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.