Saturday, October 19, 2019

And Even More Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) Projects


Wishing Rings 
These finish at 3.5 inches so it will take a lot of blocks for the big quilt I have in mind. I haven't counted how many I have now but from the looks of the ziplock bag I know there's not enough so these blocks will continue as a RSC project into next year.  I cut the sides from 1.5 inch scraps and the center and corners from 3.5 inch scraps (and have a set of postage stamps left over) but that may change next year and I'll use scrap chunks. 
And speaking of scrap chunks...I've been making these Cats all year and now have 48 of them for an 8 x 6 layout. If I don't add any sashing that leaves me with a nice little quilt about 40 x 54 inches. 

 Sixteen Patch Stars
12 inch finished
from the 3.5 inch scrap bin
 I now have 16 blocks. I have been concentrating on making mostly twin sized quilts this year so figured I need 30 blocks for a 5 x 6 layout (60 x72 inch finished). I scraped the bottom of  the scrap bin barrel and cut enough squares for the rest of the blocks minus the center star pieces. I'll make these up in between other projects so this will not continue into next year as a RSC project.  And I intend to cut up the rest of the 3.5 inch scraps into squares for who knows what. The goal is an empty bin. 



14 comments:

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You always have such great block ideas, Cathy! I love the 16 patch stars - especially the one with bright colors on the black backgrounds.

Kat Scribner said...

What a charming collection of blocks !

Katie Z. said...

So pretty!

grammajudyb said...

I really like the sixteen patch stars. I’m adding that one to my possible RSC for 2020.

QuiltGram said...

Hi Cathy

I love reading your blog as I have been recuperating from a torn abductor muscle. LOL, I’m a Registered Nurse, tho now retired. I am learning the hard way how long this recovery is. Since the abductor muscle is the one that pills the leg up it has hindered almost all of my activities......SO, it is with a full and grateful heart that I thank you for your awesome posts. Even though I have quilted for 30 years or so, your quilts have captured my attention with your approach. Your color choices, design choices, and even your methods of approaching creating your quilts end up tumbling around in my head. I have wanted to make this Cat Quilt for a long time but have never been inspired with the color palettes that I have seen used so far. The one you are working on is PERFECT for the cat lover that I wanted to make it for.

I happen to be a ‘one quilt at a time’ person. As I plan each quilt, I usually also plan a smaller quilt for the leftover fabric. (My dad was an engineer so what can I say.). Since I still have scraps that are left over, I am rethinking the idea of having a long time ongoing bed size project. My leg is finally to the point that I can sew up to 2 hours a day as long as I take breaks. I think I’ll try your approach and try to sew the cat quilt with no determined finish date.

I really can’t thank you enough for your delightful posts. Take care. From A Mainer who is itching to be able to go outside and work and ride my horse again!


Linda said...

Fabulous sets of blocks. I love the 16 Patch Stars, that mulberry coloured fabric is a great choice for the stars against the darker patches.

Sue SA said...

Love those cat blocks and super impressed your nearly at the bottom of a scrap bin - I dream of this, well partly its a nightmare, LOL!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Great use of those DARK scraps!! As always, I'm SEW looking forward to seeing these projects come together.

Jenny said...

Lots of lovely blocks here. I particularly love the cat blocks, probably because our winter bed quilt with cozy wool batting is made from this pattern. All grey cats, it was a memory quilt when our first cat Misty passed away. I asked family and friends to make me a block or two, and made heaps myself.

Cathy said...

Another batch of great projects, and I love them all!

Ann said...

Such cute projects. I like those wishing rings.

Pamela Arbour said...

Your organinzation and patience with your RSCs are very admirable. I need to do better with mine.

Louise said...

Several very realistic looking brown kitties here. But the big floral kitties show their true personalities. All cats are wild and crazy on the inside!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I didn't realize your wishing rings were so small. That is going to be one spectacular quilt. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!