It's the last 'blue' weekend for RSC16 (and someone asked me what RSC meant and they were a no reply commentor - rainbow scrap challange - side bar button). I haven't gotten to trimming these and they are paper pieced as they are tiny. There will be more of these to use up the last of the bits of blue.
Some very sweet bloggers got in touch as I went quiet too long. I actually took some ME time. Time much needed with my daughter and grandies. My furkids were miffed with me, too. As you can see - Moe climbed into the first project tote I pulled once back home and would NOT let me take any fabrics out. He has HUGE nails and SHARP teeth, so I moved on to something else.
I worked on catching up on the Moda Sampler Block Shuffle. I didn't like the leaf block, so changed it out with the Ohio Star block instead. There are just four blocks left and they are available for download, but I am sticking with my every other Friday work schedule on these. Besides - I am doing a lot of secret sewing behind all this month's posts.
This is a block I designed for the Tim Holtz 'Eclectic Elements' Challenge sponsored by Bernina. I didn't win nor even get picked as one of the blocks to go into a quilt for display at Spring Quilt Market, but it was fun and I had some lovely comments. It's all about 'Do More Things That Make You Happy'.
I started to compile and work on another project - again Moe moved out of the tote, but I had him snuggle down into my pile of goods. I've been testing for the lovely Bea - she has had several magazine publications and has her patterns on Connecting Threads (and one is offered as a kit). **And it's her Blog-A-Versary** This is a mix of Marcus fabrics in the blue and pinks for my Pantone 'color of the year' quilt.
I know a lot of people connected the pastel pink and blue with the old diaper pins that had the color platic heads to distinquish 'boy/girl' - they weren't happy with the choice. These are not my normal working colors or pallette, but I like to try and make something using the color of the year. And this is the first time they have chosen 2 colors - so I hope what I have planned using Bea's lovely pattern is a sense of 'order and peace'.
And I have something to share during this up and coming Blog Hop. I will be ready for opening day. You can find the full schedule HERE.
Have a lovely weekend,