Showing posts with label Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2013. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2013. 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    

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Fourth out of Four Flimsys

I made one of Michelle's car caddies from the tutorial she shared on Sew We Quilt.  I really like it, although I left off the decorative button.  Michelle has a really cool blog, she rescues sewing machines and cleans them, and shares some with "the Sewing Machine Project".  I have been coveting a singer 301, and looking at her blog just made me want one all over again.  I don't really need another machine, but......

The last flimsy is done for my gift of 6 quilts to my niece and her family.  Two are finished, and now I just have to make backs, cut batting, baste and quilt these four and embroider names on the backs.  A lot of hours left, and my goal is to finish by mid march.  This one is very much like the other one that I did using some of my RSC blocks.  This one is RSC blocks too, I just added frames and sashing and cornerstones.
I also finished my barn quilt.  Since my other niece said she coveted it, I decided she should have it, and I basted and quilted it in one long day.  She's supposed to be getting me pictures to share.

Friday, January 24, 2014

RSC Quilt Finish from RSC 2013

I have my third quilt finish for 2014.  It was from the RSC 2013, and is 8 months worth of snowballs and 9 patches.  I made it for a wedding present for a very pleasant server, and I hope she likes it.  The quilting is even more mediocre of a mediocre meandering than usual, as I couldn't see half the time, the thread just didn't show up enough on some of the fabrics, especially the sashing.  All in all though, I think it is pretty if you just don't look too closely. 
To enjoy some beautiful 'blue' projects, visit Angela at Soscrappy here 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Rissa's Quilt Border On

Not sure I like the border as much as I hoped to, but it's on and I hoped it would bring out the gold in the sashing.  Now, waiting for an order of batting, so will work on Celtic Solstice part 2 before I worry about the backing.  I am running through my head if I'd rather use the sashing material for the binding, or make it a scrappy binding, since it is a rainbow quilt.  Hmmm, when you're a quilter it is always decisions? decisions?, you know what I mean.  Also, I don't plan on putting wedding dates etc., but was thinking of the year and a short saying that could be applied to a wedding, or just life.  More to think about while I work on part 2.  

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Rissa's Quilt

A server where we eat was married a few months ago and I told her I'd make her a quilt.  I decided that I had enough of these RSC blocks for a decent sized quilt, so tried to think of an arrangement that had some kind of plan and this is what I came up with.  At first, I thought I'd use some RSC nine patches to make a border, but then decided that sashing and cornerstones might make it more mainstream.  I don't know if it did or not, but it is what it is now, lol.  Then, I decided it still needed something, so I decided to do a small border and off to Hobby Lobby I went.  That is, off I went after my husband and I went to a small town Christmas parade and watched it from my daughter's yard.  He has felt so bad for so long that it is really nice to see him have a good day and get a little enjoyment out of life.   He still felt well enough to drive home the short drive from Hobby Lobby, which was something else that he enjoyed.  He has driven very, very little in the past year, luckily he is very careful not to drive when he thinks he's not up to it.   It's amazing how little it takes to make a good day when you have had so many bad ones.

The fabric on the bottom is what I came up with for the border.  I hope they like it, it should finish up about 64 by 94 before it's washed, probably a few inches shorter after washing since I'm not a prewasher.   And now, I'm going to hook up with Angela's Soscrappy RSC linky here.   I have been very behind between company, husband's health issues, and lots and lots of bags, so I'm glad to get something done on the RSC.  I still have to catch up, and need more colors on some of my projects, but I will get more done.  
Oops, I almost forgot, I did do 16 brown scrappy nine patches too, but I'll skip the picture.  I needed more 9 patches for the border I was going to do, but then changed direction.  

Sunday, September 29, 2013

RSC 9 Patch Doll Quilts Finished

The doll quilts are finished and ready to be mailed.  It's been a busy day.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Rainbow Doll Quilts

I've kept up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge until this month, but I did use some of my RSC nine patches to make doll quilts for three little sisters.  Since I wasn't doing all twelve months, I didn't want three blues, so I substituted a brown nine patch.  They are only tops now, but I hope to finish them soon.
I'm going to let their mama pick who gets which, I'm just hoping that no one will be disappointed because they wanted a different one. 
I know there is one pink lover, but I can't remember which.  I do know though, that if you want to see lots of pretty baby blues you can visit Soscrappy here
I hope to catch up, but between medical issues and company coming, it may not be for a month or two.

And if you're disappointed that there were no baby blues, here are some that most any quilting lady can admire.

Sunday, August 18, 2013


I was playing with my blocks and with the Paint program on my computer this morning, and I came up with this.  After 4 more months of RSC, I could make 2 of these.  The bottom half, except for the orange and pink, would be filled with 2 each of the new RSC colors from September through December.   Just one idea.  With 8 months of blocks, there are enough to play a little.  I'm thinking that I may make doll quilts for my nieces 3 littlest girls from my small 9 patches.  I have 16 of those now, and 6 each with sashing and borders might make very nice little quilts, the same but different

My great-granddaughter from Germany will be visiting in the fall, and I've already decided to make 2 blocks each week from the Nabby's Dowry quiltalong for a doll quilt for her and a wall hanging for me, and I picked up a doll from Cracker Barrel.  Her outfit isn't exactly the cutest,  I got another coordinating, but more girly outfit to go with her.  So far my little GGD is a girly-girl.  I think there's a bit of tomboy too, though.  PS.   Red hair was a requirement, so she would match, so this was the only one with red hair.
And here's her little more girly outfit, it's shiny and lacey. 

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.  

Friday, July 5, 2013

July Teal Rainbow Scrap Challenge and Mail

I have all my July Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks cut out, except for the kaleidoscope block and a table runner, but this is the first that I have actually sewn. 
Later in the day, I got these made.  My 6 inch finished 9 patches, 4 1/2 inch finished 9 patches and 8" finished 16 patches.   The year is more than half over now, and I have 21 of the snowball and 9 patch blocks, and the 16 patch blocks.  I have 42 of the larger 9 patches and 14 of the smaller ones.  Not too shabby.
I definitely had to dig a little deeper to come up with 24 different fabrics.  Here are the 16 x 2.5 inch strips ready for my rainbow scrappy trip along.
New fabrics in the mail this week from Form and Fabric (  Another blogger had mentioned on her blog the great deals she had gotten and so I had to look.  I'm glad I did as the fabric is all nice quality, I like all of them, and I got 13 yards for $37.67 including shipping.  I'm happy with the older lines of fabric and not the latest, as you can often get them on clearance, and I figure what the heck, they are new to me.  Mostly, I do scrappy, so if they aren't all harmonious, that's ok with me, too.

To me turquoise or teal is just a different shade of blue, and I got to wondering, since some of the same fabrics were used in both, how much different the teal would be from the blue in the quilt.   I think that it will definitely be no problem to pick them out in the crowd.  

As usual, to see lots more RSC and lots of teal, go here to Angela's Soscrappy blog after Saturday morning.

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.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

First Yellow(ish) RSC

Yellow doesn't seem to be one of my most plentiful colors, I already had to rob a little from stash.  As always, visit Angela at Soscrappy to see more.