Saturday, January 20, 2024

SAHRR and RSC Progress

I posted some of these photos on my Instagram @mmmquilts but it's good to keep a record here on the blog too. I'm leaving comments off this post since a lot of it is what's been shown there.

I joined in with the Stay At Home Round Robin or SAHRR hosted by QuiltingGail for the first time last year and it was a blast. A good brain workout and good push for the creativity! Here is my centre block for this year:

It measure 17.5" x 16.5".

This is actually four blocks from two different projects, separated by several years! I tested the fish blocks for Lorna @sewfreshquilts several years ago, thinking they might make cute cushions for our then Florida home. I tested my own way of making the 6" heart blocks for cushions I made for a neighbour and a yoga student who are both grocery store workers as a thank you for their bravery during the early days of the lockdowns. All four were sitting in my orphan and test blocks drawer. They felt like they could play together nicely.

And they do! I just put sashing strips between to bring the 6.5" heart blocks to the 8.5" height of the fish.

This year I have one project so far (they always seems to have a baby or two though) for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I saw a bricks quilt on Pinterest made with 1.5" strips. The tutorial is here.  My strips are all various widths, so I'm doing it a bit differently. I figure on two blocks in eight colours to make a four by four block quilt that will measure 40.5" square. 

Over the past roughly seven years, I’ve been making pinwheels out of the cut off triangles from joining binding strips together. Well, I have 332 I believe pinwheels—I just had to make a couple of extra because the binding fabric in a couple of recent makes was so good. I have figured out what I’m going to do: combine them with some 2.5” squares to make 6” finished blocks which should give me a roughly 42” x 54“ quilt top! I’m making eight blocks in each rainbow colour of the month. Here are January’s:

These are going to be constructed as leader/enders just as the pinwheels were. Would you believe I got all eight done and have chosen pink as the next colour so that I can keep chain piecing. Wouldn't that be amazing if pink was the chosen colour for February?

I have two of my three RSC projects from last year to quilt up and Friday saw me get one of them into a quilt top.

I just love it! This will probably be an H2H Comfort quilt.

In case you missed it, the rights for Rosebud Garland came back to me now that the next issue of Make Modern is out, and so I released the pattern yesterday. It’s on sale for half-price all weekend for just CA$6. Included in the pattern but not in the magazine are instructions to make coordinating placemats. 

Here's the new issue! I love the heart quilt on the cover. A reminder that if you are thinking of subscribing (it's a great deal, truly) better do it sooner rather than later, as the prices are going up. Click the photo to be taken to the subscriptions options page. I'm an affiliate so I get a commission if you do purchase a magazine or a subscription.

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