Wednesday, August 29, 2018

RSC Blocks....

I pulled out the 16 patch blocks that I made over the last year or two with the RSC Challenge. I have a good amount of them.... and was thinking of doing another version of my cubed quilt with grey as the background..... I do have 25 blocks... which is what I used in the below quilt.....

But I am in a mode to sew them up and clear them out. It takes a little more thinking to make the alternate block for that pattern (and a clean floor to lay them out on!) and I am not in thinking/creative mode with a couple of deadlines approaching in the next month at work. I think instead I will make them into stars and have them ready to donate next year to the Hands 2 Help cause..... or locally if something comes up before then. I have made a couple of these and love how they look. This one I get to see at my MIL's as it went to Papa Andy. It has a nice snuggly fleece backing. I like this look....so will probably do the squares on the edge of the blocks for one of them... maybe both!
This one I just did a plain square in the corner of the star block.... I don't remember where this one ended up. It might be somewhere in my house!




My 16 patch blocks made with 2.5 inch squares.... into sets of 12.

I sorted and pulled some backgrounds. I think the tan will look good with the set on the left. I was thinking black or grey for the group on the right. I think the black won when I laid it out. Yes, Peanut stayed there and would not move so I just put them on top of him. He likes to be covered!

The most difficult part when you have generic blocks - figuring out what to do with them! I have a plan now.... so I can start sewing these into bigger star blocks.

Linking up on Saturday with the RSC Challenge.  Who knows... I might have some stars made by then!

11 comments:

allthingzsewn said...

Love that top quilt. What is a RSC challenge and where is it? Duh, never mind I just saw it in your sidebar.

Julierose said...

Just love that beige background one...so warm and cozy looking hugs, Julierose

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I really like them all! I always wondered how the cubed quilt was put together looks complicated!

Deb A said...

Pattern is actually Goodnight Irene... Missouri Star Quilt Co has a great youtube video of the pattern. Pretty easy blocks.

Moneik said...

I love these blocks. I especially like the top quilt, but can't imagine doing the alternate blocks. I'm doing 16 patch scrappy blocks as well, but no specific color. I'm planning to do a Sunny Lanes quilt with them. http://www.quilterscache.com/S/SunnyLanesBlock.html

maggie fellow said...

wonderful way to use 16 patch blocks and especially great as rainbow colors

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love 16 patch blocks, and all the things you can do with them! They make such great star centers, and it looks like they work with any background color, too.

gayle said...

I love the Scrap Jar stars - and that tan background is going to make such a lovely warm quilt! The black background will make the stars pop and sparkle. So, two winners!

Frédérique said...

Beautiful quilts! I love the one with tan background, great color. Have fun with those blocks!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Perfect use of your RSC 16-Patch blocks, Deb! Happy quilting!

scraphappy said...

It always feels great to use up lots of basics -- they are so handy to have on hand and work into great quilts so fast. Looking fabulous.