This is the final Saturday for pink for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I must confess to having plenty of pink left over, even as the days of the month run out..... but that’s OK. It was still a productive month.
This week I worked on my improv blocks, using up my collection of HSTs and smallish pieces of pink ranging back years. While our kitchen ceiling was being painted by my cousin’s husband yesterday (in preparation for me to do the walls over the next 2 weeks sometime), I sewed like the wind. The result was 17 - 8.5” (unfinished) blocks.
I had so many strings that I decided to try a string block (8.5”). It was so quick and easy that I think it will be one of my projects for next year’s RSC. But coming from a crazy quilting background (yes I am crazy, but here I am referring to the random patchwork of Victorian Crazy Quilting that is done on a fabric foundation), I am using a muslin base instead of paper. If paper dulls scissors, how can it not dull sewing machine needles? The idea of sewing on it is like fingers on a chalkboard to me. But I digress....
So, this month I finished up with a total of 92 blocks, which ties with Green May for the number of blocks sewn.
The blocks included 2 mama cats, 24 kittens, 17 improv blocks, 2 Dresdens, 10 16-patch blocks, 24 RSC sampler blocks and 12 rail fence vintage sheet blocks.... plus the one string block. Not bad, considering my only other activities all month were apricots and sleeping.
Actually, I did finish quilting my cousin’s quilt. It’s back home with her now for binding and washing. She promised to bring it to our sewing day tomorrow so we could take pictures.
Today and tomorrow I will work on my Notting Hill quilt blocks. I plan to finish the final four (2 for July, 2 for August) so I can begin putting that puppy together. My goal this month is to finish both the Aria and Notting Hill quilts. I would also like to complete an RSC top, but that will depend on what August’s color is.....
Why not join us over at So Scrappy to see all the lovely pinkness that awaits us there?