Saturday, June 25, 2022

out of the sewing room, and into the world!

i actually have a few finishes to share this week! woo-hoo! my eclectic AND bohemian tablecloth (9 patches) is a holdover from RSC18. but this week, it's finally finished. (i'll do my best to get better pictures up soon!) pieced all from stash, and alternating the L/D placements, i focused on using mainly the colors red, yellow, aqua, purple, grey and pink. 

it certainly is cheery on the schoolroom table, and we had a family dinner on Thursday night, where the E&B family tablecloth made its debut. ( this is a lightweight "quilt"- no batting, just diagonal lines quilted through every other square of the 9 patches) i made it to fit the table when it's not extended. (there is another, longer tablecloth for when the leaves are in, and the whole family is home...) 

what can i say? i have alot of 3" squares... (all pictures will enlarge if you double click on them) 

recently, i had the happy discovery of some rainbow jelly rolls- both batik and tonal strips mixed together. immediately, i wanted to try out one of the "new" patterns floating around (or at least getting lots of interwebby love!)  Interweave. (free pattern here) 

i know Wanda recently completed a quilt top with this pattern, using batiks (she modified the pattern slightly as well) and i saw another one somewhere on my RSC wonderings. i thought i'd try weaving the warm and cool colors of the rainbow together for a baby quilt. 

i forgot that for each 2½" (2" finished) width of the top, it takes 2 strips. so, my completed experiment is only half as wide as i was originally thinking. (what can i say, i'm kinda bad at math sometimes...) i'm happy with how this table runner turned out, and plan on making a couple more quilts using this pattern. 

last up this colorful morning is a Strip and Flip quilt, which we'll use for a dedication quilt for a church baby. i love how it turned out! 

thanks for stopping! i appreciate my RSC community, and i promise to do MUCH BETTER at replying to your comments! you guys are such an inspiration to me, even though i don't post here to often! have a great week- we're off to Jacksonville, Florida on Monday to visit the in-laws. wish me luck- FLORIDA in JUNE? what were we thinking?! 

needed: coffee AND a lawn chair!

i'm linking up to RSC22 this morning- with a bunch of blue (and some green) blocks to share! (double click to enlarge the pics if you want to see the fabrics. SO. MUCH. BLUE.)

my HST blocks are coming along nicely- with alot of blues to add to the pile! i know how i'm going to lay out/design this quilt, so once we have a couple more colors done, i'll get started on it... 

i'm also super happy with how all these (paper pieced) house blocks are turning out- the School Bus Kona is really looking so cheery. i'm thinking i'll do the sashing, with 9 patch cornerstones with Kona indigo. 

next up in my RSC22 blue parade is some framed 4 patches. again, i'm using the Kona (grey, slate, black, snow, ash, ect...) 

the blue caboose this month is my Two Step quilt. (or a loose take off of one that Jo made... as a matter of fact, it's such a loose take off, that it's really a completely different design altogether. haha... ) 

 Katy also recently completed a similar design. I'll probably do a layout similar to hers.

thanks for stopping by! i have some finishes to share this week, too! click here to see! 


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