blanket and participation

A few night’s ago, despite the warm, humid weather we’re having, I finally finished sewing in all the ends of mum’s latest blanket. I chose to knit the sashing and borders in yellow instead of white for a change and I think it looks quite effective.

Mum's Blanket #10


As for the participation mentioned in my title, I was reading a post by The Joyful Quilter (alos mentioned in my last post): it contained information about a quilt-along at Justquilting with Denise Russart. This “Barn Dance” quilt looked so pretty and so right for scrap-busting that I can hardly resist it! You just might find me sewing some “Hole in the Barn Door” blocks (aka “Churn Dash”, “Monkey Wrench” , “Puss in the Corner”, etc) in the near future!

barn dance quilt-along
barn dance quilt-along

I don’t need to make such a large quilt but it’ll be fun to join in and figure out how to use the blocks in a single (twin) bed sized later! Plus, I thought it would be great for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge which I join every now and then (I’m trying to be more consistent this year but don’t hold me to it!).

scraps on edge of cutting table
scraps on edge of cutting table

Most scraps were sorted by size and shape but a couple of strong gusts of wind when I wasn’t home put paid to that: my friend, who was keeping mum company, picked them up off the floor and put them randomly on the table.  My fault for not putting scraps away as I go!

green scraps awaiting cutting & storing

What about you?
Are there any challenges, quilt-alongs or scrap-alongs you’re involved with?
Do you think you might join either of these?

May your stitches bring you much joy.


6 thoughts on “blanket and participation

    1. It was fun to choose another colour for a change but I’ll be back to white for the next one!
      I am only thinking about joining this one because I can make it work with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.


  1. Oh yes, I like the yellow. A great way to bring some sunshine in. I had to giggle at the helpful friend not knowing how a stack of scraps can be sorted just so and yet look like a mess. My little gal who cleans my sewing room understands my messes and works around them.


  2. The only thing with choosing to use a colour for sashing is to remember not to knit with that colour while making the strips!
    Poor friend, she was just being helpful. My students were the same — they knew not to ‘tidy’ my desk under any circumstances.


  3. The yellow does give it a very modern look. I’m so tempted to make that scarp quilt, but I really, really have to stick to my quilting plan for the year,


  4. I’ve had a quilt for reconstruction lurking for eons and I’d like to add borders and sew it together but never seen to get to it. Also tapestry, weaving, knitting, you name if from potholders to jumpers, they are in the unfinished stash


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