Thursday, May 8, 2014

April Wrap Up/May Goals and a Small Giveaway

When I was growing up, I always wanted to use, "The dog ate my homework," as an excuse.  Unfortunately, our family never had a dog.  I still don't have a dog so I can't use that as an excuse for why I didn't state any goals for April and never posted any April Rainbow Scrap Challenge purple blocks.  I did go on vacation to Arizona, but it's not a good enough excuse.
I guess the posts I attempted to write were pretty boring because they kept vanishing no matter how many times I tried to save them.

In April, I continued to make blocks for my Rainbow Chevron quilt.  The picture below shows a new layout I am trying.  It contains both April's purple blocks and May's green blocks.  Although only a few of the new colors are shown, I made 27 of each color in case I change my mind about the setting again  

I made nine 9 patch blocks.  They don't look like much now, but they will be quartered and turned into a Disappearing 9 patch quilt for Debra at Debra's Design Studio to use for the Family Promise Project.

Although I have lots of purple scraps hanging around, I only made 4 purple blocks for the RSC.  They are shown here with blocks for my Gumdrop 3 quilt.   Below are more 4 patches and another Dottie block.
April's goal for the 350 Blocks Project at Prairie Moon Quilts is 30.  I made a grand total of 37 blocks so I barely squeaked by.  Hopefully, I can get back on track and pick up the pace in May.
My goal for May will be to finish the Gumdrop 3 quilt.  My plan is to donate it to Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for her Hands 2 Help Charity Quilt Challenge.

I have been going through my stash with a critical eye and am determined to rid myself of anything I know I will not use.  I discovered five Christmas panels purchased long ago.  They were purchased at Joann's so they are not quilt shop quality.  Some of the panels are pre-washed. If you think you can make use of them, please let me know in the comments.  I will draw a name on Memorial Day and send them your way.


  1. would love to have them, thanks

  2. Sure Katie..they would be great for my daughter in law who is learning to quilt

  3. I love the cactus picture. Hope your vacation was great. You still got a lot of sewing done in April - I especially like the gumdrop quilt. So cheerful. Not interested in the panels - I also need cull some of my stash, not take in more. ;)

  4. Absolutely, Katie! We could use them for the quilts we are making to send with the mission team to New Jersey - everyone loves a pretty Christmas quilt! And I love your blocks, especially the gum drop quilt - so colorful and cheery!!

  5. I love that cactus photo, too - and good for you in getting a vacation. April was more winter than spring up here anyway. I think you did well with your blocks. I don't need more panels as I have a shelf full now, but they are cute.

  6. I make a lot of charity quilts for our LQG. We could use the panels. Please throw my name in the hat. THANKS!!! I love the RSC14 too. I've been very productive with my scraps this year.

  7. I could definitely use those panels for Golden Retriever fundraising quilts.

    I like the 9 patches as is--maybe you don't need to cut them into a D9P.

  8. What a wonderful shot of you both and those huge cacti! I love your rainbow layout. I hope you had a wonderful vacation!

  9. Hi!!! I do love the cactus picture also!!!! All of your quilt and blocks are very pretty!!!!


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