Rainbow Scrappy Saturday

Saturday, November 14, 2015
I'm debating on a new RSC project--

A simple plan--use 2.5 inch strips around a central square.  Use only variations of two colors--I used lime green and pink for this one.  When all the blocks are made you slice them into quarters--add black sashings and sew them back together.  Simple but very effective.

I found this in an old magazine I bought at the quilt show.  I'm thinking of making enough for one quilt over the next year.  Please see everyone's posts at So Scrappy.

More album blocks to round out my colors--

Black/dark blue

Reds with navy dots

Reds and cream

How did this weeks goals fare?
Finish 30's border and prepare a backing--top done but no backing
Prepare backing for another UFO--nope
Work on Star Struck--yes
Finish small guild class project--no
I was able to do some quilting--

Milky Way
After tossing the gauntlet down I decided I better do some quilting!  

Has this happened to you?  I have a finished quilt "somewhere".  Ken and I have looked everywhere for it.  Well, obviously not EVERYWHERE or we would have found it.  But while looking for the quilt I found three more tops to quilt.  And I brought home a QOV from guild to quilt.  

While staying with LB and family I did a little shopping.  Some fabric to declare on my stash report tomorrow, but also bought a 6,000yd cone of poly wrap white thread.  I use a lot of white when I quilt and I don't want to stop and wait for a thread order when I'm quilting!  The Princess doesn't like 100% cotton thread.  Too much stress to use as the top thread--high speed, turns on points etc and it breaks easily.  I can use it in the bobbin with no problem.  So I'm working at the thread stash using what I can as a bottom thread.  90% of my quilting is done using a white or off white thread.  I so regret buying all the variegated I have!  Life is a "live and learn" process.  



The Joyful Quilter said...

Nice progress this week, Lori! Your new RSC project looks like a good one and your Milky Way quilt top is SCRAPtastic. Enjoy the weekend and I hope it includes sewing!

Tamera said...

Milky Way is one of my favorite quilts!

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

Another great week for you. How many quilts worth of Album blocks do you have now?

The quilt with the slashed square/black sashing is very striking. My 2 1/2" strip drawer is over flowing...that might be one to try. One could always use colors besides black for a different look.

My Premier machine likes MaxiLock and Permacore threads the best. I had breakage problems with 100% cotton thread too. I just got a cone of Glide and will try it on my next quilt on the machine. We will see.

Hope you got outside to enjoy the lovely day. The guys are out deer hunting even though it's too warm to be hanging deer. Actually I hope the hubby doesn't get one today...I'm looking forward to a whole day to myself tomorrow without someone always wanting me to stop what I'm doing to cook for him. I especially don't want him taking up the whole kitchen cutting up deer.

gayle said...

I love your album blocks! And yes, how many quilts' worth of them do you have?
I was admiring your Milky Way and thinking what a great Leader/ender project it would make when I finish (i.e. get tired of) my current L/E of 4-patches. Then I smacked myself upside the head when I realized that Milky Way uses 4-patches. Huh. I'm partway there already...

Susan said...

What a busy bee you have been......

One day I might just finish "THE LIST" and get to make things for myself.......

Katie Z. said...

I like your new block idea!

I too have never been quite satisfied with variegated thread. I think I've used up all mine now, and I won't be buying more!

Tired Teacher said...

You are always tempting me with ideas for my scraps. I like your new project idea - a LOT.

When you stop looking for the quilt, it will reveal itself in a place,where you already looked. It happens to me all the time.

scraphappy said...

That would be a really fun block for next year. Cutting them and putting them back together adds so much interest.

PaulaB quilts said...

Great new project, dramatic look for the finish. I, too, have lots of jelly roll strips and will consider it for a second project.

make.share.give said...

Great idea! It will use up a lot of scraps.

Magpie Sue said...

I think that would be a very intriguing block for next year's RSC. Meanwhile, you made some pretty albums for this year!

Sheila said...

Your colorful Milky Way quilt is beautiful!

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This one Milky Way quilt looks very cool) I'd like to have it) And besides I like your blocks Black and dark blue. Looks very pretty.