Saturday, January 6, 2018

RSC: In With the New, Putting Away the Old

It was only a four day work week, but it seemed to take forever to get to Friday.  I was definitely ready for a weekend when I walked in the door last night.  

Ending the week by spending some time in the sewing room seemed to be just the thing to do last night.  Now all the Vintage Dress blocks have their framing strips.  Here's all 25 blocks framed and trimmed to a consistent 9.5" X 12.5".  


 Vintage Dresses, pattern by Charise Randell

I'll be playing with the layout a bit before starting on the sashing.  For now, the blocks are going back into their project box.  I've got too many projects in the works over at the sewing machine and that makes it hard to make a lot of progress on any one.  They won't be off the design wall for long, they are my planned UFO project for March.  

That's the putting away the old, The new is Mari's (The Academic QuilterSquared Away sampler that she and Angela (So Scrappy) have planned for this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  Mari posted the first sampler block early this morning. I've got so many RSC projects on my UFO list that it doesn't seem right to add another.  However,  here's what my "in progress" scrap bin looks like right now. 



It's overflowing and really needs to be cleaned up.  My plan for the sampler is to pull all my scraps for the blocks from this bin and in the process get all these left over's trimmed up and ready for use. We'll see how that goes.  But if I make progress here, starting another potential UFO is worth the risk.  

Linking up with this week's Rainbow Scrap Challenge over at Soscrappy.      

27 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, you have a lot of pretty scraps there! Will work perfectly for the sampler.

scraphappy said...

That is an impressive scrap bin! Best of luck getting it whittled down.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It's been fun to see those dresses be created over the past year :)

make.share.give said...

A bunch of good plans! Beautiful work!

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

Great dresses quilt! Good luck with your scrappy plans.

Ellen said...

Your little dresses are adorable! I can relate to that scrap bin. ;)

Angie in SoCal said...

LOL - your scraps look like my yardage. Love, love your dresses - they are so darling. Happy New Year quilting.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Nice!! You have a great stack to work with ( giggle)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love those dresses, too, just like your other commenters! It will be fun to see what happens next with them. I think you'll have fun with that scrap bin, too!

Sarah said...

I find it hard to resist when I look at all the wonderful scrappy goodness going on already! So I know what you mean, but you do seem to have an overflowing scrap basket!! lol!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

My but your dresses look good enough to wear!!! we will be waiting anxiously for March to get here to see it back out again!!
and as I walked past the fabric closet--I did reach in and pull out the basket of blues--and it's on the cutting table--soooo?????
enjoy, di

Cathy said...

OMG! Good luck on clearing out that scrap bin!
And those Vintage Dresses are sure cute. I may have worn some like them long time ago!

Magpie Sue said...

What a darling wardrobe you've got there! I'd want to get it finished at this point but I understand about having to make some room in which to work. I'm struggling with that very issue. ;-)

Deb A said...

I like the way you think! I'm going to break my promise and do that sew along as well this year. Those dresses are so pretty - the green gingham just sparkles.

Katie Z. said...

Your scrap bin looks like a treasure trove! I haven’t started the new quilt (yet), but I just might!

Jo said...

I do like how your vintage dresses blocks are coming together. It's hard not to jump in and start a new project..

Julie in GA said...

Your Vintage Dresses are coming along very nicely. Can't wait to see what you are planning for sashing. Good luck working through that scrap bin.

Mari said...

Looks like my scrap basket! I love the vintage dresses. So pretty!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Seems prudent to pull your RSC18 Sampler fabrics from that overflowing scrap pile, new project or not!!

thea said...

Beautiful!

newsurfiegirl said...

The vintage dresses look stunning. Good luck with your new RSC quilt.

Cheryl said...

I totally agree that the 4 day work week felt really long. I can't wait to see how you decide to sash the dress blocks, are you thinking of using another color or the same background?

Jennifer said...

I Said the same thing about this week - felt like 10 days, not 4! Hope the weekend helped you feel refreshed!

MartiDIY said...

I looked at Mari's block and thought of doing it too, but I'm already feeling a bit overwhelmed about the projects I want to start, so I'll just watch you do it. You do have quite a stack of scraps there. That's one of my problems with the scrap projects I want to do, I haven't found all my scraps yet.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Fantastic scraps.

Preeti said...

Your vintage dresses are lovely. I will never tire of seeing them. You are so right. Friday took forever to come and it is Monday again AAARRRGHHHH. Mari's QAL is so tempting.

Sandy said...

It's been fun to watch all the dresses being made. It seems like there should be more than 25, though. It probably feels that way to you, too! Your scrap basket looks good. I've been digging around in mine so much it's kind of all over the floor......