Saturday, August 12, 2017

Kids, Books, Scraps, and Quilts

It's a scraptastic Saturday around here, and I've got my blocks done for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this month.  August's color is neutral.  Hmm, can I do neutral? 
Neutral is tough with novelty fabrics, so I decided to go for fabrics with light backgrounds.  Here's my strawberry house.   Mmm, strawberries.
This one is nice and weird.  The main fabric is printed with bandaids, and for some reason there are bugs on the bandaids.  So the door has a bug, too.
Here's a house for me.  Save our flowers, save our pets, save our trees, save our planet!
A dotty house, sugary sweet with smiling flowers in the sky.
Three Pooh bears are peeking out of this house.  From the tropical sea shell print on the roof, we can see that the Poohs have left foggy England behind for sunny Florida.  They do need to work on their spelling.
And lastly, the orange house, probably also in Florida.  Or maybe California.
I decided the neutral theme really wouldn't fit with the Buckeye Beauty blocks, so I'm skipping those this month.
Making blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is the most fun I've ever had doing homework.

This homework comes in a close second--my blocks for the Children's Library Quilt, hosted by Pat Sloan.
The official block for August is this one.  I can't stop using Dr. Seuss fabric!  I got these scraps at the rummage sale at the quilt museum in June.  There's Clifford fabric in there, too.
I'm making 12 blocks for my Children's Library Quilt, instead of the 9 Pat is giving us, so I've been finding blocks elsewhere and using the book character fabrics to sew them up.  This block is modified from Cross Keys by Gina Gempesaw, block #573 in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, vol. 6.
I changed the center to a solid square, and put the Very Hungry Caterpillar in there.

Lately I've been doing more quilting, as well as piecing.  Here's something I actually finished.
It's a baby quilt, made of flannel, for charity.
I tried to get my youngest grandson to post with it, but he was just too busy.
He did curl up with it later on the floor.  Tired, but fighting sleep.
I washed the quilt after he went home, and it's even more cuddly now.
Clean and soft, and ready to go to a new home.

I am so lucky!  I get to enjoy the things I love most every week--kids, books, scraps, and quilts.
How was your week?
Join me at the linky parties at Busy Hands Quilts and So Scrappy.


  1. Your love shows in all the houses and other blocks you've made. Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks, PaulaB! I enjoy seeing the quilts you make for Project Linus.

  2. Kids, books, scraps, and quilts? Yep! Sounds like the perfect week.

    1. Sure was! Looks like you had a great week, too!

  3. Pretty houses and he looks like a bundle of energy! So fun you get to spend time with a grand each week.

    1. I am very lucky. He gives great hugs, too.

  4. Wow, you've done great! Those houses are going to make for some fun, happy quilts!

    1. Thanks, Magpie Sue! I still have no idea how I'm going to put them together, or even how many I need! It's just so much fun making them.


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