|My colors are a big departure from the colors in the original quilt, and I loved the colors in the quilt here, but I'm using stash so mine will be very different, yet I hope, still very cute. The colors are off here, the background is actually Kona Snow. These were fun to make, time consuming, but easier than I had anticipated. I did have to recut some because I read it wrong, and I had to do a little ripping, but that was carelessness on my part. This is only step 1, so if you want to give it a go, the info is here.|
PS. In my haste , excitement, or carelessness, I'm not sure which, I left out the 2 strips between the gingerbread men. I have since fixed it.
Friday, May 31, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
|I decided not to do the Craftsy 2012 April BOM as I don't enjoy making the hexies, so I substituted two blocks from Delaware Quilts BOM. This is the first one.|
|And this is the second. I probably should have used a solid blue, but it should blend in in the final quilt, there'll be lots of other blocks to take the attention away.|
Monday, May 27, 2013
|First of all, Happy Memorial Day, to all who celebrate it. I'm so grateful for all who have sacrificed for our country. |
Not a very productive week-end for me. I have a couple of Sugar Block Club blocks cut out, but these are all that I finished. These are the May Craftsy 2012 BOM blocks. I skipped April, but will do a couple of blocks to replace it. I didn't enjoy the hexies that much, so decided it's my quilt, so I can improvise.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
|Tucker got his bag and his mom said "The bag hasn't left his arm since we showed it to him, I'm anxious to see what "treasures" I find in it. Thanks again.". He's in to a tub of frosting, his most important food group according to his mom. She's taken up cake decorating and it looks like tucker approves. Good thing his bag is washable. Tucker will be two in August. She also said "The girls LOVE their gifts!!", so I guess that they were a hit.|
|I'm enjoying this tutorial very much. We are invited over to my sis-in-law's on Monday for dinner and I imagine that her 2 granddaughters will be there. One is elementary school age and the other probably middle school or early high school, and I thought I'd make them one. Here they are all loaded up with little lined journals, stickers, markers for the younger and colored pens for the older. Hope they like them.|
|All tied up and ready to be gifted. I'm the world's worst bow-tier.|
Friday, May 24, 2013
|Stacked Blox for Vince's friends baby is finished. I really like the dot binding.|
|Thye back is a little wild, but hopefully, they will like it.|
|I'm linking up with "crazy mom quilts Finish it up Friday", there are lots of finishes to see here. I had a couple of finishes on Wednesday too, a bag for a 2 year old boy and 3 travel crayon rolls for his sisters. If you'd like to see them, they are here.|
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
|His sisters bags have pockets, so so does Tucker's.|
|And so he doesn't get bored, I did the opposite side pocket in a different color. It's not perfect, but I used a lot of extra thread to make sure it can stand up to the rough life that could be coming its way. There'll be lots of ballgames. Now, I'm trying to decide whether to make his 3 younger sisters crayon rolls. If so, I'd probably need to make one for Tucker, too. I'm anxious to get it in the mail, it sounds like an emergency request.|
I did decide to make his sisters some crayon rolls. I didn't make one for him though, I was trying to hurry so I can get them in the mail today. I used the tutorial from These Moments of Mine here and it was as simple as she said. The directions were very good and they are nice and cushy. I could have done better with more time, I would have used different ribbon and I would have wound new bobbins. I figured the charcoal wasn't too bad with the black ribbon though. Now I just have to go get colors or colored pencils and little writing pads and then it's off to the post office.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
|Not perfect, but it's done and it's huge. 4 fan blocks and together they make one 18 1/2 inch block. I told you it was huge. This was Aprils.|
|May's block is Strippy Spools and we make 8, but only use 7 in the quilt. Less challenging than Aprils, thank goodness.|
Saturday, May 18, 2013
|I really like this block (sorry, it's a bit blurry). It is visually striking and |
"This block has a bit of history to it as it is designed after a portion of the Oklahoma City National Memorial." It is simple but meaningful. I was catching up, this is the April Block.
|Another relatively simple but striking block. This is May, so I'm caught up on one BOM now.|
|I love my Rowe Stoneware too, though, so I have to keep the old fashioned type on my sink still. We are either extra clean, or extra dirty.|
Thursday, May 16, 2013
|This is theirs and I think that it is adorable. I think that with my colors it will still be good. I got the required amount of background (Kona White) with a gift card from Hobby Lobby, and the inner border and binding fabric with a gift card from Joann's. I think that if I use the fabrics that I've pulled, this will be a very efficient use of my Christmas stash and gifts from my grandson.|
|I've been trying very hard to catch up with my RSC and BOM's. This week does it for my RSC although, I may do a collage for the last week. This is the first month that I didn't have any duplicate fabrics for the Rainbow Scrappy Trip Along, but I did have to resort to cutting a few strips from stash.|
|My 16 patches, 4 1/2 inch 9 patches, and 6 inch 9 patches.|
|Table topper for my dresser, the color here is more true than below on my dresser. The whites are white, not cream. The reverse is rather cute Christmas, you can see it here if you like.|
|Snowball and 9 patches. I think maybe I should have raided my stash a little on these and stuck with either dark or light frames, but maybe it will look nice in the finished product.|
|My mini Stacked Blox has at least a temporary home. I don't think it is technically RSC, but it was made from leftovers from a larger quilt, so maybe. Anyway, except for my kaleidoscope, which I made in error in an earlier month, and my 2 1/2 inch scrap strips for my RSC Jelly Roll Race, that's it for the month. Now it's on to catching up on my BOM"S. I have April and May to do on my Sugar Block Club, Craftsy 2012 BOM, OKC Modern Block, and Craftsy 2013 BOM, and May on my Craftsy Civil War BOM. It's sad, I feel an urgency to hurry because I can't wait to start the Quilty Barn Along from Bee in My Bonnet, and the Deck-Ade the Halls from the Fat Quarter Shop. I also loved the In From The Cold Hot Cocoa pattern from UnitedNotions, but since there are mugs on the Deck-Ade the Halls I'm opting to put Hot Cocoa on my someday list. If you'd like to see more Blue Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects, go here on Saturday, Angela's Soscrappy will have lots of linkups. |
Sorry about all the links, but it keeps me from having to look things up and it gives credit to those who have shared.