Hi friends! How was your week? It has been an interesting one around here, and it won't surprise anyone to know that it's raining again. It's been almost three years since we moved to the East coast from the Midwest, and by far the hardest thing to adjust to has been the frequent rain. The grocery stores, too, but the precipitation has been the big thing. I never realized how much rain affected me, either. I'm thinking of buying a full-spectrum light for the rainy days. Anyone have a recommendation?
Good thing there are nice, happy colors in fabrics, right? Today I'm showing off my Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects at the halfway mark. There are ten colors for this year and halfway was really May, not June. I meant to do this at the beginning of the month but was so exhausted that I forgot. Oh, well! They're just as pretty now.
Let's start with the patchwork scrap stars:
Well, those look festive, don't they? This quilt will be really cute and full of nice bright colors. I've promised this one to a friend and I hope she's following along and likes what she sees.
If you look closely at the stars, you'll see that in addition to being colorful and fun, they're also a bit damp. It's been raining, and I was fooled when the sun came out in patches for a bit. Sadly, there was a sunshower when I was taking these photos, and then the clouds opened up, so the rest of the photos are indoors. Here are my 10-inch Squared Away blocks up to this point:
This is going to be a great quilt! I think they all fit together pretty well. The purples stand out as kind of dark, but they'll blend a lot better after we add some more of the darker colors this fall. If you recall, I'm also making 15-inch blocks this year, with dark blue backgrounds. Here's where they stand right now:
One of the quilts I'm planning for these blocks is a layout just like this, so this makes a nice preview of the final quilt.
Last up is the hollow 9-patches:
I love these little blocks so much that I might just keep making them after the RSC is over for this year. They're fast and use up a bunch of 2-inch squares, and we can always find a use for some 9-patches, can't we? I have more than enough for one donation quilt right now, but I know I'll be able to make enough for two quilts with a lot of color variety by the end.
So there are my projects halfway through the challenge! I'm pretty happy with how they stand right now. All that's missing here are the galaxy stars, but I'll show those next week. Some of them may have fallen into a small puddle when I was rushing to get everything else inside and away from the rain. Yeah, those are going to need washing...
Hope your projects are going well! How about showing us all a halfway picture? If nothing else, they all look so pretty together, and I think it's motivating to see how far along the project is. And it encourages other people too!
Have a lovely, dry weekend!
Sharing at soscrappy for RSC18.