Saturday, February 27, 2016

Sewing through the brown a bit at a time...

it was a busy week here: church sewing day, orthodontist appointments, singing lessons... but it was made especially busy because my oldest son, D, was here for a (mostly) unexpected visit. D is a Hospital Corpsman in the Navy, and he's transferring from CA to NYC. (and I, for one, am THRILLED to have him on the east coast again!) it's so nice to have the adult children when they come home, and of course I chose time with him over time in the sewing room!
 

I did get a couple things done, though. 2 rows for the RSC16 column-along. I still have some browns to make into the crumb blocks, but my brown is looking mighty slim!

the Kona browns used in these columns are: honey, sable, espresso, earth, chocolate brown and a couple mystery browns I didn't mark clearly after bringing them home. ( :( )  the pinks are pomegranate, melon, pink and candy pink.
 

these blocks are not technically RSC, but if you squint really hard, and don't' think too hard...


we have a dear, dear friend (family) who just celebrated the birth of their 8th child. how exciting is that? I met my friend through MOPS, and she and her family have been enthusiastic members of our CSA for 4 years now.


so: of course I had to make her, the baby and the family a quilt to help celebrate! all the 3" squares are from my suitcase, and A and B helped pick out the squares for the blocks. you'll notice a definite "farm theme" going on- and that's on purpose! even a bit of I Spy, too!
 
I just need to sash the blocks, and quilt it simply. I'd like to get it to my friend ASAP.
 

we were playing quirkle the other night, and isn't it funny how the blocks look sort-of like the quilt?

11 comments:

Terry said...

You have made a lot of wonderful quilts. Enjoyed looking at your gallery, and I joined your site. I am a wannbee home steader on a small lot! I'm trying though.

LA Paylor said...

what pretty pictures. The game does look like your wall! You might be quilt obsessed, lol
Leeanna

PaulaB quilts said...

The farm theme is cute, even an eggplant in there. A great I Spy quilt.

Cathy said...

Two challenge quilts - you are ambitious! I loooove those scrappy colored farm blocks. So clever to add the I Spy element!

The Joyful Quilter said...

What are those blocks from the Farm-themed Baby quilt? Looks like a GREAT way to use up some scraps!!

gayle said...

Those blocks are such fun! A perfect farmy I-spy!

Angie said...

Great RSC sampler blocks - very "modern" looking!

Nell's Quilts said...

I noticed the potatoes right off the bat and then looked for other farm fabrics. What a great quilt this will be.

Deb A said...

Love the fun fabrics in that quilt. I'll have to research that game - looks like fun.

katie z. said...

Super cute!

Magpie Sue said...

What a fun reason to make a fun, simple quilt! Everything looks so good!

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