Well, I didn’t plan to put off finishing these quilts until month-end; it just happened that way. There are four to show. Added to the one I finished last week, that makes five kids’ quilts (small by quilt standards) finished in February.
In my last post, I talked about the scrappy challenge that was given to me by our Quilts for Kids President, Sandy, last weekend. The quilt is now finished.
It still needs to be laundered and labeled, but I ran out of QFK labels, so I’ll have to run and pick some up next week. It won’t get turned in until our March QFK workshop. Scrap Rodeo finished at 38.5 x 50.5”.
Next up is the twin quilt to my February OMG (One Monthly Goal) quilt, that was Rainbow Charms #1 and this one is Rainbow Charms #2. The borders and backings are different, and they used different charms from the same charm pack. Finished size is 38.5 x 46”.
The third quilt is another String Stars quilt. I showed some of these blocks last week, but now they’re all done and so is the quilt (again, except for the label). This is the third string star quilt I’ve made since last year. It finished at 36x48”.
The next time I make a string star quilt, I’m going to try making 8.5” (unfinished) blocks instead of the 6.5”. Since so many of the strings and strips come from trimmed quilt backings, they are looong. Maybe I can use them up at a faster clip with bigger blocks.
And last but not least is The Creature From the Orange Grove (37.5 x 46”). This creature isn’t particularly clever, as it’s somewhat mundane origin - an orange grove - would suggest. But who ever heard of an orange lagoon? Anyway, growing up in Southern California during the sixties and seventies meant that we had lots of orange groves to play in. It’s always fun in a puzzle-y sort of way to get things to fit together.
I had lots more orange scraps, but they are lying in wait with my purple and orange fabric pieces. When purple month is called for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, they will come out to play again with the purple scraps, and a new creature will emerge from the depths! muahahaha!
So, to sum up my sewing in February, here’s a collage of my orange Rainbow Scrap Challange blocks. Why not hop on over to Angela’s So Scrappy blog for Scrappy Saturday? Everyone will be sharing all their scrappy goodness.
Total orange blocks in February: 56. That number includes the scrap bucket as one block. Also, I used ten of my seventeen 6.5” string blocks made this month in Creature, as well as a strip of selvages. The rest of the quilt was from the parts department and block orphanage.
And the five finished kids’ quilts for February:
Bottom: Scrap Roundup, Rainbow Charms #2
And now.... we’re on to Teal for March in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I’ll be starting on those scraps soon - after I do some studio clean-up. It looks as though Creatures have been playing in there...