Saturday, March 30, 2019

Last Scrap Happy Saturday in March Already!

It's the end of March already!  Time to bring on SPRING!  Today I worked on longarm quilting two of my RSC projects:

Above is my Little Letters QA.  I started this little quilt back in 2015 when Temecula Quilt Company had a quilt along.  The colors that month were blacks, brown, and grey.  I had to get moving on this quilt because the deadline for me to have it done is TOMORROW!  It is my OMG (One Main Goal for March.)  Tune in tomorrow for Slow Sunday Stitching to see if I got the binding done.  I did an all-over stipple on it for the quilting.  I like the texture and it's quick and easy.   

My brain has been busy this week with spring break.  Our school district only had three days off school, while the school district where I usually work had the whole week off.  I worked at our son's school those two extra days.  The weather is finally warm enough (in the 50's) to start quilting again.  My Nolting 23" is in the house that isn't heated all of the time.  When the aluminum head of the longarm gets cold it tends to skip stitches.  The waiting period is over.  I should finishing more quilts now!

Above is my hourglass quilt that was another of my RSC projects.  I made blocks in the colors of the month plus a neutral.  This is one of my H2H contributions this year.  I have been participating in the H2H quilt drive at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for several years now.  I'm hoping to finish about five for the charity called Jack's Basket this year.  The quilts are supposed to be 36" square.  I also finished quilting this little darling.  The little nine patch was mixed in on purpose.  Jack's Basket is a charity that gives a special basket to celebrate with parents with new babies that just happen to have Down Syndrome.  Since I know the life of a family of Down Syndrome well, the one "different" block represents the fact that it's okay to be different.

I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for the RSC19.


Here's my helper working on cleaning the muddy floor with the shop vac.  The shop vac is one of the best things to use when it comes to dry mud and threads.  Regular vacuum cleaners just don't hold up to all those strings being twisted around the piece parts of a vacuum.

He's such a great worker.  Funny that he is wearing his shirt today that says, "Half-listening as usual".  He always cracks me up!  He's such a blessing to our lives.


  1. Looking forward to seeing the completed quilts! I notice you used your 7 Treasures template on the Hourglass quilt. Are you loving that board? Glad to see that O is keeping busy in the studio, too! :o))

  2. I like your addition of a different block! Now I'm going to go look to see if you finished the Little Letters.