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 !

merle with bunny ears edit

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


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23 Responses to RSC Blend Blocks, Applique & Hand Quilting

  1. Karen says:

    you are coming along nicely on all of your projects – have a great Easter with your family

  2. Pat in WNY says:

    I love the Rose of Sharon quilt; your Baptist fan quilting is perfect for this applique. Happy Easter!

  3. BillieBee says:

    Your quilt is lovely of course, but I got distracted by your bunny pup….tooooo cute! I’m still smiling. Happy Easter.

  4. Joyce says:

    Hoppy Easter, Merle! (Had to get that out of the way!:))
    Nice progress on the quilting! The purple blocks are a great example of how dark and light placement alters the entire perspective and depth of a design.
    You’d think a fairly late Easter would bring us nice weather. We’ve got 30 degrees in the forecast. Not sure how my post-dinner outside egg hunt will go off….sigh!
    And a blessed Easter to you, dear friend! May Our Lord continue to bless you with the joy of your beautiful family!

  5. Karen in Breezy Point says:

    Your quilting is beautiful–such tiny stitches! Happy Easter!

  6. What a lovely dog.
    Coffee is on

  7. Happy Easter to you and yours. I’m guessing the hunting for eggs may be indoors. :-) Beautiful quilt work.

  8. Ivani Vieira says:

    Your quilkting is perfect for Rose of Sharon Quilt. Wonderful. Great progress with the other projects.
    Hope you will get some sunshine for celebrate Easter. Happy and blessed Easter for you and family

  9. Sandra Croley says:

    Nice blocks and very nice quilting! I’ll have to look into that stencil.

  10. Liz says:

    Love your quilting on the gorgeous applique quilt. Its stunning!

  11. Loved seeing the baptist fan quilting! Good idea to change threads in the arcs over the dark appliques!
    Happy Easter!

  12. I really like your Blend blocks! And the Rose of Sharon quilt is beautiful – I love the texture your quilting is giving it.

  13. Kyle says:

    Just look at all that quilting. Beautiful. Happy Easter to you too

  14. Margie Miller says:

    Your work is so lovely and the dog is very cute as the Easter bunny. :)

  15. Gail says:

    Lovely texture from the fans. Changing the thread colour is a great idea!

  16. barb says:

    Happy Easter!
    Your fan quilting looks great and I haven’t seen it done this way – love it.
    super cute puppy picture :)

  17. Deb says:

    Love your quilting! (sorry, thought I had commented on this already). Hope you have a wonderful Easter with family.

  18. Sherrie says:

    Love your Rose of Sharon quilt. Beautiful
    Have a great day!

  19. Ann says:

    Your Rose of Sharon is coming along wonderfully. The fans look lovely on it. So smart to quilt across the applique.

  20. I do hope you got the sunshine you deserve for your Easter weekend! I am happy as a pig in mud being in South Korea for Easter (it’s a tad low-key here) but it’s delightfully cool compared to Bangkok… now if I can just find some chocolate eggs in all this mud I’d be a happy bunny too!

  21. Kay says:

    Lovely work, I particularly like the Rose of Sharon quilt

  22. Cathy says:

    Great looking Purple and Green blocks for the RSC. Love the bunny, our eggs would be very frozen like -24C in the morning. Great stitching on the rose quilt.

  23. Susan says:

    LOL, great Easter bunny substitute player! Your hand quilting project is moving along steadily, it seems to me. The RSC look great, that was a good pattern choice for the year.

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