RSC17 week 5

   A 3-DAY TOP AND 1/3 OF A BLOCK

It began with a lull between purple and blue-green.  I suddenly remembered that our Monona Quilters charity quilt collection is in May and I had nothing planned for donation.  Then I came across a charm pack which I had essentially gotten for no cost, with a baby quilt in mind, Apple Hill Farm from RJR Fabrics.  It is cute and as colorful as a rainbow.
The easiest and fastest way I have found is to make a row quilt.  I found some strips with other toy vehicles for a boy.  Now I have lots of tractors, cows, pigs and apple trees.  I needed something bright to blend all these together.  Here is the result.

Now began the piecing.  Fortunately all the strips came out to about 42 inches across and the math (ugh) showed that the length would be the same.

I had enough charms and seven toy strips, three for the top and four for binding.  I had to cut the green  fabric and did not trust my rotary blade.  The pattern happens to be 2-1/2 inches wide, so I cut  it with my sharpest scissors, eight strips with plenty left over.  I pieced the whole top, finishing late last night.  I’m calling it Farm Boy. 

Yes, it was worth the aching arms and neck I awoke with today.  I’ve been gathering my blue-green and have a big supply.  This morning I was able to cut my block pieces, but other things took up my time, like getting photos of my Farm Boy quilt and making a casserole for a few days of healthy eating.  I should not, MUST NOT live on chocolate alone.  

As for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, the entire result before I started this post was all you see here, 1/3 of my block.  Do you recognize it?  
So that is the total of my week five quilting.  I hope to get more done with my favorite color next week after a little rest, while checking your posts and Pinterest for more ideas.  I’m dying to see what all of you have done this week.
Come join me and my friends at
 Rainbow Scrap Challenge at
And a charity quilt linkup on Tuesday at

22 thoughts on “RSC17 week 5

  1. You have had a busy week of sewing. I want to join in with soscrappy but I do have a project that needs finishing and it is in pinks. Love the kids quilt…

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  2. Your Farm Boy quilt is perfect for a little boy! I'm going to have to remember how you out it together when I need a quick quilt. Your turquoise block is going to be beautiful, too! Enjoy your day of reading quilt blogs and Pinterest! I'm going to do the same!

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  3. such a good way to use the charm pack and will delight a child. I am trying to avoid strips etc that have to be cut so perfectly, good of you to use scissors to get pefect straight patterns. Not started my block yt will take some searching to find the right colour in a variety of shades and patterns

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  4. Farm Boy is adorable! That green is the perfect choice – there's nothing greener than a pasture for all those sheep and cows!
    And that looks suspiciously like a folded star block…

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  5. I really like your Farm Boy quilt top! Those fabrics are so fun. And that's a nice, fairly quick pattern to use novelty charm squares. I'll have to remember it for one of my Project Linus quilts.

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