Saturday, January 10, 2015

Blue Skies


Well, we finally had some blue skies even though the cold is still will us.  I even ventured out for a bit, to soak in some vitamin D and to escape from the house.  But upon returning, I thought I should tackle my RSC15 blocks with this month's color - medium blue.


A couple of 9-patch houses.  These are for a quilt with 20 houses in the center and 26 stars around the outside.  So a start to the houses.


And two Saw Tooth Star blocks for that outside border.  I will be using my scrap muslin as backing to both the houses and stars and really hope that will empty that basket by the end of the year.


And a Danish Woven Heart block which will be a nice 'Angel' quilt for Gene come next Christmas.

I still have the blocks to make for the Heritage Stars pattern.  Hopefully there will be blue skies again tomorrow for some incentive.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon 

30 comments:

  1. I've never seen the woven heart block before, so pretty! Looks like you got lots of great blocks made this week, you'll have several nice quilts at the end of the year. Best of all, those fabrics are out of the scrap bin now!

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  2. These are lovely blocks. I would love to make these houses and heart blocks. I will have to see if I can figure out the sizes of the pieces. You are going to have some amazing quilts.

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  3. great start to some great looking quilts

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  4. Lovely blocks. I especially like the heart one.

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  5. Oh to me it is still super cold outside. I'm looking forward to hopefully being able to stay in today and keep warm.

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  6. Good old nine-patch. Sometimes it's fun just to do that basic block. There's something comforting about nesting those seams together.

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  7. Hope you have blue skies today, Sharon. I love a good muslin scrap basket-- especially when there are a couple of different shades in there. Have a great weekend.

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  8. Oh I especially love your little houses Sharon!!

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  9. Love your blocks - you are so creative…..
    xxx

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  10. Beautiful blues. Looking forward to seeing your 2015 Rainbow projects develop.

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  11. great looking blocks. I have often mused over making a quilt using muslin, giving a quilt a very 'antique' look and feel right from the beginning.

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  12. Love your blue blocks and waiting for the skies to open up here. We got over an inch of rain yesterday. I'm ready for the sun!

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  13. We woke up this morning to gray skies, lots of rain, and 32 degree temps. Go to church, don't go to church....difficult to decide. Since I teach Sunday School I go unless it's just very dangerous and thank goodness it got a tad warmer while we were in church. Last week, though, we had some very cold days but with that beautiful sun shining bright. I can do fine if I can just see the sun. Days without it make me grumpy as an old bear. :) blessings, marlene

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  14. It was finally warm enough here for the grands to go sledding! Love your blocks. I have a thing for house blocks so I think that us going to be a spectacular quilt.

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  15. Love the flowered house and the woven heart looks cool.

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  16. I love your blue blocks and hope the skies will be blue again soon.

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  17. Love the idea of the house and star blocks. And that woven star is adorable.

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  18. I like the idea of the house and star quilt. It is going to be a beautiful quilt in rainbow colors. I don't think I have seen a Danish Wiven Heart block before, very pretty.

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  19. Lovely blocks sharon , like the idea of the nine patch houses .

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  20. That nine patch house is totally cool! Love all the blue. Hugs and stay warm. :)

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  21. Great blocks Sharon and it looks like you still have plenty of blues left!!

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  22. The blues look great. I'll bet the vitamin D also felt good.

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  23. Neat 9-patch house blocks! I'm a sucker for house blocks. Sweet angel quilt heart block. Happy to hear you have a break in the weather. Have a good week.

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  24. Boy you sure are with it for the RSC15! I haven't decided what I want to do yet! Those scraps in the first photo sure do look yummy though!

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  25. I love that woven heart block and all the blues are just gorgeous. Good for you to get out and soak in some vitamin D...we all should do that more often. Maybe I should drag my machine outside to sew! :O)

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  26. No need to feel blue about these pretties! Great scrapiness and thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

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  27. I really love those blues...every block!

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  28. ooh, love the houses, have about a hundred blue nine patches sewn, thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. Ooo, some great ideas for scrap blocks there!

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