Holy cow, it's the end of September! Pretty soon it will be Halloween, and then 2018 will be gone before we know it. I am not ready for this! As it is, we're up to that part of the year when I'm ready to wind up my RSC projects and get some quilt tops made. And we're also to the part of the year where we hit the colors that I seldom use and therefore have few scraps to work with. Kind of a good problem to have, though.
Since I put the galaxy stars into a top already, all I have left are the patchwork scrap stars and the hollow 9-patches. Let's look at those first:
Only three! These were the squares that I had cut already. I could have cut some more, but that would defeat the purpose of using scraps.
I also made some black hollow 9-patches:
Confession: these were the only things in the black scrap bin. Really. I have something like four black squares left. Pathetic, I know. I like the color variations in these, and now I think I have almost enough hollow 9-patch blocks for the two quilts I want to make. I'll have to count and make sure that I have enough of them next month.
For the patchwork scrap stars, I did not make dark blue ones, both because I didn't want a dark blue block in the quilt and because I was just too lazy to cut up any of the blues. Instead I have these:
|Yes, it was raining, so we get indoor pictures today.|
Okay, that one on the right is a little wild, but I think it works okay with the rest of the blocks. I really love the little penguin peeking out. This block was just leftover bits and pieces with a red print star, and the other is obviously a lime green block. Still have plenty of those pieces left over, too. I do like the fussy-cut purple star, too.
So those are my remaining RSC projects! Next month I should be able to start putting these together into some tops. That's the hope, anyway!
As I have each month this year, I'm giving away what's left in my dark blue scrap bin this month. These giveaways have helped me so much and I'm so grateful to all of you who have taken these old, unloved scraps off my hands. The empty bins have opened up a whole new world of ideas for me, so thanks!
Here are the dark blue scraps:
There was more there than I thought there would be! Since I seldom use dark blue, these are pretty old, but they also include the (very few) leftovers from my blue-background projects this year, including a few small pieces of the Kona solid I've used for the larger Squared Away blocks. There are also a handful each of the 2-inch and 1-1/2 inch squares.
But wait, there's more! Take a look at these florals:
This is the entire contents of the floral scrap bin, which was so full that I had to use rubber bands to keep the lid on it. I doubt that I will ever use most of these. There is a piece in there that I know is from 2012 and others that might be older. (Eep!) There are newer ones, too, of course. I would also like to give these away to someone who will swear on a stack of quilt books to love them and use them. They are very pretty, and there is quite a bit of fabric here. I didn't weigh it, but really, I could not get that bin closed any more!
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks all, and congratulations to Lori and Liz.
Hope you are having a great weekend with lots of cool temperatures and low humidity. If that ever happens here, I'll be sure to let you know!
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