Saturday, March 10, 2018

Rainbow Challenge and Star Strings

March Greens have really changed the dynamic of the blocks above; with small circles forming as the blocks are butted up to each other.  The pattern is not mine, however if I ever locate this block in print (I'm sure I have seen it before); I will give the designer or magazine credit.  It has been a lot of fun going through my old magazines looking for this block (an excuse to relax and browse the old fashion way) ....  all I can remember is that it was vintage.

And...since we are on the subject of Rainbow quilts, the string quilt was born from newspaper foundations  made with a 60 degree ruler - the foundation unit was 6 1/2" tall.  Made for a class demonstration on 60 degree rulers, I have always wanted to go back and make a much larger variation of this quilt.  Oh well, one day.  (No pattern, the quilt was achieved by using the design wall and a lot of twisting and turning).

Linking with:  2018 Rainbow Scrap Challenge/So Scrappy/Scrap Happy

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Rainbow - Greens

For the 4th week of February (Purple/Blues) and 1st week of March (Green) the Scrappy little block will be the perfect accent to a quilt someday -- just not yet sure how I will use them.    

Linking with:  2018 Rainbow Scrap Challenge/So Scrappy/Scrap Happy

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Rainbow Triangles

For the 3rd week of February, the Scrappy Triangle Units (light blue and purple) were made for later assembly of pinwheels.  They will be used to alternate/compliment the star blocks from last week.   At the end of the year, I will mix up the colors and assemble pinwheels.  This particular project will continue to be a work in progress on the design wall.

Linking with:  2018 Rainbow Scrap Challenge/So Scrappy/Scrap Happy

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Rainbow Stars

For the 2nd week of February, the Scrappy Star Blocks (Light blue and purple) were born from the left-overs of the 4P/9P Blocks.  They finish at 12" and will be alternating with next week's 12" Pinwheel blocks (all set on point) -- well .... this is the plan for now.

Linking with:  2018 Rainbow Scrap Challenge/So Scrappy/Scrap Happy

Friday, February 9, 2018

Samantha Claire Finish

This quilt is mine!  With the first two "Samantha Claire's" traveling with Black Cat Creations, I really wanted to make one of my own.  I love to make little units as a "Leader/Enders" all year, so it came together quickly.  Perfect size to drape over my new bedroom lazy-boy chair.  

Pattern:  "Samantha Claire"
Size:  65" Square
Designed for Black Cat Creations

The real excitement -- I was able to use this fabric that I purchased about 20 years ago.  I only had 4 yards, so I kept it around until the perfect project came along -- one that would be mine to keep.  Looking closer, it was designed by THE Jean Wells! (c1995).  I am a big fan of both Jean and her daughter Valori Wells, so this was a nice surprise.  

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Rainbow Blocks and Log Cabin Finish

A little late start with blue blocks, so they have been combined with my first set of purple blocks.  This is a combination of 4-patches made into a 9-Patch.  

From a previous RC challenge,  I was able to complete the Rainbow Log Cabin  and donate to a local women's shelter.  From a distance, the quilt almost has a pixel pattern.   

Friday, February 2, 2018

Red/White Finish

One of my favorite "Go To" Patterns for a Baby Quilt -- Licorice Whip is a geometric pattern that is great with 2 color quilts or scrappy.  I have made this in Gray/White/Yellow, Multi Color Batiks , large Queen Size in Red/Beige and the two shown on the pattern cover below.

Quilted Feathers and swirls -- perfect for a little girl.  

Pattern:  Licorice Whip
Size - 64" Square
Published by:  Black Cat Creations