Friday, April 10, 2015

enjoying these last sewing moments...


the weather if finally starting to break- for good, this time! even though we had an inch of snow Easter Sunday, spring is here to stay! we've had 2" of rain these last few days, and as soon as the soil dries out, we'll be plowing, tilling and planting. that, of course, means less sewing time for me.
 
but that's ok- I'm looking forward to working outside in the fresh air again. (and if I'm not too tired, I can sew for a bit in the evenings to wind down...)
 
I pieced 30+ 16 patch blocks this week. just slow, easy and mindless stitching as I'm watching Netflix. I like that I have several colors to work with- it would get a bit boring sewing the same colors over and over and over.
 

I had about 8 WOF purples- and got them made into the 4½" squares for the zig zag quilt. I put several of the colors out- someone had asked about that last week: so there you go! there are blue zig zags, too, but I didn't dig too deeply dwon in the RSC15 drawer. (and it's really starting to fill up, too! I might have to start ANOTHER RSC15 drawer!)

 
 
here, also, are the RSC15 scrappy 9 patches. (last year I did the 9 patches a bit differently) but I still had lots and lots (and lots!) of 3" squares left, so I'm having another go at it this year, but only a little bit different.
 
keep on sewing- and click on over to angela's to see more RSC15 projects!
 
PS: don't forget to add some of your RSC15 projects to instagram, with the hash tag #rainbowscrapchallenge15


14 comments:

Karen said...

You have pieced a lot of lovely blocks. I really like your last year 9 patches. Did you cut the blocks 3" or did they finish 3"? I think I will make some of these with my scraps. Thanks for the inspiration.

Scrappy quilter said...

Those are turning out wonderfully. I love how they are turning out.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Wow you have been busy! Get as much sewing in before all the gardening must begin.

Mari said...

All your blocks are terrific. I know what you mean about wanting to be out in the fresh air. It's a lot of work out there, but so worth it!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Each time I see your Zig Zag and 9-Patch quilts, I have to FIGHT the URGE to start NEW quilts!!!

katie z. said...

Great blocks! Farming has begun in earnest here too, so sewing time is slipping away!

PaulaB quilts said...

That zigzag rainbow is something I definitely want to try. So easy and great for my Project Linus quilts. You actually have an RSC drawer?

Julierose said...

Hi Jennifer--love love that zig zag quilt. At last the snow has left us here in SE CT. Hugs, Julierose

Sheila said...

Awesome blocks. I may steal your RSC ideas for next year. Hope you don't mind.

LA Paylor said...

both sets are looking good. LEeAnna

Edith said...

I just love the look of your zig zag quilt.

Christine Feldstein said...

Many beautiful projects with lovely colors Jennifer! have a great Sunday!

Cathy said...

All your blocks are coming together into some lovely rainbow goodness!

Magpie Sue said...

It's so nice to see those blocks laid out - thanks for that! Glad I'm not the only one who is having to make room for all the blocks I'm making!

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