RSC15 week 38

This week I finally got a chance to do my balloon blocks in orange.  Some fun pieces showed up in my stash, including a batik with random cicles which showed up out of the blue.  So I have balloons inside of balloons.

Actually I did very little quilting this week,  just could not get motivated.  Maybe i should blame that on the humid weather.  We had about three solid hours of lightening last night and a ton of rain.  
    However, I did finally get back on track with my Project Linus girl quilt.  I am not quilting it to the fleece backing, just machine tacking in each block.  It is due to be turned in next month when our quilt group has our semiannual charity collection.  I love making these quilts for needy kids.

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RSC15, week 36


Its a good thing orange is this month’s color, because I am working with it every day.  I’m busy with my pinwheel quilt made with HSTs from Summer at Easy Quilter.  Last week I showed you the strips of pinwheel blocks separated with white.  There are four of them, each about 42 inches wide.

   My plans for making a row by row quilt are taking shape, mostly trying different layouts.  My wonderful mail gal arrived with a bundle of ten fabrics which I got on a terrific sale at Connecting Threads.

Isn’t it amazing that I found all ten of these prints, half a yard each, and a yard of dark blue in one place?  And look at all the orange!   I got to work by cutting some WOF strips from each and have been trying different layouts.


In addition. I have been finding fun charms to add other variations to the rows, like these I Spy squares from MSQ.

Haven’t had such a fun week in ages!  Now I will begin the piecing and let you see how far I get next week.
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RSC15 week 22


Mr. Green was very determined this week and so was I.  Despite a lot of distractions, I completed all of the red and orange blocks and most of the yellow ones.  I was anxious to see the dark green blocks, so I snuck in a few of them before working on the lime.  After four of the lime, the bobbin ran out late on Friday and I called it quits. Fortunately for Mr Green, he made it in his rightful place after all.
Oh, oh, I see from the photo that one of the blocks is going the wrong way, which is a good reminder to snap a photo before going too far and having to rip again.
I am running out of floor space, but lucky for me, the new color is light blue/greenish, which just happens to be my next color.  Looking forward to less pressure in June!

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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!

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