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RSC18 August

Orange and brown are the colors of the month announced by So Scrappy and The Academic Quilter.

I am making three blocks a month, and I’ve chosen the 5 inch size to use for the Squared Away Sampler project.

If you would like to participate in the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler project click on the link to read all about it.  You can also visit The Academic Quilter for great tutorials on making the blocks.  There is a chart of various sizes so you can choose what size blocks that you would like to make.  

I guess I didn’t hear that brown part, because I am now noticing that I didn’t use it.  

RSC18 August

Oops.

Here are all of my blocks so far:

RSC18 August

I am sure glad that orange came to the party!  I wasn’t so sure that my stand out red block was going to be able to play, but she has brought her friends!

I will be linking up with So Scrappy.  Check out the link and see what others have done with orange and brown this month!

July OMG 2018 Update

July has gone by very fast!  At least for me it has.  I’ve had a great time visiting with family this month and enjoying the summer days!

Not a lot of sewing has been accomplished, but it is time to share how I did with meeting my OMG (One Monthly Goal) for July.

Goal 1 was to piece three 5 inch blocks for the Squared Away Sampler project.  I completed this goal and you can see my progress by clicking here.

Goal 2 was to free motion quilt 6 blocks for my President’s fabric memory book.  (You can read about that here.)  I am happy to report that I completed 10 blocks!

I had intended to use the blocks as practice for all sorts of free motion quilting designs, but changed my mind.  Instead, I want to keep it simple.  I am echo quilting, as well as meandering and a bit of pebbling.

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I have pieced together a few more leader/enders to make bow ties with.  I am pinning them in groups of 10 so that it is easy to count how many I have.

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG).  Head on over to see what everyone else has done with their July goals!

Bow Tie Leader/Ender

Bonnie Hunter introduced the term Leader/Ender many years ago.  It is a method of continuous piecing and she describes it well in her blog post here.

Each July, Bonnie announces a new Leader/Ender challenge, so she will be making that announcement very soon.

However, there is a challenge that she announced wayyyy back in 2011…the Bow Tie Leader/Ender.  This one has been on my ‘someday’ list since Bonnie announced it.

You know what?  ‘Someday’ never comes!  So I am making this one happen.

Except for the cheddar, I am cutting parts from scraps.  The cheddar is yardage that I just had to have.

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

No stress, no deadline…just for fun.

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

I like it.

Mother’s Choice Quilt Block Part 2

In this blogpost, I showed a few straight set quilt designs using the Mother’s Choice Quilt Block.

I also played with the block using an on point setting.

Mother's Choice Quilt Block

The same block set on point with no sashing or alternate blocks:

Mother's Choice On Point Set

I don’t like the above design at all.  However, I do like the blocks set with sashing and cornerstones:

Mother's Choice On Point Set 2

And I like the block set with plain setting triangles; they frame the design:

Mother's Choice On Point Set 3

Maybe I would like this one better in a different colorway, or with some alternate blocks to play with:

Mother's Choice On Point Set 4

I like the center of this one (and it doesn’t look set on point, but it is):

Mother's Choice On Point Set 5

The stars are coming out to play:

Mother's Choice On Point Set 6

Also set on point, but looks like a straight set:

Mother's Choice On Point Set 7

Which design appeals to you?  Or would you create a different one?  There are lots of possibilities!

Happy quilting!

RSC18 May

The Rainbow Scrap colors for May are rose and pink.

I am having fun participating in the Squared Away Sampler project. Here are my three 5″ unfinished Baton Rouge blocks:

RSC18 May

On the design wall are all of my blocks for the Squared Away Sampler:

RSC18 May

I will be linking up with So Scrappy.  Check out the link and see what others have done with pink and rose this month!

If you would like to participate in the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler project, click on the link to read all about it.  You can also visit The Academic Quilter for great tutorials on making the blocks.  No need to make the 5″ block size that I am making.  Perhaps you want to make a 20″ block or something in between!

Learn about a variety of blocks, use those scraps and have fun!

Here is what else I have been working on:

Garden

Garden

Garden

It has been raining, but I have done quite a bit of weeding, and the flower beds are looking pretty happy!