Saturday, May 23, 2015

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC15 - Week 21

Welcome to Week 21 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!!

This week got off to a great start (even though I didn't have much time for sewing.)

SUNDAY came and went in a blur.  Angela posted another TUTORIAL for the 2015 Sampler - Green Block 2 - Split Pinwheel.  If you haven't made one, follow the link and give it a try!  No time for that for me today... I spent all afternoon gathering items to take to Quilt Guild tomorrow night.

Why, Joyful???

Because our Quilt Bee IS the program!!!

Gathering, checking, packing...

MONDAY, I obviously had no time for RSC sewing.  (See Sunday's entry.)  Here we are on stage preparing to begin our presentation:

TUESDAY afternoon, between work and MORE work, I trimmed a few GREEN scraps.  Significant, but not photo worthy.  When I got home, I thought that I would sort the scraps that were gifted to me last week, but the bag was DOWNSTAIRS and I was UP... so I did some RSC sewing instead!!

I finished ONE String Block:

And ONE Slab Block:

WEDNESDAY was filled with work.  For a paycheck and for personal satisfaction (or because the quilters are coming over tomorrow!) :P

THURSDAY morning, I hosted my weekly quilt group.  I have a love/hate relationship with my turn to host.  I love having my friends over, but I hate the feeling of my home not being as neat as my fellow quilters' homes.  They CLAIM not to feel that way, but I have 2 teen aged boys and 2 part time jobs, so it's hard for me to make housekeeping a priority.

After lunch, I put away my Show and Tell then putzed around in the studio.  I trimmed and sorted some GREEN scraps, then I prepped some Tiny Nines... NINE of them, to be exact.  LOL

Before heading off to DS2's Spring band concert, I...  have NO idea what took up my time, but I can tell you that it wasn't RSC sewing!!!

On FRIDAY, I was gone all morning.  I love Knit Group, but it cuts into my QUILTING time.

When I got home, there was "paperwork" to be done before heading out to dinner with the guys and more of the same until bed time.  Although, I did manage to take a quick photo of the trimmings that I took care of on Tuesday afternoon:

Look for that bottom fabric in tomorrow's entry!

SATURDAY morning I happily snoozed, with no alarm to wake me.  The afternoon was spent quilting with a friend.  I tackled a few different projects, starting with some straightening up to give Needleb a place to sew.

Next, I moved on to a bit of cutting.  The prep work that I did earlier in the week didn't include any white background squares.  After cutting the 36 squares that I needed, I sewed the NINE Tiny Nines that were shown laid out on Thursday:

LOOK!!  Needleb liked my Tiny Nines so much that she is making her own:

I also finished up ONE Maverick Star block:

Then I worked on a batch of fabric "baskets" for storing additional scraps.  Pinning and sewing:

Presto - chango!  Turning it right-side out:

ONE "basket" for PINK scraps:

The baskets begin like THIS:

And ONE "basket" for Multi-colored prints:

After completing TWO of the fabric baskets and dinner, I set about finishing this post.  Follow this LINK to see what all of the other RSC Quilters have been up to.  You'll find me at link number 27 this week.  Go on!  What are you waiting for?  They've got some REALLY great projects!!!

I took longer than expected working on this post, so...  the third basket didn't get put together...   Oh, well...  Tomorrow is another day!

Angela reminded us that there is still ONE more week of GREEN sewing remaining.  Unfortunately, I only have HALF of the week to work on my Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects.  Don't worry!  I'll still try to check in with you all, though.

Oh!!  Did you spot that trimmed scrap???  I've already put it to use.  It was just the right size for the center of this week's Maverick Star block!!!  See!?!?  I told you those trimmed squares would come in handy for future sewing projects.  I just didn't realize I would be using it so soon!  :o))

ETA... Thank you to Carol at Quilted Fabric Art for reminding me that I neglected to credit my source for the fabric baskets!!  Several years ago, I came across the Fabric Basket Tutorial found at to create my scrap storage containers.  There is one BIG difference!!!  I don't use interfacing or batting in my baskets... they are stuffed with fabric, anyway (and I wanted to be able to fold them up when I use up all of the scraps!)  Plus, I prefer the soft-sided look.

Until next time...
Get Scrappy!!!


  1. You've had another busy week and yet managed to get some sewing in. Great job.

  2. You were able to get quite a bit of sewing in during your busy week. Those little bits of time really do add up.

  3. I love those scrap baskets! It does look quick and easy - so you just take a cross type boxy pattern like you show, sew up the sides, put together but where do you like to leave the opening to turn. Is there a tutorial?

  4. I added the information in the post, but here it is for those who read comments, but skip the end of the post...
    Fabric Basket Tutorial from
    Please note that my baskets DO NOT usually include interfacing or batting, as I like the soft-sided look (and the ability to fold my baskets flat when not in use.)

  5. Looks like you were able to get a good bit of sewing worked into your busy week. Those fabric baskets are sweet.

  6. teeny tiny 9 patches remind me of a couple of ladies in the sit n' sew group that work with those all of the time.
    A quilting Bee. Oh how I want to go to more retreats...not only to get away, but to socialize with other quilters and to get a lot of sewing done!

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