Saturday, October 10, 2015

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC15 - Week 41

Welcome to Week 41 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  This week, like most others, will have its challenges.

SUNDAY morning started late at our house.  After breakfast, I found that there was NO INTERNET!!  :o((

That pushed me up the stairs to the sewing room.

What did you do, Joyful???

I dug through my BROWN scraps and gathered pieces for Stings and Slabs.  I even managed to do a TINY bit of sewing!!  :o))

Before lunch, with internet restored, I found that Angela had posted her latest sampler block tutorial:

Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler 2015

She named the block Shadow Star.  If you haven't made anything like this, give it a try!  Her directions are very good and the resulting block, with proper value placement, looks almost 3-D.

Oh! By the way...

I hope you (and Angela) won't mind, but I'm taking credit for the TWELVE Mystery Blocks that I completed on my recent CCLQ @ The Bluff quilt retreat!!  It's STILL a mystery (for those who were left behind) so I'm sure you will understand why I can only share a small portion of the blocks:

On MONDAY, while I was SUPPOSED to be working on my custom bags... I was wandering around my local BIG BOX store waiting to have my tires changed!   :o((

On the upside, I got my nails painted a nice, sparkly shade of BROWN:

TUESDAY morning found me upstairs working out...  my Custom Bag design challenge!!  :P

I had hoped to visit the Donation Bee, but time wasn't on my side.  :o((

On the bright side...  I have FINALLY managed to work out the Large Exterior Pocket on the bag:

WEDNESDAY was spent sewing until lunch time.  After that, a business meeting, then a hair appointment, followed by hanging out with friends, kept me busy for the rest of the day.  The night???  It was for Girls' Night Out!!  :o))

But...  I need to show you my "warm-up" block.  I set out to make ONE Slab Block in BROWN, however, things took a bit of a slant:

What do YOU think??  Can I still call it a Slab???  Please advise.

THURSDAY included Quilt Group (and was going to include a trip to get the college boy.)  Fall Break began yesterday.  (DH was kind enough to make the journey while I was out with my friends!)

SO...  Since I didn't have to go to Raleigh, I was able to sew ONE Rainbow Crumb Block.  The fabrics are courtesy of my friend Dee Dee (and the scrap bag that she brought me a few weeks ago:

The evening was ALL about the other boy.  He was inducted into the Tri-M Honor Society. Congrats! to DS2.  We are SO proud of you (and your musical abilities!!!

On FRIDAY, after getting DS2 off to Jazz rehearsal, DH and I left for the beach.  His brother has a condo rented and was kind enough to invite us down for the weekend.  It's my BIG 5 - 0 celebration!! ( Thank you, DBIL!!!  WHAT an AMAZING condo!!)

SATURDAY is the day for Angela's LINK PARTY.  Fortunately for YOU, I brought along my computer so that I could share what BROWN sewing I was able to complete!  :P

You'll find me at link number 13 (?) this week.  I hope you will take some time to go visit all of the RSC Quilters who have posted their efforts.  I won't get to blog hop until tomorrow.  :o((

Until next time...
Get Scrappy!!!


  1. What a fabulous week you have had. I am sure that as far as slabs, anything goes has to be the rule. Enjoy your family time! And congratulations on the GREAT milestone. So exciting.

  2. To me a slab is whatever you define it to be..yours is very focused but lively, which is hard to do with brown. What is a mystery quilt? I have seen several mentions, but no explanation. Good luck with this week's projects.

  3. Sounds like a wonderful week! Enjoy your weekend and Happy Birthday! (My DH hits that in January =).

  4. spiffy nail polish. Feels like a make over when you change colors! LeeAnna

  5. Nice work! I agree that it's a slab. Who cares if it's a bit slanty?

  6. Yes, I would call your brown block a slab. Some nice scraps in there.

  7. Wow. Sparkling nail polish! You go girlfriend!

  8. Love the nails! The perfect Fall color.


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