RSC16 week 33


In the hot weather it’s slower going for me.  I’d much rather take a nap.  But I did get several things done for August already.
My first RSC16 block is my sailboat, actually a sloop like one my uncle owned until he upgraded to a schooner.  The sloops have only a single mast, but often fly the mainsail and a jib.  In my purple stash I found a very rich regal purple.  It had to have equally regal golden sails for its important owner.

My 16-patch block resulted in a good range of dark to light purples.  The exact definition of purple eludes me, so I include some red violet hues as well for variety.
My Twinkler star block just called out for the lovely floral at its center, even though I had to cut the fabric in half just to get the best piece.  
Oh well, now I have more scraps and a bit less yardage.  I always like to fussy cut as close to the edge of a stash piece as possible.  This one, however, was worth the sacrifice.
For my improv block I’m trying out black, gray and whites this month.  I’ve never worked with this combination so it’s going to be interesting.  I’ve seen some excellent examples of b/w used by some terrific quilters, so I might as well stick my toe in the water.
This past Monday I went to my quilt group to show my finished pair of  Pinwheel Row quilts.  Both will probably end up as Project Linus quilts, but maybe I’ll hang one on my bedroom wall to enjoy for a while.
I hope all of you are doing okay in this hot weather.  Keep cool by quilting!
I’m linking up this week with
Rainbow Scrap Challenge at


Modern HST Sampler at

Blossom Heart Quilts

15 thoughts on “RSC16 week 33

  1. Your purple blocks sre looking great! I love the 16-patch block with all of the different purples you used and the way you laid them out, too. My sewing room is in the basement, so I am always cool down there, but coming back upstairs is usually a hot prospect!


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