RSC16 week 6

IN BETWEEN

This has been a slow week for quilting here.  My shoulder has been acting up and also I am waiting for the mailman every day to bring what I need to get started.
   1.  For the Strips That Sizzle I decided, after piecing it, that a double border would be good to show off more of that great batik.  But the blue fabric from my stash turned out to be a bit stretchy in the width, probably from latex added.  So here is my plan so far:

These are the widths I’m planning to use, but now I’m waiting for some Windsor blue Kona which I ordered this week. I have lots of the batik left.
2.  I really did not like the first 16-inch scrappy block that I labored over so much.  I have been wanting to do leaders/Enders 16-patches.  So I started ripping apart the big block to reuse the blue pieces.  Some of them are here.  I will save the blue and whites for the future.

3.  It’s February, so what about the new colors?  They are only colors so far.  I have decided to make Twinkles after all, because I just love the ones I’ve seen from so many of you.  My tri-recs have not yet arrived, so that is on hold for now.

This pile of batiks should be good for the Twinkles I plan to do and for the next two Modern HST Sampler blocks.  At least I did not wait until summer to change direction!
I link up with RSC16 at soscrappy and Monday Making at Love, Laugh, Quilt.  Do check out what the talented folks are doing.

11 thoughts on “RSC16 week 6

  1. the borders are going to work so well for the Strips that Sizzle. It will be interesting to see how you go on with the tri rec I do have it but not used it, must have a go. I envy you all those batiks it is my plan to build up a stash but they do not sell them here in Leeds,

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  2. Blue is the perfect choice for a border for the strips quilt. It already looks terrific. I liked the 16-patch, but sometimes we have to rip up the ones we don't like just to feel better. Hope it works out!

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  3. Oh, I love your sizzlin' quilt! The borders are definitely worth waiting for – the perfect touch!
    I love my tri-recs rulers. Having made hundreds of those triangle-in-a-square blocks without them (i.e. the hard way…), I HIGHLY recommend them!

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  4. I know how you feel about making a few blocks ewrly on that you just didn't like. I also ripped out a few nad turned th m into four patch blocks. I'm not sure exactly what I will do with them, but I think the four patches have lots of options. Hope your shoulder is feeling better.

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