This week seemed like a good time to do a little mental inventory of where my Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects stand at this point in the year. Putting my thoughts down in words and pictures will give me a record of where I need to go from here.
The Tiny Tuesday blocks are just about ready to be sewn together! I have 56 blocks, most have their sashing, and the right amount are set straight or on point for the layout I decided on. I did redo the sashing on a few this week, particularly my black and white blocks, so that they would fit in the right spots, like the bottom left corner below!
And how about some little penguins right in the center? :)
Meanwhile, I have some other projects in the queue that I'm ready to move forward, especially the Scrappy Sprouts. I made 20 sprouts blocks throughout 2018, and then have stalled out on what to do with them this year. The last time I shared a picture, they looked like this:
I've been struggling with how to add a "sky" as background for some Dresden sunflower blocks above the sprouts and have never been able to come up with something that felt just right, that fit my vision. So, without going into too much detail, I will just tell you I got out my seam ripper!
Instead of 4 rows of 5 sprouts, I've rearranged a bit, with the thought of creating 3 rows of 7 blocks each, and that will leave a much smaller area to become the sky. The quilt will finish at about 48 x 60 which is a comfortable size to work on, and at this point feels "finishable," which is better than in the time out pile!
I also started making the Tiny Rails blocks in 2018, and now have 23. I need to make two more of these, but not sure in what colors.
My 10 inch Color Gradient blocks began as an experiment earlier this year. This is the most recent picture I have of them, but this week I did finish up a brown block to add to the pile. I think I'll keep making these in 2020.
And finally, the 12 x 18 string blocks in rainbow colors.
That orange block looks practically florescent, but it really isn't, I promise!
The big blocks are finished, but I'll now continue to work on more neutral string blocks that will border the rainbow blocks.
Although I need to work on some Christmas projects in the next few weeks, I will definitely plan to make some progress on these projects by the end of 2019 as well.
What's your plan for your rainbow of Works in Progress? I can't wait to see!
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