Sunday, October 2, 2016

First weekend in October...

October already ..... how did that happen? Time to regroup and see what needs some rounding out with my RSC projects. The colors selected for this month are a pretty yellow and orange - a perfect sunrise or sunset.

I have two more dresden plates that need a middle attached and added to the background - Yellow and brown. The black and three blues need their squares added to them so they will end up like these. I have not decided if I will hand quilt these blocks or machine quilt them. Either way... that will be for next year's RSC Challenge each month. I think the middles will get hand stitched on today... and maybe the background square cut and prepped so that is an option for hand stitching to the background as well.


I have all my Row by Row blocks sewn together into rows. Oops, looks like I got a couple too many of the pink/green combo! It soon will be time to start sewing them together into a top. Decisions will need to be made... that is the part that always holds me up. Do I add a solid color in between them all? If so, what color? Do I just sew them row by row together? Did I mention I hate decision making? Oh well, that can be put off until the last row of blocks are released and made this month.

I know my birds in the air blocks needs yellow, black, bright/light green and brown added to the mix. Maybe some Yellow ones will fly out of the sewing room this month?

Then there will be some houses added this month too. I believe I have 37 of them so some bright yellow will need to be added to the neighborhood. I was thinking 48 of them would make a nice setting (6x8)..... but maybe after adding 4-5 yellow the last blocks might have some trees instead? November will be time enough to think on that idea.

Today is Sunday though... so some slow stitching will happen at some point today. I do need to go dig in the garden before it gets too hot. The green beans are up and there was a bunny in the back yard just waiting for them to get a little bigger. Time to get that fence up to keep them out! I also have a quick meeting with a co-leader of girl scouts today to hand off some planning things as she just got a full time job and needs to back off some things. Kids are at Grandma's.... so I see some slow stitching later this afternoon in the nice quiet house.

I need to mark the blue border on this wall hanging for quilting.... so that I can start on it today! So exciting to see the end in sight!

The stencil I was thinking of for the white border was too big. I was too lazy to create one so I just looked around and found a ruler that had a nice curve to it. I used that and a blue marking pencil to draw the curve in the space and was able to stitch that up this week in the evenings. I have two stencils that would work for this last border... I think I will use the one I did in the Hugs and Kisses border... but maybe add a double line on each side? We will see how it looks after I mark it. I can't wait to get this one done so it can go in the dining room wall hanging rotation for the patriotic holidays! Of course... then I can bring out the colorful trip around the world top for hand quilting next!


I also need to pull some fabrics for a few more of my 1857 blocks.... and then change out the ink in the printer and finally print out some more parts for those lemoyne stars. Plenty of choices once I finish getting that prep work done! I need to prep some little purple circles to add a group of grapes to this little basket of fruit. I am changing the original design a bit since I am only using 3 fabrics and it is limiting me on my choice of fruits for the basket.
I did get one of the blocks finished in the car line this week. Progress =)


Linking up with the RSC Challenge and Slow Stitching Sunday as well as Oh Scrap.


14 comments:

  1. love that Dresden plate - such an old pattern but you have made a very different look to yours with the rainbow colors

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  2. Such a unique look to the Dresden plate, you have a few nice projects to keep you busy for a few days. Happy stitching

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    1. Thanks! I love how the dresden are coming out.

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  3. So many wonderful projects on the go!
    Love those dresdens!
    I always get stalled at the decision points too!

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  4. As far as your column quilt - part of the decision is how WIDE you want the quilt to be. That could help determine whether to add a vertical sashing or simply sew the rows together (my likely preference). Lovely dresden blocks!

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  5. Enjoy your Slow Stitching today (while the kids are away!)

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  6. The scrappy borders you're putting ard each Dresden block are so pretty! I like the way they add to the whole quilt!

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    1. *around* each block! Lol! My keyboard doesn't like me!

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  7. Beautiful scrappy Dresden plates. I really like the scrappy borders you are using with those. Enjoy your day of slow sewing.

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  8. I like the rows quilt. I get stuck at the border decisions too. If you put a stopper border of white it will make elements pop. Black seems stark. Good luck. LeeAnna

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  9. You have so many projects going on! I think it must be Girl Scout cookies keeping you energized, haha! :)

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  10. Lots of great projects on the go here! I really like how your 'rows' quilt is progressing!

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  11. You have so many nice things going. I know you will have some great finishes in the future, like those really special Dresdens. Keep up the good work!.

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  12. Love those dresden blocks. I can see some lovely finishes happening soon at your place.

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