RSC16 week 53


This past year was one of many monthly block projects.  Some were very fulfilling.  Others were good learning and practice opportunities.  As a result I did not have as much time and energy for doing entire quilt projects, except for my Project Linus kids quilts.  Plus, the last couple of months have been taken up with Bonnie Hunter’s El Porvence Mystery quilt, lots and lots of piecing.  That plus the use of an old loaner machine this month prevented me from doing anything beyond basics.  No FMQ, no quilting at all.
If this sounds like excuses, it is definitely not.  I’m proud of all the blocks I’ve made, whether or not they have become finishes.

This is how far I got on piecing together these forgotten blocks from years ago, found in my daughter’s attic.  I call it Arizona and it will be a wall hanging when finished.  I love the colors, which remind me of our visit to Phoenix and Sedona.

This is my favorite project from RSC16, my Twinkler wall hanging.  It was definitely in the frustrating but rewarding category and hangs in my bedroom as a flimsy.

Here is my Dog Park quilt when it was donated to Project Linus.  My previous post tells the story of its improv development.  It is one of my favorites.

 My two Pinwheel row quilts were also given to Project Linus.  They started when I received a giveaway of 92 HSTs, which I turned into pinwheel blocks.  I had enough for two quilts, adding rows of some pieced blocks and a lot of precuts.  The backs were made with the leftover fabrics.  Somehow I missed taking full pics of the finishes.

My 6-inch boat blocks continue to multiply and will end up bouncing on the waves in a row quilt.

The RSC16 monthly 16-patch blocks have had a few more added and are now a flimsy.
My 8-inch improv blocks have been the most rewarding project for me.  They are also RSC16 colors. I plan to set them on a grey background, sort of in gallery fashion.  Im definitely going to continue these and do more in this direction.

I took part in Modern HST Sampler with Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts   I completed 20 of the 24 12-inch blocks, two a  month.  This Folded Box was a substitute for one of those.  I love the 3-D effect and am going to do this one for RSC17.
Those are the highlights of a very enjoyable year with Angela.  I feel like Rainbow Scrap Challenge is my online neighborhood, with many dear friends.  I wish all of you a very Happy New Year and lots of quilting fun.
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RSC15 week 22


Mr. Green was very determined this week and so was I.  Despite a lot of distractions, I completed all of the red and orange blocks and most of the yellow ones.  I was anxious to see the dark green blocks, so I snuck in a few of them before working on the lime.  After four of the lime, the bobbin ran out late on Friday and I called it quits. Fortunately for Mr Green, he made it in his rightful place after all.
Oh, oh, I see from the photo that one of the blocks is going the wrong way, which is a good reminder to snap a photo before going too far and having to rip again.
I am running out of floor space, but lucky for me, the new color is light blue/greenish, which just happens to be my next color.  Looking forward to less pressure in June!

I link up with RSC15 and Sew Cute Tuesday.