Since I stayed home, I went ahead and started one of this year's rainbow scrap challenge projects. Yay me! Here are my first RSC blocks for this year:
We're stuck with indoor pictures for now, but this block is an old one called Cut Glass Dish, a Ladies' Art Company block from before 1895. These will finish at 12 inches. My plan is to make 30 blocks, 3 for every color, and then have a nice-sized quilt at the end. I've done this with a few quilts and they turn out great.
If you count, each of these blocks has 24 half square triangles. I used some of my massive stock of Triangle Paper to make 72 perfect triangles really fast:
I really do have a bunch of this paper in various sizes, enough to make literally thousands of triangles. I'll definitely have enough to make this quilt! I don't know why I have so much, except that I probably bought it on sale, and I did use it often before I discovered the Magic 8 method. The hsts really did turn out just great, and quick. No lines to draw and pulling off the paper is therapeutic.
These were the only red blocks I managed to make so far. I've had a rocky relationship with the color red. It was always going to be a difficult color for me because I don't use it very often at all, so I don't have very many scraps, and last year I gave away all of my old scraps. (Thanks again to everyone who took them!) Over the break I sorted out the big basket where I throw scraps while I'm cutting things, so I do have a very few reds:
I thought that I could build up the red supply this year by the time that color rolled around, but it's first, so I ended up cutting up some fat quarters. I'm pretty happy with that, and I've asked some friends for some of their red scraps, so I probably will be able to scrounge up enough to get the rest of my projects started. And I do have lots of ideas!
|Another weird indoor picture. Sorry.|
Hope you got a good start to your RSC projects and are enjoying the first weekend of 2019. We're de-Christmassing the house, and I'll bet that means I can talk the hubs into some takeout. Better than a conference for sure!
Sharing at soscrappy for RSC19!