Friday, January 5, 2018

RSC 2018.... and no blue sewing yet you say?

How can that be? Blue is the largest part of my stash and my scraps and not a bit of blue sewing yet? Well, I'll let you in on a little secret. Come in closer. Closer..... I have way too many tops and collections of blocks in my sewing area.

There, I said it.

Deep breath.

I feel better now.

So, instead of being good and picking up the area and finding more things to distract me..... I just cleared off the sewing table and diligently worked on my spring blossoms quilt. You see - it got pinned, walking foot machine quilted and I made and attached a binding to the front this week. Don't tell the quilting police.... but I plan to hand quilt the blossoms.... after I finish the binding! I know, I am a rule breaker! I'm thinking I'll outline the color blossoms on the inside and then do what Joanne did with her machine in the middle sections since I like how that looked. So..... one project has officially moved out of the sewing area this week. I'm calling that a win. I made this last year with the RSC Challenge and the free pattern can be found here. It is a super fun quilt to make.

Since I had some time... I pulled out the wonky houses and looked up the directions for the uphill and down hill. I had one uphill and 3 downhill. I know when I cut them and sewed them a couple of years ago I cut out 2 of each. Might be why they got put into a pile and erased from the memory. I cut some fabric for 2 uphills today... and I actually got 2 uphill houses! Woo Hoo! These were made with the RSC Challenge a few years ago. Hey - one of the houses is blue, does that count?

I did see some blue this week though. I needed a change of pace after 2 days of hand quilting on my red dresden block last weekend (and a very sore fingertip) so have been knitting and made both of these this week.  Just need to tuck in the ends and they will go into the dish cloth rotation.

Linking up with the RSC Challenge on Saturday. I'll be with 150 girls at a cookie rally in the morning. Unfortunately - the location of the rally does not have heat... and it is going to be freezing overnight here in Florida again. It will be an interesting dress code... as most don't have winter gear so hopefully lots of layering and gloves and mittens will be happening. Stay warm everyone.

For now, I am going to cooking club tonight so I'd better get in a quick walk (and turn on the pool pump to low for overnight) and then make dinner for the hubby and kids. Have a great weekend.

14 comments:

Ray and Jeanne said...

Love your wonky houses and the dishcloths. I like having some knitting for a tradeoff from hand quilting - it does help these old fingers! ~Jeanne

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Lots of progress! :)

Being a Vermont girl this weather won't faze you

Quilter Kathy said...

I love your idea to hand quilt the blossoms... that will be super fun and add some lovely detail this wonderful quilt! Maybe start with the blue blossoms :)

Ellen said...

I don't think the quilt police will come for you - unless you want a rest! :)

scraphappy said...

Finishing off projects is such a virtuous way to start the year. Congratulations on a finish!

make.share.give said...

I was just thinking how Spring-ish those blossoms are. Perfect to cheer us up on this icy-cold Saturday.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Spring Blossoms is cute - and you will be wishing for spring in the unheated cookie convention!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I like your idea to do some handquilting on the blossoms! When you said you were breaking the rules, I thought, "Why not?!"

Cathy said...

I love Spring Blossoms - accents with hand quilting sound lovely. Thanks for the link to that pattern. I might have to make some someday when I'm bored!

Magpie Sue said...

That's a beautiful (nearly) finish! I'd say you were off to a great start.

a good yarn said...

Spring Blossoms is such a beautiful quilt.

Angie said...

The Spring Blossoms turned out great! I had to keep a chart to keep myself on track for the right number of up & down wonky house settings...

The Joyful Quilter said...

You got in some BLUE and moved toward finishing, too. Sound like JUST the thing to do!!

Katie Z. said...

Good for you!