Monday, May 2, 2011

A Week of Rainbows

Oh, if only I was talking about the weather. It's still very wintery here in Colorado. I'm not really complaining...we all know the weather has been MUCH much worse elsewhere. I'm just tired of being cold. :o)

The rainbows this week came at the end of needles and thread.

I finished the quilt I made to send to Japan. I call it my TNT Quilt because I tried new things for this quilt. (Also because there were many times I thought the best thing that could happen to the quilt would be for it to get too close to a stick of dynamite! But my old saying is true, most of the errors disappear in the quilting, thank God!)

TNT Quilt ~ From Colorado to Japan

TNT Quilt ~ Sprout Playing
(I had to show my little rainbow baby!)

TNT Quilt ~ On the stairs

And once I'd finished that up, I was able to start working on some bee blocks I wanted to make. This is my first month as a stitcher on the Faith circle of the do.Good.Stitches bee.  Rachel of Stitched in Color has a total of 8 circles going now, and each month the members make blocks from their own stash following the guidelines from that month's quilter. The quilter decides where to send that quilt and does all the hard work. I LOVE that I still get to make quilts, but that these quilts are going to people in need, and not just a pile to the left of my couch.

For April, Rachel asked us to make rainbow blocks for a single mom in her church that has 6 kids. Yes, single mom. 6 kids. She surely deserves a nice warm, snuggly, bright quilt, doncha think? I put these 3 blocks in the mail this morning.

Faith in April ~ do.Good.Stitches Bee Block #1

I used Lady Harvatine's fabulous machine-pieced hexagon tutorial. If you like hexies, this is life changing. And the hexies are all from the Hexagon Swap group on Flickr. We're just finishing up Round #5, so if you want to swap hexies with us, go over there and join!

Faith in April ~ do.Good.Stitches Bee Block #2

I used the fabulous tutorial from Jacquie/Tallgrass Prairie Studio to make this wonky log cabin. I also used scraps that I've been given by others. The only fabric that was mine is the pink on the outside. I love that this was a collaborative block. :o)

Faith in April ~ do.Good.Stitches Bee block #3

And I just wanted to get this one done so I could send her the blocks. I know she's keen to get started!

I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

I'm linking up with Megan's {Sew} Modern Monday. Go there and see what else got made modern this week! There's some GORGEOUS stuff over there. :o)
{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations


  1. So pretty! Fun to share some blocks with someone who needs their day brightened!

  2. It all looks so pretty.

    Fantastic to be in all those swaps particularly those in need.


  3. Love the hexagon quilt. Going to check out the tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Rainbows? Modern quilting? Adorable babies? I could not love you anymore. So happy to have found your blog.

  5. Love your hexagon quilt! I can't wait to see it on Monday!


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