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Sunday, June 29, 2014

June Wrap Up

There's one day left in June, but I'm wrapping up the month today.  I exceeded the thirty block goal for the 350 Blocks Project at Prairie Moon Quilts.  My total number of blocks for June is 53.  I also managed to finish one UFO quilt top.
The June color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge was yellow.  In addition to the yellow blocks I made earlier in the month, I started a new project from the Summer 2014 issue of Easy Quilts by Fons and Porter.  With so many free patterns on the internet, I have curbed my magazine addiction, but this issue was hard to resist.  There are 7 quilts that I would like to try.  Of course, that will never happen, but I did start one, Mod Cabin.  It uses 2.5 inch strips in a rainbow of colors.  I  made three of the blocks in yellow.

Here are the yellow blocks mixed with the other colors I made.

I added a yellow row to my Rainbow Chevron quilt.
I even managed to squeeze in some of Bonnie Hunter's Happy House blocks.

I love making these Knot blocks.  They work up quickly and are a great use for scraps.

I also made six more 4 patch blocks.
I thought limiting myself to using older stash fabrics and scraps would have me bored to tears by now, but I am really enjoying the challenge.  The eight yard bolt of white on white that I bought on sale at Joann's fabrics earlier this year has less than a 1/2 yard left.  It has really helped me to brighten up the look of some of my older stash and at 40% off was a great bargain.

I won a lovely prize from the Hands 2 Help Challenge donated by Karen Green of K's Quilting Korner.    There are 100 novelty charms, post-it notes and a pen, Presencia thread (my favorite to quilt with), a spool of thread from Connecting Threads, a no waste Flying Geese chart, a Quick Quarter ruler for making HSTs, and two packs of candy made near her hometown.  The candy was devoured immediately.  My husband inhaled the chocolate covered pecan patties and I claimed the mint patties for myself.  It came with a beautiful fabric basket that is perfect for stray threads and fabric clippings.


Thank you Karen for donating such a lovely prize.  Although most of the quilters that participate in the H2H challenge do it for the pleasure of donating quilts to worthy causes, it is always fun to receive a surprise in the mail.

I am linking up with Angela's Rainbow Scrap Challenge at Sew Scrappy.  Stop by and check out the other links.  There are lots of great projects this week.

10 comments:

  1. What a great way to wrap up the month of June. All of your older projects are that much closer to completion and the new mod log cabin quilt looks so fresh. Congratulations on the win - what a lovely prize!

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  2. The Mod Cabin is really striking. I'll have to add it to my "someday" list. You got so much done this month! Really impressive.

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  3. You got an amazing amount done this month. Love the mod cabin pattern. Definitely one to go on the someday list.

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  4. Your blocks are so pretty, Katie! I like that Mod Cabin quilt, too - it may move off my bucket list soon. And I'm glad you liked Karen's prize package - she sent me one of those little catch-all fabric baskets too, and it just fits on my long arm to catch the little threads I cut off! Exactly what I needed! I hope you find an equally good use for yours….. ;-)

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  5. Love the Mod Cabin! So many blocks - I love making blocks - and they are all great. Lovely prize package you received.

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  6. I love the mod cabin block. I am going to check it out and probably make them. I am glad you enjoyed the goodies.

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  7. You have a nice collection of projects in the works for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I like working this way too, they make wonderful scrap quilts when they're all done.

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  8. What a lucky win! I love your house blocks. You have been so productive this month. They all look wonderful!

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  9. you have such a beautiful assortment of projects you are working on...
    Hugz

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  10. Oh Katie, you have been a busy busy lady. Fifty-three blocks is really cool. I like the new log cabin blocks a lot-might have to be inspired by you and create something similar... Yes, it was a Great Deal in the white fabric. And that amazingly cute fabric basket-wow, I think it's abso adorbs.

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