Hi all! Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July. That was a very long celebration this year, wasn't it? The hubs had a 4-day weekend, so we had a mini-vacation of sorts, plus we got a few things done around the house. It was nice.
Lots of things are happening around here, and today I'm pulling out all of my RSC15 projects at the halfway point of this year. I decided that I have too many projects. Somebody remind me next year not to do so much, because I will totally listen to you and scale back on everything.
First up is the row quilt, which is my major RSC project this year:
Wow, I love it! I swear they are all the same length--it's the fence that's off. The rows are just pinned here, and I'm planning to use sashing between the rows, so this will be a large-ish quilt.
Next are the 12-inch blocks, which weren't a part of the original plan but are an offshoot of the block tutorials.
A little washed out, but you get the idea. These will make their own quilt, and I just this weekend thought of an interesting setting for them. It might require me to buy gray fabric. That will be an interesting shopping trip, because I never buy gray and don't even know what's out there.
Next are the Framed blocks:
Gosh, how can I not love this quilt? They're a little wrinkly from having been in a project box, but I still think they look great. These are crumb star centers set in Angela's sawtooth stars and then set in large frames made from the Moda Love pattern. My fingers are itching to stitch these together! I know I should wait, but I'm ready!
Next are the Paper Dolls, which was my original project to use up weird scraps. The blue and green dolls never got a picture of their own, so here they are:
And here is the whole family:
Once I let these girls outside, they became unruly and didn't want to stay still for their picture. At least no one ran away.
I'm thrilled to pieces with this quilt so far. The original pattern has 49 dolls, but I think I'll probably end up with 60 or so, based on the number of months left. It will be a row wider than the original pattern, but I think it will still be okay.
Last but not least, a collection of string blocks:
They look happy in that little pile, don't they? I have no real plan for these, but they're fun to make and use up a lot of odd pieces of fabric.
So that's my status report! I think they're looking good, although I'm starting to be worried about having enough scraps to finish. I've used up the light blues and most of the aqua, and don't have a lot of red or brown. I guess we;ll have to adapt as necessary.
Happy sewing, everyone!
Linking to Let's Bee Social, WIP Wednesday and Angela at soscrappy.