Today was the first time I've touched my sewing machine in about two weeks! I felt kinda rusty, so I started out with simple 49-patch blocks. Since the month just started, there's a new color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge - orange.
I pulled out the box of 1.5 inch strips and pulled enough strips for two 49-patch blocks.
I've been using Bonnie Hunter's Trip Around the World technique to make these blocks.
Throwing in last year's 49-patch - now there are three. When dark blue comes up as an RSC color, I'll have three blocks in each rainbow color. Then it will be time to assemble these somehow or other.
Even though I've neglected my sewing machine, I've still been plying my needle. These sailboat blocks were souvenirs from a quilt show many years ago (1993!). I finally assembled them about 2 years ago as part of an RSC project, then let them languish because I couldn't decide how to quilt them.
I few weeks ago I figured there was no time like the present to get the batting and backing together and baste the layers for hand quilting. I still didn't know what I was going to do for quilting design, but I figured I could at least start by quilting around all the blocks. I just kept adding quilting here and there and before long it was getting done. I'm still not completely finished, but the end is in sight.
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