Whenever the Rainbow Scrap Challenge focuses on the color blue, I seem to spend the month humming songs with "blue" in the title. This gives me a great excuse share Youtube videos like this one:
"Blue Bayou" was a big hit for Roy Orbison, but I love this version with Linda Ronstadt and the Muppets, circa 1980!
OK, now that we've had our musical interlude, I'll start the quilting part of our program. 😎
Here's a blue 49-patch block, made with all scrappy 1 1/2 inch pieces. This did a pretty good job of cleaning out all the smallish blue scraps.
Since we've gone half-way through the year, I decided to contemplate all the previous blocks together. Once I finish the RSC colors for the year, I'll have to decide if I want to keep making theses scrappy blocks piece by piece or resort to strip piecing. Since the blocks only measure 7 inches when finished, I'll need quite a few more blocks to make a quilt.
Blue selvage blocks were also completed.
And all the selvage blocks were duly contemplated. The individual selvage blocks measure 4 inches finished, so this is another project that will need many more blocks to reach a respectable size. I'm thinking this might become part of a large selvage sampler project (i.e. make more selvage blocks in different styles/patterns next year).
A few more house blocks got wonky borders.
Here are all the Happy, Scrappy Houses so far (I jumped ahead and did some pink wonky borders, too). Once all the wonky borders are added, I'll be making some appliquéd words to mix in with the houses. Maybe this will get finished by the end of the year?
Last - but not least - a scrappy blue Burgoyne Surrounded block. That blue fabric with dragonflies has been hanging around in the stash for over 10 years. I keep trying to use it up, but the scraps never seem to diminish!
All the Burgoyne blocks are trying to play nicely with each other. I love the colorful funkiness going on here! Check out Cathy's finished Burgoyne top or the original pattern from Becky - I think they'll bring a smile to your face!
Now that I've brought all my RSC documentation up to date, I'm off to do some more stitching. There are still more RSC projects to work on, as well as Diane Knott's Summer Scrappy Sew Along. In between, I'll be playing with all the dogs (aka the Swirling Dog Mass) and humming more songs with "blue" in the title!