Saturday, March 4, 2017

RSC in red....

Red is the color selected for March in the RSC Challenge. I didn't really finish my plans with teal.... but they will be there when I get around to making them! (maybe with a blue month?)

For red... since I have not done anything yet, I'll show the two red dresdens that I hope to hand quilt this month.

 I made the dresden fans a couple of years ago. Last year I added the circle and appliquéd to the background... and decided to 'frame' each one with 2.5 inch squares. This is the year to hand quilt each square and then I'll sew them together using the quilt as you go method and a white sashing strip. It worked well for my Lori Smith sampler last year so I'll use that method again.

This is the finished purple one... from January.

Linking up with the RSC Challenge today. A full day at Seaworld with the 2nd grade class had me sleeping before 8 last night and through to 7AM this morning!

Emily and Me on the way to SeaWorld at the crack of dawn.

Today is bowling for Emily, then practice bowling with another girl and her Dad after. Then... we are manning the girl scout recruiting booth from 2-5 at the Ocala Strawberry Festival. Another full day for us.

13 comments:

  1. Cute picture of you and your daughter and your blocks look cute too!

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  2. I taught 5th grade for many years - love those field trips! :). How fun to be able to go to Sea World! Your Dresdens are beautiful, and it's fun to see how they are progressing!

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  3. Your Dresdens are beautiful! Great block to use scraps on.

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  4. I remember these red Dresdens well, and have drooled once again all over my keyboard. :-)

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  5. Love your red Dresdens! That's going to be a gorgeous quilt.

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  6. Sounds like a busy few days!! Best wishes for carving out some quilting time.

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  7. Those red Dresdens have my heart! So pretty!
    The purple one is fantastic too! I love me some purple!
    I can remember being that busy when my tiny humans were tiny. Now they are all grown and on their own...It's Mama time!

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  8. Your Dresdens are fabulous! Handquilting then QAYG is a terrific idea and will make a lovely quilt.

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  9. Hope you had a great day at Sea World. Your purple Dresden all quilted looks so nice. Isn't it nice to tackle a large quilting job one block at a time?

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  10. I like the way you quilted the purple Dresden. The red ones are gorgeous too. You have great patience, spreading a project out over years like this. I get impatient to see it all come together. I'm exercising tremendous control to stick to one color a month for my RSC butterflies... I hope you had a great day at Sea World, and a successful afternoon at the GS booth.

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  11. I'm looking forward to seeing those lovely dresdens joined together! That frame of squares just adds so much!

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