I hope you are all having a great fall. For the US, Monday is Halloween. Though our kids are getting too old to trick or treat, they are still looking forward to the festivities. Before that though, it is the weekend of the all school musical. Just a few weeks delayed due to the hurricane. Ryan is in the chorus and Anna is on the tech crew.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
4 HST units
2 rectangles 2.5 by 4 inches
1 rectangle 2.5 inches by 9.5 inches
For the large quilt you should make 8 of these blocks, and for the smaller version you should make 6. This is the last block of the sampler. Next step -- assembly of the rows!
This was my original block plan. I'm thinking now though, that it is too busy. I'm working on a simpler version though, one that has some background fabric. If I spread out the four rows with predominant background fabric, I think that will balance things better.
Here's my fabric, and my original plan.
This is the new block I'm going to use instead. It is a variation of a hopscotch block, or a variation of a shoofly. I'm not sure if it has a name. I'll work on the tutorial as soon as LAX is over (DH out of town again). For now though, the corner units are 4 inch half square triangles, and the cross units are from 2.5 inch strips. More to come.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Hurricanes sure do upset the schedule. After all the running around in preparation and then anxious waiting followed by putting the pieces back together, it all takes a lot of time. So even though it is the 15th, I still haven't finished the tutorial for the October block or posted the fabric giveaway for the month. Let me start by opening up the entry for the last fabric draw of the month. Next, I'll head off and make the very last sampler block of the year so that we can all start the finishing process. Just leave a comment on this post with the name of the next quilt you plan to finish and I will draw for a winner after the weekend. Until then, be sure to share your progress with us all using mister linky below.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
It is getting to the time of year when we all start to think about what we can finish up this year to make us feel better about all the new projects we will want to start next year. November and December are finishing off months here at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Hopefully so finishes are in your future.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
I will go ahead and schedule the linky party, just in case. Because honestly, you just never know. Hard to imagine, looking out the windows right now, that 145 mile an hour winds could be here this time tomorrow.