Saturday, April 25, 2015

RSC15 week 17, violets

These violets from my daughter's garden are the only purple this week.  My son Chris, age 47, passed away peacefully last weekend after a long struggle.  My next balloon blocks will be in memory of his Mày birthday.

Friday, April 17, 2015

SCT, new direction

This is my first post to Sew Cute Tuesday

I just cannot stay away from brights apparently.  Two weeks ago I made up a purple and white Jack in the Box block.  This week I prepared HSTs in pink and in yellow for two more blocks, but was bored with the one color blocks. So I am changing direction to some pattern with lots of brights, as below.  Just playing with ideas, searching on Pinterest.  I'm thinking about pinwheels.

Meanwhile, I finally have my latest boy quilt flimsy done.  With my gdau to help I can finish two Project Linus quilts for the May 11 half yearly charity collection at our local quilt group.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

RSC15 week 15

Up, up and away...I feel like flying with my balloons.  After a rough week of family illness, it is so satisfying to finish something pretty.  Everyone is on the mend, even sweet Popper, but she has turned into a fussy cat turning up her nose at this food and that.
Actually, I did not notice the purple balloons in the blocks until I started hunting for the border strips!  I was lucky to find good fabrics to complement them. Purple is gorgeous!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

RSC15 week 14

 I have joined a second challenge, the HST Jelly Roll Challenge, sponsored by Jelly Roll Fabrics, to make a different 16-block square each week.  All you RSC15 people have been a challenge to me to do more, so I am combining this in addition to my framed balloons.  Today I cut my first set, using purple of course.  This week's pattern is Jack in the Box, and I hope the piecing will go as well as making the patches.  Here is my first ever 16-square.