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|
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 canuckquilter.com
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!