Sunday, February 10, 2019

Wintry Mix

Wintry mix is a term that accurately describes our weather lately, here in southeastern Wisconsin.  We have had rain, snow, below zero temps, sleet, ice, oh, and sunshine, all just this week.
So of course I'm not venturing outside much, which leaves lots of time for sewing when my Little Buddy goes home for the day.  As you can see above, I finished my little Kings Crown quilt, which I started back in November (click HERE for the post).  The centers of the blocks are crumb squares.
Here's the back.  The binding is a green I've had a long time, probably because it is so ugly (at least I think so!).  It's the right shade of green, so I can finally use some of it up.
I'm planning to send this one to Quilts for Kids.  I hope it brightens up a hospital room for a child and his/her parents.
This whole post is a wintry mix, just a mish-mash of things I've been working on lately.
I got 3 yellow stars done for my Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt made from reproduction scraps.  Here I'm laying them out on the ironing board, trying to decide what I'll eventually use for sashing fabric.  What do you think of the green?
Yellow can be a hard color for 1800s repro quilts.  It is so bright! which is great, but it tends to draw attention to itself, maybe a little too much.  So I made the star points in yellows and the centers in a contrasting fabric to calm things down a little.
I only made 3 yellow blocks, mostly for the same reason.  A little yellow goes a long way with these post-Civil War reproduction quilts. JMHO.
At last, I got around to straightening up my sewing room bookcase.  It took half a day to take everything off, dust like mad, put stuff in the basement and/or the Goodwill pile, and decide what I really needed on here.  I even weeded out the project bins on the bottom, and only kept things upstairs that I seriously plan to work on this year.  Progress!
Here's where I am on my OMG--one monthly goal--for February.  I'm hand quilting the sashing on the little redwork quilt.  There are a total of 31 sashes, and I only have 13 more to go.  But then I have to figure out what to quilt in the border.  Any ideas?
More yellow!  I'm sewing the triangles for my second RSC project, a zigzag quilt in bright colors.  I get a few done just about every morning before my grandson gets here.
So that's where I am today, ready to go up to the sewing room to do my favorite kind of "work".

I'm hoping your work this week is interesting, challenging, and fun.
Cheers for reading,
Linking up today with:
Cynthia at Oh Scrap
Angela at So scrappy
Myra at Busy Hands Quilts
Sarah at Can I Get a Whoop Whoop 

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  1. I really like your King's Crown quilt! That looks like a great way to use crumb blocks! I enjoy making them, but don't often have a good idea of how to use them in a quilt.

    1. Thanks, Diann! It took me a long time to warm up to crumb blocks, (I'm not good at random!) but now I love them too.

  2. YELLOW sewing for the RSC and a fun finish! Sounds like the recipe for a great week. Stay out of the cold!

    1. Thanks, Joyful! I loved seeing the daffodils in your post. There's hope for spring for all of us.

  3. What a cute colorful quilt. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

    1. Thanks, Cynthia! I love the weekly dose of scrap quilting I get from Oh Scrap.

  4. Such a bright and happy quilt! It will definitely make a kid smile. I love that shade of green that you used in the binding. Isn't it funny how differently each person reacts to various colors? I like your spikey yellow stars, too :)

    1. Thanks, Louise! That green binding is growing on me, especially in contrast with the rest of the colors.

  5. You know, when I first saw the blocks on the ironing board, I thought the green was part of the quilt. It looks good, so you might seriously consider it. Honestly, it all looks great. I love color for kids' quilts so you've got a 100+ from me!


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