RSC15 week 21


I am excited about starting on the rainbow quilt for my granddaughter.  It is the first bed-size quilt I have made in many years and has a deadline of mid-July for her 14th birthday.  As you can see below, I am doing a zigzag rainbow, her choice of pattern, similar to a Pinterest pic by Red Pepper Quilts.  I started by doing 21 blocks of red, using jellyroll strips.  I was discouraged by a tension problem, but it took me longer to find my sewing machine manual than it did to fix the tension.  

I completed the red blocks and began orange, so cheerful.  But what about my RSC15 green?  Well, I am using my quilting rainbow of nine colors; it has to include lime green, teal and pink of course.
That puts poor dark green way in the middle.  It is trying to sneak into the photo, but I had to put it back in the box.  Hopefully it will make its arrival next week!

I enjoy being linked up with RSC15 and Sew Cute Tuesday.  Getting to know so many terrific people and being inspired by your beautiful work is a real pleasure.

SWT, first Project Linus quilt

This was the first of my Project Linus quilts, made in 2013.  I loved working with the colorful jelly roll strips and did a simple Rail Fence pattern to show them off.  

For the backing I bought a readymade fleece child’s blanket to back it, with no batting needed.  I simply tied it with perle cotton, but had to use pliers to pull the needle through the fleece…live and learn.  Since then I have made six Project Linus quilts for needy kids.