Saturday, February 25, 2017

Teal chicken, spools, pinwheels

Yes, it's the last Saturday for teal at the Rainbow Scrappy Challenge.  Since its the beginning of the year, I still don't have a firm grasp on my RSC projects for this year. I made a teal chicken although I'm not certain I'm going to follow through with a chicken quilt. Maybe I will just throw all the barnyard animals together and let them fight it out.

Here are the blue-green/green-blue spools.

And although I started the month with these pinwheel blocks, I made more.


Meanwhile, the daffodils are celebrating spring. To honor their arrival, we had a thunderstorm pass through that flattened them to the ground.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

MidAtlantic Quilt Festival 2017

Today I spent the day at the MidAtlantic Quilt Festival. This paint splattered cat fabric was my favorite find. It's by Timeless Treasures and is named Cat.

I also found this bat fabric (Happy Haunting by Beth Logan for Alvyn.) I bought it to celebrate the bat that was loose in the house over the Christmas Holidays.

And speaking of eating bats, here's Buddy a year ago. Here he has settled in after his failed adoption at the local shelter, but just a few days before his successful adoption by Molly.

And last but not least, here is a Dear Jane quilt that was in today's show. It was made by a new quilter from Portland, Oregon (Christine Jiun Yi). The use of colors are quite amazing given the low contrast fabrics.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Yellow and green checkerboard

The binding is on the yellow and green checkerboard, so let's call it a finish.

You're welcome.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Two more blocks

Here's another Stonefields block. Now I have two versions of this block.

And here's another Stonefields block. The instructions call for three versions of this block.  I went a bit lively for this one.

And here's Molly helping me sew the binding on the yellow and green checkerboard quilt.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Another Stonefield block

Here's the most recent addition to the Stonefields quilt (by Susan Smith).

And here is my progress so far.

And as I was assembling the blocks, Molly was trying to launch a sneak attack. Here she is looking quite nonchalant. As you can see, the design wall is showing the stress from her regular ascents. But you can also see that it has a simple construction using PVC pipe, bungee cords and flannel.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Teal Lion

Here's a teal lion to add to the pride. And yes, he is very proud to join the Rainbow Scrappy Challenge's February celebration of blue-green or green-blue.

And I'm sure that some of you might be a bit alarmed about lions living in the same sewing room as the sheep.

But no worries. Given the sheep are wearing their winter coats, they are much larger than the lions, so the lions keep a respectful distance.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Baby quilt and Stonefield

Here's a second baby quilt waiting for its binding.

And the Stonefield star block is finished. It has a lot of layers. I cut away some of the extra fabric, but there is still quite a fabric mountain left with this piling on applique technique.

And here is the pink sunrise that greeted us this morning.