It has been a bit gloomy here over the past couple of days (and not because Auburn lost the Outback Bowl), with lots of rain today. But, such pretty blues I got to play with thanks to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!
I was able to find a bit of time on Thursday and Friday to work on my RSC projects for January. Here is what I accomplished…
This is the first of what I hope will be at least several blue tree blocks. I’m using Kona Snow for the background, and I’ll probably just go ahead and use my batik scraps for all of the trees in this project. These finish at about 5x6 inches, so they are pretty small. I’ll have to see if I have enough done by November to make a quilt. Otherwise I think it might make a pretty holiday wall hanging. I hope to get at least 2 or 3 more done in blue this month.
I also made one 5x5 postage stamp block. I have lots of 1-1/2 inch squares, so I’ll just put as many of these blocks together as I can and come up with something by the end of the year. J I will probably try to get three more of these done this month, then see if I want to put them all together into a 10x10 block. If so, then I’ll work on that the rest of the year as well and I’ll have large enough blocks to make a quilt. I certainly have plenty of scraps to do it!
And finally, I made the first sampler block that Angela posted…
Again, I used Kona Snow and some blue scraps. This was pretty fun to do and it didn’t take very long. I also really like using the Easy Angle Ruler and the Companion Angle Ruler, so this went pretty quickly. I tend to shy away from making star blocks (though I think they are pretty)…there are just SOOOOO many points to match! These sampler blocks will push me just enough this year, so maybe I won’t be so intimidated by stars anymore!
I do have some blue fabric ready to cut out for more hexie flowers, and I haven’t touched my blue house blocks from RSC 2014 yet. But the month is young! Next week I will try to spend some time on those two items, plus I hope to work on more postage stamps and trees.
I will be linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for January 2015. Head over to check out the lovely blue projects.