Welcome to Treadlestitches!
Happy Blocks, made this year for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, are getting finished into Happy Quilts! These 3 will be donated to Project Linus.
It's such a simple block, and so much fun to make, especially with novelty print squares in the middle. Click HERE for a link to a really good tutorial on how to make them from maryquilts.com.
The blocks measure 8 in. finished, so 30 of them set 5 x 6 side by side makes a quilt 40 in. x 48 in.
The back of Quilt #1 is the rest of a bug print I've used on another baby quilt. Quilts #1 and #3 are what I call anybody quilts, meaning they're not gender specific.
Happy Quilt #2 will probably be given to a girl because of all the pink in it.
To make the backing big enough, I put a strip of charm squares down the middle.
Lastly, Quilt #3.
So many fun prints here! Race cars, dogs, tractors, trains, and of course dinosaurs.
I also love having time to sew! Every year, I spend Black Friday and the rest of Thanksgiving weekend in the sewing room, catching up on projects. Yesterday I made the treadle wheels spin! The project on the wall behind the treadle is called Two-Step, and was designed by Amanda Jean Nyberg, formerly of the crazy mom blog. It comes from this book: Scrap School: 12 All-New Designs From Amazing Quilters.
Jo Kramer of the blog Jo's Country Junction posted about making this design, and got me interested. I already had the book and most of the 2.5 in. squares ready to go. I'm piecing mine in columns rather than rows.
I finally finished the blocks for my 2020 diary/calendar quilt! Why on earth did I pick 2020 as the year to do this? It was hard to keep up enthusiasm for it during the lockdowns, etc. But there were good things that happened in 2020 too, like the birth of my Baby Buddy, so I pushed through and got the blocks done, about a year late.
The strips for the calendar quilt came from this little suitcase. Why is it still just as full as it was before? The mystery of scraps.
Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, the holiday season has begun for real. I'm wishing the joy of this time of year for all who celebrate. Happy Holidays! As for me, I'm thinking about another slice of pumpkin pie.
Cheers for reading,
Linking up with:
Angela at SoScrappy, Home of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge
Cynthia at Oh Scrap