I was checking out blogs this morning while enjoying my second cup of coffee and read Kathy's Quilts RSC post this morning. She was commenting on the number of RSC projects she had that hadn't yet made it to the finished stage. That got me thinking, how many RSC projects did I have finished and unfinished? I starting playing along with Angela's monthly challenges back in 2012. In the five years since, I've started seven RSC quilts. Only two are finished (The 2014 RSC sampler (Flame Test) and my first RSC project, But First Coffee). So there are five left unfinished. Angela designated November as either dark or finish it up month. I've been working on finishing off this year's project with the scrappy Fan blocks. The last five orange blocks are in over at the sewing machine in various stages of completion.
The orange blocks will get finished this weekend. The last color is magenta. The pattern calls for 16 blocks with dark center and lighter sides. After a bit of trial and error, the pairs came together this morning.
The darks are the two middle rows, with the lights being the two outside rows. I'm hoping to get going on these blocks this weekend.
Since I was cutting orange fabrics for the Fan blocks, I took a bit more time to start cutting the for the Sawtooth Stars that will be the border for 2014's Inverted Star RSC project. The flying geese are done for the first block.
This block will finish at 4" x 5". It's been a while since I've made a block that small. The border needs 60 something stars. This quilt won't get done this year, but at least it's back on the "in progress list".
The current leaders and enders project is last year's RSC project, Vintage Dresses.
| Vintage Dresses|
by Charise Randell
The plan is to add coping strips to get the blocks to a consistent 9.5" x 12.5" before starting on the sashing. I doubt this quilt gets finished either. But I have high hopes that these three projects will get finished sometime next year.
You can see more dark scrappy fun and finishes in progress over at Soscrappy. Also will be linking up with Oh Scrap on Sunday.