Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Finishes and Reds

I have finally finished a gradation quilt and a wedding quilt.  Both quilts are late but hopefully they won't mind.  I need to get them delivered so they can be enjoyed.
The graduation quilt is an Irish chain.
The wedding quilt is a barn raising pattern.

Here are my REDS for this month's rainbow color.
Beads of Courage bag
Christmas Table Runner
This is the first four rows of a tumbler quilt of valor.



Saturday, July 4, 2015

I See Red

I haven't participated in Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2015 for awhile.  The rainbow color for July is Red.  Mina at Kinda Quilty has inspired me to make more house blocks.  Last year I made some houses but I wasn't sure how I would finish them into a quilt.  Thanks to seeing Mina's house quilt I am determined to make a house quilt.
I now have 24 house blocks and need at least that many more.  Cutting more house blocks will be on my to do list.

I did have fun making this crayon holder.  The pattern is simple.  Thanks Sharon for the inspiration to make them.  I will make more for gifts.

I hope everyone has a Happy Fourth of July.

Karen


Sunday, May 24, 2015

H2H and Other Finishes

I have finished my quilt for Hands to Help Charity Challenge 2015.  This quilt is being sent to Happy Chemo.  Please take time to see all the quilts that will be giving to charities.
"You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.". By John Bunyan

Receiving blanket for a little girl
I got a new bag pattern.  Another Beads of Courage bag.

Nina is hiding from me because she keeps chasing Sherry.
Silly puppy.




Sunday, May 3, 2015

Finishes in April

I finished this baby quilt the day Tessa made her arrival.  Her mom wanted pinks and browns.
I found this adorable basket to put the quilt in.  Two gifts in one.
Quilt of Valor top is the same pattern as the baby quilt.  The pattern is called Equally Fancy Quilt.  You can find the pattern at Moda Bake Shop.
I needed some little bags for gifts.  These turned out awesome.  A little difficult working with such small pieces.
Would you like a fabric basket filled with goodies for a gift?
This receiving blanket is for a coworker.  The yellow polka dots is cotton and the other polka dots is flannel.  A great summer blanket and a quick project.

Here are my two rainbow blocks.  Purple and Yellow.  May's color is green so I will have to see what I can find to make with green.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Busy, Busy, Busy

I didn't do much sewing in March because I spent a couple of weeks with this little sweetheart.
Rileigh lives way too far away from grandma.  So all my time there I was enjoying and spoiling her.
But there was hand work being done in the car riding to her house and home.  I finally finished my charming star quilt and gave it to my friend for her birthday.
I sewed on lots of Beads of Courage bags.  When I returned home I gave 20 bags to Cincinnati Children's Hospital.  I probably still have another 50 to finish.  I alway take these with me so I have something to work on when I have an extra moment.
And this little one was so glad we returned home so she could be rescued from being boarded.

Nina got a new dog bed yesterday because she chewed up the old one.  The joys of having a puppy.

I have been sewing since I came home.  I made chemo hats.  I am still looking for an easy pattern to make hats using light weight fabric to make them.   If you have one please share the information with me.
I made a baby quilt, blocks for a QOV quilt and I am sewing blocks for a retirement quilt but no rainbow blocks.  I hope to have these finish soon so I can share them with you.

The Hands2Help charity challenge started while I was away.  It is a fun challenge for a very worthwhile charities.  Please take a look at Confessions of a Fabric Addict to read about it.  It is not to late to join.  Today there is a great tutorial over at Sarah's.

Karen



Saturday, February 21, 2015

A Few Pinks and a Finished Quilt

I have found time between being sick and work to make a few pink blocks.  Since February is almost over these my be the only pink blocks I make.  But you can be inspired by many other pinks at Angela's Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2015.

I finished this prayer quilt.  It has been delivered and the gentleman loved it.  May it brings prayers of comfort to him.

I have been sewing on Beads of Courage bags.  I think I have 60 of them almost finished.
These bags are for children going through cancer treatments and other serious  illnesses.  I hope you take time to read about this amazing program.



Sunday, February 1, 2015

January 2015 Projects

At SOSScrappy Angela is have another year of Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  January color is blue.
Here are my blue blocks.

Quiltmaker is hosting Bitty Blocks.  January block is bow tie blocks.  I didn't get all my bow tie blocks sewn but they are cut out.    These were fun to make.  I wonder what the next block will we make.

I joined a QOV block swap for 6 months.  I made all my blocks and they are ready to mail.  These are the patterns I made for the swap.

This quilt was donated to the hospital gift shop.

I have also been busy working on BOC bags.  
I have a prayer quilt to finish.

I have joined Prairie Moon Quilts 350 block project 2015.  My January total is 56 blocks.  I have a good start on making 350 blocks this year.