crumble Jumble blocks leftover from RSC2022. Here is the blogpost about the quilts  that I made with the monthly blocks. I only have a few holes to fill. I'm going for a 40 x 60 child's donation quilt this fit a piece of backing I already have!

pattern: Bonnie Hunter Crumble Jumble block in her String Frenzy book.

Sharing with Judy at Design Wall Monday

Saturday, June 3, 2023

SoScrappy Saturday 6.3.2023

Today is the first Saturday of June of the color baby blue and light green. I'm going rogue this month and using brown/beige as my color.

Time for my Happy Blocks.

 pattern: Mary's Happy Blocks

Sharing with RSC2023 SoScrappy Saturday

Friday, June 2, 2023

Finish or NOT Friday 6.2.2023

Today I have finishes! Yay!

I put a new needle in the log arm and quilted down this quilt from March 2023. I blogged about this panel quilt here.


panto: Happy Times

I also quilted the random 2.5 inch strip quilt. I blogged about this quilt here.

pattern inspiration: from Pinterest here but it's a dead link.
panto: Happy Times

Now it was time to shift pantograph gears back to my old faithful, serpentine. So the Mary's Rectangles and Breezy Windmills quilt was a good fit.

pattern: Mary's Rectangles and although I didn't use this tutorial,
                MSQC Breezy Windmills (you might need to restart this video)
panto: serpentine

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Hands2Help Final Check-In 6.1.2023

This year I mailed two quilts off to Em's Quilty Hugs for Cancer.

Quilt 1 is the orphan sailboat and sea bricks quilt.

and the second quilt is the blue Bricks and Stepping Stones from Bonnie Hunter's free pattern page.

I hope these two quilts will be loved in their forever homes!

Sharing with Sarah at H2H Final Link-Up. Hop on over to the Linky Party to see all the wonderful quilts donated this year!

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

WIP Wednesday 5.31.2023

The Mary's Rectangles and Breezy Windmills are filling in nicely. I'm actually kinda liking the mix of the two blocks. It's a good way to use both sets of orphan blocks. It helps that it's the rainbow color palette as the look of the blocks are very similar. 

I changed a few blocks around and made a few more in different color ways.

I thought I was done piecing this quilt top. It's about 48 x 62 but...

it started whispering. Borders, borders, borders. So, I added a few borders. It's about 60 x 78 before quilting. The border is actually a leaf print but it just looks like multi-colored ovals.

pattern credit: Mary's Rectangles and although I didn't use this tutorial,
                            MSQC Breezy Windmills

Sharing today with Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, May 29, 2023

Design Wall Monday 5.29.2023


Today is a somber Holiday in the USA. It's a day to Honor, Remember and Celebrate all in the Armed Services who gave their lives for the freedoms and liberties that we all enjoy in the USA. 

A  'Thank You' to the families, friends and loved ones who gave their lives to defend the USA and beliefs!

I have another set of orphan blocks to share. I decided to join the Mary's Rectangle and Pinwheels into one quilt from the RSC2021, instead of making two separate quilts this time. I definitely over made blocks during 2021!

 patterns: Mary's Rectangles and although I didn't use this tutorial, 
                         MSQC's Breezy Windmills

Sharing today with Judy at Design Wall Monday

Saturday, May 27, 2023

SoScrappy Saturday 5.27.2023

Today is the fourth Saturday of May of the color orange. One of the more challenging colors for me! I wonder 'what' June's color will be?! EDIT: Angela announce that dark and bright blue are the color prompt for June!

Time for my braid. I'm on the 'right' track but...not quite there yet. LOL...NOW I know how I end up with so many orphans in my sewing room!

pattern credit: Quilting Buddy and
                            MSQC Binding Tool Braid

Friday, May 26, 2023

Finish or NOT Friday 5.26.2023

My orphans have made friends! 

The red and teal crumb hearts were orphans from one of my RSC2022 projects. I made green, gold and brown friends then added a few 4 patches and 9 patches in black and white and 

Ta-Da! Orphans with New Friends!

pattern inspiration: found on Pinterest but it's a dead link
panto: vertical serpentine

I realized I never showed the finished road trip orphans from last month. I had a stack of orphan green blocks from a long ago quilt and I was going to make a few new friends in green and blue. But in the end, I decided to split the friends up and make one green and one blue quilt in child donation sizes. Here they are side by side.

pattern: Bonnie Hunter free Bricks and Stepping Stones

A close up of the green.

panto: trailing vine

A close up of the blue.

panto: large popcorn

Stay tuned...I still have more orphans to pair up with new friends! <grin>

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

WIP Wednesday 5.24.2023

Sara at My Sewing Room was right!

I decided to do a mix of the 4 patches and 9 patches. Mostly because it seems I keep finding more orphan blocks and I need to use them up!

pattern inspiration: found on Pinterest but it is a dead link.

Sharing with Susan at MidWeek Makers.