Friday, September 30, 2011

The Row By Row Quilt, Some Kaleidoscope blocks and some unexpected visitors!

I forgot to show you these.  I did these Wednesday.  I made these two rows of my Row by Row quilt so now I'm ready for the next month.  I think she's passing us out the rest of the quilt. We have two rows left and the outside border.  This was a little mystery Row by Row that some of the girls in my quilt group did.  I say some because everybody didn't do it.  I think there might have been ten of us and most of them are different.  I used white on white for my background and I really like it.  Nearly everybody else used cream or beige so mine is different from everyone elses.  This has been fun to do and not too overwhelming.  Here are the rows....

A little closeup...September was apples and leaves.  October, the pinwheels represented  chocolate kisses and candy corn.

Here's what I worked on yesterday.  I didn't get these finished. I'll be working on these today and probably over the weekend too.  These are not for me, these are for a friend of mine that does quilting for me.  I'm late in doing these. That was one of my goals for the week, to get caught up on my obligations.  So far, this is the last one and even though I have felt bad, I've accomplished this much at least. 

This stack should make18 blocks and I have more fabric to cut out. Her instructions were to make as many as the fabric would allow.  I cut out two batches yesterday. Each batch makes 9 blocks and I think I have enough fabric for one more batch so I should get this done by the weekend anyway.  I cut 6 strips of each color (4 colors) and sewed together.  Pressed toward the dark and used Best Press on the strips. I LOVE this stuff.  I don't always use starch or steam on my quilting but this pattern recommended steam.  This is just enough to keep my bias edges straight and gives some crispness to the design. It's going together pretty well so far.  After I sewed the strips together and pressed them, then I used a 45 degree ruler to cut out my triangles.  Then you sew them back together and it creates a spider web or as the pattern called it a Kaleidoscope.  Here's what I've got so far:

Last night, I went to bed and my husband stayed up watching TV and playing on the computer.  He heard some noises on the front porch and decided to investigate.  There were three raccoons trying to get into the house...scratching on the door, playing on the porch, running in the yard and my crazy husband went out and took pictures of them before he shooed them away...No way I would have gone out there!  But, here's our night-time visitors.  I guess they were hungry or thirsty but I hope they don't come back tonight....

Ok, I gotta get busy and get something done today. Have a great day/weekend and get some sewing done.   til next time, happy sewing!


Miss 376 said...

What stunning blocks they are, they're going to make a lovely quilt

Peg said...

Love that RBR - I have all of those row patterns too - maybe next year?!? Racoons are much better than skunks!

Kelli said...

I love that RBR quilt, and those green and black blocks are amazing! We had a raccoon coming into our garage for a while through the doggie door.. chewing holes in the dog food bag and eating it. And we live right in the middle of suburbia! Had to get a plastic bin for the dog food and start blocking that door at night. I think it finally moved on to harass another house. ha They can be very pesky!

tirane93 said...

your row by row is really sweet and the spiderweb blocks are a very clever color combination!

scraphappy said...

What a beautiful row by row. The white background is perfect.

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