Making blocks

Well, a bit of news - I made five blocks for the RSC 2017 challenge trying to feature aqua (except I have very little of it).

Only the basket one registers for me as aqua and the upper right comes close.  Maybe I'll do better with the March color.

I've started the last block of my current "20 UFOs in 2017" challenge project.  If I get it done tomorrow, I'll have all the blocks made for this going on seven years (this summer) old project. WIPs Be Gone!

Linking to Angela at So Scrappy.


Quilted, Bound, Delivered WIP

Here's Nearly Insane #1 at 30 1/2" square quilted, bound and on its way to the local Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at our county hospital.  These blocks were designed as 5 1/2" finished blocks.
The walking foot was used for stitch in the ditch - all
the rest was FMQ - even the lines in the four outer rectangles.

Back of quilt

Go back to first photo for true colors.
What are you working on? Leave a comment or a link to let the readers and me know. I'm linking to some parties myself as found in my tab above and especially to Finished or Not Fridays. Someone gets a fat quarter.



Applique Tuesday

I'm working on those blocks for my UFO challenge.  It called for applique:

Still needs embellishment. And while I had the applique tools out, I decided to work on a block from Anna's Garden - the January UFO.

With the Solstice block I made that had an appliqued basket that made 3 blocks of applique in the past few days - a record for me. I do believe I'm getting faster at this. The owl block was done using the crafty applique method. The other two are freezer paper and starch.

Have you done any applique lately?  I'm linking to some linky parties under my tab for them and to Let's Be Social.  Go see her darling Elephant Parade.
Sew Fresh Quilts

On My Design Wall

I should have been cleaning  and cooking yesterday - we're having an Welcome House for two sets of new neighbors, yet spontaneous combustion kept compelling me to get into the sewing room and finish the next round - thus the offset hearts (from the usual in the corners).  At first the size of the hearts didn't look in proportion to the center, yet on they went. Upon reflection, I'm okay with it. Aren't mothers often in the background supporting us silently?  Setting it on my neutral flannel design wall tells me the next round should be dark.  I'll  see.

Off to clean and cook after I link to Judy at Patchwork Times  and Oh Scrap and a couple of other linky parties you can find in tab above under header.
Would you like a fat quarter - giveaway still open - see top, sidebar.  Blessings!