Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Chasing the rainbow

Hi folks! How is everyone today? Hope you're all doing really well. So far this week, it's been great around here. We had our first snow on Friday, but it's warmed up a bit since then, so there is none on the ground now, though there probably will be some later this week. I really felt bad for the trick or treaters, but we had a record number this year, so I guess candy trumps cold. I'm pretty sure it would for me if I were a kid.

I have a few things to show you today. I'm getting excited about finishing up this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts. Coming down to the wire on finishing the blocks, so these are close to the last ones! First up are two light blue 9-patches for RSC14:


Okay, the one on the right is more of a medium blue, but it is definitely blue, even though it looks a little greenish.

Next, I made three multi-colored blocks from the leftover HSTs from the single-color blocks:


These don't have quite the same effect as the single-color blocks, but I think they'll be fine in the quilt.

I've been thinking of using this black and white for the setting triangles:


I'm not really sure about it any more. Going with white would be the super-easy choice, but I'm tired of white and want to do something different. I'll have to think on this one. There are a few more blocks to make before I'm done, so there's a little time.

Other than that. I'm still working on the Drunkard's Path blocks. Not sure how big this quilt is going to be. They are 16-inch blocks. I'm hoping to have 12 done this week.  I'm using the 4-inch templates and am finding this tiny rotary cutter very useful:


The one on the right is a 45 mm cutter, and on the left is an 18 mm one. It's so teeny, but it cuts those curves really, really well. So far I've only been able to cut two layers at a time with it, but it's still way better than scissors. 

That seems like a little, but there's really a lot going on here. At least it feels like a lot to me. And of course I went fabric shopping this weekend and planned another project using these fabrics:


What am I going to do with those? Well, here's a clue--do you want to build a snowman? (Some came from my stash--I didn't buy all of that, though it would be nice to be able to!)

Happy sewing everyone!

Linking to Fabric Tuesday, WIP Wednesday, and Let's Bee Social, and also the awesome Angela at soscrappy for RSC14.

18 comments:

  1. No white ... I agree re background choice! Add something more interesting than a solid ....

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  2. I really like the white and black fabric. It's gorgeous. Your blocks are turning out so pretty!

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  3. I think that black and white will add some great texture and movement to your quilt. These blocks are so pretty.

    I've been working on my light blue RSC14 blocks too, and need to decide what color to choose for December.

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  4. I remember one year when my boys were young being in shorts and sleeveless tops a few Indian Summer Days before Halloween, and then traipsing around in full snow gear in six inches of snow trick or treating with my sister and nieces ! :)

    Your blocks are quite pretty : )

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  5. Love the black/white fabric you have selected for the setting triangles. This is going to be GORGEOUS!

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  6. Love the single colours in this and this done in a rainbow pastel shades too!

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  7. I like the black and white but maybe it would pop more if it was just a little more black in it. It looks equally black and white if that makes any sense.
    I love how those blocks looks so bright and cheery. I do however want to be mad at you for mentioning ...do you want to build a snowman because now that will be stuck in my head for a month! I don't have kids but my great niece is 4. :)

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  8. That rotary cutter is teensy! Your rainbow blocks look great.

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  9. I love your blocks. I think the white with black fabric will make great setting triangles.

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  10. Great idea to add a few multi-coloured blocks to your quilt. It will be so interesting. Go for black and white background, we only live once! The modern quilter would go for grey because that's their neutral but I like the b/w fabric better. Just saying :)

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  11. I vote for the black and white print! It is going to be fabulous!

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  12. I like the b/w too and you are right...those multicolored hst blocks will do just fine.

    I've been using paper template and scissors for my DP. I thought if I used a rotary cutter of any kind on curves they would definitely turn out wonky.

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  13. Love your new Frozen fabrics, but the HST blocks take the prize. Have you thought of trying grey for setting? I keep trying to find alternatives to white as well and am having fun with the "modern" feel that grey seems to have.

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  14. I like the black and white for the setting triangles. Definitely! Love our multi-color blocks - very bright and cheerful.

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  15. Your HST blocks are great; this is going to be a wonderful quilt. You have some beautiful chilly fabrics for your snowman.

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  16. We listened to the Frozen CD in the car on the way home from Grandma's last night. Love your fabrics. Those rainbow blocks are going to look great in your quilt. The white/black print would look great - or you could do black, or just pick a darker color you love for the triangles.

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  17. Love your blocks, especially the multi color ones. YES to the black on white print.

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