Saturday, February 17, 2024

Red Scraps Chapter III

Windmills - 4 inch finished

I continued on from last week with my 1.5 inch width red scraps and made a few Windmill blocks.  Earlier in the week I made a few Lil' Basket blocks with some red 1.5 inch width scraps.   

I only had enough of one red 1.5 inch scrap to make one 3 x 5 inch Switch Plate and I sewed together pieces for a Boo Boo Patch block that I found on the floor under the table. 

Scrapbuster Blocks
9 inch finished

I've been making these from some 4 inch squares that had accumulated. 

Happy Critters
8.5 inch finished

I cut enough small animal print squares for a child's quilt (30 - 5 inch) and decided rather than dig through scraps for border pieces I would just dig through scraps in the color of the month for border pieces  - mostly solids or tone on tones (TOTs).  

Happy Rainbows
8.5 inch finished

Someone gave me some Happy quilt border pieces cut for five inch centers. A lot of them were mulitcolored so I picked those out and cut some of my rainbow looking bits and pieces to add to the gifted pieces so I would have enough for a Happy Block quilt. Then each month I find 5 inch square TOTs  in the color and border them with Rainbows. 

12 inch finished Wonky Log blocks

I used a lot of red scraps in these! 

And also this week I finished some Crow's Nest blocks and used some red scraps to make those. 

And I still have some red scraps to work with this coming week. So I will be making a few blocks from 2.5 inch width red scraps. And I don't think I have done anything yet with a few 2 inch width red scraps. 

And sew on...

CELEBRATE! (My word of the year)

Feb. 16 - My husband John was discharged from Visiting Nurses Home Health Care. He will still be receiving home visits for physical therapy for a few more weeks.  A nurse was coming once a week to monitor his vitals and weight (he needs to gain it) and to make sure he was tolerating his tube feedings okay and not aspirating. Basically the health system wanted to keep him out of the hospital for at least 60 days since he had previously had two inpatient stays less than 60 days apart.  So anyway...celebrating husband's progress! 



Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

glad for you husbands progress. I really like the rustic log cabin

Linda said...

Well done to you and John for his progress. He’s obviously doing what he’s told and you are facilitating that beautifully. Team work!
You have made a great collection of red blocks to squirrel away.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I think you can never have too many red scraps! I enjoyed seeing all your red blocks. And the Crow's Nest top is a really fun one! Sounds like John keeps improving - definitely something to celebrate!

Nann said...

Good news for John and you! Love the array of reds.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Super news for John! All those wonderful red blocks! The children blocks are fun and bright. Hope this gives you some breathing room!

Chantal said...

Happy to hear the good news for your hubby. Whoohoo!Love the background fabric used in the Windmill blocks. The Happy Rainbow blocks are so cheerful. Have a great week. ;^)

Ann said...

Best wishes to John. Continued improvement is an excellent plan. I'm glad he's out of the hospital; no rest there.
You have a great collection of red blocks.

Jenny said...

Slow and steady progress for hubby. That's certainly worth celebrating as are all those red blocks you have stitched.

Mystic Quilter said...

So pleased to read that your husband is making progress! Magnificent collection of red blocks here - you're brave taking on the Lil' Basket blocks!!!

Pat at Bell Creek Quilts said...

What a great selection of reds in your blocks! Happy John is making forward progress!

Astrid said...

Glad to hear John is out of the hospital, that's great news and worth celebrating. Love your scrappy red blocks.

Laura said...

Great news...having John improve and at home! Love all the red! :)

Pamela Arbour said...

Congratulations to both of you on the good health report. I can only imagine how hard it has been and your winter weather didn't help any. I always seeing your projects come together. You have so many projects going at once, how do you keep track of them? Does each project have its own container?