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


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,


  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

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

  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! :)

  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.

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

  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.

  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.

  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

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

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

  11. Pretty! I especially like the star.

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