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.

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31 Responses to RSC Scrap Quilt, Blooms & Dog Sitting

  1. Great pictures of Merle! He looks like so much fun and energy.

  2. Pat in WNY says:

    Merle looks like a happy fellow and fun to have around. I love your Rose of Sharon quilt, have you decided yet how you will quilt the borders?

  3. Love the texture of the baptist fans lines!

  4. Margie Miller says:

    Merle looks like such a neat dog….and your handwork is absolutely lovely.

  5. Christine says:

    Hi Debra, I’ve enjoyed reading your quilting (and family) blog posts for a while. Here in the UK we call those flowers (aquilegia) granny’s bonnets. We too have a weather warning for thundery storms this weekend which is a holiday weekend for us. So impressed by your hand appliqué and quilting. Chris x

  6. Mari says:

    The 37 pieces are worth it! Beautiful blocks. And that is one happy-looking dog! New toys are always fun.

  7. Angela says:

    It is always so much fun to see the blocks when they come together. Beautiful collection of colors!

  8. Kyle says:

    Your rainbow project continues to grow. The blocks are beautiful especially with the sunlight passing through. They do all blend.

  9. I really like your Blend blocks, and the way you’re sewing them together every month. They really do seem to blend! That’s quite a sky in your photo – and pretty flowers, too!

  10. Eileen says:

    Hello, your quilts are beautiful. I love the Merle mosaic and your beautiful flowers. Enjoy your day and Memorial Day weekend.

  11. that Thanks Mom pic is priceless! Bones to the rescue so you can take a breath! I know I know because I have a one year old who won’t sit down!
    I’ve never seen the pink flower… where are you located? It looks a little like things Im seeing grow here in Colorado and I want one!

  12. Joyce says:

    LOL – “the zoomies!” The only “zoomies” we have around here come from the cats – at any random moment! All 6 of them get them on their own schedules – yep, it’s a real zoo over here!
    Your flowers are gorgeous and your excellent photography skills bring them up to a level where I’d expect to see these blooming in heaven.

  13. Beautiful quilt. I have never seen a flower like you have in the first pic. Happy dog sitting!

  14. FlowerLady says:

    Your quilting is so lovely. I can’t get over how many you work on at any given time.

    Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

  15. Robin says:

    The “Blend” blocks are coming together so nicely. It’s fun to see them all together. Your Canterbury Bells are wonderful. It reminds me of Columbine but the Bells are a little more ornate. Merle is a hoot! What are you using to mark your baptist fans?

  16. JanineMarie says:

    I like your idea for the graduated color scheme in the Blend quilt. And hey, even your hand quilting project has pink! Those canterbury bells are amazing. Are they related to columbine?

  17. I love your Rose of Sharon quilting – beautiful. We have a couple of hot days and now we’re dropping like a rock and rain is coming in. Weather is still like a roller coaster. Hope of all your family has a safe and fun weekend.

  18. Judy Miller says:

    Love, love that Rose of Sharon quilt.
    Love Rose of Sharon’s–nice late bloomers to give us some late summer color.

  19. CathieJ says:

    I really like the muted tones of your RSC. Merle looks so happy. He made me smile.

  20. Gail says:

    I love seeing your Baptist fan quilting each week. I’m surprised your dog pictures are in focus…I see that he does not sit still very often!

  21. Kathy S. says:

    Your blooms are gorgeous! Have fun dog sitting. I had a Rottie years ago. It was the best dog I ever had. LOVE your Baptist fan quilting!

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Thank you Kathy. He’s half Rott and half Lab and as long as he can follow me EVERYWHERE this weekend he’s ok with missing his family. It’s like I acquired a shadow that needs to lick me every ten minutes, then have his ears scratched, then roll over for a belly rub. Non-stop all weekend long and they are stuck in Maryland! Have to get a hotel…soaked to the skin riding back on the motorcycle, hard rains, flash flood warnings, etc. So I have him another night :)

  22. Kate says:

    Your blended blocks look great! Happy slow stitching this weekend (oh and happy dog sitting too)!

  23. audrey says:

    Always a joy to see your hand quilting! And your flower pics are gorgeous as usual!:)

  24. Patricia EvansP says:

    I hopped over from Angela’s RSC post because I was intrigued by the Blend thumbnail. I like the way it is looking, but wonder how you are going to finish it since it will wind up being much longer than it is wide.
    BTW, I think your flower is really a columbine. Canterbury bells really look bells. No matter what you call them, they are beautiful.

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Patricia I am not sure how I am going to finish it….I don’t have much teal for this month and have been considering doing borders with hexie flowers at some point…just brainstorming right now

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