Saturday, November 25, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC17 - Week 47

Welcome to Week 47 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  It's a holiday week here in the US and with this one come turkey and stuffing.  YUM!!  Read on to see what else transpired...

SUNDAY - I tackled Mt. Washmore, caught up on some of my favorite blogs, and visited with a friend who stopped by briefly.

Oh!  I also completed the set of 4 holiday napkins that I started on Friday.  They look very festive:

Diann at Little Penguin Quilts asked if I had a pattern link.  Oops!! I meant to include that in my post (and one for the table runner that I shared last week.)  Diann, your wish is my command:

Table runner:


MONDAY - It may be a holiday week, but Knit Group still met this morning.  I worked on my sweater project:

Yes.  I realize that it doesn't look much bigger than the last time you saw it, but it really is.  Two whole pattern repeats bigger!!  Better yet, my Thanksgiving project bag is made of BROWN fabric and the turkeys have BLACK top hats so they tie into November's RSC Color(s) of the Month.  :o))

The evening was spent learning a little about North Carolina quilt history at the Durham Orange Quilt Guild meeting.  It reinforced my theory that there is nothing much that is NEW in the quilt world.  Even the "Jelly Roll Race" style of quiltmaking (using burial ribbons as strips) was done back in the early 1900's:

I remembered my name tag this month!!!

Wonder of wonders, I won a Door Prize:

Between the two events, I even found time to complete the second set of 4 napkins, giving me a total of 8:

TUESDAY - It's a happy day!!  I spent the day stitching away at Needleb's house.  Would YOU like to see what I accomplished?  It's not much, but...

... I built a quilt back for my Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt.  It's been a UFO since January of 2015.  I need to add a border to it for ease of quilting on the longarm and plan to use some leftover yellow yardage from this year's commission quilt finish.

WEDNESDAY - Sweater Class and lunch with friends:

... and a quick visit to the area's newest needlework shop:

Once home, you can just call me "The Joyful Baker"!!  The pumpkin pies (and muffins, too) are cooling on the rack.  Bring on the turkey!!  Well, I guess I better wait for tomorrow for that task.

In the meantime, let's see how those new wheels work:


Here is a better look at the quilting:

THURSDAY - Happy Thanksgiving!!  As soon as the turkey comes out of the oven, we'll be on our way to Grandma's house.

FRIDAY - 'Twas the day after Thanksgiving and all through the house Joyful could be heard yelling, "Let's GO!!  I've got to get home to start my On Ringo Lake Mystery Quilt from Bonnie Hunter!!!"  These are the fabrics that I plan to use:

SATURDAY - With the passing of another quick week, we have arrived at LINK PARTY day over on the So Scrappy blog.  I'm headed over to see who is working on their DARK blocks and who has posted a rainbow finish. Come along, you won't believe your eyes... and your project list will never be the same!  LOL!!

Until next time...
Get Scrappy!!!


  1. What a busy week! Love the fabrics for ORL.... I hope to cut a little for mine today but we will see what happens.

  2. As usual you have so much to show for your week, so crafty. Your festive serviettes are gorgeous.

  3. Burial ribbons - it took a lot of the departed for a quilt! I like your cheery Ringo colors. Clever use of those flamingos.

  4. you are one happy quilter! Glad you're doing your part to support local quilt shops

  5. I really like those napkins and placemats!
    Burial ribbons, huh? And actually I made a jelly roll type quilt back in the 70s from instructions in a magazine. Back in those days I didn't know anyone bought fabric to make a quilt. I used scraps left over from making clothes for the family.

    On a different note I've seen quilts made from cigarette silks. They used to put those in cigarette packs for women to collect. How's that for marketing?

  6. Love the pieced backing for Grand Illusion. Awesome! ;^)

  7. What a wonderfully full week you had! I love your fabric pull for On Ringo Lake. I’m not confident enough in choosing fabrics (at least I think that’s my problem) to join mystery QALs, but i’m really attracted to this one and am looking forward to seeing what everyone is making.

  8. Woohoo! It looks like you’ve accomplished great things this month.

  9. Great looking holiday table textiles (are they napkins or placements - you called them both?)! Oooh! Flamingos on Ringo Lake? Woo-hoo!

  10. I'm dizzy just reading about all your fun activities this past week!!! So much fiber fun going on. Looks to me like you got quite a bit done at Needleb's house, for sewing with a friend. I'm looking forward to seeing that backing attached to the fronting. And those flamingos! LOL! Makes a perfect conversation fabric for your On Ringo Lake.

  11. I really like those Christmas napkins you made! Do you have a pattern or tutorial for them? Looks like a good way to use up some leftover Christmas fabric I have!

  12. How funny that Jelly Roll race quilts are actually so old! I guess the only new part is the way the fabric companies market them. Your holiday linens look really nice and make me think I should pull out my Christmas fabric and stitch up a few myself. Then I remember that no one ever eats at our table, ha!

    Congrats on winning a door prize!

  13. What a whirlwind week! Your napkins are very festive. Enjoy your stitching time today. I need to go break out the fabric cutter and get going on the mystery!


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