Friday, June 5, 2015

Saturday in light blue...

I started a green 16 patch last month and with the kids playing and entertaining themselves on Friday morning I pulled all those 2.5 inch strips I have been cutting down from scraps this year and made some for the previous months. I still need to pull medium and make one from that but I don't seem to have ready made strips of medium blues... I did find the bin of blues so I'll pick out of there and make one to be all caught up.

While I was cutting for the 16 patch I did the twinkle star and when I went to put it with the others look what I found! Yup - I had made one back in January when we did medium blue. The one I made today  is next to the green and appears lighter than the top one so maybe they'll all work in the quilt!

I'm hooking up with the RSC Challenge on Saturday morning.  I'll be home with both kids again and we are headed to Orlando to 'Build a Bear'. Emily will be with her girl scout group and I'll be with Aidan making one for him. Daddy has to work for a few hours that day or he would have been dragged with us!
While there, I am dropping off this colorful quilt to be gifted to one of the girls in Emily's troop.

 The day after the Frozen on Ice show, she lost the ability to move for a little bit and a trip to the ER found an inoperable tumor on the base of her neck. The prognosis is not looking good but hopefully this will make her smile while she is in the hospital getting treatments. She was at the last meeting on Monday night and was walking but as she said 'I'm a bit tippy' as she was holding onto things as she walked along. I made this quilt a few years ago with the RSC Challenge and I think it is just the thing for Maddie to make her smile.

While checking my UFO list I decided to pull my snails trail quilt and attempt to make a backing for it. It is next on the list for machine quilting and hopefully will be finished this month. The top is 48x72 with these 12 inch blocks. I am planning to FMQ circles in each of the blocks - wish me luck! I'm shooting for two finishes in my head (my 16 patch from last year) but will be happy with one.


The thunder in the distance put the pool time on hold so it is board game time this afternoon.  Maybe they'll let me have a break and I can take some time to go pull parts to make a backing for this quilt. One can hope!

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for adding YET ANOTHER project to my "Quilting Wish List"!! I love your Snail's Trail quilt top and want to make on of my own. Maybe NEXT year!

    Good luck with finishing and keep up the good work on the 16 Patch blocks (and those lovely Twinkle Stars!!)

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  2. Love your blocks and quilts. What a wonderful gift for a young lady going through a difficult time. My thoughts and prayers will be with her.

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  3. So nice that you had a bright and happy quilt on hand for such an unexpected situation. I can only imagine what her family must be going through right now. The snails trail blocks are fabulous. Always fun to see finished quilts pop up out of the past.

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  4. The checkerboard is delightful and the rainbow binding was a great way to top it off. And I love to see the 16 patch (w and wo starts) come together.

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  5. A few more aquas your first time around for the 16 patch so it doesn't look like a repeat of colour. I really do have to try making some twinklers - they are so cute. I'm sure Maddie will love her quilt and know that people are pulling for her recovery. Snail's trail has always been on my list of sometime quilts, maybe next year after I finish off with Boxy Stars. A very productive week busting scraps.

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  6. You have some fabulous things happening!

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  7. I'm so sorry to hear about Emily's friend. I can't imagine what she and her family are going through. I'm sure the colorful quilt will being her comfort and warmth.
    Beautiful blocks, quilt and quilt top. You have been busy, girl.

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  8. I love those wonky stars on the blue, just like a very early morning sky. Maddie will have my prayers. What a cheerful quilt for her at this time.

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  9. All sorts of beautiful things! Your gift quilt is gorgeous, and I'm sure it will be appreciated.

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  10. And I thought sewing on a binding was an achievement!

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