RSC16 week 20


Happy, happy springtime!  A friend picked me a little bouquet of lilies of the valley, my favorite flower with such a delicate fragrance.  I can enjoy it every time I pass by.  And out on my deck a little house finch is perched on the railing, singing his heart out.  Bird songs are very special to me also.
Here is my May RSC16 16-patch block with a happy dancing bear just out of hibernation.

I chose green also for my Modern HST Sampler block Diagonal.  I have some beautiful green prints from Barbara Brackman’s William Morris Jewels collection.  Since this one is a floral I also chose a lime green tone-on-tone floral to give a springtime effect.

My next WIP is the pinwheel row quilt I started last year.  To use more of the fun fabrics I had gathered I made this braid strip.  It was too short so this week I added a couple more strips and trimmed it all up.

The highlight of the week was Monday.  Our Monona Quilters group of about 50 members here in WI  held our semiannual charity quilt collection.  A total of 172 quilts of all sizes were collected for local charities such as Project Linus, a local veterans group, homeless transition housing and others.  Here are the quilts before we posed with them for photos.

I’m very proud to be a member of this active and generous group which meets weekly for show and tell.  They give a lot of encouragement and support to all the members.   We also have a giveaway table after the meeting where we can find many goodies and many of these reject fabrics are turned into lovely charity quilts.

I linked up with Rainbow Scrap Challenge at 

soscrappy   and Blossom Heart Quilts at Blossom Heart Quilts  

20 thoughts on “RSC16 week 20

  1. The bear may be dancing, but the owls look like they're saying 'Uh-oh. Bear…' 8)
    That's a fantastic stack of quilts! Hurray for all you quilters and your generosity!


  2. Your 16-patch block is adorable with bears, owls and doves! And that HST block is to die for. I think that Modern HST thing sounds interesting – will have to look that up. What a great group of quilting women you have!


  3. Congratulations on a wonderfully successful charity quilt drive. That's a lot of quilt!
    Love your fun greens. Such a cut little bear, owls, doves and musical instruments. Novelty prints here and there make a finished quilt more interesting.


  4. Your quilt group sounds very much like ours. You're so fortunate to be able to “play” with them. I'm tending toward the spring-y greens in my RSC blocks too (not that I've made very many yet!).


  5. Sounds like spring is in the air and in your heart Paula. Lilly of the valley are lovely, how nice of your friend to pick them for you. Lovely blocks, I have to go with the majority and say I love the 16 patch, great fabric choices.


  6. 16 patch with fantastic greens, so cute the little bear and the owls. I had problems with the internet, from Saturday to Tuesday morning, almost lost the linky party. I would love seeing all those quilts openned. Congratulations for being part of a great cause. Hugs


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