Sunday, April 14, 2013

Rainbow Scrap Green and Civil War Quilt-another Get It Done challenge off the list!

I worked on my green blocks this weekend.  I got eight green blocks finished. These are Crossroads blocks and I wanted to go back and do the previous months rainbow colors but didn't get around to it yet. I do plan on doing that but wanted to work on putting together my Civil War quilt too....

Here's my Crossroads blocks:
These blocks are easy and fun to do. I saw these on other blogs that are participating in the Rainbow Scrap challenge and loved them.  The tutorial was on Connie's blog, Freemotion by the River, her tutorial is great.  She gives you 3 different size blocks to make. Mine are 9" blocks but I plan on doing 12" blocks too. This one is going to be for me. I want to make the  12" blocks for communtity service quilts.  

 
Saturday morning I was repairing a baby blanket for my granddaughter and wasn't paying attention. I got too close to the needle and sewed through my thumb.  Boy, did that hurt.  The needle broke but luckily it didn't break off in my thumb.  That stopped my sewing for the day.  I had to go to my grandson's soccer game anyway so I turned the machine off and doctored my thumb...
 
I came back later and started sewing my borders together for my Civil War quilt.  I put the center together during the week and just had to get the borders on....I worked on it a little Saturday night and finished it up today after the kids left.  My husband held it up but you can't really see the border on the bottom two pics so I did a closer view of the border in the third picture.


 
Here's the border.  This quilt was a swap quilt all last year.  We made 5 blocks each month, kept 1 and exchanged 4 of the blocks. I really like this quilt and think it will be wonderful all quilted up.  This is number two of my Get It Done challenge finished for the month!

 
Now, it's time for bed. I hope you enjoy your week and get lots of sewing done.  I also hope you didn't have to pay any money and you get lots of money back from the IRS so you can buy lots of fabric goodies!  Happy Stitching!

7 comments:

Jane Galley said...

Ouch! Hope the finger heals quickly

Lesley said...

Love the green blocks and your gorgeous quilt. Hope your thumb heals quickly!

Ellen said...

Ouch - so sorry about your thumb, it sounds painful! Your crossroads blocks look great and your quilt is wonderful.

swooze said...

Love the Civil War quilt. Would like to see how you did the border.

lillianscupboard said...

I cringed when I read about the needle incident. I remember taking my sister to the hospital 55 years ago when she had the needle stuck in her finger.

Your Civil War quilt is great.
Lillian

Jackie said...

Ouch - needles hurt!!

Love the rainbow green quilt - good job. Love this pattern.

desertskyquilts said...

Great finish on the CW quilt. You are right on target for April. Love the look of the crossroads, especially as green is my favorite color.

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