Saturday, October 29, 2016

Didn't Quite Catch Up

I started the Rainbow Scrap Challenge in April, so I was already behind when I chose a quilt with a lot of blocks. October is the last month that we're given a color - November and December are designated as the time to complete our quilt.

I still need to do the gray blocks and the yellow blocks. However, they should go pretty fast because I've finally got this down to a science! 

I've come up with a super fast way to cut the pieces needed to make the 80 blocks. What a shame that it took me so long! And I also have a good methodical chain-piecing and pressing routine. But that got me thinking how great it would've been to know these "speed tricks" when I started. So I'm going to take some pics as I cut and sew the last two colors and then put together a tutorial (just in case anyone wants to make a similar quilt during the next RSC). 

Until then, here's what I have so far - 80 blocks of each of the first eight colors. These little cuties will finish at 2" square! 


I'm linking up with Angela at ScrapHappy.





13 comments:

  1. There's no "late" when it comes to busting scraps! Your box looks very intriguing, and I'm always happy to find more efficient ways to sew.

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    1. Hi Katie! Thank goodness there's no "late" because I would've lost that race a very long time ago! ;)

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  2. You look terribly organised with those blocks. And I am with Katie - its never too late or too little when it comes to using scraps. If worst comes to the worse, you can always carry it over into next year's challenge. :)

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    1. You're too kind Dasha....and possibly the first person ever to call me organized! Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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  3. Lots of pretty colors in your box. Looking forward to seeing your tips for this year. I know what mine will be, don't pick a complicated paper piecing project!

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    1. Hahaha! That's a great tip Kate! I had to go look for your RSC post and my eyeballs nearly popped out of my head. You seriously made all those paper pieced dresses?!?!!! I tried that block when it came out and it's in the county landfill now! :):):)

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  4. The nice thing about Rainbow Scrap Challenge is none of us are on a deadline. We do what we choose when we can and all of us are working on different projects. I think your tutorial is a great idea. No matter how long we've been at something there are always little things to learn. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks so much for the encouragement Paula! I agree that there's always more to learn.

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  5. Good luck with your tutorial!! I'm always looking for speed piecing techniques that work for me.

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    1. Oddly enough, I find it seems to go faster when I work a little slower and very methodically! :)

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  6. You got yourself a very well stuffed box of fun colours there. I am very curious of what will come out of it. I'll sure be back. And don't worry about being late; we all are at one point or another lol. ;^)

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! I'm excited to finish this, and also to see everyone's finishes. This is my first RSC and I'm having a great time!

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