Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Decisions, decisions

Well, hi there, folks! Hope you all had a great few days. I have hardly sewn a stitch! It was 70 degrees this weekend, so of course we finished up our work outside while dodging political phone calls. It was massive amounts of no fun, even though the weather was nice. Then I spent a long, long time in the library, which was productive in other ways. But I do have some sewing things planned for this week!

First, here is the Halloween hanging, all set up and ready to quilt:


Hey, if it's done by Halloween, it counts!

I laid out the blocks for RSC14, just to see how many more of each block I'll need. Here are the 9-patches:


Yes, that's the brown ruler print hanging off the edge there. Not to worry, I'm sure it will fit in just fine. I think I need 8 more blocks to finish this. I'd like to have the blocks be 5 across, with 4 in the alternate rows. I'm also thinking that I'll use the extra triangles I have to make 4 blocks that I'll put in the center. I'll probably use just a solid white for the sashing because there are so many scrap white-on-whites in here. I have a black and white print for the setting triangles, and I think I might want a multicolored polka dot fabric for the border. I could change my mind on that one, though.

And then here are the Odd Fellows:


Yeah, not the best picture, but it was so dark out when I was taking pictures at 5 pm. It just didn't work to hang them on the fence. Darned planetary tilt! And it's really hard to take pictures of big blocks!

Anyway, I seem to be missing a green. I'll have to look for that one. I decided not to make the brown block. Just not my thing. I could change my mind on that, too, though.  I think I need at least 5 more, because I want it to be at least 5 by 5. Odd Fellow's quilts are usually set without sashing for the secondary patterns to emerge, but I think I want a very small sashing to separate these blocks because the colors sometimes clash and don't really allow for those secondary patterns. It would also mean no matching, which is always good.

Thanks to everyone for their comments on the Drunkard's Path blocks. I think we all agree on the Wedding Ring layout, but I have to change the fabric. That green is just not working for me. Instead I have these:


This will be a much, much better green. The other was just too light. I essentially had two medium fabrics, which made for a really boring quilt. The only real goal I have for this week is to make some blocks and get this quilt going. If I have time, I'll also quilt up some of those projects I have basted.

Finally, because this post was full of boring pictures, enjoy this lovely fall picture from our front yard:


It was beautiful, but all those leaves are on the ground now. Ah, well.

Hope everyone gets some productive sewing time this week! Linking to Linky Tuesday, WIP Wednesday, and Let's Bee Social, and also the awesome Angela at soscrappy for RSC14.

22 comments:

  1. Both of your RSC14 projects are coming together wonderfully. Odd Fellows is my favorite!! Love that block and it looks fabulous dressed up in rainbow colors :)

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  2. Love those odd fellow blocks - and that tree!!!!

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  3. Your RSC14 projects are both going to be amazing. I agree with your color choice on the DP blocks.

    Wow..... awesome fall color with your tree!

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  4. I love your tree, but I don't think the other photos were boring at all. I love looking at quilt blocks. Your Odd Fellows blocks are amazing. I'm quite sure I couldn't get one block put together as perfectly as you've done your's.

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  5. Your rainbow blocks are fabulous! Visiting from Quilt Story,

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  6. Whatever happens...it'll be great! Love seeing your quilts!

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  7. Your quilts are beautiful! If I can ask, how do you do the final FMQ on them? What patterns do you use for a quilt with so many seams and intricate design?

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  8. Your blocks are beautiful! I especially love the Oddfellows blocks.

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  9. Your blocks are beautiful! I especially love the Oddfellows blocks.

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  10. I love HST, always fun to see an entire quilt made up of them. Beautiful

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  11. Lovely display of rainbow coloured blocks. And your drunkard path fabric choices are perfect! This is going to be great! Thanks for sharing your beautiful tree picture, too, Mari!

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  12. It was fun to see your rainbow scrap blocks! :)

    Your tree is lovely too.

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  13. All of your blocks seem to be made with precision; every point is perfect!

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  14. Both of your rainbow projects are absolutely gorgeous! I don't find those photos boring at all--that's what I want to see. Beautiful fall tree too.

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  15. The nine patch and odd fellow blocks for RSC are wonderful. You seem to have a plan for both so I'm looking forward to the final layout. I agree the new green will really punch up the drunkards path blocks.

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  16. Thanks for sharing the fall colour. Wow! Lots of leaves to rake up.

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  17. Love that tree at theend of your post.
    But the blocks steal the show. Great collection of Odd Fellows, and the HST blocks are getting SO close. There are going to be some fabulous quilts coming out very soon.

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  18. Your odd fellows blocks are absolutely fabulous!

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  19. Beautiful fall foliage but I love the RSC group shots too. You have some pretty scrappy quilts coming out of your sewing room.

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  20. LOVE your Odd Fellows blocks! GORGEOUS!

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  21. Your RSC projects are so great!! ILOVE both of those blocks!!

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  22. Beautiful rainbow challenge projects! Love all your blocks! You go girl.

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