RSC Blend Blocks, Applique & Hand Quilting

I didn’t think that I’d post again prior to Easter but I’ve been playing catch-up with some blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

I never got around to the purple Blend blocks for February so I made them this month, as well as two green ones, which is March’s color, and this applique block for the ‘Dear Daughter’ project is almost entirely green, so I am including it as well :)

I hope to get another green Blend block sewn over the weekend, as I wanted to try to make 3 per month.

As to hand quilting on the Rose of Sharon, I’ve made some more progress. I usually will echo quilt around applique and then fill in the background with cross hatch, etc. but in this case I am having fun with the Baptist fan stencil from Fun with Barb.

I am using colored thread to go through the larger flowers and leaves :

Progress shots from two angles :

If you wanted to hunt Easter eggs around our area this weekend you’d find them buried in the mud. It has rained all week and there was more this morning.  It is so slimy, slippery and squishy out there that you literally have to watch your footing.  I think we are to have sunshine for Easter Sunday though :) Have a happy one !

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Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict as well as at So Scrappy and Kathy’s Quilts


Palm Sunday Weekend Quilting Projects and Slice of Life

My youngest was finally feeling a bit better after last weekend’s wreck  so on Saturday morning we picked up the rental and that evening he dropped Koopa off here for some Oma-time while he went out. He stayed over, which was nice.

Koopa is a blue nose pitbull.  While the fur on his body is wiry and normal feeling, his face, chin and ears are like velvet and when he stays over and sleeps with me, sometimes he’ll stretch out right next to me and put his head on my pillow and it is very easy to fall asleep just stroking those soft ears of his :)

An early morning shot of the sun and shadows playing off of Rose of Sharon in the quilting hoop:

During the week, I finished up another EPP Starflower in neutral shades ( It is the one below the black and gray starflower. )

I connected it to the others and then over the weekend I added on the purple and gold one that I’d worked on awhile ago.

On Sunday afternoon I visited with the grands, their cousins, my DIL and her twin for awhile. Here is a shot that my DIL’s twin posted on Facebook of her daughter and Scott and Tallica’s very big cat :)

If you are on Facebook, you’ll be familiar with the FB memories showing up. Just the other day this one had shown up. I’d gone down to the house a few years ago for something or other ( getting the kids off of the bus or letting their dog out or whatever ) and found Key in the sink. Cracked me up :)

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We had 6-7 inches of snow a few days ago. Temperatures have generally been in the low 20’s in the morning and going up to 40 degrees in the afternoon. Most of the snow has melted in the sunshine but there are many spots left…such as this, where my iris shoots were confused.  ” I thought that spring was here? ”  Uh…no, not yet :)

One more thing…if you have Netflix, have you watched “Anne with an E” yet ?  I thought to check it out last week, wondering if the grand girls would like it. It is an adaption of Anne of Green Gables. I loved it! If you like anything old-fashioned, you will too :)  I highly recommend it.

I probably won’t post again until after Easter…wishing you all a blessed Easter weekend :)

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