Saturday, January 13, 2018

RSC in blue.

Well, I opened one bin of scraps this afternoon.... but there sadly was not much blue in there. Must be in one of the other bins. (I have 3 large ones I am admitting to!)  I did have one 2.5 inch strip of a light/medium blue in there so I grabbed that to make one of the sew along blocks for this years RSC Challenge. I made 2 of the 3 - 10 inch blocks today. I found a stack of 5 inch floral prints on the shelf and decided to use a few of them up so they are in these two blocks and a 16 patch block. I have had that stack since the late 90's!


I had made a light 16 patch block earlier this week and the bow tie was a leader and ender today.


I made two more uphill houses earlier this week and cut out 2 downhill. I sewed the downhill ones today.... I think I am getting the hang of these! They need trimming but I'll do that once all the blocks are done.

The red dresden plate made progress and I got a bunch of the cross hatch done in the rainy day car line yesterday and finished it up this morning with a movie. I hope to add the X's in the blocks on the edge later tonight and then I can pull out the light blue one to work on. 

This snowflake is not light blue.... but the quilt it goes with has lots of blues so I figured I'll work on this in January. I was pattern testing Hoarfrost for Joanne at Canuckquilter a while ago but never finished the 3 snowflakes. Her pattern has them paper pieced. It was my stopping point. I really do not like paper piecing.... so last week I was checking out snowflake coloring pages and found this one. I printed it out, cut out on the lines and then used that paper to trace this out onto some white fabric. We will see how it goes as it will be needle turned appliqué. I need to press it before attaching for hand work.



There was a knitted light blue variegated dish cloth made this week too but that didn't get a photo. 

The boy was feeling off today - he is resting when he needs to- which is  a nice change from his usual self. We cancelled Grandpa since we don't want him to get sick. I did make a trip out to the store to stock up on soups for the pantry after lunch. It seems we were out of chicken noodle ones. The house also got swept, mopped and vacuumed (hubby actually helped with the vacuum) this morning. Hopefully the boy is better and both can go to Grandma's tomorrow. If so - I plan to spend the whole day in the sewing room! So many options of things to work on!  Blocks could be put together into tops, tops could get prepped for quilting, blocks could get made.... endless possibilities. 

Linking up with the RSC Challenge and Oh Scrap. What are you working on today?

12 comments:

  1. Love all your blocks! I don't have much light blue either. I just like other colors better, I guess!

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  2. I like everything I see here but those uphill / downhill houses are so darn cute!

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  3. Love the cross hatch on the red Dresden! Hand quilting always looks so old fashioned and beautiful. Hope you have a great sewing day tomorrow. Nothing is better!

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  4. Lots of nice projects you have on the go here. I do like your Squared Away blocks and the little 16 patches - I love blue.

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  5. Visiting you blog always holds wonderful surprises. Lovely blocks for RSC Blue and the red Dresden is looking great. Have fun on your sewing day!

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  6. You got a lot done! I hope your son is feeling better so that you can have a sew day. :)

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  7. You did a great job of using some of your BLUE scraps! I really like the use of those darker florals for the cross section of your Square Up blocks. Nice choice!!

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  8. Looks like you're making great progress! Looking forward to seeing your snowflake - neat idea - even though I don't like snow!

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  9. I love the uphill/downhill houses, too - they're so happy! Pretty prints in your Squared Away blocks, too!

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  10. A very productive week. Love the houses.

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  11. The snowflake would be easy to do with Reverse applique using 2 fabrics. Love those dresdens!

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