Saturday, April 12, 2014

Scrappy Saturday

Being that it is Saturday, it is time to post on my “purple” work for this week for the RSC14.

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That brings the blocks to four now.  Being such a large block, the quilt is growing quickly.

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I met a high school friend for lunch this week and we started our visit off by meeting at a quilt shop.  The shop is incredible and a bit overwhelming with so many bolts of fabric.  I really only needed some black and white stripes for bindings, but I saw some fabric that called my name as I walked past.  It was in the “food” section – macaroni and cheese.  Well…..one of my grandsons is a mac and cheese fanatic so I had to make him a bib with it.
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I think he approved of it.  High five anyone?????

The blocks for my Goodnight Irene quilt are now finished.  I made it a bit larger so it can be used as a lap quilt.

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I’ll be linking this to SEWjo Saturday.
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I’ve done a wee bit more sewing this week, but can’t show that yet.  As well, I’ve had a large order of shirts and hats that have needed to be embroidered.  The machines have been kept busy.   Using a cheap wine rack is a great way to store stabilizers for the machine embroidery.

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The rest of the week has been pretty boring – thank goodness – with semi annual checkups (dental cleaning, dermatology checkup, etc.) 

41 comments:

Teresa in Music City said...

What a handsome little fellow with his brand new bib!!! He looks very happy indeed - you did well Grandma :*) And your SS blocks look wonderful!!! They are huge aren't they? I love the way this quilt will be done so quickly with these big blocks.

Cindy Nielsen said...

I really like your purple block. All of them look great. I am particularly fond of string blocks and these have that look.

Hilachas said...

I hate having to do all that semi-annual stuff too, as well as spring cleaning or anything else that takes me away from my sewing room. Your purple blocks is lovely and looks so pretty with your other blocks. Love that mac and cheese bib.

Candace said...

The purple blocks are really coming along nicely, Mary! What a perfect bib for your grandson! Also, your Japanese x block quilt is so stunning. Nice work!
Cheers!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Your blocks look great! And I love the mac 'n cheese bib~ high five! :-) Have a happy weekend!

Maureen Heywood said...

Your blocks look so good individually in each colour but put together in this setting they are super.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Beautiful blocks and sweet bib and what a cutie for a model he is quite handsome.

Caryl W said...

What a cute grandson and clever little mac and cheese bib. I really like your purple block...checked the other colors too...awesome!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love those blocks! BUT oh, my, love the mac n cheese fabric!!

Vera said...

Nice projects!

Nat Palaskas said...

You have done great for this week Mary. The RSC14 block, the goodnight Irene quilt, shopping and the bib for a young man! The bit I like best was shopping with friend - Hugs Nat

Stephanie said...

Love all of the black and white backgrounds. Such great blocks. There is something awesome about mac and cheese, no matter what your age.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

That bib is so cute ... it would have been hard to have walked away from it, especially with a mac & cheese aficionado in the family! ;-)

Your Goodnight Irene is beautiful! I love the purples you chose for this month's block.

Cathy said...

I love your purple block. It is going to make a stunning quilt. The Mac and Cheese bib is almost as adorable as the sweetie wearing it. Hugs

Rhonda said...

Wow, I am totally in love with your RSC blocks. Where can I purchase a pattern?

SewCalGal said...

That purple block certainly caught my attention, but all your projects are lovely. Of course, that bib and gson are adorable.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Bouts Choisis said...

I think that's my favourite block so far. I love purple although I never seem to have much purple fabric. Your "Goodnight Irene" has turned out really well. Was it you who gave it that name?

Cathy said...

I love your bright scraps against the b/w fabrics. And that bib is just the cutest!

Wacky Woman said...

I like all your work; but, darn that's a cute little boy!

Sheila said...

Love your soul searching blocks. Little guy likes his cool bib : )

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love the wine rack idea! And the macaroni fabric! And Goodnight Irene! :) Loved your post....blessings, marlene

Kay said...

I love these blocks, it is going to be an amazing quilt.

Barb said...

tooo stinking cute....that little one is adorable and so loves his bib...

Kim said...

The blocks are stunning! The bib is super cute ( so is your grandson) and thank you for the great tip for stabilizers! Mine keep moving around,lol! Thank you for linking up to SEWjo Saturday!!!!

quiltmania said...

Your blocks look great, and that bib. Adorable!

quiltmania said...

Your blocks look great, and that bib. Adorable!

Marie Joerger said...

Love the white with black background against the POP of bright color! The wine rack is a great idea! Going to have to find me one of those :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your Rainbow Scraps are turning into some beautiful blocks - what a great plan! Your grandson looks so cute with his mac and cheese bib!

Sue said...

Love your little bloke in his mac'n'cheese bib.

Quilt Hollow said...

I've been missing...popping in to catch up, always a joy.

Connie said...

That macaroni fabric is so cute and perfect for a little bib for a sweetie!! Your big purple block looks so neat and of course Goodnight Irene is beautiful! Thanks for the idea of using a wine rack for storage, I'm going to do that!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

That bib is so cute!!! What kid doesn't love mac n cheese?

Your color quilt is turning out quite nice too. I like that purple block!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

what a perfect photo with your Grandson wearing his MacNcheese Bib while eating his mac n cheese! Goodnight Irene is such a pretty pattern and yours is lovely too........I have not had time to blog nor sew since I got back into my genealogy addiction! LOL.....there's always something to get obsessed with, it seems.....

Libby in TN said...

I make bibs for my MIL, but we call them "aprons". I like your design and will try to adapt it to an adult size.

OPQuilt said...

What a cute kid with that mac-n-cheese bib! Don't all we commenters gravitate toward that image?

But your color purple block turned out smashingly--I think I really like it because the contrast against the black and white fabrics just pops! And I love seeing it with the other blocks, too. That's like my selvage blocks--at 10", that quilt will grow quickly.

Have fun with the "tune-ups," as my sister used to call those doctor check-up appointments.

Elizabeth

Michele said...

I just love your blocks. That quilt is going to be gorgeous.

Sandra said...

I really like the blocks for your Rainbow Scrap Challenge. It looks like a fun way to use up scraps!

em's scrapbag said...

Oh my goodness, I love your Goodnight Irene quilt! Great scrappy wonderfulness. The mac and cheese bib and it's recipient are darling.

PugMom said...

I love your scrappy blocks. I've bought the book in hopes of making one myself. And I love your idea for storing stabilizers!

Barbara said...

Love the quilt designs and what a fun bib.

Preeti Harris said...

I came over to your blog from Love, Laugh Quilt. And then I saw Irene's Quilt. I love the simple pattern and the stunning effect. It is a really gorgeous quilt. A few weeks ago, I wrote a tutorial for Half-Snowball Block that fits perfectly in your design for Irene's Quilt. If you have a minute, I would encourage you to check it out - http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/2014/05/serendipity.html
Have a great day!!!