February RSC Blocks

I've been really busy with two large quilts, so my personal sewing time was pretty minimal. I did complete my two red blocks for the RSC.  I didn't really have a big variety of red scraps, so these were harder for me to make than last month's green ones. 

I did find a good amount of red charm squares in the scrap bin. Years ago I participated in a red charm square exchange and the vast majority are from that. They are all types of styles and quality from all over the world and I'm not sure what to do with them. I was thinking maybe a donation quilt, but not sure of a pattern or even what color to pair with them. I solved this quandary by putting them back into the red scrap bin to be addressed some other time. 😬

Last week I shared Sharon's Irish Chain quilt. She wanted 9" circles left unquilted in each of the four corners. This was significantly harder than I expected and took a great deal of time to execute. I also needed to create her binding and attach it to the front of her quilt. She will hand stitch it to the back. Oh, the quilting design is Two Simple. 

I also quilted Donna's late sister's quilt. Donna inherited several quilt tops and quilts in progress when her sister passed, so she has been learning to quilt. The one she brought me was a completed top. She created a backing using some of the fabric that was with it, along with a new piece to make the backing big enough. She selected the Charming Feathers design and we decided on Glide Salmon (such a useful thread color, for real) to blend with the reproduction pink fabrics. This quilt was so square! It was a joy to quilt, even though it took me an entire day of quilting and a little more than one smaller cone of thread to get it done. 

She had me fully machine bind the quilt as well. 

Both quilts I worked on were large queen to small king in size. 

The only other significant thing that happened over the past week is an unexpected snow storm on Friday. The kids were sent home from school two hours early. We ended up getting over six inches of snow. That's more than we've had all winter combined. Actually, that's probably triple what we've had combined. 

I didn't know we were supposed to have all the snow, but I had noticed that there were a large number of birds coming in to the feeders prior to the snow beginning. These pictures were taken an hour or two after it started snowing. So. Many. Cardinals!!

I enjoyed the juxtaposition of the snow and daffodils in the upper garden. 

Well, I'm off to QuiltCon for a few days. I'm sure I'll have interesting things to share next week. 

Also, the OMG Finish link up will open up on Friday. Stop back to see if I finished my art quilt or not. 

Linking with Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Alycia Quilts, Quiltery, and So Scrappy.


  1. You got more snow in the southern portion of Indiana than we did up here at the Indiana/Michigan line! Have a wonderful time at Quilt-Con. Take lots of pictures!

  2. All of those cardinals, and in the snow! So pretty! Love your stars, too. I'm not big on the strip-scrap method but I do like them when they're put into something orderly like that!
    We have been unseasonably warm over the last few weeks so daffodils are up, trees are budding, etc. etc. I'm foreseeing a freeze on the fruit trees....again. SIGH. Have fun at QC and we'll watch for pics.

  3. Oh, I am having such QuiltCon Envy!!! I had a show pass and a hotel reservation, but we ended up closing on our new house in Florida yesterday and there was just no way. I hope you have an amazing time and take lots of pictures!

  4. Your Crumb Stars look SEW good in RED, Anne-Marie!!

  5. I hope you had a blast at quiltcon. We too have been surprised by snow recently. The latest truck mother nature played on us was this week. Tues we had spring temps in the morning, summer temps in the afternoon, fall temps in the evening. Then about 10pm we had thunderstorms with hail and heavy rain, all while the temps were dropping. Sometime overnight the bottom fell out of the temperature gauge and we awoke to 20 degrees with single digit wind chills. Your scrappy blocks are so pretty and you were blessed with a couple amazing quilts to quilt. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.