Showing posts with label Rainbow Kaleidoscope. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rainbow Kaleidoscope. Show all posts

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Rainbow Scrap Challenges - Bits and Pieces

I haven't been keeping up with the RSC the past few months, illnesses of family members and such, but I have been using some of my RSC blocks from last year.  If you look, the top left block is one of my Kaleidoscope blocks, and the bottom middle is some of my 9 patches.  I needed some quilts quickly, so I used them along with my OKCMQG blocks also from last year.  

I needed a quilt for a niece, and again, I turned to the RSC and framed and sashed some of the 16 patches for a relatively quick quilt. 

And another quick quilt needed and again to the RSC.  This one was from the 2 1/2 inch strips that I had left from each color intending to do the Jelly Roll Race type quilt.  This one was done that way, but then I decided to make it into sort of a rail fence.   I needed 9 quilts in a short time, so I improvised.  I used these, also a coin style quilt that I had made the top as a spare man type quilt, then decided to use it for a tablecloth, so finished it and used it under plastic as a tablecloth for a few months.  Now, it has a label and is for a young boy.  I also used one of my Celtic Solstice quilts that weren't very successful, but hopefully the young lady that it's going to will like it.  She doesn't know that it was supposed to look differently than it turned out.  The coin and CS are here.   
Thankfully, I had the RSC to draw from and was able to complete the quilts I needed in the time frame that I was aiming for.
For more RSC quilts and blocks, ones that are actually from this year, visit Angela at 'soscrappy' here    

Saturday, August 17, 2013

August RSC - It's Red All Over

Sixteen and Nine Patches

Scrappy Trip Along, or Scrappy Bargello

Scrappy Kaleidoscope 

Nine Patches and snowballs.  Now, I have to get ready to go to a baby shower, but if you want to see more RED, go to SoScrappy and they will be lots, here.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Second Teal Week Rainbow Scrap Challenge and Nabby's Dowry Sew Along

My July teal kaleidoscope block.  And below, my bonus kaleidoscope block from June and July leftovers. 

  July's scrappy trip along block.  I really am enjoying the teal and  turquoise.  (Below)

This evening we went to a local club with my daughter,  her husband, a grandson and his friend, a grandson and his wife and son, and we all listened to another grandson and his band perform.   (My grandson is the red head with the guitar.)   They get better each time we hear them and I think they are really good.   They are on a small stage in the middle of the bar surrounded by liquor bottles. I think I'd be too nervous to play afraid that I'd fall. 

I've been accumulating bonus HST's from my Deck-ade the Halls, Quilty Barn Along, and especially the Flower Patch Quilt Along.  They are only 1 1/4 inch finished, and I was wondering what I would do with them.  Along came a post on Kathy's Quilts and lo and behold, lots and lots of HST's, hers are 1 1/2 inch finished, but my 1 1/4 inchers will just make a smaller quilt, 30 by 30 inches if my figures are correct.  Just a nice size for a wall quilt.  The Nabby's Dowry Sew Along is here on Heartspun Quilts.

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Here they are, I think I'll have plenty.  You'd think with all these that I wouldn't have had any duplicates in my little block.  I'll use the excuse that I was doing this at 3:00 am.  Even in broad daylight my brain doesn't always function well.  3:00 am is very iffy.

I thought originally that the HST's were 1" finished, but I guess that they are 1 1/4" finished. 


PS.  As usual, to see more RSC entries go to Angela's soscrappy's blog here.  

Saturday, June 8, 2013

More Yellow(ish) Blocks for the June Rainbow Scrap Challenge

January through June of Rainbow Scrappy Trip Along.
And the June Rainbow Scrappy Trip Along.  

Kaleidoscope for June.

This months 16 patches, 6 inch finished 9 patches and 4 1/2 inch finished 9 patches.  As you can see, I'm having to reach to find enough yellowish scraps, I'll just pretend that it gives them character, lol.
Maybe others are working with yellow, not yellow(ish) fabrics.  To see visit SoScrappy here.   Ad I did last month, I'll probably be finished with the RSC until the last week and then I'll so my June wrap-up.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Rainbow Scrap Challenge May - Bright or Dark Blue

I've been trying very hard to catch up with my RSC and BOM's.   This week does it for my RSC although, I may do a collage for the last week.  This is the first month that I didn't have any duplicate fabrics for the Rainbow Scrappy Trip Along, but I did have to resort to cutting a few strips from stash. 
My 16 patches, 4 1/2 inch 9 patches, and 6 inch 9 patches. 

Table topper for my dresser, the color here is more true than below on my dresser.   The whites are white, not cream.  The reverse is rather cute Christmas, you can see it here if you like.

I am enjoying it on my dresser.  All my quilted and scrappy table toppers, runners and tablecloth seem to be getting comments from visitors, and I don't think that they are always positive, but I like them and my husband doesn't object, so it's ok.  They can do their house how they like and I'll do mine how I like, and I like quilts, large and small.   I've seen comments on forums about "Would Visitors Know if a Quilter Lived at Your House", and it amazes me that some people don't keep any for themselves, and don't have any displayed or even on their beds.  I do, I do, and I do, and I will have more before the end of the year. 

Snowball and 9 patches.  I think maybe I should have raided my stash a little on these and stuck with either dark or light frames, but maybe it will look nice in the finished product. 
My mini Stacked Blox has at least a temporary home.  I don't think it is technically RSC, but it was made from leftovers from a larger quilt, so maybe.   Anyway, except for my kaleidoscope, which I made in error in an earlier month, and my 2 1/2 inch scrap strips for my RSC Jelly Roll Race, that's it for the month.   Now it's on to catching up on my BOM"S.  I have April and May to do on my Sugar Block Club, Craftsy 2012 BOM, OKC Modern Block, and Craftsy 2013 BOM, and May on my Craftsy Civil War BOM.   It's sad, I feel an urgency to hurry because I can't wait to start the Quilty Barn Along from Bee in My Bonnet, and the Deck-Ade the Halls from the Fat Quarter Shop.  I also loved the In From The Cold Hot Cocoa pattern from UnitedNotions, but since there are mugs on the Deck-Ade the Halls I'm opting to put Hot Cocoa on my someday list.  If you'd like to see more Blue Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects, go here on Saturday, Angela's Soscrappy will have lots of linkups.  
Sorry about all the links, but it keeps me from having to look things up and it gives credit to those who have shared.  

I had a gift card left from Christmas and so we stopped by Joann's today.  My RSC had overgrown the top container last month and with May's added, there was no way that the top was going to close.  I got the new container with my gift card and a 50% off coupon.  regularly 29.95, and then I got 1 1/2 yards of Christmas fabric for my Deck-Ade the Halls inner border and binding, regularly 6.95 a yard.   With those and a box of Good N Plenty's, I still have $2.88 on the card.  Not too bad.  I think the new container will hold all the way until the end of the year.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Green RSC Kaleidoscoope, Etc.

Since I finished 2 table runners and a table topper, I linked up with crazy mom quilts Finish it up Friday here. 
My six inch nine patches.
They look the same in the picture, but these are four and a half inch nine patches.
Sixteen patches.
I can't seem to stop Picasa from assigning weird dates.  I actually finished this table runner 040913.  Green scraps in the side on the left, so I figure it's part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. 
This was actually finished 040713?  Again one side has green scraps.  They are not really out of shape, it's my photography.
And I almost forgot this green finished 0410.  My Rainbow Scrappy Tripalong, or Bargello?  I'm kind of liking this Tripalong though.
And here, last but not least, my snowballs and nine patches.  Sorry, this whole post is out of chronological order.  I kept adding things to get everything in one post. 
I tried not pressing my block until the end, but my center isn't too good on this one.  I pressed my bonus block as I went, and the center is better.
My crazy bonus block.

I don't know about my expected company, when they will come, so I'm trying to finish everything as my focus will change to cleaning and cooking when I know they're coming.  I just have one more RSC project and I'll be doing it asap (it's done, my snowball and nine patches).  I also have quilts my brother has asked me to do for him as gifts for friends that are a priority. 
If you'd like to see lots more green, it won't fatten your wallet, but you can visit Angela at Soscrappy here .

And my last hurrah for April RSC.  Top Row: Scrappy Trip Along, Table Runner, 4 1/2 inch 9 patches.  Second Row: Rainbow Jelly Roll Race, Snowballs and 9 patches.  Bottom Row: Table Runner, Kitty Table Topper, Kaleidoscope blocks, 6 Inch 9 Patches and 16 Patches.


Monday, March 11, 2013

Catching up Kaleidoscope Blocks for RSC and Mistake

Since I got the urge to do kaleidoscope blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I had to catch up January pink and February purple.  So far so good.

Then as I was sewing on the last strip in the stripset I realized that the stupid that seems to have overtaken me since DH came home had struck again.  This doesn't look like purple.  Oh well, I'll have it done when we get to blue. 

Here is my required purple.
Each time I've done the strip sets I've had some extras, so here is bonus block number one.
And bonus block number two.  I''m sure that by the end I will have had all manor of strange blocks.

And here are the first 3 months, plus blue in advance and my two bonus blocks.   Quite colorful if I do say. 

And March's contribution to my Jelly Roll quilt which will be put together at the end unless I decide to start doing my long long strip before that, I just may.

Tuesday, 03-12-2013
The orange nine patches were a mistake when I was making the snowball and nine patches for the RSC.
having some type of mental illness which doesn't allow me to let well enough alone I had to back track on these also and do the January pink and February purples.  I hope that I don't make anymore mistakes, I think I'm getting out of hand.
I was just thinking I'll probably use this post in the next Saturday link-up for RSC and if you'd like to see the other orange that I did between last Saturday and next Saturday, go here.
And if you'd like to see what others have been doing with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge that Angela provides for us, go here.
Meanwhile, I did the last 8 of my 49  Throwing up Scraps (Scrap Vomit) blocks and I'm in process of preparing borders.  I have 100 4 patches to do and then I'll attach them and see how the finished flimsy fits on my queen sized bed.  

Monday, March 4, 2013

It's Only Just Begun!

I think SoScrappy has created a monster.  I seem to be like eating Lay's potato chips, I can't stop at just one Rainbow Scrap Quilt.  Today I ran across Don't Call Me Betsy's QAL from 2011, "Kaleidoscope", and I was so tempted, and then I thought, I was tempted before by Elaine Adairs beautiful Kaleidoscope quilts, so I kind of mixed them together.  I didn't have Elaine's big ruler, so I used Elizabeth's (she said don't call her Betsy) dimensions, and Elaine's strips.  I only got enough for 7 cuts from my strip set so I had to do two strip sets for one block.  I know I'll get better at these.  Bad news, I have to go back and make a pink one and a purple one for January and February's colors. 

Here's what my orange will be like if I decide on the Rainbow Bargello.

And if I decide on the Rainbow Scrappy Trip Along.

Next month, when I have 4 colors I'll see how the Rainbow Scrappy trip along would look, but I couldn't resist seeing what the scrappy Bargello might look like.   Tomorrow (Tuesday), we start the process to get DH out of rehab.  We are having the home assessment at 11:00 and the meeting with the social worker at 3:30.  Shouldn't be long now.  
For more RSC 2013 visit Angela here.   
PS  Update DH came home yesterday (Friday).  We are adjusting and doing fine.