April Aqua Finish

It’s been a long slow month and I’m looking forward to the beginning of May. However, working with aqua and turquoise has been a nice change. It has brought a touch of springtime, which I’ve needed.

I’ve been busy trying to finish three quilts to be donated for charity on May 6 at our local guild. They are all children’s quilts which will go to Project Linus. I’ve enjoyed doing all of them. The only difficulty this last week has been working with black on black for the border and binding of one quilt. I just finished up this afternoon. I haven’t had a chance to get a photo so I’ll show it next week.

As a result, my aqua projects have taken a backseat. The first is my 8-inch improv block.

I didn’t realize until just now that it certainly is a wonky block, which will have to be trimmed immediately. On the other hand, it’s just might need some pressing.

My other project is the batik blocks, which I am framing in black, to make up a rainbow quilt for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

Back in January I sorted out the batiks according to color for this project, so it’s just a matter of stitching on the black strips each month.

I have not been happy with my steam iron for a long time so I checked on Amazon to find out if there was something better. I found this Rowenta cordless model priced at only $49, a real savings.

I’m really excited about trying this out. My other iron has been a good one for a long time, but this cordless will really make a difference for me in ease of pressing.

I look forward to hearing about all the interesting things that are you friends have been up to this week.

I’m linking up with Angela at http://superscrappy.blogspot.com/and Cynthia at http://quiltingismorefunthanhousework.blogspot.com/

15 thoughts on “April Aqua Finish

  1. Oh! A Rowenta cordless — let me know what you think of it. I’ve had the same Rowenta for years now, but I’m taking some serious notes on what I will get after it is done. I think a cordless could be a good option. Love your improv block, as well as the RSC blocks; those aqua fabrics are so pretty!


  2. Love your aquas. I would like to hear your review on that Rowenta. It sounds like a good price. Would you get back to us on that after a few weeks of using it? One thing I would be interested in is how long you can press/iron without putting it back on the base. Also, how well does the steam work? I am glad you showed that iron because I am ready to buy a new one!


  3. Love the turquoise! Enjoy the iron. After spending so much on all the “good” irons, I found a Continental Iron for $29 on Amazon – it is a dry iron and does not cut off! Looks like the old irons.
    Hubby fixed up a timer box that I plug it into and it stays on for an hour! But also have little iron like you have but with a cord! Enjoy!


  4. I’m looking forward to your batik RSC quilt! (I’ve always been a sucker for batiks!)
    I hope your iron works out for you. I’ve had iron replacement problems this year too – first my old faithful gave up on me, then the emergency backup iron died the following week. Being totally ironless was awful! I’ve got something now that’s okay, but still looking for the perfect iron!


  5. My cordless iron is a different brand, and it’s been a lot of trouble. I hope the Rowenta is better for you! The iron itself is fine, but the retractable cord has given me fits. I like your improv block, wonky or not 🙂


  6. My eyes are happy looking at your post because I love aqua and turquoise. I also love your idea of just adding a strip of black for your one set of blocks. I still haven’t got to my RSC sewing this month. Good thing there are two days left. I’m feeling for you sewing the quilt you haven’t shown yet with the black border and binding. So challenging for the eyes. I’ll be interested to hear how you like your iron. Mine has an extra long cord which seemed like a good idea when I bought it, but wow does it ever get in the way!


    1. Thanks a lot. I’m glad to have the black and white quilt finished. I have one more to work on by the first Monday in May. So I will have three to donate. I’m going to return the steam iron because it’s just as heavy as my present one I think. I thought it would be lightweight, but no. Also the charging base is huge and I don’t have a place to put it with my ironing set up.


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