Saturday, December 31, 2016

Rainbow Scrap Challenge - The Last Vintage Dress

It's a bit early in the day for Happy New Year.  But this is likely my last post for 2016, so wishing everyone a great evening and a wonderful start to 2017.  It's also the last Rainbow Scrap Challenge post for 2016.  I don't have a finished quilt to show off, but I did finish the last Vintage Dress block last night.  


 Vintage Dresses by Charise Randell


I think this fabric has all the rainbow colors except for brown, black and grey.  The print reminds me of confetti, so it's a perfect dress for New Year's Eve.  

After finishing off this dress, I cleared off part of the big design wall so I could put them all up together. 



This isn't the final setting, I'll play a lot more before deciding on that.  These dresses were such a fun project this year.  My paper piecing skills have definitely improved.  Each block now needs to be framed with a narrow strip of the tone on tone white, followed by a frame the same color as the primary color in the dress.  Not sure what I'll do for this month's dress, I've got some other rainbow scraps, so that may be the route for that particular frame.

Looking forward to seeing the first color for 2017 and checking out everyone's new or continuing projects. My plan is to start another paper piecing project, but it's going to be a much simpler block. Linking up with Soscrappy for the end of year Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  And on Sunday, linking up with Oh Scrap over at Quilting is More Fun than Housework

36 comments:

Libby in TN said...

Confetti, a perfect choice for the last dress! I look forward to seeing the finished quilt.

Vicki said...

That dress is fabulous! I just love, love, love your blocks!

Cheryl said...

I love seeing them all together!!

Pamela Arbour said...

Your dresses are all outstanding! I commend you on your diligence and your ability to transform one basic pattern into so many beautiful dresses. I just haven't developed the patience for paper piecing yet!

Pam
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Mari said...

What a great closet! I would love to have any of those in my wardrobe!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your confetti dress is perfect for New Year's Eve! So cute! A few months ago did you ever think you'd be saying your were making the last one? Looking forwwrd to seeing how the quilt looks as you put it together! Happy New Year, Kate!

Julie in GA said...

What a great group of blocks! The confetti dress is perfect. Way to go on improving your paper piecing skills and on getting all your blocks made by the end of the year. It's going to be a fabulous quilt!

Debora Exum said...

I have so enjoyed each and every dress reveal. What a fun project to follow.

Sheila said...

Your dresses are awesome! I love them.

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Love your confetti rainbow dress! Rainbow is such a perfect choice for your last one, and the confetti print is perfect for New Year's. Congrats on a great year of RSC!

Cathy said...

The confetti fabric was absolutely the PERFECT choice for your last dress. It’s been a fun year watching this quilt develop (thanks!) and I really look forward to seeing the final reveal. Happy New Year!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on finishing the final dress. You are ready for a party!!

Deb A said...

Great choice of fabric for that last one. This will be so pretty when you get it finished. Looking forward to seeing what you will be working on in 2017. Love the header photo's so cheerful.

Chantal said...

This is such an amazing quilt. Love the colour combos on these dresses. You did an awesome job. Congrats! And Happy New Year! ;^)

Barbara said...

What an adorable quilt. Can't wait to see how you put it all together. Happy New Year, Kate. isn't this the year your baby girl graduates from high school?

Katie Z. said...

I've enjoyed your dresses all year. They are beautiful!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This is the most adorable quilt! It is going to be a real show stopper when completed.

gayle said...

Rainbow confetti is the perfect choice for last dress! I'm going to miss seeing these little beauties every month, but I'm sure you've got something else fabulous up your sleeve for next year!

Magpie Sue said...

That print is PERFECT for the last dress of the year! Well done, all year long. You're going to have a great quilt in the end. :-)

Alison V. said...

This turned out so awesome! I immediately thought New Year's Eve when I saw that last dress!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Love the new dress--well-you did one big project with those dresses--and I did the monthly counted cross stitch and got all 12 done with in the same year--so good for us!!!
I did spend the morning unearthing all my ufo's and counting them up-- I realized that I started a total of 10 projects mostly bom's--
Plus the counted cross stitching--
I did not need to start sooo many--already had some to finish from years past--think I ended up with a total now of 24 projects--ouch!! That list doesn't count the 6 tops that all made up into tops just waiting for batting and backing and me to hand quilt them--!!!
I do plan to do the color thing again too--this time though like you--need a simpler block--
Happy New Year--love and laughter, di

PaulaB quilts said...

Congrats on your gorgeous dress collection. You could open a designer shop! You've given us a lot of pleasure this year with each one. Happy New Year!

scraphappy said...

What a great wardrobe of pretty dresses that any girl would love.

Peggyinno said...

Okay. Did you hear me S Q U E A L with delight when I saw these dresses all together? I think my neighbors did!! The last dress is perfect to bring these to an end!! You did a wonderful job on these pretties!! Can't wait to see it finished and looking forward to seeing what you come up with next.
Happy New Year!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

I have loved seeing all those dresses this year Kate and they look so good together. My sister would LOVE a quilt made with those -I may have to add that to my project list. I totally get what you mean about the blogging community serving as your guild. I can make the meetings for mine, but for various reasons only made it to two in 2016. :( Good luck on reaching your goals for next year!

Val's Creative Life said...

Oh this final dress is definitely fun and fancy for the end of the New Year!!

Emily said...

Watching your dresses has been one of the most fun parts of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for me. Congrats on finishing all your dresses. This last one is a lot of fun, though I think that about all of them!

make.share.give said...

Happy New Year! I was thinking confetti too!

Angie said...

What a great wardrobe! It's been fun watching all of these blocks take shape over the year!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It IS like confetti...the perfect New Years dress :)

Jayne said...

What a perfect dress for the final challenge! And New Years too! I have loved watching from afar, seeing the next dress and seeing the progress throughout the year! What a perfect 'block' for the RSC!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

The perfect party dress! I love seeing all your dresses together. It is impossible to pick a favorite! Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Love these dresses! I've really enjoyed popping back over last year to see them!

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

What a perfect final dress for New Year, I love this series of dresses and look forward to seeing your final layout.

Kalicocreations said...

That dress is just perfect! I have enjoyed watching your dresses coming together. Looking forward to seeing the final design.
Terry

Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs said...

Oh, Kate, these dresses are so adorable! Can't wait to see the finish : )