Saturday, December 17, 2016

Rainbow Scrap Challenge: Little Black Dresses

It's been a week full of end of year meetings at work and then holiday prep at home.  Cookies are mailed, in-law gifts are mailed, and Christmas cards are mailed.  All that's left is a bit of gift wrapping.  That shouldn't be too hard to get done this weekend. 

We did the grocery shopping last night since conditions are only going to go down hill during today.  We'll have dangerously cold temps just like most of the Midwest with maybe a dusting of snow.  It's a good day to hide out in my sewing room.  I got a start on the hiding out last night.  As a result the second little black dress is finished.


 Vintage Dressesby Charise Randell

It's hard to see but the black isn't really solid, it has a nice texture to it.  I'd wear this to an elegant New Year's Eve party.  Here are both black dresses.  



Both dresses are cute, one's elegant, the other is fun.  Just need one more dress to make to finish out the block count for the quilt.  I've gone through most of the "standard" colors.  I don't have a white/neutral dress, but with the white background, I'm not sure that would work.  Hopefully today I can take a look at my scraps and see if there's something fun to use for the last one. 

While I'm hopeful the last block will get done this month, the quilt won't get put together this year.  Then next year I can start adding the coping strips and the sashing.  I've already got a plan for next year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  It will be another paper pieced block, but not nearly so complicated as the Vintage Dresses have been.    

Linking up with Soscrappy, then I'm going to drink some coffee and check out all the progress on everyone's scrap projects.

18 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! I love these dresses. I'm going to read back through your blog to see if you mentioned a pattern.

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  2. adorable. Worth every minute it took to sew, unsew, re sew and design. LeeAnna

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  3. I LOVE it!! Looks like a New Years Eve party dress! Yay you! And stay warm!

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  4. The newest dress is awesome! I can't wait to see what you chose for next year.

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  5. A very classy looking black dress!
    Can't wait to see what you're thinking about for next year!

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  6. Looking forward to seeing what your plan is for next year, as your dresses turned out lovely this year! I'm not sure that my RSC projects are ready for assembly either. Eventually...

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  7. One of the best parts of the RSC has been watching your progress with these lovely dresses. Each time I see new ones , I say "that's my favorite"....until the next month when I change my mind! Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

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  8. Those are so fun, Kate! I like them both. It will be fun to see that quilt come together! Stay warm! We are having the same weather in Colorado. ;(

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  9. These are adorable! I can't wait to see all of the dresses together!

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  10. I was planning to ask you if you were going to do another paper-pieced block next year. Good! I'll be able to enjoy pp vicariously again!
    I'm going to miss seeing these sweet little dresses every month, though...

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  11. This is going to be such a fun and stunning quilt. Have so enjoyed watching these come to life.

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  12. Definitely the most elegant dress of the group, great for NEw Years Eve. Can't wait to see what you come up with for the new year.

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  13. Another great dress! I can't wait to see it all come together! Merry Christmas to you and your family (just in case you don't post next week(.

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  14. Everyone needs a 'little black dress' for the holidays and that first one fits the bill perfectly! You have done an excellent job on these dresses this years. Can't wait to see them all in a quilt!

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  15. So beautiful! You're right, one is elegant and one is fun. I would wear them too! :-)
    Pinned
    (I just added your blog to my Bloglovin list so I won't miss anything you make.)

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  16. Yet another beautiful dress block! We're all anxious to see the whole collection together.

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  17. You can't go wrong with the little black dress :)

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