So, what did I accomplish this year with my RSC projects?
I have one completed flimsy of 16 patch blocks - this one is ready to layer, baste, and quilt, as soon as I find the right backing for it!
My Scrap Jar Stars quilt is just about to the completed flimsy stage - this week I worked on stitching up the blocks into rows and adding the borders around the outside. More on that in tomorrow's post!
I ended up joining in on the Monkey Wrench block-making experience, and there are 29 of those little guys hanging on my design wall right now. Hopefully they will stay put and not cause any trouble while they are waiting for more friends to join them!
And I have a big pile of Double 4-patch blocks that I haven't decided how to proceed with. Maybe they will make some donation baby quilts, as soon as I figure out how best to put them together!
Looking ahead to 2017 - what plans do I have?
I will definitely plan to quilt up my two flimsies into finished quilts, and continue to make Monkey blocks until I have enough of those to do something with!
I'm also planning to make more Maple Leaf blocks in our colors of the month this year - these are fun and fast to make and I think would be beautiful in a variety of sizes and colors.
And, with inspiration from this photo (I think it came from Facebook) -
I'm planning to make lots of string blocks, and hope to turn them into a String Star quilt. Each block will have a white piece through the middle, and then there will be a variety of blocks made - low volume fabrics, half low volume and half in a color, and all in a color, like this - below -
And we'll see what happens!
Thanks again to all of you for the inspiration and entertainment I find in your blogs every week! Happy New Year! May 2017 be a wonderful year for you!