Welcome to Week 26 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!! It's the final day of June. The LAST day to focus on ocean colors for RSC18. Tomorrow brings a new hue.
For now, let's look back at the events of the last seven days...
SUNDAY - After yesterday's day-long quilting adventure, I slept late, had a slow day, and tackled Mt. Mount Washmore (a task made easier by our new-to-us Super Duper HUGE washing machine!)
MONDAY - I spent the afternoon trying on dresses for my niece's wedding. It's coming up in September and I didn't want the stress of waiting until the last minute (like I did for my nephew's wedding back in April.) These were the top contenders:
RSC Quilters should notice that nearly all of these are in the Color of the Month, a personal favorite of mine!!
TUESDAY - Day Two of deliberations on the dresses. I took them with me to my monthly evening Quilt Bee meeting. Their pick was this one:
Aside from that, I worked on another of my Scrap Attack goals:
WEDNESDAY - Day Three of deliberations on the dresses. The final choice was made... with the help of my family:
The returns were made well before the 6:00 deadline. They even offered me CASH back on my charge (which I seriously considered), but ultimately declined... Because BILLS!!!)
THURSDAY - I had hoped for a quick trip to my Weekly Quilt Group since they were meeting near me. How'd that work for me? It didn't! I got the meeting place confused. :o((
FRIDAY - Join with me in a happy dance, as we usher in the weekend!! :o))
Knit Group met this morning. I consulted with the pro about the state of my sleeves. They seem a bit wide near the cuff. We ripped them back to short sleeve length and I will try again.
To console myself, I joined them in a shopping expedition. I spotted these TEAL/TURQUOISE/AQUA treasures:
This one (minus the bag and shoes) came home with me:
After a stop for for lunch, I drove out to Sfgwife's mini-farm. She had a nearly completed scrappy quilt with TURQUOISE background to show me:
She also shared the bottom skein of AQUA (Wollmeise) yarn shown in the photo below for a new knitting project:
The main purpose of my trip was to raid her scrap stash for fun bits of fabric to expand my IMPROV Challenge quilt:
SATURDAY - Somehow, we have arrived at LINK PARTY day, again. The weeks have a way of passing quickly. Head over to Angela's So Scrappy blog to see what the RSC Quilters have been up to this week. You may even see some TEAL/TURQUOISE/AQUA month-in-review posts.
I'll leave you with one last look at the Color of the Month for June:
Until next time...
Welcome to another edition of Wonderful Wednesday!! In this post, I will be sharing the details of last weekend's sewing adventure. After linking up with Angela's Rainbow Scrap Challenge LINK PARTY, I headed out the door.
Some would say that I'm crazy to have driven an hour to sew for the day. I believe that my friends are worth the time invested.
Would YOU like a glimpse into our day?
I was the first one to arrive, but Lisa brought out her completed Feathered Star quilt top:
She didn't like the flow of her Blooming 9-Patch colors, so she used some Color Release on one of them and over-dyed the resulting cloth. It fits in MUCH better:
I put in some time on my Scrap Attack goal for the month of June:
Carol arrived and got to work on her beautiful Bear Paw quilt:
The "claws" with color are from one of her grandmother's shirts. She intermingles those with plain black to extend the design:
Carol will build the quilt back around this gorgeous bear panel:
Here, you can see how she began:
Graylagran arrived and gave us a little Quilt Show. This is her very first quilt top, pieced back when she was a girl:
She explained the process of making this stunning quilt top:
This quilt (from the Midnight Quilt Show with Angela Walters) was Graylagran's first attempt at paper piecing:
Another quilt from the Midnight Quilt Show, but most of these fabrics came straight out of her scrap bin:
This quilt is so big that she might have it longarm quilted:
A quilt made from nice BIG pieces:
Lisa helped Carol with building the backing for the Bear Paw quilt:
Graylagran even brought her current quilt-in-progress:
Just LOOK at that texture:
This is a wolf paw cut-out. Carol brought it along to give us an idea of her quilting plan for a portion of her quilt. She will use an image of a bear's paw, but didn't have one readily available:
Creating a pieced quilt back takes a LOT of planning:
Ravelry quilters unite. MUST have a photo:
Carol shared photos of design options using THESE fabrics:
Graylagran shared THIS quilt (shown below) from her Pinterest page. I absolutely LOVE the feel of a fun and funky "Jelly Roll Race Quilt". Personally, I would call the quilt shown below Confetti Race:
Lisa shared some of her miniature quilts:
Graylagran's project for the day Rail Fence Stars:
Quilt back assembly is complete:
In honor of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, Joy included some TEAL in her IMPROV Challenge...
... As well as some AQUA...
... And a tiny bit of TURQUOISE:
These fabrics all came from an IMPROV Swap held within the Quilters Knitting group on Ravelry:
I'm using scraps. Just not my own scraps! At least, there were a fair amount that fit with the RSC Color of the Month:
While Lois couldn't be with us today, she worked on quilting with her granddaughter:
And with her grandson:
Graylagran's scrap bin even aligned with the Color of the Month:
Oops! This version of my IMPROV Challenge may provide a logistical problem... back to the drawing board:
I was ONE block short, so I made this one straight out of Graylagran's scrap bin. Here she is "modeling" it:
Whoo hoo!! Carol got the Bear Paw quilt pin basted today:
Graylagran does some last minute sewing before time to leave:
Until next time...
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