Thursday, July 02, 2015

what a colorful riot of blocks!

we're halfway done with RSC15 (can you believe it?!) and I have quite the pile of blocks. with no further ado:

 
9 patches (monochromatic) with Kona white and black. 


strippy scraps- not sure what i'll do with these, but I'm sure an idea will strike!


16 patches- possibly my mostest favorite so far! I have 112+ of these guys (and I even got the green, purple and aqua ones ironed!) I'm thinking that I'd like to make 2 quilts out of these- either for the guest room beds, OR one for a tablecloth for family holiday dinners, and the other as a tablecloth for my table at Farmer's Market...


4 patches: I'm not loving this stack, but there are oodles of possibilities.


the dreaded D4P. some are from last year, and a goodly amound from this year. my friend did a D4P with a very simple setting, and it's a great looking quilt. i'll probably end up doing the same.


crumb blocks (6" finished): this is what started all this rainbow goodness for me- I was piecing these blocks sporadically, but when I stumbled onto RSC14, it was all over, and I haven't looked back yet!  


here is the stacks of blocks for my zigzag quilts. I plan on making two: one horizontal, and one vertical. I'm excited aobout these 2 quilts, and can't wiat to see how they turn out! (there is a picture in this post of a small sneak preview of the layout...)
 

and last (but not least) a recent re-stashing of neutrals for my RSC15 projects. it takes lots and lots of neutrals to keep these projects rolling- more than I would have ever thought, actually. recently, one of our LQS had a 40% off sale as part of their grand re-opening.

clearly, it would have been irresponsible NOT to go and save all that money!

ha!

13 comments:

gayle said...

Wow! What wonderful stacks of color! The possibilities...
You're a stronger person than I am to be able to set those down and walk away - I'd be playing with them from dawn to dusk.

make.share.give said...

So many blocks! Very nice work :)

scraphappy said...

What great progress you have made! So many wonderful quilts are waiting, lurking in those stacks of blocks. Looking forward to the end result. Love your big stack of neutrals -- it can be hard to keep a good variety going. Looks like you are set for a while.

Dasha said...

Lots of lovely scrappy goodies there. Love your thinking on the responsibility of saving money!

The Joyful Quilter said...

You have quite a nice selection of blocks. Thanks for the laugh about your neutral shopping expedition!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love these posts with so much scrappy color! Your strippy sections would work well for one of the X Marks the block style quilts . . .

katie z. said...

Your blocks are fabulous!

I'm on a fabric fast, but the 25% off sale at my LQS is definitely tempting me! We always need more neutrals.

Deb A said...

You saved $ and supported a local business. Double score. I agree - I never realized the neutrals needed until I started this challenge. Always great to have a variety on hand. your blocks look wonderful - they are going to make some awesome looking quilts.

Magpie Sue said...

You do indeed have the seeds for some great, colorful quilts! I know what you mean about the neutrals. I've bought more white-on-white yardage this year for my RSC efforts than I think I've ever purchased in all my 20 years of quilt making!

Marly said...

Great collection of scraps in progress. You have certainly found a way to use all those different sized pieces.

sunny said...

Wow -that's a lot of blocks! And yes, it would have been irresponsible of you to not help boos the economy while saving all that money!!

Angie said...

So many wonderful projects! I foresee you will have a lot of scrappy fun before the year ends!

Sheila said...

What a wonderful collection of blocks. Lots of colorful quilting possibilities. I never realized how much my quilts needed neutrals until I had a color class with Wanda at Exuberant Color. That class, this RSC, and Bonnie Hunter's quilt patterns have me constantly looking out for pretty neutrals to add to my stash.

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