Friday, February 6, 2015

It's February!

We are well into February already! I have gotten a little sewing accomplished this week.

First up: in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this month's color is pink! I am participating in a block of the month with a facebook group. So I am combining the two and making each block of the month in the rainbow color of the month and using my scraps. Here is the February block:
Please keep in mind I am using up scraps. I would never have chosen these fabrics and in fact the striped fabric is one of those "why did I ever buy that fabric?" fabric!  Actually if I recall correctly I bought it at a Habitat Restore at a really cheap price thinking I would use it as a backing. I have made a receiving blanket out of it, and now this block, and still have a good piece of it left. As I was making this block I wasn't sure I would like my fabrics at all, but now that it is complete I actually do like it a lot! I think it looks very retro 80's. It is also DONE! So yea!! On Saturday morning check out how others are turning their pink scraps into prettiness here!

I also had a finish this week, and it happened to have pink! This quilt was special ordered for a baby to be born any day now. Leopard print and pink were requested and I love the way it turned out! After washing it was so soft and crinkly and it measured 50 inches X 50 inches. 

This is the back...lots of pink :)

So today I should have been working on lots of other projects but in straightening up the sewing room I saw my Celtic Solstice and thought I would spend my little bit of today's sewing time working on it. I finished 4 blocks! Yea! I think I have only 7 more blocks to piece and then I can start putting them together! This pattern is no longer available, but it was created by Bonnie Hunter and I believe she has plans to publish the pattern at some point. Check out Bonnie's website for soooo many cool patterns and tutorials. Quiltville link.  Hooray for making progress in slow motion ;) 

I also started on the Elephant Parade quilt along. I messed up and made my 5 elephants going the same way, but that's ok. They are still adorable and I will work them into the quilt anyway. These elephants worked up so nicely! And they are so cute!!! Do you want to make some elephants too? Follow along at Sew Fresh Quilts.

Week one of February has been productive for me, how about you??
I am linking up with Finish Up Friday at Crazymomquilts.
I am also linking up with Michelle's Romantic Tangle Let's Make Baby Quilts.


  1. You HAVE been busy this week! I'm really loving those elephants!!

  2. Oh my gosh! Those cute little elephants are all over blog land! Yours look great!

  3. Oh my gosh! Those cute little elephants are all over blog land! Yours look great!

  4. They are looking good. I really like the striped material. Great job!

  5. I love that striped fabric. Sometimes using scraps is a good excuse to try something outside of our normal range. I love the effect.

  6. I actually like your scrappy block!

  7. Good for you, trying out that stripe in the star block. It's a Rock Star! Love the elephants too. <3

  8. Every girl needs a little animal in her life. The quilt is a perfect introduction.

  9. Great use of that strip fabric. You used it well.

  10. Love strip fabric. Looks great in your block. CUTE elephants : )
    Sweet baby quilt! They will love it.