Saturday, May 28, 2022

Finishing Up May's Dark/Sage Greens

Recently I haven't focused on the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I've had so many other things to catch up on. Before I get to that, I'll show you what I did manage to accomplish for RSC this month.

Two Hexi Flowers in Dark/Sage Green

April's Pink String-X Zigzag Border

May's Green String-X Zigzag Border

In other fun news, I managed to finish both April's and May's blocks for Uptown, which is a quilt-a-long with Sentimental Stitches. Check out those dark green leaves!

April's Uptown block

May's Uptown block

I completed a pair of socks that I had started for our road trip earlier in the month. This pattern by Very Busy Monkey is called Phoenix Rising. You can find the pattern HERE on Ravelry.

I just picked up the kits for May's & June's Illusions Sampler. This is a block-of-the-month program run through my local quilt shop. I'll be working on the May block over the weekend. I've also been very busy quilting a quilt to be gifted. I hope to be able to show it to you REALLY SOON!

Believe it or not, I'm thinking about starting a couple of new QALs. The first one is called Remembering Betsy by Pam Buda. It should be a quick patriotic quilt and it just started. Here's the link for the introductory post and you should be able to proceed from there for Clue #1.

The other quilt-a-long I'm thinking about joining is called Oh Say Can You Sew with Primitive Gatherings. There have already been two clues. The first clue will cost you $5 now but clue #2 is still free until clue #3 is released at the beginning of the month. The details are available on Lisa's blog HERE.

Speaking of Primitive Gatherings, I joined the challenge of sending in a red & white quilt for her retreat center. She asked for her readers to send in a quilt to be received by November 1 so she could have quite the display of R&W quilts over the holidays. I was just about to start embroidering the 12 snowmen stitcheries that Melissa so generously drew up and shared with her blog readers at Pinker n Punkin Quilting and Stitching. Here's a picture of all 12 of my snowmen. I just have to come up with a plan to finish these. My brain has been spinning several designs lately. (Sorry about the crappy pictures but you get the idea, right?)

Of course there's one other QAL I'm very tempted to join in on. It's through Laundry Basket Quilt and my sister will more than likely be jumping on. It's always fun to sew along with a pal! However, sometimes you've just got to say no! Ha!

If you're still reading along here, I think that pretty much catches us up on the hobbies. I'll just add a quick note health-wise now.  On our trip back from NC & MD, Mom starteds feeling really tired & cold. She slept pretty much the whole time on our two-day trip home. Then I started feeling bad with chills, sore throat, an awful pain in the middle of my back, and a sore throat. The next day DH started coming down with the crud too including a bad headache. I'm happy to report, about two weeks later, we are finally coming back to ourselves. We all still have a cough and are not quite as spunky as usual but WAY BETTER. I have one plugged up ear and an awful metallic taste in my mouth. Red wine & coffee don't taste good right now. But I'm happy to report that it seems we have all three of us survived what I suspect was COVID. And that, my friends, makes me happy!

I hope you have a great week! I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrappy and all the other Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilters.


  1. Oh so sorry to hear that the "Crud/Covid" hit you all...and that you are getting better...scarey still, I feel. I am still masking at any indoor stores, sites, etc and isolating as much as possible AND (sigh) washing hands a lot--they are SO DRY!! But so far so good!
    I love all your project updates--your applique is beautiful and i love the ZZ pattern a lot--I had fun making my DH the zig-zag one with Janet Clare's "Down to the Sea" fabric line...He uses it every day--when that happens, doesn't it just make your heart sing? ;)))
    Hope you feel back to normal soon hugs, Julierose

  2. The Uptown blocks in particular caught my eye - just beautiful.

  3. So sorry to hear you guys have been sick, but glad you're all better. We tested ourselves a couple times in the last week because several people we were with on our Boston trip came down with Covid after returning home. Fortunately we've been negative each time. Meanwhile, you've got lots of pretty blocks to show! I've been thinking it's time to work on my Frosty quilt, too.

  4. Lots going on at your place, the zig zag rows look great, and I've always admired Melissa's snow men stitcheries. Sorry that you have been so sick, do you not need to get tested and report the results to your health authorities if you suspect Covid?

  5. So much Good Stuff in this post, Sue! I especially love those String-X blocks, but then I’m a sucker for strings! Have a lovely weekend!

  6. Oh , Susie, your sage green hexis look fabulous . What a fabulous collection . And those Sentimental Stitches blocks- gorgeous! I adore you Frosty McChill blocks ; I can not wait to see how you set them. I am still working on the Primitive Gathering QAL too. I can not wait to see clue #3. Lol it is hard to resist a good QAL. Have a great week. Happy quilting.

  7. Sorry to hear you were all unwell - shame to end your trip that way but at least you are all OK now. Well not the bit about red wine and coffee lol. Lots of lovely stitchy things happening there. xx

  8. You're right, sew-alongs with a friend are really fun. Sorry you've been sick. It's awful when everyone is sick at the same time. I'm glad you're feeling better.

  9. Boy, you’ve done lots this month. The needle turn appliqué is lovely - not something I tackle. I also admire your new socks. I’m thinking of starting my very first pair and will be using a basic pattern. Good luck with your new starts. I’ll be saving the Laundry Basket pattern, as we’ll be travelling while they are released. Hopefully I’ll make it when we get home.

  10. Hope you are feeling as good as new now. I am behind on my RSC goals too. But those socks are pretty darn awesome!