Saturday, July 16, 2016

In the Pink - Finally!!

With the busy days of summer, I thought I would never get to sewing my pink scraps. I’ve had the cats/kittens and Dresdens cut out for a couple weeks, along with the RSC Sampler blocks. But other things intervened until mid-week, when I was finally able to put the (sewing machine) pedal to the metal!


What would pink be without two litters of kittens with their mamas? If it looks like other colors are showing through, that’s because they are. Ahem. I just lazy-pinned these over my Aria quilt blocks on my design board.

And then below are the Indian Hatchet blocks for the RSC column-along. I decided to do those in the darkest and brightest shades of pink. They are sewn into one long strip but sort of U’ed for this picture. Again, lazy.


But you can see them below, actually sewn in what will be their permanent position between the teal pinwheels and the brown whatever-they’re-called’s. Until the other colors are sewn, this is as far as I care to venture with putting these together. They will not be in rainbow order, obviously.


I mentioned in my last post that I had been to a Farm Girl Vintage Retreat last week (I went to one last year, too, since they are local). Lori Holt has released a cute new Farm Fresh fruit stand pattern as well as four new blocks: watermelon, peach (in my case I am calling it an apricot), peas and carrots. Any of her 6” block patterns fit into the jar, and I plan to complete my fruit soon. There are nine jars, and my first two are below.


A couple posts ago I mentioned that I was doing a red, white and blue flag block as a surprise for the retreat guest of honor, Cathy P from Tasmania. Well, actually I did three (as did most of us); one for CathyP that we each signed, one for Lori Holt, and one to keep for ourselves. So we all signed each others’ blocks, and mine is below. I will finish it into a quilt sometime next summer before 4th of July.  No rush now, hehehe.


The pears and the strawberry are for future jam jars. I have no idea why I sewed my strawberry pink. I am going to re-do it in reds because strawberries are red, aren’t they? I also want to do honey (using a 6” bee block), cherries, blueberry (using blue fabric on the cherry block), and then a couple veggies I haven’t decided on yet.

And that’s it from my sewing room for now. I expect to work on my pink Dresdens and pink vintage sheet rail fence blocks this week. But every day next week I have something going on: Monday my granddaughter Lauren will be here. Luckily, she loves to sew (and I bought her some cute flamingo fabric), so we may get some sewing in. On Tuesday they’re FINALLY coming to do our rain gutters and heat tapes. Wednesday is pretty open, but Thursday will be spent with my cousin and her daughter to help them set up their Etsy shop. I have given them most of my inventory (vintage patterns, vintage fabrics and other things). I will probably keep my vintage sheets for a few more months - and the laces will be sold off at a retreat I will be attending in September. Then I’m free!!!

I’m linking up to Angela’s Scrappy Saturday. Why not come and check out the pinkness?

Have a great weekend!

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13 comments :

Mari said...

Love your pink clowder of cats!

Scrap and quilts said...

Those cats are so cool. I love the pink ribbon sandwiched between the browns and aquas. Good call. Love the jars quilt too. I'll be back to check those jars of jams (yumms!) and see if that strawberry has ripen a bit, hehehe! ;^)

Ivani said...

Love those jam jars. It seems to be big blocks, and so fun to make. The cats blocks are cute in pink.
Have a great weekend!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Your Signature Flag quilt with make a lovely reminder of time spent with friends. Hmm... Maybe I should think up something like this for my retreat coming up in October!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I always love those cats - they are fun in pink! The Lori Holt jam jars will make a great quilt, too. I don't see why you can't have a pink strawberry - I think it's cute!

gayle said...

I love seeing those kitties every month!
And it's ok that your strawberry is pink - it just isn't ripe yet... 8)

Sally T said...

Wonderful cats and kittens. Aren't you glad that the color for this month isn't apricot?

PaulaB quilts said...

It's about time we had pink cats. They are so cuddly and sweet. You better keep a close eye on them or Molly might show up one night to sneak away with one. Your jars are so fun, no limit to what you can put in them, like a button collection or a fist full of selveges. Have a fun week!

rutigt said...

Pink cats, what a lovely idea! They are so cute!

Angie said...

LOVE the pink cats and kittens - they look very snuggly! I admire Lori Holt's quilt blocks, although I have not made any. It sounds like the retreat was a fun time!

Pamela Arbour said...

Wow. You got a lot done. Love those pink kittens and all of your blocks. Way to go!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your pink strawberry just isn't quite ripe yet! I like the idea of the jars - sort of like an EyeSpy quilt, but with a difference.

Magpie Sue said...

Love your fruit blocks! Maybe your strawberry isn't quite ripe yet? Enjoy your time with your granddaughter. :- )