RSC 16 week 13


This week has been a happy time for me with my piecing.  I made the latest Modern HST Sampler block, Formation.  I stayed with straight purple for the simple block, although it looks more like navy here.

So I completed the blocks for this month.  I’m trying to keep to the more modern look for this set of blocks.

The most fun I had this week was building a boat.  I had seen Gayle’s tiny boat and then Sue’s larger two-masted version, both so cute I had to make one.  Since I work with lots of 2.5-inch strips, I designed my own 6.5-inch boat block, in March colors of course.  It only took ten minutes to make it, using flip triangles for the boat shape and some HSTs I already had on hand.

The only problem with these little boats is that, like potato chips, you can’t have just one.  So I made two more in January and February colors, but I know it won’t stop there.  Sailing has been in my blood since I sailed with my Norwegian uncle in RI waters as a girl.  I love the silence except for the sound of the rushing water and also love the rough seas.  I sure do miss the ocean here in Wisconsin.

The other fun time I had was making another 16-patch block because I had not done a blue one that I liked.  The first one was just plain dull.

I tried to make this blue one as colorful as my other 16p blocks, which is trickier with blue and purple.
I was really happy with the result.  Now I have several more slab blocks to catch up, plus my Dog Park quilt and that is coming along well.
I hope each of you had a satisfying Quilty week.  I link up with RSC16 at soscrappy and Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts. Check them out to see what everyone is up to.

20 thoughts on “RSC 16 week 13

  1. Aren't those little boats fun? I love yours. (I need to go back and make some with accent color sails now, too…)
    You've got some really interesting rainbow projects going – I'm going to enjoy watching your blocks!


  2. haha those little boats are tooooooo cute. You're making me want to do them! I finished the ugly stratavarious quilt top, so I have room for one more RSC block of the month… hmmmm piglets or boats? LeeAnna


  3. bocks all looking good, Paula, loving the boats but not a sailor get very sick, I too have Nowegian ancestors, on Dad`s family side.

    Wishing you a peaceful and joyful Easter


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