Sunday, January 8, 2017

Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2017

I haven't finished last year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge, but I'm working on it. Meanwhile, I started this year's challenge with 5 flying geese blocks done in January's chosen color of purple. I'm working on this with a friend who lives well over 1500 miles from me. She comes to visit often - usually in the winter months because she lives in Montana and I live in Las Vegas - and we quilt (and drink wine) when she's here.

We're going to make the same quilt using our own scraps, although we will undoubtedly share some with each other. The pattern we're following is from the free patterns on the Robert Kaufman Fabrics website. It's called Remixed Geese. Shown below is the picture from the Kaufman website:



The fun part for us is that we're quilting together on FaceTime. So we can pour a glass of wine and each go to our sewing room, where we set up our iPads and get ready for some sewing, gabbing and laughing! And we can get opinions on fabric choices and squeal over each others completed blocks. She doesn't blog, so I'm going to try to get her to send me a photo of her blocks each month to add to my blog post. It'll be fun to see both scrappy versions of the same quilt!

We will make 5 blocks each month. Here are Dianne's purple flying geese:



And here are mine:



We've also decided to make a second RSC quilt using half square triangles. As soon as we get those blocks done, I'll post them.

13 comments:

  1. Quilting of facetime with wine sounds like a great way to stay in touch with a distant friend. Love the purples!

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  2. What a fun idea, quilting over face time. Love the quilt you will bemaking!!

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  3. This is a fun quilt. It will be fun to see how it grows thru the year. Amazing technology, isn't it? Keeping people together and even stitching together. So cool! ;^)

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  4. What a great quilt! It's going to be fun watching it develop.

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  5. What a great idea to quilt and chat on FaceTime! Love all your (plural) geese!

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  6. What FUN to have a QAL with a friend!! Both sets of PURPLE geese are looking GREAT!!

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  7. That sounds like so much fun! I love your flying geese quilt plans! They are already looking great.

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  8. What a fun way to quilt with a friend. I bookmarked that Remixed Geese a long time ago. I love it.

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  9. Your RSC project sounds like the most fun!

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  10. Facetime and quilting together. That's awesome! Friends like that are so special.

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  11. What fun! Quilting, wine and facetime all go so well together!

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  12. That sounds like FUN! Cool flying geese pattern. Free makes it even better.

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  13. What a very fun way to spend time together. You've picked a very fun pattern for this year. Looking forward to seeing both projects come together.

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