Sunday, July 21, 2024

Oh Scrap! : Assembly Begins

I spent most of the week assembling quilt tops and sewing backings for flimsies for Many Hands and Many Hearts.  Now I have a nice queue built up to go on a longarm.


 

Really the only scrap quilting I did this week was to start to sew the blocks together on my scrappy HST quilt.  So far I just have the bottom two rows completed.  Hopefully next week I will be able to complete the top.



I have had a new distraction this weekend.  Meet Estelle.  Arthur and I went to meet her Friday and Saturday she came to our house for an extended sleep over.  So far things are going good but they both love to wrestle so separation happens often right now!


I hope they become the best of friends!


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It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up: 

  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do! 

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Friday, July 19, 2024

Sue's Quilts

Today's quilts were all donated by Sue.  She has a friend who just happens to have kids who live here in Eugene so her quilts hitch a ride and get delivered right to my living room.  It sure saves her a lot of freight charges and she is able to send completed quilts.  All I have to do is attached a label.



This one is so bright and happy.  I put it in the teen pile.  I have always loved this pattern - it is a great one for jelly rolls.  Sorry, I don't know that name of it.  Maybe someone will leave it in the comments.



This fabric in a wonderful shade of spring green is on the back.  
All of Sue's quilts are wonderfully quilted.



Who is ready for a day at the beach!



The center inset really shows the quilting.  There are crabs, starfish, an octopus or two and just about any other sea creature.



This one is my favorite of the bunch.  I love the colors and the pattern. It looks like a fairly easy block but I love that is creates a kind of pinwheel effect.




Another fabulous backing!



A pretty floral print framed in blue and pink.




More florals are found on the back.



I think this one might be another jelly roll design.  But I do spy a necessary partial seam.



Looks like some of the leftovers were used up on the backing.  And there is more pretty quilting showing up in the solid red.



And finally, this pretty black and neutral beauty.



It is even pretty from the back.


Thanks so very much Sue.  I just made the July shipments so these will be going out in August.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!







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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Back to Happy Block Quilts

 There are still a number of Happy Blocks to assemble into quilts so I spent some time one afternoon to make some quilt tops from them.

First up is this cute infant or toddler quilt made from baby-ish prints.

This one measures 40 x 40".


I had this adorable backing that fit the quilt nicely.  It has a very fun vintage feel.  

This is Happy Quilt #79.



Quilt #80 is this cute cowboy/cowgirl themed quilt.


Wendy sent in this adorable cowboy boot print.  This quilt is also 40" square.



For Quilt #81, I used some precut squares I received as alternate blocks.. The fireman and emergency vehicle themed print worked perfectly on this quilt.



This red emergency vehicle back from Debby was an easy choice. Then local quilter Cindy did a great job finishing this cute quilt up.



Next up is a butterfly themed quilt. Quilt #82 is a bit larger measuring 48 x 56".



It is hard to see but this is a purple and white woven fabric (sent in by Karen) that has tiny purple butterflies on it.  I had to add a tiny bit to the top to make the piece big enough.

If you are wondering if we are getting to the bottom of the Happy Blocks - Nope!
I projected we would make about 103 quilts so there are many more to go!

I will have more finishes to share this Friday.  We are now finishing slightly over 1 quilt per day!
I appreciate all the support I am getting in this project 💖







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Sunday, July 14, 2024

Oh Scrap! : Quick Finish

 Last Sunday, I shared my process for starting a new scrappy strip quilt out of some leftover fabrics.


Today, I am ready to share the finished quilt!

I am really pleased with how it turned out.  I hope that it finds its way to some young teen.

This quilt measures about 55 x 70.



There are some great inspirational saying on some of the fabrics.



I used this fabulous striped fabric that Nann sent me long ago.  I love this fabric so I have been holding onto it until the perfect quilt came along.  I think I still have enough for another quilt.

Now that I finished this project, I am going to have to find some more scrappy bits that inspire my next donation quilt.  Not sure yet what that will be....

Maybe it is time to get out some orphan blocks!


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It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up: 

  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do! 

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Friday, July 12, 2024

Lots of Two Step Finishes

 I thought I only had four finished Two Step quilts to share today but I was surprised by five.

These quilts go together so quickly!

I will admit that most of these quilts made with these blocks all look the same.  I even find it hard to differentiate them and I get to see them up close.  So I was really pleased that I received some fall-themed panel pieces to make some of the quilts more unique.

This lovely one is Two Step quilt #5.  The panel was sent in by Stephanie.  The blocks used in this quilt all have a food theme to them.



Stephanie also sent in these two backing fabrics.  This quilt measures 43 x 52"




We received a lot of blocks with sunflowers on them.  We put them into this lovely quilt.  Sadly, we have had nothing but blaring sunshine so it is hard to photograph these.  Up close, these quilts are full of color. Janet (my quilt holder) laid this one out and stacked it up so I could sew the top together.  She is not a quilter so she has a lot of fun helping out.



With sunflowers on the front of quilt #6, we had to put them also on the back.  Stephanie donated this lovely red and gold fabric. 

This quilt measures 51 x 60". 


Both the layout and the block theme for quilt #7 is nonexistent.  None of the blocks have a theme - they are all just made with pretty fall fabrics.  And Janet laid out the blocks in no particular order.  I actually really like this quilt.  The blocks seem to just disappear, and the quilt appears to just be awash in pretty fabrics.


Jean sent in the pretty colorful leaf print.  I added in some of the leftovers from previous quilts to finish out the backing. I should also mention that a lot of these bindings on these quilts were prepped and donated.  It is so nice to be able to immediately sew on a binding right after it is quilted!

This quilt measures 51 x 60".


Quilt #8 I call the "kissing" layout.  We laid out the blocks so like fabrics appear to kiss corners.

This quilt also measures 51 x 60".


The lovely fabric on the back of this quilt was sent in by Carol.



And finally, here is quilt #9 of the Two Step block drive.  These blocks also "kiss" but I used blocks that had a black background in the focus square.



I used the rest of this lovely fabric sent in by Karen. It is a dark olive color and I have used it before on another quilt.  Can you guess what size this quilt is?

So there you have it.  We are already on Two Step quilt #9 and we are fairly early on in this drive.  Monday I will be taking a stack of 25 quilts to the hospital.  I haven't decided if I will include any of these fall-colored quilts. - I might wait until August September and October.  It is nice that I have a large stash of finished quilts and can pick and choose now.

I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend.  If you are hiding inside with the AC and want something to do, feel free to pull some scraps and make some Two Step blocks. 


Wednesday, July 10, 2024

RWB Churn Dash Block Drive Round Up

I promised you a summary of our latest Churn Dash block drive and I am finally getting around to it.  I was hoping I would receive some finished RWB quilts today so I could include them in this post but it just didn't happen.  I will still add a few photos to make it interesting...



We received 1428 blocks from 48 people which was just slightly lower than last year (but really not by much).  I have only finished 13 quilts so far.  Many are still in the pipeline at longarm quilters, waiting to be sewn together or waiting to be bound.  But I think we will end up with about 20 quilts - 6 less than last year.  Most of the blocks we received this year were the 6" size so it takes more to make a quilt top.  But I still have hopes that I can stretch out the remaining blocks I haven't sewn yet into a few more quilts.



This block drive was the first drive to get our labels attached to them.  I always feel so good every time I see one of these on the back of the quilt.  There are SO many hands and hearts supporting this project.  I really do appreciate all the generosity!



I mentioned before that we received a number of large spools of thread - they really came in handy for this block drive. The colors were perfect.  We also received two bolts of batting.  Batting is my personal biggest expense, so the help is very appreciated.



These Two Step blocks are the current block drive.  This block drive runs until the end of August so there is still lots of time to make some blocks.  You can read more about the block in this post.

 I will be sharing a big handful of Two Step quilts on Friday.
Maybe you will spy your blocks in those!


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Sunday, July 7, 2024

Oh Scrap! : Gifted Panel Bits

I was digging around in the panel bits and scraps gifted to Many Hands and Many Hearts and came across some fun things.  I have been needing to make a teen appropriate quilt and this should fit the bill.



Here are the bits as they came.



The first step was to get everything all trimmed up so I know what I have to work with


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I then pulled some matching large chunks that needed using up.



I then started making some colorful strips.  I know I want the quilt about 55" wide so I initially cut all the strips roughly 57".




I think this is close to what I want.  Now I just need to sew up all the strips.  I will be leaving a couple areas unsewn until I know how long the quilt is turning out.  I might need to add in a few more strips to get the length I want.  (I could do a bunch of quilt math but I also like to just let quilts kind of make themselves.) 

You will have to wait until next week to see any additional changes!



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It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up: 

  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do! 

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