Saturday, December 17, 2016

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC16 - Week 51

Welcome to Week 51 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  The plan for this week was to get ONE of my RSC projects put together.  The reality was...

SUNDAY - Still reeling from yesterday's quilt-heavy day, I did MORE quilty stuff today!  My friend, Britt, and I went to the Thimble Pleasures SALE for the 40% discount.  I did some MAJOR damage!!  First, on some stash enhancement:



Next, I went back through looking for pieces to add to my BH Mystery selections:



Then, I went back one more time to pick up some of the fabric that I had been drooling over for months:



When I got home, I was excited about my purchases and that excitement translated into... SEWING!!!

Segments:



Sections:



Blocks:



Ready for embellishment:




Mine are a little different from Amanda Jean's, as I chose NOT to make them using her paper piecing techniques.  I used her pattern as a guideline for making the blocks using traditional piecing.  Her way might be more precise, but my way causes me less frustration!

MONDAY - There's nothing like Knit Group to get my work-week off to a good start!

Sewing began as soon as I hit the door and before long, my Coffee Take-Out Cups were quilted and personalized for their recipients:



TUESDAY - Today was a Stay-at-Home day.  I worked on finishing (binding and labeling) these O Christmas Tree quilts. EIGHT of them!!  Here is a look at the progress made...

The first one:



And the stack waiting to have the binding closed up and stitched down, but that will have to wait for later:



Because...

I just remembered that I had an appointment to get to.  Oops!!

When I returned, I worked on finishing the Coffee Ornaments.  HERE they are waiting, to be stuffed and sewn closed:




Now, I just have to decide what fill material to use or if I want to keep them flat.  What would YOU do???

WEDNESDAY - Another Stay-at-Home day where I didn't actually end up staying home!!

DS1 arrived home for the holidays... all I had to do was take him and his driver out to lunch.  She got a BIG hug and a tin of Moose Munch, as a thank you for the extra TWO HOURS that I got to spend sewing instead of driving!!  :o))

I completed and delivered these ornaments.  Sorry!!  I didn't end up having time to wait to see what YOU had to say.  Just look how cute they are on our tree:




(Since it was actually Girls Night Out... can't forget that!!!)


PHOTO HERE!!!

I didn't want to bind off, so I started a new project!!  Well, technically, my friend Cindy started it for me... TWICE.  She made the "magic ball" AND she did the provisional cast on for me.  (Thank you, Cindy!!!)  I took it from there... and proceeded :



THURSDAY - My weekly Quilt Group met today. I showed off my Christmas Tree mini quilts:


FRIDAY - Today was spent with out-of-town guests.  DS2 arrived home for the holidays. Other than that, My Christmas Magic Cowl grew a bit while everyone was visiting:



SATURDAY - One of the LAST of Angela's LINK PARTY days for 2016 and all I had to show was...


A BIG FAT NOTHING!!!  :o((

Sorry, Angela!  I absolutely LOVE the RSC, but this week I was concentrating on gift quilting.  Perhaps, NEXT week will be the week that I dive into my rainbow projects.  Maybe THIS one:



Follow that link to see what some of the other RSC Quilters finished up during the last week.  I'll be right behind you!

Until next time...
Get Scrappy!!!

11 comments:

  1. whee!!! I wanna come play with you. I adore the free stitched coffee cups a lot! Now I want to do them with fun prints too. Forget white! Altho the initials are very special.The new fabrics are great. And 40% off, well, I might have gone cwazy too. LeeAnna

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  2. Love the photo of the pile of tree quilts! You are having such great fun!

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  3. Your coffee cup ornaments look great, and I love the pile of trees, too! What fun you will have gifting them!

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  4. Your ornaments look great. And I love those mini tree quilts.

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  5. Look at all those lovelies! You had a busy busy week!
    (I cheated on an RSC finish by making it part of my gift-sewing! Two birds, one rock, and all that...)

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  6. Wow! I fell like I need to scroll through a second time to remember all the things I wanted to say. The coffee cups are darling, I'm glad the boys are home, and I love that you were a sewing machine this week.

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  7. I could tell where most of that fabric is going! Love the coffee mugs and don't blame you for not doing paper piecing on something as simple as that.

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  8. Those little cup ornaments are so cute on the tree. And it looks like you are probably finishing off those bindings as fast as you can.

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  9. Oh I LOVE those little ornaments!! Great job!! And what a fun week you had!!

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  10. That's quite a week. The coffee mug ornaments are very fun and cute. You did a great job of getting done what had to get done. Hope you have some time for some fun stitching this week.

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