Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Midweek Makers #424

Welcome to Midweek Makers!


I love my Midweek Makers badge this week - a hint of spring flowers mixed with snowflakes! I'm full of hope that spring will arrive soon!

After I finished my red scrap box, I turned to finishing up the green one from January. So now I have two scrap boxes and I've kept up with RSC - woohoo! 


Some very fun quilts and blocks showed up last week - take a look at the bunny quilt from Making a Lather.

 


Then Quilts and Costumes created this really cool hourglass placemat,


while Quilts etc shared her very fascinating New York Beauty blocks.


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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Midweek Makers #423

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We're having another rainy year in CA, which means all of our storms move across the country resulting in snow for most everyone else. Sorry about that! And it's still just February - hang in there everyone!

While we desperately need rain, it has also put a halt to the rebuild of our detached garage. But with some free time, I've been able to design a QBM block, rework the scrap quilt idea for RSC2024, and make and finish blocks for RSC. Here's my red scrap box for February's red RSC color, as a new and improved version from my original blue one a few months ago.


Before I put my red scraps away, I'll try and make a tall box using a deeper, more burgundy color. The weather is supposed to clear for a few days, meaning any sewing will have to hold for work on the garage. Sigh.

Party attendees shared some fun quilt tops last week. Making a Lather is working on finishing a falling charms quilt,


Time 4 Stitchin
shared quilting details of her snowman quilt,


and Donnleeq is finishing up an attic windows quilt.


I applaud your perseverance on clearing out the UFO's!

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Midweek Makers #422

Welcome to Midweek Makers! And Happy Valentine's Day!

How wonderful that the RSC2024 February color is red! And because it's a day full of hearts, that exactly what my block is all about!


And take a look at a couple colorful quilts that were shown last week: Sew Preeti Quilts dazzled us with Aprajita, an Island Batik challenge quilt,


Scrapbox Quilts made this colorful kids quilt from leftovers,


and again, because it's Valentine's Day, Bell Creek Quilts shared a Woven Hearts table topper.


Nicely done everyone!

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Midweek Makers #421

Welcome to Midweek Makers!


I've got a client quilt to share this week, another Rocksteady from Trish. This one has softer, quieter colors and prints, requiring a subtle pantograph. Paper Chase in Warm Grey was perfect for this quilt.



Along with my client finish, there are several other finishes shared last week.
From Julie's Quilts and Costumes, her Jabberwocky quilt,



from Gretchen's Little Corner, a beautiful Dresden Stars quilt,



and from Den syende himmel, a very unique circle quilt.


Nicely done everyone!

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Quilt Maker for Quilt Block Mania February 2024

This month the Quilt Block Mania theme is 'maker'. And how better to express that than with a quilt block???


For fun, I put Quilt Maker into a 4x6 quilt layout, rotating blocks in each row, to come up with this:


Quite a striking quilt, don't you think? 

Of course, that's what you can make with my block. But it may be just as fun to combine with the other 'maker' blocks made by various quilt designers.


Here's where you can find those blocks:

Quilt Maker is so easy to put together - it's perfect for the beginner quilter. A few four-patch blocks and half square triangles (hst's) are all it takes. As usual, fat quarters make one 12" x 12" finished block.

                                      

The Quilt Maker block is available for free until March 4, 2024. Just click on the download button below for the PDF pattern file.

In downloading the pattern, you agree not to share the file with others, but direct them to the QuiltFabrication.com/Quilt Maker post - thank you!




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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Midweek Makers #420

Welcome to Midweek Makers!


I'm sharing some other green scrap blocks I stitched up for January RSC 2024. These blocks are made from half square triangles I made after doing a stitch-n-flip technique for another project. So easy to just sew another seam and make an HST. Only problem is, I now have a lot of different sized HST's to use!


Aside from those, the other long block strip is from other leftover parts. Just trying to stitch together anything green for the month! As for the green scrappy long-length thing from last week, the final size is still undetermined. I really should decide!

Being that I'm in a green mood, check out these green pretties that were shared last week:

from Scrapbox Quilts, a green 16 patch flimsy,


from Alycia Quilts, a blue and green lightening streak quilt in progress,


and from Not Afraid of Color, this fun green feathered star block.


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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Midweek Makers #419

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My little blob of scraps from last week grew into a monster, measuring in at 22 inches.

 

I got a bit carried away after letting go of the 'no straight seams top to bottom' rule I set for myself, completely engaged with sewing and forgetting how long to make this piece. Now I need to go back to my quilt idea to figure out if I want it longer than I originally designed, then find the best place to cut the block. Geez, who would have thought sewing scraps together could get so complicated!

Instead of dwelling on my very uninspiring scrap block, let's look at some lovely shares from last week's party: 

this blue and white log cabin top from Viridian's blog,


a first finish for 2024 from the Quilt Patio,


and an adorable birdhouse for a challenge finish from Not Afraid of Color.



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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Midweek Makers #418

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Notice the birthday theme? Yup, it was my birthday yesterday, and I'm now SEXTY! That's what my mom exclaimed when she turned 60. Well, I'm finally there and get to be sexty for a whole year - woohoo!

I got a start on my green RSC block, though I think I'm being a bit fussy with it. I'm trying to achieve a random look, as if these scraps were tossed into a bin. For me, that means no seams going top to bottom to join units, which is rather difficult to achieve. I think I'd better get a grip on this idea, cause seriously, they're just scraps!


Since my share is rather unimpressive, let's look at some pretty flimsies and quilts from last week. Dragon's Heart Quilting finished her broken bricks top,


Making a Lather finally finished an adorable crayon RSC from 2019,


and Scrapbox Quilts is finishing up her Fall Foliage quilt top.



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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Midweek Makers #417

Welcome to Midweek Makers! And welcome to 2024!


January kicks off a new year for the RSC, also know as Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Each month, So Scrappy picks a color to use in making scrap blocks. And January is green, more on the dark or bright side. She says mint and sage will come later. So, I'm off to gather my scraps and find some time to sew - hopefully I can get a block done before the month is over. Stay tuned!

This week I'm featuring work-in-progress. Making a Lather has got a small start going,


Scrapbox Quilts has started London Calling with a fitting phone booth,


and Quilting and Learning is working on a Paddington Bear quilt - too cute!



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