Saturday, December 26, 2015

The last RSC Saturday in 2015.

It is hard to believe another year of the RSC Challenge is coming to an end. It seems like just yesterday I started making my blue trip around the world blocks and now I have made 9 - all by hand with 2.5 inch squares this year. I hope to press the seams this week with my new iron and stitch them together.... with some new Roxanne needles. I can't wait to try them. I think I decided on dark corners (greens, red and blue) and teal in the middle.

I did finish something this year - the twinkle stars quilt! My only finish from this years blocks. My phone is thinking it is full so won't let me take a picture of the finished quilt. The binding is done, I promise!

I got 13 dresden plates made..... but they are waiting patiently to get appliquéd onto the background. I am going with a plain white background... I think. I have it purchased and folded with the plates, somewhere in my sewing room.


I got the 2015 sampler blocks completed but life prevented me from sewing them together this month. 



I added some birds in the air blocks (BITA) to a previous year's stash of blocks and made this beautiful quilt for a wedding present. Ok, I'm counting this one as a finish for the challenge as well. :)

I'll continue making 16 patches next year and the plan it still to make it into a Good night Irene once I decide what colors will go where so I can make the X alternate blocks.

I am still hand quilting this little number from a previous RSC year of appliqué orange peel blocks. I have 9 peels to go and I can turn the second corner on the last border. Progress. I will try and move this one along as I am trying to take it easy and get over this cold.... that I have had in various forms since the 13th. The 2 days in bed on the 23+24th were not fun but at least I am up and moving around now.....unfortunately I passed that one along to the hubby who is down for the count today and probably tomorrow.


I make notes during the year under my projects tab and for 2016 I have the following noted. Scrappy houses, Umbrella - make bigger than 4.5 inches, BITA and black surround for the hexagon flowers I made a few years ago. Bow tie blocks have always intrigued me but I have yet to really make any. I think I am going to let myself choose what I want to make each month this year.... along with making the row sampler Angela is designing from my scrap bin. I still have plenty of blocks from this year and years past that have yet to be completed into quilts. Maybe I'll concentrate on finishing up one of those per month this year? Time will tell.

Head on over and see what other plans are in store for the RSC Challenge 2016. I'm also linking up Sunday with Slow Stitching Sunday and Oh Scrap.



33 comments:

  1. what lovely finishes! I didn't get any sewing time for me, so no mr. linky.... I love your trip around the world blocks! doing it month by month makes an overwhelming project seem so much more manageable....

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  2. so much done. Impressive really!!
    LeeAnna

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  3. So many wonderful quilts - you got a lot accomplished this year. Hopefully 2016 will be another year of fun in sewing room!

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  4. A great accomplishment for the year! The Trip blocks just seem to radiate light and the arrangement is perfect, nicely balanced. Checked your last few blogs. Glad to hear you survived that cold. You said there are Christmas lights at Homossa Springs. We went there years ago in early November with my aunt and uncle. Can imagine that place all lit up. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  5. All of your quilts are wonderful, but the birds in the air is my favorite. What a great wrap-up post.

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  6. Wow, you're amazing! All of these look great, but I really like the trip around the world quilt. It's gorgeous. What great work.

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  7. Lovely, lovely quilts - so bright and cheery. I marvel at just how much quilting and sewing you do and enjoying seeing all the projects as the progress.

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  8. Gosh--what lovely rainbow quilts--I especially like the TAW altho they are ALL super! Glad Santa was good to you...hugs, Julierose

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  9. You have so many pretty and colorful quilts in progress. You definitely have a signature look. They are gorgeous. The twinkle stars and sampler blocks are my favorites.

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  10. So glad you are feeling better.
    You have accomplished so much this year!
    I just love your quilts, but probably my favourite is the hand pieced TATW... amazing!

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  11. So sorry to hear you were not feeling well. Hope you get back on your feet soon. I really enjoyed seeing all of your quilts. All are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  12. Wow--so many great projects! You had a productive year, for sure!

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  13. Your quilts are all beautiful. I've never followed along with the Rainbow BOM. I just don't like to get too many projects going but it is getting harder and harder to say no to this idea, especially when I see all the wonderful quilts. Blessings, Gretchen

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  14. Isn't it so rewarding to look back and see how much you accomplished!! All are wonderful...rest as you begin to feel better.

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  15. They are all lovely. You had a productive and collorful year. Hope you and your husband get well soon. Happy New Year!!

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  16. Your rainbow quilts are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. That is a lot of rainbow challenge blocks! Wow! Wishing you and your husband a healthy new year.

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  18. Nice projects! I like those sampler blocks the most!

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  19. So much done! Love seeing your beautiful scrappy work!

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  20. Gracious, you've got some beautiful work there to show off!! I love all the color -- really fun, bright and happy quilts! :)

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  21. Goodness what a wonderful collection of quilts - congratulations on all your beautiful work here.

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  22. You had a very productive year! Love all of your finishes and blocks. Happy New Year!

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  23. Congratulations on several wonderful RSC quilts this year! I LOVE all of them. You go girl!

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  24. I always love your RSC posts. Maybe 2016 will be the year I join in. In the meantime, your finish cahllenge certainly got me moving on the hand quilting. I'm quilting the outermost border now, and thinking the end may possibly be in sight!

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  25. You have some beautiful quilts here, extra good eye candy!

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  26. Oh my! I’d never seen your Rainbow Trip quilt before - be still my heart! It’s absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  27. your TATW blocks are stunning! don't know how I missed them...

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  28. Wow wow wow! So many beauties you've made! And temptations, every one... 8)

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  29. I love your birds in the air quilt. It is still on my someday to make list.

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  30. These are all beautiful quilts! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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