Friday, September 1, 2017

RSC week 35

WORKING BACKWARDS

This week was another profitable scrappy quilting time for me.  It began when I found two fleece blankets to use as backing for Project Linus quilts.  They had hidden behind piles of fabric for a couple of years.  Last week I made a Mile a Minute top to be used with the silly one.  Purple penguins go with anything, so it is pinned and ready to quilt.



That left the other fleece and I determined to use it right away.  Here it is with a few of the fabrics I chose for the top. 



I think the easiest top to make is a row quilt with no seams to match.  The pieces I chose had to be, for the most part, the full width of fabric.  I also joined a chain of charms for one row and in another I used some orphan 4-patch blocks.  It's a girl quilt which will have the nice rosy fleece for backing.  



I was delayed a bit due to some dental work  but got it finished in a day.   I paired up two strips at a time and then measured the length.  I just did that until it was long enough, about 52 inches.  So this is my girl's pink, blue and purple top ready to be pinned.  



I did not have a chance to even sort through and locate my orange bits for September's challenge.  That will officially begin tomorrow and I'll be back to making my usual monthly rainbow blocks.

The weather has definitely cooled off here, such a delight.  I do pray especially for the folks in Texas who survived Katrina only to have this second devastation.  So much loss!  And so many kind people doing what they can to help.  

I'm linking up with 
Rainbow Scrap Challenge at


16 comments:

  1. Those are such bright, happy quilts. I've finished a few projects for Project Linus in August, too. Happy sewing! Andrea

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  2. Your Project Linus quilts will definitely be loved and used! When you back a quilt with fleece, do you put a layer of batting inside?

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  3. What a cute quilt top for a girl. Love how it came together.

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  4. Look closely, Paula! There are bits of ORANGE in both of those quilt tops. Have fun with the making of your RSC blocks!!

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  5. Oh my. What a cute quilt top for a ltitle girl!

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  6. Love all the butterfly fabrics in your girlie quilt top! That will definitely make a little lady smile :)

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  7. Row quilts are great for showcasing themed prints. It's a great looking quilt.

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  8. That's some great charity work going on. I bought some of that polar fleece yesterday too. It was on special for $3 per metre. It is going on the back of small quilts we are giving to the police dept. They give one to every child that is removed from their home and put into foster care...

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  9. Cute girls' quilt - love the butterflies and the dolls!

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  10. so colourful will delight the little girl who is lucky to get this. Not tried fleece as a backing a great idea as it is so soft and cuddle for little ones

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  11. Always nice to use up old fabrics! Some little girl will love it. Hope your tooth is okay--dental work is the worst. Have a good week!

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  12. Cute! I've never used fleece for backing. I'll have to give it a try since I have a couple of pieces.

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  13. I've never used fleece before, either. Those quilts are going to be fabulously cuddly hugs for children who'll need them.

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  14. Nice job! I love the penguins. And agree the other fabrics needed to me used in whole strips. They turned out perfect.

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  15. "purple penguins go with anything" favourite line! Must remember that! Such happy quilts--must remember to do this with fleece backing.

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  16. Cute girls' quilt - love the butterflies and the dolls!


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