Saturday, January 29, 2022

RSC in Red

Finishing up with red this weekend. I hope to make a few more nine patches in red. I used 1.5 inch strips for these and it looks like a ruler set I already have will work for the other 2 parts needed for the Jacks Chain quilt. This year I will work on making bunches of nine patch blocks. I am using a white dot print - because I know I can get more of it easily.


I added another crossed canoe block in red for 2 this month. I love how it looks like a curve but is really just an illusion.


The butterfly block has been hand appliqued onto the background and the body is back basted. It needs some embroidery antenna and the body stitched down. After a double kid late pick up (Emily normal time 3:45 and Aidan at 5:30 so we hung around the school for him - we live a bit away and with Friday traffic I was afraid I would not make it back in time), then home for a quick bite before I headed to Inverness 45 minutes away to swap cars with Papa Andy. I was too tired to finish up the butterfly last night. It should get completed tonight if I am not too wiped out from Thinking Day with Emily and the troop. I am transporting 4 girls and my co-leader so I needed the bigger van.  We chose England this year. They moved the venue since it is COLD here in Florida today. It is not slated to get much into the 40's all day where I am, so a bit chilly for people who do not have proper clothing for cold weather. It will be in the 80's again in a few days! 
 

 

Linking up with the RSC Challenge

The boys are off to a robotics tournament  (FIRST - For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in our area. There are 10 teams from the middle schools and our school is sending 6 teams. It is the first time Aidan has gone so it should be a good learning experience. He and another boy on his team put in extra hours before and after school this week to finish up their projects. Thank goodness the 3rd one is back from being out for 10 days so he will be able to be there today as well to help out. Lets just say he was really excited and anxious, but really excited last night when I picked him up from school. Something about a robot flip worked and is worth up to 40 points? They also have a quick jab to move the chicken out of the way instead of going around it? I think it will make sense after I see the video Greg will take today but the teacher was laughing and gave them a fist bump. He might have also called their Homeroom teacher and got them excused Friday morning to stay in his class to continue working for the 40 minutes before their block day class started! They got from 8am until close to 11 to work on it as well as 3:45-5:30 last night. It was a long day at school. 

I'd better grab breakfast before the girls start arriving at my house. 



7 comments:

scraphappy said...

The back flip and chicken challenge are bringing back fond memories of my own kids Robotics days. The girls only did it in middle school, but it carried my son all the way through graduation and he was proud to be the software lead for his team. So much fun, but also such good skills to build. Count on a wiped out boy at the end though, there is much dancing and screaming a cheering all day. Great red progress. Staying inside to stay warm sounds like a great plan until this front passes. Brrrr!

Maggie said...

So great to see the wonder through the eyes of a child, learning and creating. Your pro looks beautiful and I love Jack’s Chain. Stay warm and safe and relax…

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Jacks Chain has been on my list for a couple years now

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats on locating appropriate templates for Jack's Chain right in your stash, Deb! Best of luck getting your Butterfly block completed. LOVE how your Crossed Canoe blocks turned out! Those will be a good use of your larger scrap chunks.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Good start on Jack's Chain, and love your canoe blocks, too! Sounds like a full Saturday for the whole family. Hope the Thinking Day activities are fun, and the robotics tournament goes well. I saw how cold it is there - once in awhile it's colder in Ocala than here in Colorado, which I love saying to my Colorado-raised SIL who moved away to Florida!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Those crossed canoe blocks do look curved! Great use of your red scraps

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Love your reds -
Holee cow - you have a busy day!! Hope you have lots of fun!