Saturday, December 30, 2017

RSC Challenge and a wrap up of 2017 finishes

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.


Monica said...

You have a great set of finishes here! And I particularly love those houses for 2018. Happy new year!


Well--it sounds to me like you will be doing the color of the month again next year and that you have a good plan there!! Lots of neat starts to some pretty quilts!
I do plan on doing the color of month one too--but which designs I am not sure of yet--guess I got a week to get that figured out when she tells us the first color!!
A lot of nice finishes this year too--
enjoy the moments, di

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

What great finishes!!! and fun things to keep playing with!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Plenty to keep you busy for RSC next year and lots of beautiful finishes!! :) Happy New Year

Linda said...

Great finishes and super ideas for each month of the RSC 2018. Like the way you are planning week by week of the month's colour challenge

a good yarn said...

Lots and lots of lovely projects as well as a terrific head start on others!

Ellen said... did get a lot of fabulous finishes in 2017 and I hope it continues into 2018 for you. :) Wishing you a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

Angie said...

I think your 2018 RSC plan sounds like a good one! It's so satisfying to see projects get finished - almost more satisfying than starting new projects!

The Joyful Quilter said...

AWESOME production list for RSC17!! You seem to have a better handle on your RSC goals than I do. Best of luck using the new/old plan!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You've had many beautiful finishes this year! I enjoyed seeing them again. I think my favorite is the rainbow stars from RSC 2015. Have fun working on your WiPs!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I have a few RSC projects I will be continuing into the new year too. You finished some beautiful quilts in 2017. I hope you continue to share your quilts with Oh Scrap! I always love to see what you are up to.

Happy New Year!

Vicki in MN said...

You made some wonderful quilts this year and you have some great ones started. I too should try to finish more UFO's, I did a whole lot of that early last year.

scraphappy said...

Lots of great projects waiting in the wings. So many great finished quilts too though, so it seems to work out. I hope your tidying up finds all the missing blocks. Funny how they can hide away.

marebear said...

Very lovely and colorful!