Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Wonderful Wednesday - Masala Box (Informal) Blog Hop - My Stop!!

Welcome to another edition of Wonderful Wednesday!!  Preeti @ Sew Preeti Quilts called to ask if I would make a quilt using her new Masala Box pattern.  She asked that I post about it today.  I told her that I would try.  If you've been following along, you know that I've got a LOT on my plate at the moment.


It took me a week to work my way around to choosing fabrics.  I started with the print shown below...

... And built a palette around it...

Then some editing took place:

The fabrics that weren't quite right for the front may or may not work for borders, backing, or binding.  The verdict is still out on these selections:

The focal fabric, along with some (or all) of the coordinates, came in a scrap bag from a friend.  If I had to guess, I'm imagining it was Ella:

Once the fabrics had been selected, I got right to work on the cutting:

I made it as far as piecing the strip sets before time to cook dinner:

The next afternoon, I pieced the blocks:

In short order, the blocks for my abbreviated (4-block) version of Preeti's pattern were ready to assemble into a quilt top:

A week went by while I finished up my Guild Challenge quilt, but then the quilt top was complete:


Another week had passed before I could focus on getting my small Masala Box quilt top basted...

... And (minimally) quilted:

That was LAST NIGHT, but my little quilt is DONE:

My schedule was full today, so the photo session (and this post) had to wait until I got home from my appointments.  Have a look at the photo dump, as I'm off to cook dinner... AGAIN!!

Approximately 24" square.

The soft sage green colors (October's RSC Color of the Month is Light/Bright GREEN) were really difficult to photograph, but the quilt was an absolute SNAP to make - even though it took me THREE weeks to complete the process:

I would highly recommend that you head off to Preeti's Etsy shop to purchase your own copy of her Masala Box quilt pattern.  Look for other versions at the following blogs:

Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts (Coming Soon!!)
Sue @ Kiwi Kids Page (Progress Post!!)
Emily @ The Darling Dogwood (Coming Soon!!)

Be forewarned, if you visit regularly, you may see this quilt again.

Hint, Hint...

The October 2021 TABLE SCRAPS Link Party will be open from  Friday, October 29th @ 12:01 AM - MONDAY, November 1st @ 11:59 PM.  Will YOU will join in the scrappy fun??


Did anyone catch the misspelling of the pattern name before I changed it to the correct spelling?  I've had A day, OK!  Sorry, Preeti!!!!  (It may also speak to just how little Indian cuisine I consume.)

Until next time...
Quilt on!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2021

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC21 - Week 42

Welcome to Week 42 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  This week, I played with my Light/Bright GREEN fabric scraps.

Want to have a look???

SUNDAY - It was a Sew Day with these lovely friends:

MONDAY - A handful of scraps remain from this weekend's planning and cutting session for my guild challenge project:

TUESDAY - I spent the afternoon finishing up my Rainbow of Happiness Challenge quilt for my local guild.  Here's a look at the Light/Bright GREEN section being quilted:

WEDNESDAY - This morning was all about getting ready for my Weekly Quilt Bee meeting tomorrow.  While waiting for this afternoon's Zoom call:

Once those came out of the oven, I had a little rest before Zooming with LeeAnna @ Not Afraid of Color:

THURSDAY - ZoomBEE was LIVE @ Joy's back deck:

FRIDAY - ZoomKNIT also went LIVE @Joy's today:

SATURDAY - It's LINK PARTY day for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!  I hope you will join me in visiting Angela @ So Scrappy to see what the RSC Quilters have been up to this week.

Until next time...

Saturday, October 9, 2021

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC21 - Week 41

Welcome to Week 41 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  Another week and NEW Color of the Month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  It's October and (as revealed last week) it's time for the RSC Quilters to dig out our Light/Bright GREEN:

SUNDAY - I found that Angela had released the September Full Stop Dash block tutorial.  Did I make mine today?  Maybe/maybe not...  OK, so I didn't make my block.  I really wanted to, though!

MONDAY - I spent the day catching up on paperwork and unpacking more boxes from our late-August move.

Zoom with LeeAnna @ Not Afraid of Color:

THURSDAY - ZoomBEE - LIVE @ Cheryl K's and there was a last minute change in plans, as it started raining just before the meeting was scheduled to begin:

Quilters on the left...

... And quilters on the right:

After a stop at the old house and another at the grocery store, I came home to find that The Birthday Quilt had been featured over at Kelly's blog in this week's edition of Needle and Thread Thursday:

FRIDAY - ZoomKNIT - LIVE @ Beth's, but I missed it.   :o((

The good news is that after 6 weeks, we have FINALLY found a pizza place that meets our requirements!  There's a bonus.  Mosca's serves the most beautiful stromboli we've ever seen and it's tasty, too:

SATURDAY - It's LINK PARTY day for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!  I hope you will join me in visiting Angela @ So Scrappy to see what the RSC Quilters have been up to this week.

Until next time...

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Wonderful Wednesday - The Quilty Week That Was

Welcome to another edition of Wonderful Wednesday!!  Last week began and ended in the company of friends.  In person.  I shared the highlights in THIS POST over the weekend, but wait!

There's more...

DH built this new 8-cube storage system to house more of my fabric stash.  The Big Board is laid on top and the cubbies serve as the base for my Pressing Station:

If you are keeping track, this is the third iteration of that space!

Britt came over on Sunday to help put another layer of stuff away in the new studio.  She also put the cutting table to use and says that she will NEVER trim a quilt on the floor again!  She plans to bring ALL her quilts here for squaring up:

That works for me!

Inspired by her trimming success, I trimmed one of my UFOs and (thanks to Britt's ruler) I also cut binding for that very same project:

While I added fabrics to NEW cubbies, Britt wrapped my light neutrals (along with some of my black and white prints) on comic book boards and stored them away in this built-in cabinet:

We make a very good team, as evidenced by the five EMPTY tubs which were (mostly) full of fabric when she arrived:

The rainbow gods approved and I found the sign (shown below) on my living room wall:

Pineapples on Thursday...

My main goal was to find a new border print for Rainbow, Baby! so that I can finish it up once the longarm is fixed:

I found frogs for a friend...

... And enjoyed some Pineapple fun...

... With members of my Weekly Quilt Group:

Thanks to Candy's eagle eye, the "Pound Table" yielded a new option for the backing:

Once again, the rainbow gods approved with this sign on my dining room floor when I got home:

Shopping the stash on Friday...

Knittingsuek came over:

I pulled out every basket, bin, and drawer to find a rainbow of scraps for Sue's new project:

Before she left, I surprised her with the frog fabric I bought at Pineapple Fabrics:

Armed with a rainbow of fabric scraps, she is ready to tackle her next project:

What a wonderful week it was!!

Until next time...
Friendship makes the world a brighter place!!!