I've put the finishing touches on several Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts recently, but did not take the time to photograph all the results. Since we spent the long Independence Day holiday at our camp last weekend, I packed up my finished quilts so I could hang them from the balcony for photos.
I started making the 9-patch variation blocks in 2015 and put the finishing stitches in the quilt late last year.
Diane Knott of Butterfly Threads Quilting did the long-arm quilting for me - lots of swirls to counteract all the squares and angles on the front of the quilt!
The handprint backing fabric has been hanging around in my stash for 20 years, at least. This seemed like a great project to use it up! I also shopped in my stash for the binding fabric - a purple cross-hatch fabric that worked perfectly.
Another long-running Rainbow Scrap Challenge project is this sampler quilt. Our RSC leader, Angela Feldbush, shared block instructions every week throughout 2014, resulting in lots of scrappy sampler quilts.
My finished sampler top languished in the "Needs Quilting" pile for a couple years, until I had the great idea to ask Diane Knott to long-arm quilt it for me.
I spent some binge-watching TV time hand-stitching the binding last week so I could add this quilt to the Finished pile.
I was being optimistic when I put the finished date on my label!
Windblown Wishes was a more recent Rainbow Scrap Challenge project. My inspiration was the Windblown Wishes quilt in Diane Knott's Scrap Quilt Secrets book. I used a different border treatment than Diane's pattern, but I think it worked out well for the RSC format.
Of course I had to ask Diane to quilt this project! Even the quilting reflects the "windblown" idea!
I used some leftover binding fabric to make a frame for the quilt label.
So the UFO pile has shrunk a little, but there are still plenty of projects waiting for their finishing touches. If I can tear myself way from non-stop weather coverage on television, I might actually do some sewing today. And since our power is still on, I'm going to go look at more Rainbow Scrap Challenge inspiration at Angela's Soscrappy blog.
(FYI, we're still waiting for Tropical Storm Barry to make his presence felt in the New Orleans area. Forget about the sensational coverage on the Weather Channel. We've had minimal rain, minimal wind, and little storm surge. Conditions are a little worse closer to the coast, but still not life-threatening.)