Out with pink.

Due to the frigid temperatures here, I sure got a lot of quilting done.

You should have heard me, singing along with all my favorite country songs up in my sewing room.  
I thoroughly enjoyed myself this week.

  The hubster was in Texas this week.  I spent hardly any time in the kitchen.  I used my bread machine to make some egg challah and brought out the new crockpot.  
I made a fabulous dish of Indian Chicken Korma.

You know, I've been married for 32 years and never used a crockpot.   What was I waiting for?  It's terrific.  I was always a stay-at-home mom and thought slow cookers were for moms that worked outside the house.  My neighbor gave me a copy of the Cooking Light Slow Cooker to the Rescue book.   Wow! Was I wrong.  

Today is the last day for finishing up our Pinks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge

Here is my 16-Patch Scrap Jar Stars in all pink.
This is my quilt top where I did not add sashing.
I still would like to add a scrappy border.
I'm going to donate this baby quilt.  

My String X blocks under construction.
I like to use the Kabnet Deli papers from Costco for my foundations.  There are 500 sheets per box and it comes bundled in threes. 
I cut the papers approximately 8 x 5.  I sew out from the middle on each side, tear my paper off, press, starch, then square down to 4 1/2 x 8.  
The next step is to add my background triangles.  

I have always loved this tulip quilt.  I made it for a friend a few years ago.  Just sharing it with you because its pink.

Maybe when the snow melts, I'll see my tulips peeking out from the ground.  

Somewhere in this planter are my daffodils.

Tomorrow we find out what the new RSC2015 color will be for the month of March.  

Color Monday is back again

Daydreaming of Spring.  Will it ever get here?  

Today I'm experimenting with Palette Maker and Chip it!

Linking up today with Porch Swing Quilts

Playing with Pinks

This weekend I am catching up on my Quilt-Alongs and BOM's.  All week I've been stuck, hibernating, enjoying being in the house with the freezing temps outside.    Today it almost reached 60 degrees.  We're expecting another round of snow tomorrow.  

February's color is Pink

Here are my Scrap Jar Stars.

Scrap Jar Star Tutorial

I am making two quilts this month with my pink stash.  One 16-Patch that alternates with pink and white and the other 16-patch is just all pinks.  

I'm trying to decide if I want to make both quilts with sashing.  When you leave out the sashing, you get a secondary square block which I do like.  See it up there on the lower right of my collage?  

Here it is with the sashing.  I decided to do one with and one without.  
When you do use sashing, you get the nine-patch secondary design.

Give me a few days and I'll get the one with the all pink blocks sewn up.  

I used a bunch of white scraps for my blocks and Kona white for the borders.  Wow, it looks so yellow (uh actually gross!) when I brought it outside to take a picture.  
Maybe I shouldn't be so scrappy when it comes to using white.

I'm also joining Angela in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge

These are my Flying Geese and Bear Pawish blocks.  

See ya soon.  I'll show you my Stars in A time Warp blocks.  

I heart these bitty blocks

These bitty blocks were so fun to make.  
I just couldn't stop at 16.  
I made another set in bright and then another set in 1930's. 

You and can follow along with Quiltmaker magazine @QuiltyPleasures

January's Blocks were mini teeny tiny bow ties. 

Making these blocks were like candy to me.  Skittles or Sour Patch Kids.  Those are my downfall, handfuls of them.  Oh, Starbursts too.  I just couldn't stop at just one.  I had to double the batch of blocks.  I like making these bow ties so much, I think I'll make a little quilt with my beloved Amy Butler or Flea Market Fancy scraps that I hording saving. 

February's Block, well they weren't so simple.  But they are cute. 

4-inch basket blocks on point

Teeny tiny 1 1/2 inch unfinished HST's are a challenge.  My feed dogs are eating the corners of my blocks when I am chain piceing.  They also need a good pressing.  You should also see the floor of my sewing room.  Tiny clippings of the dog ears everywhere.  On second thought no one is allowed in there.   

Quilt-Alongs for 2015

With the start of the new year, it's time to think about what I want to accomplish with my fabric stash.  I want to be very busy this year.  I've decided to use up my stash as much as I can.  You know that saying "You can't take it with you when you die"? I once read somewhere on a blog that you've never seen a trailer full of fabric at a funeral being buried along with the deceased person.  Whether it's quilts to give away or keep for myself, this year it's going to be about getting a LOT done.    
I've decided to join as many quilt-alongs as I can possibly manage.  

Quiltmaker Bitty Blocks

Barbara Brackman's Civil War Quilts
Stars in a Time Warp

Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2015

Sweet 16 Quilt-Along

Elephant Parade

These are just a few.  I'm still finding more everyday that I just absolutely love.