Saturday, February 27, 2016

Changed Things a Bit

Well, on Monday, I came up with a plan that I hope is set in stone!! I am making 6 different blocks, for 6 different quilts, every month for the RSC 2016 (Rainbow Scrap Challenge). I want to have enough blocks to have 4 quilt tops at the end of the year. I didn't want to make the same blocks for years, that would not be fun for me!! I found out that I am not making enough of some blocks and too many of another!! Go figure!

 

Anyhoo, I have an updated list AND I made all the extra blocks I needed for January and February, so I am all caught up! Whew! Let me tell you, it was a whirlwind in the studio this week! So without further ado, here are my finished blocks for February.

I made 12 Scrappy Strings.

 

 

Here is my Rainbow Twist ( I was planning on making 3 each month, but I only need 20 blocks, so on even months I will make 1 and on odd months I will make 2 (except I need to make 2 next month so I will have the right amount at the end of the year). I know, that was probably more info than you wanted or needed!! Sorry!!

 

 

5 of "That Thirties Thing" Block

 

 

6 Pinwheels ( I will be making these for 2 years)

10 Centennial blocks

3 Flower Blocks. I took this pic this afternoon, and the appliqué was not finished, but I promise, it is all done now. That was my 'tv watching' project tonight! I love doing hand work at night. After all, I can't stay in the studio ALL the time!

So that makes a grand total of 37 Brown Blocks! I sure hope I can keep up this pace! And I also made 8 blue blocks to have the updated amount needed!!

One more thing.......I finally took pics of my finished Cresent City Charm quilt. Take a look!

 

And the back!! I put a 1" stripe in the middle of the purple because I needed to hide the faded mark down the fabric fold line. At least it didn't go to waste!
My go to quilting pattern is a stipple. I'm always in a hurry to finish and this goes so fast!!
 
I have been making a narrow binding using 2" strips, a la Bonnie Hunter, on my last few quilts and I love it! Don't know if I will ever go back to a wider binding.
And a label to finish it all off.
 

I have enjoyed all the Browns this month and can't wait to see what color is next! I'm ready to move on! Check out all the other Brown blocks that have been made this month at SoScrappy. And if you want to join in the fun, just jump right in and tame those scraps!!

...........Sew till next time...........

 

16 comments:

Alison said...

I love those centennial stars! :)

Marly said...

So much sewing this month Peggy! Well done! I love those diagonal string blocksthey're ; a great way of using leftover strips

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

That's a lot of blocks, especially for a short month.

The Joyful Quilter said...

All those blocks AND a completed quilt?! Nice work. BTW... I absolutely LOVE the pieced back of Crescent City Charm!!!

The Joyful Quilter said...

All those blocks AND a completed quilt?! Nice work. BTW... I absolutely LOVE the pieced back of Crescent City Charm!!!

Kat Scribner said...

OMGosh, youve had a field day with your browns! They are all gorgeous, love the strings

Mystic Quilter said...

Can't believe you're making so many wonderful quilts, your selection of brown fabric is tremendous and all your blocks are a delight.

tubakk said...

Oh, that was a great bunch of projects. I love them all, but most your flowers.

PaulaB quilts said...

Nice work on the brown blocks. I love the backing, have never seen strip backs like,that.

Cathy said...

Oh, gosh! You sound so organized now. I have faith you can keep up the pace and end up the year with a bunch of quilts. What a great selection of blocks.

Congrats on Crescent City. I like your faded fold line solution. Too funny.

gayle said...

Those are wonderful blocks! Everything's gorgeous!
I haven't thought that far ahead for my rainbow blocks - I'll probably be making several of them for a couple of years...

Mari said...

All your blocks (and your quilt) are great, but I really love the strings with applique flowers. I may have to copy that idea!

Nell's Quilts said...

So many great blocks! You'll have some beautiful rainbow coloured quilts at the end of the year.

Angie said...

So many wonderful blocks - what a treat to see them all! Crescent City Charm is gorgeous - congrats on a great finish!

Pamela Arbour said...

All of your brown blocks are scrumptious. You have a great plan going there. I am looking forward to seeing them at the end of the year. I also like your finish including the scrappy backing. I have gotten to the place where I put as many scraps as possible on my backings. I just keep joining them until they become large enough for a backing.

Magpie Sue said...

Wow, what an ambitious plan! I hope you can indeed stick with it throughout the year, you'll have four great quilt tops ready to assemble. I admire the way you're looking ahead to next year too. Kudos on the finish of Crescent City too. Wonderful work all the way around!