In addition to general tidying in my sewing room, I've been doing lots of prep work for scrappy quilt projects I hope to complete this year. It was a happy coincidence Angela chose blue as this month's RSC color, as I had already planned to make a big dent in my blue scraps (and yardage) with a new leader-ender project.
I'll be making uneven 9 patch blocks and sawtooth stars in an attempt to use up some of my vast
hoard stash of blue fabric.
I recycled some bakery containers to hold the various components of each block. I'll park these next to the sewing machine and use the components as a leader-ender project.
Since my earliest days as a quilter, I've wanted to make a Carpenter's Wheel quilt. I decided it was time to tackle that item on my quilting bucket list, and use the RSC as a means to keep me focused. I figure I should be able to complete one block per month, right?! I'm using the instructions found at Bloomin' Workshop. The diamonds are all cut, so now I just need to cut the background fabric (white) and start sewing. The blocks will finish at 19 inches, so I should have a nice size rainbow quilt at the end of the year.
I also thought I would do some type of 9 patch or 16 patch rainbow blocks again this year, as they are such great building blocks for scrappy quilts. Then Angela announced she would be sharing tutorials for 6 inch scrappy blocks as part of this year's RSC, and I knew I would have to join in. I'm looking forward to her block surprises throughout the year - I'm thinking most of the blocks will be fairly quick to complete and therefore instant gratification!
Now I'm off to do a little more sewing before being pulled into NFL football playoff games!