Saturday, December 13, 2014

Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Project Progress

Yesterday was a vacation day, though it really didn't feel like one. Probably because I spent the morning waiting for a service guy to come look at the dryer.  Of course he couldn't fix it, he had to order the parts.  So I'll spend my vacation day next Friday waiting on someone to come and actually fix the dryer.  

I did manage to get in some stitching time yesterday afternoon.  Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion Mystery has taken center stage at the machine, but bits and pieces of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects have passed under the needle.  I finished the black Inverted Star block earlier this week.

 Inverted Star
by Jessica Boschem of Common Threads
available from Craftsy as a free download

I'm really happy with how it turned out.  The gray Inverted Star is partially assembled, hopefully I'll get that one done this week. 

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler has seen some progress too.  

Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler
By Angela Feldbush of Soscrappy

I'm more than half way done with the sashing and I like how the top is coming together.  Not sure what I'll do for the border.  The easiest option is to do a narrow black border, which at this point is most likely what will happen.  

Both the Scrappy Butterfly project and the Inverted Star project need one more block each.  I have the fabrics picked out for the final Butterfly block, but am still trying to decide between beige neutrals or prints with a lot of white in the background.  The whites will probably not make for a crisp star, so the beige neutrals are probably the better option.  

That's it for me this week.  Check out Soscrappy for more fun scrappy projects.  


  1. Great progress on your projects, finishing is always fun. Sorry to hear about the repair call. It is frustrating to sit waiting for someone to show up, doesn't feel much like a vacation day that way.

  2. Love the star and the black sashing is really making your quilt sing! Sorry about the repair needing an extra visit. So frustration when that happens.

  3. I love that black inverted star. I've become partial to black and white quilts lately...I think it is because of the contrast.

  4. Your rainbow quilt is coming along beautifully!

  5. Looks like you will have some great looking scrap quilts. I especially love the inverted star!

  6. Both of your projects are looking gorgeous. I feel your pain. I hate it when I have to take a day off just for repairs!

  7. The black star turned out well! And your sashing is really lighting up those colorful blocks. Hope the dryer gets fixed in no time

  8. Just think of the sewing you can do while waiting for the serviceman.....

  9. That black inverted star is quite dramatic. It will feel good to have a finish. I wonder just how much time we spend waiting for repairmen and waiting for parts. So frustrating to spend a vacation day waiting. At least you can get some stitching in while you wait.

  10. Everything looks to be coming along nicely!

    I have to miss my final class (at LQS) for the year because today's the day the man is coming to repair our roller shutters! Boo-hoo! We don't meet again until February so I'm hoping for lots of catch-up sewing time during our summer break!


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