Friday, April 19, 2019

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? It's My Turn...

Hi, all!

It's finally Friday!!  Bet you thought it wouldn't ever get here this week, didn't you!  But it's here, and you know what that means - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  Let's get started...


It's been a weird week around here, and I didn't get anything finished, but I do need to share the quilts that I'm going to donate as part of Hands2Help, so this is a great time to do that!

I made this first quilt using a variation on my On Line pattern, cutting my strings 4.5" long before sewing them together.  The finished quilt is made using all solid scraps, and finished at 36" square.  Giant white polka dots on the back to make it happy - and this quilt will be going to Jack's Basket!

This pretty quilt had been languishing in my "to be quilted" pile for a while, so I'm happy to say that it is now finished and ready to go! I made this using leftover pieces of binding in solids and black and white prints, along with a pretty rainbow print for the little squares between the strips.  I do love jellyroll quilts!  This lap-size quilt will be going to Mercyful Quilts.

And here's something else to whoop about - just from the link-ups from last Sunday, there are more than 100 quilts in progress or finished already!  There's still lots of time to get involved if you want to join in the fun - finished quilts aren't due until May 24th - and this is such a good start, I can't imagine how many we can finish this year!  You can still sign up by filling out the form halfway down this post.

So - - - can I get a whoop whoop???


And now it's your turn!

What's got you whooping it up this week?

What's making you do a little happy dance?

Share!  We want to dance right along with you,

And it's always more fun to dance with friends!

The party will stay open util Sunday midnight.

Hope to see you there!



Thursday, April 18, 2019

Hands2Help 2019 - Quilt Updates by Non-Bloggers!

Hi, all!

Wow!  We are having a fabulous response to the Hands2Help Challenge this year - and one of the best things to see is that there are so many non-bloggers becoming involved!  But that also means that I'm getting lots of pictures of beautiful quilts that you all need to see too.  So this year I'm trying something different and putting together a blog post to share them, at least for the check-in dates.   

Without further ado, here are the beautiful quilts made by non-bloggers that have been shared with me so far!

This is the front (above) and back (below) of a quilt made by Donna J for Mercyful Quilts.

This sweet little quilt (below) was made by Doris M and is going to be sent to Jack's Basket.

Ila M made this cheerful two-color quilt for Jack's basket.

Janice S. made this lovely lavender beauty for Victoria's Quilts.

The next two quilts were made by Jeanne S. for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project...

...and she also made and donated these ten quilts to her local hospice.  Her description of these was interesting - they make the quilts with plain backs so that visitors can sign the quilt, and then the quilt is given to the family to take home with them.  What a wonderful idea!

Lorraine B. made the next two quilts, both of which are going to Quilty Hugs.

The two quilt tops below were made by Mary W and are being sent to Victoria's Quilts Canada.

And last, but certainly not least, is this beauty made by Rhondalina. She named this "Rainbows in a Cloudy Sky".  It is made using Alison Glass Sunprint fabrics set in Kona Charcoal.  Very appropriate for its destination, the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project!

It's wonderful to see all the beautiful quilts, and to see that they are being spread across the board, so to speak - each of this year's charities are represented just in the quilts shown above, not to mention all the beautiful quilts already linked up in this week's check-in!  You all seriously rock!  Keep up the good work!



Wednesday, April 17, 2019

I May Have A Scrap Problem... Trying New Things!

Hi, all!

After last week's quilting marathon, I decided it was time to do something fun and different.  So as I was casting around for what that could be, I remembered that my goal for this month, scrap-wise, was to try out my double wedding ring templates...

So I grabbed some leftover fat quarters of Make Life by Sweetwater (thanks, Renegade Quilter!) and my tiniest rotary cutter and started cutting!

The templates were great - very easy to cut out, especially since I have that tiny rotary cutter. The smaller the wheel, the easier it goes around those curves!  Assembly was a little trickier - I put half of the first circle together before I really got a feel for it...

...but by the next morning I had slept on it, and the correct sequence of construction came clear!  The second half went much easier than the first....

...and I've almost completed the second ring!  I'm trying to decide whether to make a table runner or a decorative runner for the foot of my bed.  I guess that depends on how much Make Life I have left!

So that's what's going on in my neck of the woods!  I'm beginning to feel comfortable sewing curves - I can't say it's fun yet, but it's getting there.  

Have you been doing anything fun with your scraps?  Enquiring minds what to know!