Sewing Early September

Here’s what I’ve been up to in regards to sewing in early September…

Last Sunday, over the Labor Day weekend,  I almost finished the applique on the first AirShip Propeller block. I left a bit for another day.

The week before, I’d made more blocks for this hour glass quilt top that I’d started ages ago. I had made 18 more blocks. On Sunday afternoon, I sewed them together and added 5 to the top, 5 to the bottom, and 8 to one side. I had used up all of the white fabric that I had left, from older projects at this point. ( as in white-white, not Kona Snow which I always have on hand )

Hourglass Scrap Quilt WIP

Hourglass Scrap Quilt WIP

This is where it will stay until I decide what to do next.

The color of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is a rose red / claret color with a touch of gold if we wanted to add that in. I brought out my Crossroads to Jericho top and took a look at where I was thus  far. I made four of the rose / claret shaded blocks over the weekend and three lighter, transition blocks later in the week to finish off another row.

Crossroads to Jericho Rainbow Scrap Challenge Quilt in Progress

Crossroads to Jericho Rainbow Scrap Challenge Quilt in Progress

Crossroads to Jericho measures about 46 x 58 at the moment. There’s going to be a piano key border so I may stop at this point or just add one more row on the top or bottom in the future.

I wasn’t sure if these RSC colors of rose / claret / gold would work with the Orange Peels. I had several rows sewn but not together, and many loose blocks.

On Monday before heading down to my son’s house for a Labor Day get-together, I sewed all of the Orange Peel blocks that I had thus far together.

At this point for these RSC tops I can’t really just grab fabric willy-nilly as I had been doing,  but will have to start ensuring that what I am making is going to blend in somewhere. I have four yellowish golds prepped to applique but I may not make one block from them but use them as blends in other blocks for the next row. Time will tell :)

Orange Peels Rainbow Scrap Challenge Quilt in Progress

Orange Peels Rainbow Scrap Challenge Quilt in Progress


Meanwhile I marvel at some of you who work with itsy bitsy sizes in regards to piecing quilts. To me a ‘small’ block is six inches :)  I’d never save a scrap that I couldn’t get a 2 1/2 inch square out of until recently. Now I find myself saving them for applique berries.

scraps for circles

As to other applique, I was on a prep-roll, and prepped for the next AirShip propeller block, the next Elizabeth’s Pride block, and am in process of doing the same for a Benjamin Biggs block.

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29 Responses to Sewing Early September

  1. Karen says:

    you have so many projects going and they all look fantastic!! I have the fabric chosen for the 2nd air ship block but need to press it so I can get the templates cut – I’m using freezer paper and it is working out great.

  2. Jayne Willis says:

    Each one of these quilts is amazing, when you put them together…a gorgeous burst of color!

  3. Kim says:

    The colors are totally amazing…

  4. Summer says:

    Love love love these so much! Pretty colours ♥

  5. Nita says:

    Theyre coming right along! Love the orange peel … I should probably sew mine together one of these days…

  6. You know I always say you have the best washing line in the whole of America dear Debra! Just beautiful!
    Wren x

  7. Joyce says:

    I like how you try everything! Orange peels, hourglasses, applique…..these are all on my wish list, but I doubt they’ll go any farther than that!

  8. JanineMarie says:

    I love the color combinations of your rainbow scrap projects. They aren’t the typical rainbow colors, which shows how you can really push that concept. So lovely on the line!

  9. I can’t believe how many projects you do at one time. How ever do you get it all straight and where the heck do you keep them all? You do beautiful work and wish I lived close to get some tips. Your quilts are so pretty!

  10. I was just working on some blocks for one of my RSC projects, and thinking the same as you. I need to lay things out and see what colors I need to balance out. It’s fun to see where your projects are all headed!

  11. Barb says:

    I love seeing all your quilt projects. I also like the way you display them outside to photograph. The light shining through is wonderful.

  12. I am really liking the RC quilt.

  13. Deb, oh the colors and the patterns…just gorgeous! Pam @ Everyday Living

  14. So many fun quilts! I love the Crossroads to Jericho especially. It’s a great use of 9-patches.

  15. You’ve been a busy, busy woman. :-) I’ve been doing some gardening each day and have an Irish celtic wall hanging I want to do. I have the pattern and ordered and received the material but I want to wait to get back from Ireland in case I find something there I can’t resist.

  16. Carla says:

    You have a lot going on there! They all look fantastic

  17. Chantal L. says:

    Your projects are progressing beautifully. You’ve been very busy and did a great job with all of your blocks. Love how the Orange Peel looks so far. I keep pieces as small as 1.25″, seriously. If ever you want to get rid of your small pieces, maybe we can strike a deal? ;^)

  18. Mari says:

    You have such great projects, and they all look great! Love that Road to Jericho top.

  19. I agree with the quilts reaching a certain point and then needing individual attention – mine are at that point, too.

  20. Deb says:

    So many pretty projects but those orange peels just make me smile. I fear I may have to make some more next year =)

  21. katie z. says:

    Isn’t it funny how we all perceive sizes differently? 2.5″ is the largest scrap bin I have, and I’ll save as small as 1″x4″!

  22. Susan says:

    Lots of good progress on many fronts. This week I did nada. =) Your RSC blocks are great – both patterns.

  23. Kate says:

    You’ve got some gorgeous projects in the works. Love all the scrappy goodness in each.

  24. All of your projects show nice color transitions, very good mix of the blocks. You will have some great finishes soon. Keep up the good work!.

  25. Lisa says:

    What a great progress post I love the petal/orange peels.

  26. Karen says:

    There is some gorgeous “eye candy” hanging on your clothesline.

  27. Grandma Kc says:

    That Crossroads to Jericho quilt is just beautiful. You continue to amaze me with how much you get done in one day!

  28. Preeti says:

    These are all beautiful projects! You are going to have some cozy quilts finished soon!!

  29. Jann Olson says:

    All are so beautiful! You have been so busy and accomplishing a lot. Thanks for sharing your lovely quilts with SYC.

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