I know lots of people are planning all the new things they will be starting in 2018. I found so many parts and pieces of things when I was moving stuff around earlier this week in the sewing area that I really, really should just concentrate on what I currently have and see about finishing up some things. I hope to go through the sewing area a bit more today and tomorrow so who know's what else I will find!
Some unearthed things - my dresden plates from the RSC Challenge a couple of years ago. They need hand quilting still all except for the purple one. Eventually these will be sashed with white to make a nice quilt. I started the red one and hope to put some more hand stitches in tonight.
I also found the houses - from a couple of years ago! I'm sure I need a few more of these and they also need their tipsy turvey surround added to almost all of them. I think this will be concentrated on for one week each month with the RSC Challenge next year.
Then there were a handful of crumb blocks that I sewed together into color sets of 4 to make a 12 inch block earlier this year. I think I should make some more of these next year with the RSC Challenge. That covers 2 weeks.
Then there were some bow tie blocks with muslin. I don't know where these fell off the wagon but they are cute and easy... so I'll make some more next year too. I seem to have 12 of the purple, orange and teal, 11 of the blue and yellow and four reds and two green! I wonder if others might turn up while I am cleaning/clearing?
I have purple and red friendship scrappy stars.. but no other colors. I am guessing those were the first 2 colors of the year =). I do love stars, so I'll add to these on months other than purple and red. Some scrappy nine patches in colors might get added to this project.....
Wow - that fills up 4 weeks in a month for the RSC Challenge. It seems when I break things down this way into 4 things with one each week I do a much better job of working on things through the year. I have not done this the last 2 years and I don't seen to be getting things done. I'll try and go back to my proven method!
Somehow I need to add in some more 16 patch blocks - cause they are always so versatile and I like making them. Easy to cut extra 2.5 inch blocks when prepping those bow ties. I think another colorful cube quilt with grey background might get made from them next year and then another star with blocks in the corners as a go to quilt to have on hand.
Linking up with the RSC Challenge
to end up 2017.
Some of the finishes this year - keeping in mind some of these quilt the parts or tops were made much earlier! :
|RSC 2016 row along|
|Quilters Scrapbook pattern by Canuckquilter|
|Thangles 12 month BOM|
|Granmothers Choice Quilt along with Barbara Brackman|
|Bricks and Stepping stones - Bonnie Hunter free pattern|
|RSC 2015 quilt along by Angela Feldbush|
|Crayon Box pattern by Bonnie Hunter|
|Log cabin - scrappy blues|
There might be a post tomorrow or Monday of the progress made in 2017. Stay tuned.
Also linking up Sunday with Oh Scrap