Saturday, December 31, 2016

LAST RSC for 2016

It is the last day for the 2016 RSC Challenge and time to review what got done this year. I got the last row sewn up this week and sewed all the rows into a top! I had hopes to get a backing and batting cut or pieced  and maybe get it pinned? After a trip to Orlando with the kids Friday it is still at this stage.  We had fun at Build a Bear and got a year pass to The Crayola Experience. There is always the next few days to make progress as I am taking off until Wednesday when the kids go back to school.

2016 RSC Row Quilt
I got the last dresden block framed so all 12 blocks are ready for hand quilting in 2017 and put together with a white sashing in the quilt as you go method.

A shot of all 12 blocks. There is one medium blue that will be made into a wall hanging... just not sure how I want it to look.

I also made some houses this year.... They will continue on into 2017 to get their tilting frames added a few each month.

The Birds in the Air got lots added but I still need some black, brown and light and bright green so they will get added sometime in 2017 - maybe with the challenge or maybe when I pick that to be worked on with my 17 for 2017 challenge.
For my 'new' block for 2017 RSC Challenge....
I missed not having the 16 patch blocks so I plan to make some of them again this year. I have made 3 quilts with them over the years - 2 as stars which have both been gifted and the goodnight irene setting in the header. I love how that one came out!

I think my traditional block will finally be bow ties this year. I am not sure of the size at this point. I still need to dump out 2 huge rubbermaid boxes (ok, there might be 3 plus baskets of bits here and there) and sort by color to see what sizes I have. I think they might be using the 1.5 inch strips but we'll see what I have lots of!

I am going to throw in some spring blooms with the bright colors with a pattern from

I am also going to use 2 inch strips (maybe 2.5?) and make color squares. One block in the middle of color surrounded by white and white in the middle surrounded by scrappy color.

I also might pull out the hexagons for their black background.... they have been waiting patiently for years to be added to and really want to see daylight at some point.

Head on over to the RSC Challenge link up and see what got accomplished this year and what the plans are for next year. Thanks so much to Angela for hosting this fun linkup again this year. Looks like we get to start with purple in January!

The kids and their bears and dogs...
Aidan and Alann the Elf

Emily and Cuddles

I got Dottie... since Aidan's was a 2 for $35 deal!

I did get the binding finished on the baby quilt. It just needs a wash and to be mailed out to Wisconsin to it's new owner... baby Josie!
Stair Steps for Josie
It is a 2 post day today click here to see my 2016 wrap up post!


  1. As always, your productivity astounds me. I like what you settled on as a setting for the Dresdens. It's going to be a stunning quilt. Your tipped houses will be super fun. I have to remember that tipped setting for future use. I like the binding matching the inner border on your Star Steps. I have to remember that too. I don't know why I so often reach for binding that matches my last border. Enjoy your bear :)

  2. You did some great progress on these projects! I love the baby quilt you finished. I'm wishing you a wonderful New Year!!

  3. love your quilts you got a lot done this year! love the photos of the kids with their stuffed toys - the elf! :)

  4. Wow! What a great year you have had. So many great projects both done and almost done. Looks like the bears were a big hit!

  5. I am enjoying seeing all of the RSC column quilts as people finish them - yours looks great! And those houses are really my favorite! I'm going to have to put them on my list to try! Happy New Year!

  6. Your dresden plates are just fabulous. I love how you framed each with a border of that particular color!

  7. I love all your happy blocks, especially those framed dresdens!

  8. You have beautiful blocks, and exciting plans for next year!

  9. Love how your row quilt turned out and the bright, cheery colors of your houses! Looks like 2017 will be keeping you in stitches!

  10. Your 2016 RSC projects are turning out beautifully, I love your Dresden Plate blocks. Looking forward to checking out 2017's blocks.

  11. Lots of scrappy goodness in the works! Happy stitching (cute bears and dogs - and kids)

  12. Love those dresdens and the rail fence rainbow. So many to put on my list!

  13. Wow, you have a lot of great plans this year. It seems that bowties are the “it” block this year. I will have to see what size my leftover scraps are when all my planned blocks are made. I have always loved your Dresdens surrounded by the colored squares, and if I do another Dresden quilt, I am totally copying you Have a great week!

  14. It looks like you had a good time at build a bear. Lots of pretty rainbows. The Dresdan quilt is stunning. I would like to make another Goodnight Irene quilt but I can't find my pattern. Would you share yours with me?

  15. What great quilts! I love your rainfence rainbow. Did you applique the star on or is it pieced into it? Thanks!