Saturday, June 30, 2018

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC18 - Week26

Welcome to Week 26 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  It's the final day of June.  The LAST day to focus on ocean colors for RSC18.  Tomorrow brings a new hue.

For now, let's look back at the events of the last seven days...

SUNDAY - After yesterday's day-long quilting adventure, I slept late, had a slow day, and tackled Mt. Mount Washmore (a task made easier by our new-to-us Super Duper HUGE washing machine!)

MONDAY - I spent the afternoon trying on dresses for my niece's wedding.  It's coming up in September and I didn't want the stress of waiting until the last minute (like I did for my nephew's wedding back in April.)  These were the top contenders:

RSC Quilters should notice that nearly all of these are in the Color of the Month, a personal favorite of mine!!

TUESDAY - Day Two of deliberations on the dresses.  I took them with me to my monthly evening Quilt Bee meeting.  Their pick was this one:

Aside from that, I worked on another of my Scrap Attack goals:

WEDNESDAY - Day Three of deliberations on the dresses.  The final choice was made... with the help of my family:

The returns were made well before the 6:00 deadline.  They even offered me CASH back on my charge (which I seriously considered), but ultimately declined... Because BILLS!!!)

THURSDAY  - I had hoped for a quick trip to my Weekly Quilt Group since they were meeting near me.  How'd that work for me?  It didn't!  I got the meeting place confused.  :o((

FRIDAY - Join with me in a happy dance, as we usher in the weekend!!  :o))

Knit Group met this morning.  I consulted with the pro about the state of my sleeves.  They seem a bit wide near the cuff.  We ripped them back to short sleeve length and I will try again.

To console myself, I joined them in a shopping expedition.  I spotted these TEAL/TURQUOISE/AQUA treasures:

This one (minus the bag and shoes) came home with me:

After a stop for for lunch, I drove out to Sfgwife's mini-farm.  She had a nearly completed scrappy quilt with TURQUOISE background to show me:

She also shared the bottom skein of AQUA (Wollmeise) yarn shown in the photo below for a new knitting project:

The main purpose of my trip was to raid her scrap stash for fun bits of fabric to expand my IMPROV Challenge quilt:

SATURDAY - Somehow, we have arrived at LINK PARTY day, again.  The weeks have a way of passing quickly.  Head over to Angela's So Scrappy blog to see what the RSC Quilters have been up to this week.  You may even see some TEAL/TURQUOISE/AQUA month-in-review posts.

I'll leave you with one last look at the Color of the Month for June:

Until next time...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wonderful Wednesday - Sew Saturday in Clayton

Welcome to another edition of Wonderful Wednesday!!  In this post, I will be sharing the details of last weekend's sewing adventure.  After linking up with Angela's Rainbow Scrap Challenge LINK PARTY, I headed out the door.

Some would say that I'm crazy to have driven an hour to sew for the day.  I believe that my friends are worth the time invested.

Would YOU like a glimpse into our day?

I was the first one to arrive, but Lisa brought out her completed Feathered Star quilt top:

She didn't like the flow of her Blooming 9-Patch colors, so she used some Color Release on one of them and over-dyed the resulting cloth.  It fits in MUCH better:

I put in some time on my Scrap Attack goal for the month of June:

Carol arrived and got to work on her beautiful Bear Paw quilt:

The "claws" with color are from one of her grandmother's shirts.  She intermingles those with plain black to extend the design:

Carol will build the quilt back around this gorgeous bear panel:

Here, you can see how she began:

Graylagran arrived and gave us a little Quilt Show.  This is her very first quilt top, pieced back when she was a girl:

She explained the process of making this stunning quilt top:

This quilt (from the Midnight Quilt Show with Angela Walters) was Graylagran's first attempt at paper piecing:

Another quilt from the Midnight Quilt Show, but most of these fabrics came straight out of her scrap bin:

This quilt is so big that she might have it longarm quilted:

A quilt made from nice BIG pieces:

Lisa helped Carol with building the backing for the Bear Paw quilt:

Graylagran even brought her current quilt-in-progress:

Just LOOK at that texture:

This is a wolf paw cut-out.  Carol brought it along to give us an idea of her quilting plan for a portion of her quilt.  She will use an image of a bear's paw, but didn't have one readily available:

Creating a pieced quilt back takes a LOT of planning:

Ravelry quilters unite.  MUST have a photo:

Carol shared photos of design options using THESE fabrics:

Graylagran shared THIS quilt (shown below) from her Pinterest page.  I absolutely LOVE the feel of a fun and funky "Jelly Roll Race Quilt".  Personally, I would call the quilt shown below Confetti Race:

 Lisa shared some of her miniature quilts:

 Graylagran's project for the day Rail Fence Stars:

Quilt back assembly is complete:

In honor of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, Joy included some TEAL in her IMPROV Challenge...

... As well as some AQUA...

... And a tiny bit of TURQUOISE:

These fabrics all came from an IMPROV Swap held within the Quilters Knitting group on Ravelry:

I'm using scraps.  Just not my own scraps!  At least, there were a fair amount that fit with the RSC Color of the Month:

While Lois couldn't be with us today, she worked on quilting with her granddaughter:

And with her grandson:

Graylagran's scrap bin even aligned with the Color of the Month:

Oops!  This version of my IMPROV Challenge may provide a logistical problem... back to the drawing board:

I was ONE block short, so I made this one straight out of Graylagran's scrap bin.  Here she is "modeling" it:

Whoo hoo!!  Carol got the Bear Paw quilt pin basted today:

Graylagran does some last minute sewing before time to leave:

Until next time...
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