Saturday, July 22, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC17 - Week 29

Welcome to Week 29 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  This week is filled with activities.  What are the chances that I will get anything done on my quilting projects?  Let's have a look...

SUNDAY - Catching up on what's happening in BlogLand today. Later in the day, I loaded Bluff Quilt in Brown on the frame:



MONDAY - Off to Knit Group first thing in the morning.  This afternoon...  I took a road trip to Find X Designs in Sanford, North Carolina to see if they had fabric appropriate for my A6 Mystery:



Good news!!

I am no longer a fabric short, as they had the JUST the color that I was looking for:




Along with an unusual backing option, a floral designed knit fabric. AND... A really good yellow that I couldn't pass up!


Totally NOT related to the A6 project... Oops!

I was also able to order some Pfaff parts for my machine.  Hooray!! I'm SEW excited that I will FINALLY be able to stop struggling to thread my machine.  Darned aging eyes!!

I enjoyed some pleasant views of Jordan Lake on the way home:



Later, a mountain of miniature quilts...


... Complete with tales of the speaker's family heritage...


And some U.S. history, as told by Susan Pierce.

A cloudy sunset coming out of the Quilt Guild meeting:



Tonight when I got home from Quilt Guild I found that Rachel posted the finishing for her Rainbow Picnic Blanket.

TUESDAY - Today is a stay-at-home day... or is it???  NOPE!!

I did some chores around the house then went shopping for the backing of my Rainbow Picnic Blanket.  I'm not sure what's come over me, but I went with an another unconventional quilt backing. Especially, since it's supposed to be water resistant for being thrown on the ground for picnics:




Perfect, don't you think?!  Especially for BLUE month.  Hard to believe that it's a stretch denim!!!

AND... The backing for Molly's Tie Quilt:



The toile' was difficult to photograph and has a much lighter background than it would appear.  It's off-white instead of beige. Hooray!!  Another BLUE fabric for the RSC (though NOT a scrap.)

By this point, there wasn't really enough time to go home before leaving for Girls' Night Out...

So, I headed straight for Mebane Knights.  We had a bit of a revolving door this evening and did a fair amount of project swapping:



The photo above shows me knitting on Tracy's sock, Tracy binding off on Hilary's cowl, and Hilary ripping back the project that I brought to work on and hopefully complete:




It's RAINBOW, people... for the RSC, of course!!

Oops!!  Hilary's current project can be seen on the table, but her hands appear to be hiding from the camera!

Anyway, I arrived early and left early to attend my monthly Quilt Bee meeting, where I had a productive evening laying out the squares for my Rainbow Picnic Sew-Along:



The squares are all stacked up for another day:



Several online friends have been using the paper plate system and I thought it would make a good way to transport the squares.
Thanks, Quilt Diva Julie!!  (Among others... namely, my friend, Dee.  Thank you, Dee!  Your quilting through thick and thin is a true inspiration.)  See Julie's example @ bottom of THIS post.

WEDNESDAY - Another stay-at-home day, a real one this time, since Needleb is off visiting family out west.  I miss our weekly Sew Day.  :o((

I took the time to start quilting Bluff Quilt in Brown:



You can read more about that in my Wonderful Wednesday post.

THURSDAY - A long day spending time with a friend.  When I got home, I took Bluff Quilt in Blue down off the UFO shelf:




And started quilting:



FRIDAY - A short day taking care of a friend. Upon arriving home, I got back to work on Bluff Quilt in Blue.  After dinner, I finished the quilting:



I'm really glad that I had (at least) one UFO in BLUE to work on.


SATURDAY - It's LINK PARTY day for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  Angela hosts the party each week so that the RSC Quilters can share their work using the Color of the Month.  As a reminder, July is:



Until next time...
Get Scrappy!!!

14 comments:

  1. That mini quilt presentation looks like fun! I wish I could produce more mini's -- all my projects keep getting larger, not smaller! Anyway, fun post!

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  2. Wow, what a joyful week! Quilt stuff every day, that's my kind of life. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
    Cheers,
    Sylvia@Treadlestitches

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  3. Lots of pretty projects going on there, a very productive week.

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  4. Awesome rainbows! Happy you could find the fabric you needed ... and some extras. :^D Always fun to have extras. Enjoy the weekend! ;^)

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  5. Whoosh! Look at you go!
    I'm a new fan of those plates, too. So much easier to lay blocks out and keep them separated! Now if they could just help me with paper-piecing...

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  6. Soooo much fun this week! Love all your pictures. Blue fabric, blue scraps, all the same to me. Use it up. Looking forward to seeing your rainbow picnic quilt come together.

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  7. Love the Bluff Quilt in blue & green - I want to go live there!

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  8. Busy week but you got so much accomplished! Great job - and I love the baptist fan pattern.

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  9. What a productive week. Great results.

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  10. Busy lady! I love that stretch denim backing you have bought... I wonder how it will quilt up? I'm sure you will keep us posted!

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  11. My head is whirling with all you've done!! So much beauty! I LOVE the sock, and both your backings are gorgeous. Can't wait to see the rainbow picnic quilt finished!

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