Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Midweek Makers #431

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As you know, the RSC color for April is yellow. I've made one block that I shared last week and thought about another. After opening the yellow drawer looking for scraps, I quickly closed it. Can you tell I'm not feeling the yellow?

So instead, I hunted through my Valentine stash, finding enough to make one of the tall storage boxes. Quite happy with this one!


At last week's party, did you see the terrific projects shared? Take a look at this bird from Naehbegeisterte,


this fun dinosaur quilt from Scrapbox Quilts,


and these adorable umbrella placemats from Bell Creek Quilts.


Next week, I won't have any quilting to share but some other exciting news - see you then!

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Midweek Makers #430

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The new RSC2024 color is out for April - woohoo for cheery yellow! I've chosen to pull the buttery yellows from my slim scrap bag, building around the honey bees for more I Spy hunting fun.


I'll have to dig through the yellow yardage drawer for more scraps if there's to be  another yellow block in my future. Right now, it's a challenge to get on my knees, so I might have to let that idea go.

On a happier note, I'm continuing the theme of lots of color as seen in this week's Midweek Makers badge. Check out these colorful shares:

from Not Afraid of Color, these eye-catching blocks,


from DonnaleeQ, some colorful scrap blocks,


and from Quilting and Learning, these scrappy placemats.


Great use of the scraps everyone!!!

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Midweek Makers #429

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I did squeeze in one more 'purple' block for RSC before the month was over. As promised, this one features prints, which I find hard to use in my scrap blocks. But this one is especially cute because of the kitty. Looks like this quilt idea might feature a bit of I Spy too! 




From last week, a few awesome top finishes. From Making a Lather, this fun churn dash quilt,


from Happy Cottage Quilter, a fun house quilt top,


but a finished quilt from Quilting Gale, her SAHRR.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Beach Hut April Quilt Block Mania

This month's Quilt Block Mania theme is 'beach'. My block, Beach Hut, is all about retreating to the beach!



If you've been a follower over the last two years, you may recognize this Beach Hut from my quilt, Beach Boardwalk. 


I have fond memories of designing and making that quilt, memories which have carried over to this month's block. 

Though not originally a 12" square block, adding a bit of background to the sides makes the perfect size for a 12" Quilt Block Mania block, which I'm sharing with you.

Let's take a look at the other beach themed blocks for this month:



All of these blocks are free for the month of April - get them while you can! Be sure to thank the designers for their generosity.

Sun Block Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
Beach Ball by Patchwork Breeze
Ocean Sunset
Beach Reading by Inquiring Quilter
Follow Me Fish
Sand Castle by Appliques Quilts and More
Beach Umbrella by Inflorescence Designs
Beach Hut by QuiltFabrication
Scooping Sand by Patti's Patchwork
Snowy Owl
Beach Bum Bear by Colette Belt Designs
Scrappy Starfish by Sewistry
Seashell by Slightly Biased Quilts
Crab by Tourmaline Thyme Quilts
Sea Lion by Emerald Falls Quilts
Seaside Horizon by Cristy Fincher
Sunshiny Days Block by Craftapalooza Designs
Buoy by Oh Kaye Quilting
Surf Shop FPP Pattern
Eyes on your Fries


For my Beach Hut block, a few fat quarters are needed and yes, make it any color you'd like. Here's my Beach Hut block that went into Beach Boardwalk, of course minus the side pieces that would make it a 12" block.



The Beach Hut block may look a bit challenging to the beginner quilter, but with the pattern's detailed instructions, any quilter should be able to easily piece this. Get it now - it's free until May 6, 2024. Just click on the download button below for the PDF pattern file.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Midweek Makers #428

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As promised a few weeks ago, here's two more scrap shoe box blocks for the purples of March RSC2024. One is full of fuchsias (red-purple) and the other light and medium value purples.

With a bit more sorting, I may make one more shoe box before the month is over, maybe one with those hard to use prints. We shall see.

Last week's party had so many awesome projects! So hard to choose, but here were my favorites:

from Bastelhexe's Creative, these two tops that shimmer with jewel tones,


Sew Preeti Quilts with Lula May full of bright batiks on black,


and from Scrapbox Quilts, the finally finished Ohio Stars in autumn colors.

 

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Saturday, March 23, 2024

Puppy Love

I'm celebrating National Puppy Day today with a new block, Puppy Love!


Isn't that just adorable? Who doesn't love puppies???

In case you weren't aware, March 23 is National Puppy Day. All these years I've spent celebrating national holidays for dogs, cats, even watermelons, and this one escaped me too. But now I know to celebrate puppies on March 23!


Because puppies are so cute, this celebration pulled at my heart. So I set out to design a quilt block that used an applique puppy and a big red heart. My first ideas had the cute puppy, but the heart needed work. Once I decided to applique that too, the whole adorable Puppy Love quilt block fell into place!

Seems I'm slowly designing dog themed blocks. Add this one to the Dog Bone and Dog House blocks and eventually I'll have another quilt!

Now, if you've read this far, I have a special treat for all you dog lovers out there. Puppy Love is available as a free pattern download from now, March 23 (Puppy Day) until midnight April 1, 2024. Just click on the download button below.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Midweek Makers #427

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My RSC scrap block making got sidelined due to quilting Julia's fantastic quilt.


She participated in a block of the month using salmon pinks and soft greens. We chose to quilt it with the very light pink Glide Cotton Candy and the Daisy Play pantograph. A perfect combo for this very sweet quilt!


And these quilters finished some beauties last week. With Strings Attached shared her Nine Patch Pinwheel,


Time 4 Stitchin showed us her triumphant finish of a 9 patch Wonder,


and Gretchen's Little Corner shared an Anniversary flimsy.


All three quilts had a LOT of small squares - well done!

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Midweek Makers #426

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Here we are, the middle of March - Happy St Patrick's Day this weekend! Too bad  the RSC2024 March color choice is purple not green, but it is what it is. Regardless, I happily dove into my purple scraps, this time making a tall scrap storage box, switching up the color of the lid lock. 


I picked out the red-violet purples for this block, because this is the color I think of when someone says 'purple'. Technically, 'purple' is in between red-violet and fuchsia (a more red purple) on the color wheel. 



I've still got plenty of scraps that lean toward purple and fuchsia, and of course, high contrast prints which are always hard for me to use in scrap blocks. Seems those always call attention to themselves! So a couple more blocks are in the works. 

There were some awesome quilts last week - very hard to choose the three features! But here they are:

from Alycia Quilts, a lovely new patriotic pattern, Stars Like Spaghetti,


Crafts, Cavies, and Cooking shared this fun and colorful quilt top,


and Songbird Designs popped in to show her Hawaiian shirt baby quilt.


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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Midweek Makers #425

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I am now finished with red for February RSC2024, making a shoebox block of red and white scrap prints to go with the larger scrap boxes.


I also found a few red half-square triangles to stitch into broken dishes blocks, along with a red strip block from a previous project.


And wouldn't you know, hiding in the HST bag was a stack of little green half square triangles, so I stitched up more broken dishes. These measure 3 1/2".


I think I'm ready to move on to purple, the March RSC2024 color. Probably won't have many broken dishes blocks with that color!

Now for features from last week - take a look at these fun projects:

Grace and Peace Quilting shared a very fun t-shirt quilt made by client,


Little Penguin Quilts made herself a very adorable penguin tote bag,


and Not Afraid of Color is really showing off her creativity - this sunflower piece is just one of several on her post.


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