RSC15 week 35

AN INDIGO SENDOFF

Five Saturdays this month seemed like a lot of indigo, but we met the challenge each in our own way!  First are my balloon blocks, which I really do like for the richness they give to the mix of colors, as in the samples below.

The butterfly quilt is waiting to be pinned and quilted.  I’m so happy with the way this D9P turned out.  No deadline for this one.  
There are two other tops which are in the planning stages and a Project Linus girl quilt due in October.  They don’t involve indigo, so they can wait for another day.
However, the one I am so excited about right now involves the HST 3-inch blocks, which I received from Summer of Easy Quilter by winning her giveaway recently.  The package arrived with more than 90 blocks in bright aqua, greens and red-orange, balanced with a dark blue print, indigo of course.
 I quickly decided to make pinwheel blocks, simple and one of my favorites.  Also, I was able to make more blocks with this four patch design.  They went together quickly and I finished four rows of five pinwheels each plus spacers, about 42 inches wide.
The overall plan I am working on is a row by row arrangement using jelly roll strips and charms.  We’ll see what happens from there.  Here is one layout idea that I had.  By the way, I love the little pinwheels that occur in the centers, because of the way Summer trimmed her flippy corners off.  Thanks again, Summer!

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RSC15 August 22

ANOTHER GOAL REACHED, ANOTHER QUILTER

This week I finished piecing my disappearing nine patch butterfly quilt.  After piecing the nine charms together, it looked very pretty.  I had second thoughts about cutting it up, but I knew I had tried to place the blocks with that in mind.  So out came the new rotating  cutting mat and I plunged right in.  It ended up with eighty blocks that mixed very nicely.
    For backing I had found a piece of about nine yards.  It is dark (indigo?) blue with tiny rose flowers.  But after searching through my stash, I could not find anything for binding.  Then in my batiks drawer I found the perfect raspberry piece.
    Looks great, doesn’t it?  So today I got over to Hobby Lobby and bought Warm and White batting, which was perfect in my rainbow quilt and was nice to work with.



Looks great, doesn’t it?  So today I got over to Hobby Lobby and bought Warm and White batting, which was perfect in my rainbow quilt and was nice to work with.

    I also had the chance to get a friend started in quilting.  We worked together step by step every day.  She just finished making a table runner in her chosen color scheme and is now stitching on the orange binding.  I am sure that the clincher will be when she shows it at our group’s show and tell, with kind feedback from thirty or more of the nicest quilters anywhere.


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RSC15 week 33

MOOD INDIGO

Well, I finally got around to my balloon blocks this week.  I hated cutting into those lovely batiks.  Of course, I ran into problems.  I measured the long pieces too short, so had to cut new ones, further depleting my prescious stash.  So now I have indigo scraps.  My scrap and crumb piles seem to be growing fast.  It must be the summer weather. Anyway, here are my three indigo blocks.

You can’t see it, but even the darkest strips have a printed pattern.  A couple of the short ones had to be fussy cut and ended up with bits of orange and yellow blobs on the ends.  
Anther project, my butterfly quilt, is coming along well.  I have six of the ten strips pieced together, and the bigger it grows the better I like it.

I’m also starting on a veggie and fruit quilt, very easy because they are all WOF.  I got all the pieces from our group’s giveaway table.  Have ordered some Harvest gold fabric for the solid strips and border.  I think it is going to be a tablecloth or picnic throw.  This is just a layout of the fabrics before cutting.  I think I see some indigo or purple in there.

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RSC15 week 32

 This has been a hectic week for me.  One thing that took extra time was linking up with Krista Quilts for   Throwback Thursday.  It is a fun place to share your projects done way back when or even more recently.  I posted a photo of a Christmas tree skirt I made for my daughter’s December wedding 20 years ago.  Hope you will check that out.

   As for indigo, I found a lot of it is in my D9P top, so that counts for this week. I loved using my new rotating Olfa mat for cutting the blocks.  The partial layout below shows the indigo prints.  My granddaughter helped with the layout.  There is no one else around here who can crawl around on the floor!
have pieced the first two of ten rows of 8 blocks. Since it is basically a random layout, I have to keep referring to my photos.  Even doing that, I got a couple of blocks out of place.  But being random, who cares?  
The balloon blocks got passed by in my excitement with this new project and here it is the end of the week.  I hope you have all had a productive week.
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