RSC Scrap Quilt, Blooms & Dog Sitting

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month for May is pink, and my pink Canterbury Bells have been in bloom for a good 2 or more weeks now.

I managed to get 3 pink blocks for my “Blend” project pieced this week and added them on to the existing ones. I call this RSC scrap quilt “Blend” because I was looking for blocks that would blend in with each other in a graduated manner….I was asked awhile ago what the block actually is, though. It is a Jinny Beyer BlockaWeek pattern called “Peekaboo.”  There are 37 little pieces that go in to each block. 

There’s that saying about April showers bringing May flowers…. how about May thunderstorms bringing the Iris in to bloom :)

When the storms rolled through it really cooled off to the point of needing a sweater in the early morning hours. I loved that break that we had for two days :)   It’s back to hot weather for Memorial Day Weekend. It was close to 90 degrees on Friday.

My middle son and DIL took off on the motorcycle for Washington D.C. and the Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom 2018. If you are unfamiliar with this you can visit a short informative article about it HERE.    They were riding with a local veteran’s group to D.C. where they’d then join up with the larger group.

They left this morning. I got the twins and Javis off of the bus and organized until her sister came for them and then I took Merle home with me. While my two dogs despise getting wet, on a hot day Merle likes nothing better than getting sprayed with the hose  and then he takes off and runs through the  yard…we call it the ‘zoomies’ :)

I told my son to buy him a new bone and a few squeaky toys to have here…he’s so thrilled with new toys and it makes life easier.

I hope that everyone has a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend including all of the Rainbow Scrappers that routinely link up at Angela’s on Saturdays and the Slow Stitchers for Kathy’s party on Sundays. I’ll be linking up to both…now that I have these Blend blocks done and finished the Baby Quilt ( HERE ) for Kathy’s, I am still hand quilting my Rose of Sharon quilt.

I am almost finished with another Baptist Fan stencil section and ready to mark more on the quilt. I love this stencil of Barb’s and you can find hers  HERE.

You might also enjoy : Lessons From a Nesting Mama Duck 

Flower Basket Border Progress & RSC Blend Blocks

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for the month of April is yellow.  It goes along with my poor droopy and sad daffodils that tried to welcome spring and succumbed to too much cold, snow, heavy rains, wind, etc.

We warmed up a bit towards the end of this week though Thursday was incredibly windy, with some local power outages.

I managed to piece my 3 yellow blocks for my “Blend” project this month and get them sewn on to the others, and here they are on the laundry line.

I hope to applique some yellow Little Baskets during the rest of the month and perhaps get back to my Airship Propeller blocks as well, though at this point I need to lay them all out and determine what colors are needed and what are not, etc.

I did make some progress on the latest border of the Flower Basket Medallion quilt…I added my ‘boy bird’… see how the girl is prettier…and more leaves and berries. I will have to prep more leaves for further applique which I hope to do for Slow Sunday Stitching time this weekend.

( The actual border is a bit longer than this photo but I am just showing progress thus far )

You might also enjoy : A Visit to the Springhouse ( lots of lovely antiques )

Vintage appliance entry to springhouse

Sharing at So Scrappy and Kathy’s Quilts