Friday, August 16, 2013

Red Saturday


Gosh, I have gotten behind on the Rainbow QAL.  I did do this mini quilt from 'Simply Charming-Minis'  and it will be used for my quilt guild challenge - due Sept.  But Sheila over at Sew, Cook and Travel always is right there every Saturday (well Friday night) and makes me kick myself.  I haven't touched my machine all day, sooooooo.......



I have to admit, I have a box full of HSTs and I can raid my pre-cut barrels - I have a lot of red.  So my large 16.5" star block went together really quickly - I have all my white background cut for each star for the year, so that helped too.




Yep, more HSTs used up and that size barrel pulled, the 2.5" lites I have a box full of so quick placement.  And I had the green strips for the stems from the scrap basket currently on the table.  Whiz-Zing - I feel so much better.  I may have to make another red leaf as I always add a bit of whimsy in one of the blocks - these don't have that.

I will link up with SoScrappy for RSC13

REMINDERS



Today is the last day to link up for Pets on Quilts - cats, dogs, other pets, EQ design or animal quilt - I know I have seen so many of these thru blogland.
You can find the linky HERE at LilyPad Quilting.  Voting will take place next week - 18th-24th.



And the linky is open HERE at SwimBikeQuilt - there are several quilts posted already.  The link will be open until Sept 30, so you still have time to make and donate a quilt. If you already have your quilt(s) done, you don't have to wait until Sept, link up now while fresh on your mind.

I will be away for the day, but will reply to any comments once I get home.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

16 comments:

  1. Yah! Good for you! I didn't mean to stress you there. Oh my. But don't you just love having squares and HST's that you can pull and put to work.
    L-O-V-E your red mini.
    Pun intended :D

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  2. Grinning.....had to catch up with Sheila. Great blocks!

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  3. Oh great effort AND so quickly accomplished too! Thank heavens for having organised scraps!
    Love the second block with the green strip...very interesting block that one! :)

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  4. I am loving all those reds. Those leaves on the stem are on my "must make some day" list. I always look forward to seeing what you are up to. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. What a gorgeous collection of reds you have Sharon.

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  6. Beautiful red bits you have! Love your star block and those flower bottoms are very cute. Red is just such a fun color to work with. Enjoy your day.

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  7. The 16 patch star and stem leaves are gorgeous in red. Love all of your organization ideas, too. More lovely WIP's you have there.

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  8. This is a good reminder for me Sharon...I need to get my scraps cut do I'll have some precuts to use when I'm ready for my next scrap quilt! Blessings, Marlene

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  9. All that work precutting really made quick work of those blocks. What a great collection. Thanks for playing along.

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  10. It does make a big difference to have scraps pre-cut into usable pieces. Your blocks look great!

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  11. Pretty! I especially like the star.

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  12. How fun that you add a bit of whimsy. Every quilt needs that.

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