Saturday, January 16, 2021

Pinks!

 After not getting into the sewing room all week to use the machine..... I managed to sew up these two blocks this morning while Emily was playing with my Accuquilt cutter making more HST's for me.  I have a good amount in the bucket to select from now! I decided to do a neutral 4.5 inch square in the middle on these. This is a 12 inch block so I plan to make another one so I'll have 20 at the end of October.... and 25 or 25 if I continue and make brown and black ones for the last two months.



Another block is this one - which makes a 16 inch block.  This one turned out pretty light. I have the 4 patches sewn with a darker pink. I just need to pull and cut all the other parts and stitch it together.



I plan to be in my sewing room most of the day today... with a few breaks to make soft pretzels with the sourdough starter, and check on the chickens out back. No horses today - I told Emily despite being allowed to go to school still, we really should not be going places as Aidan is still in quarantine until Thursday. I plan to work on my pink table runner, sew some crumb blocks and pin the stashbuster quilt for machine quilting tomorrow. I also need to pull fabrics for the Plus blocks and stitch my Hexagon for the day.

We had a family game night last evening. The kids got a domino set and they taught us adults how to play. It involved trains! It was pretty neat and we played 3 rounds. Grandma's friend Betty has been going over for game day Sunday's and taught them how to play last year.

My Grammy Myott's Singer 501 machine in a treadle table was also moved into my sewing space last night by the kids. I have not used it in years, so I might pull it out and see if it needs oil -it was seized up when I tried it a few years ago and after lots of oil it was back and running.  Maybe I'll make the RSC Challenge quilt using this machine this year? We will see.

Linking up with the RSC Challenge.


14 comments:

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those are pretty blocks! I love the one with all the HSTs, and it sounds nice to have a helper in your sewing room. The train domino game is a fun one! Enjoy your sewing day today!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Nice PINK blocks for the RSC, Deb!!

Julierose said...

Nice choices for RSC blocks this year...I haven't been able to get into my pink scraps--just not "doin' it" for me somehow..I am waiting for a bolt out of the blue to hit me hahaha
Hugs, Julierose

LA Paylor said...

I really like that first block a lot. It's going to look super the way you make things!

Uh, I didn't know you had someone in quarantine. Of course you can't go out and possibly infect innocent people... if we all quarantined when possibly carrying virus, it might stop the spread. Good for you to do the right thing even when it's difficult

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

What pretty blocks!! and yay for Emily cutting you more!! thats the best!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

good luck with the sewing machine and so nice that the kids like to help with the accuquilt - I can see that interest for them. Hope your boy keeps on being well.

Jenny said...

Pink is such a bright happy colour, and you have made a good start with your pink progress. Good luck with getting the old machine up and running again.

Cathy said...

Those are a couple of neat blocks. I kind of like that one in pastel. I don't have many pastels but I have been looking around for something to do with the ones I have. I think I may have found it! I'm thinking I may use 3.5 inch and 2 inch pieces though for a smaller block.

We play a lot of games...is the domino game you played called Mexican Train? That's one of the ones we play.

And we eat a lot of things made with sourdough too...breads, crackers, ,pizza dough...yummm...

Ray and Jeanne said...

Love that first block! My grandchildren all like that domino game. When the youngest was too young to play, he played with the trains and was quite happy. ~Jeanne

Maggie said...

Love the four patches.The quarantine for two weeks is difficult but worth it. We are blessed with neighbours and friends who kindly did grocery shopping for us. We had to rely on others, not easy to do. It showed us how incredible our community is, how well everyone can work together when needed in difficult times. Hope you have support and a village looking after you and your family.

Frédérique said...

Beautiful pink blocks, nice to have some help to cut HST ;)

maggie fellow said...

that looks like a great block for rsc - and to have helpers is sew nice

Ellen said...

Great blocks Deb! I like both but I am drawn to the soft pastel one. I think it would be great to use in an old-fashioned looking quilt.

Susie H said...

Very pretty blocks and I whole-heartedly agree that the 501 should come out to play! My parents played dominoes. That's been a long time ago ...