Friday, January 29, 2016

a cold and quilty week...

lots of gray skies here- not much blue and sunshine, but that usually means more time in the sewing room! (and that's always ok by me!)


I finally got around to cutting out my pieces for Angela's RSC16 Column-Along. just like most of the things that I put off/procrastinate on, it was not nearly as bad as I was dreading. I'm so spoiled with sewing with my squares. but to be fair to myself- it was a bit more complicated, since I could not (can not) find my easy angle rulers!!! where could they be? no clue... the last time I used them was when I made Celtic Solstice. (and acutally, that was the only time that I used them!)
 
I ended up improvising, and will have to square up those units before piecing them into the twinkle stars. but on the good side: the triangles will cover up those little boo-boos, so it's all good.
 
i'll list the Kona colors that I'm using later. the background is Coal.
 

I was very surprised that even with piecing 5+ quilts from my crumb jars, I was able to get 25 blue crumb blocks!  (and that could partially be since I was not obsessing being so particular about getting the blocks exactly. monochromatic.
 

Lover's Knot 66"X72" RSC15 I made heaps and scads and hordes of 9 patch blocks. 3 Kona white, 1 scrappy black, and 5 monochromatic blocks in the color of the month. this is the second quilt that I pieced from that pile.

this quilt from RSC15 was completed last week, but I forgot to share it with you! it's headed to a MCC auction in Kansas, but right now it's hanging in our local LQS as a sample for my Oh, Scrap: Encore class. you can read more about my RSC15 quilts as I finish them at the tab on the top of the page.
 


these two pictures are not technically RSC15 or 16 but I wanted to share them anyway. these pictures were taken this week at our church sewing group Scraps to Wraps (S2W). we meet twice monthly in the winter. we piece, tie and bind comforters (60"X80") to be given to MCC, which are then donated around the world in various relief efforts.
 

My youngest daughter, B (8) ~top picture~ is tying knots with Arlene. A (9) is tying knots in the second picture. besides the fact that we get to sew quilts and play with fabric, the ministry of S2W is very near and dear to my heart. I love (LOVE!) that my girls get to grow up with the blessing of multi-generational friendships and companionship. i think that's so important! 

13 comments:

scraphappy said...

Always frustrating when things go missing. I hope those rulers show up soon. Until then, looks like you have made it work. Love the True Lover's Knot quilt. Such a great secondary pattern in the blocks together.

Deb A said...

Love the mountains the True Lovers Knot quilt makes! Your daughters are very lucky to have that experience. Hope the ruler turns up... when mine goes missing it is usually tucked in some extra fabric from a quilt.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Love seeing the girls with those quilts...I hand quilt OR tie...the tied ones are great if they are going to get a lot of use. Some of my tied quilts from when HE was a boy are down at my son's house being used by the grands now! :)

katie z. said...

Don't missing things usually show up just after you order a replacement? I have a missing ruler too, and I cannot for the life of me figure out where I stored it (obviously not with the other rulers!).

Nell's Quilts said...

Hope those rulers show up soon. They make short work of the cutting and sewing. Beautiful quilts. So nice to see the generations all working together on such a great project.

PeggyinNO said...

Great pics of your girls! Not only are they learning to quilt, they are learning what a great gift quilting can be to the less fortunate.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Your Lover's Knot quilt turned out beautifully!! Enjoy these special times with your girls. They grow up TOO FAST!! I have fond memories of my boys sitting beside me pressing the "go pedal." Priceless!

Cathy said...

I'm so impressed with the girls helping out with the quilts.

And despite a specific ruler you can make do! Wonderful attitude.

Karen said...

Your quilt is beautiful. It is always good to see young ones taking an interest in quilting.

PaulaB quilts said...

Your crumb blocks are very lively because of the bits of other colors in there. Keep it up. The Lovers Knot is new to me, so deceptively simple. Turned out really well. Getting the generations together is such a wonderful thing. Everyone benefits.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Hooe you find your ruler. Such beautiful projects. How special to have your daughter working together on such a great project.

Kate said...

Very fun, very pretty scrappy projects. You are so lucky your girls will sew, mine refuses to even touch the thread.

Sheila said...

Looking forward to seeing your stars. Love the blue and purple.
Love those scrappy blue blocks, too.
Always wonderful seeing people learning to sew quilts. Such a good cause. Thank you for sharing pictures.

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