Angela from the So Scrappy blog recently announced (in the last paragraph) that she would be hosting a NEW monthly LINK PARTY to encourage the RSC Quilters to FINISH some of their Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects (instead of simply collecting blocks.) The plan is that the link-up will be held on the LAST day of EVERY month during 2017. Check it out HERE!!
During the month of January, I took THESE blocks:
Sewed them into rows at the beginning of the month:
Finally, joining those rows into a quilt top toward the middle of the month:
This is how it progressed...
With pairs of rows sewn:
An assembled top still needing to have the rows pressed:
It's a bit crunchy!! The paper is still on the quilt back:
Here are some "beauty shots" for your viewing pleasure...
Splayed in all its 54" x 60" splendor:
I debated about the need for a border (or two.) It was determined to be a perfectly good snuggle size, as is. The next step was to choose (or construct) a backing. I took THIS 4-Patch block out of my "large scrap" basket...
... Along with 29 of its friends, to assemble the quilt back:
That quilt back wasn't going to be QUITE big enough to allow room for quilting on the longarm, so...
I scrounged around and found the leftovers from my last completed T-shirt Quilt. This will be used for sashing and borders to bring the quilt back up to size.
After all that, it was time to pick out the paper. Ugh!! NEVER again!!! Next time I will do String Blocks on a FABRIC foundation because THIS takes FOREVER:
Please celebrate with me... ALL of the paper has been removed from the back of the quilt! Yes, I got things a little backwards:
I went a little crazy and hoped to pop this puppy on the longarm to see if I could finish it by the end of the month:
Unfortunately, THAT didn't happen. :o((
There has been a change of plans! Another row of GREEN strings needs to be added to the bottom of the quilt. It's just not QUITE long enough. There is not enough length for a "toe tuck."
I was only able to make a start on those additional blocks:
Completed quilt NEXT month??? Maybe sew, maybe no. Check back at the end of February to see.