The RSC (Rainbow Scrap Challenge) project over at SoScrappy is addicting. Each year as summer comes to an end, I start planning ahead to the projects for next year.
This block has been calling to me since I first saw it. HERE it is called Fine China by Sandy Gervais.
Here is a version made by the 'not so' average quilter http://averagequilter.blogspot.com/2015/10/works-in-process.html
This version spoke to me because of the added embroidery work in the center. So I knew it was a block with unlimited potential. I decided to make a test block to be sure I wanted to commit to an entire quilt.
Here is my test block, done in blues, embroidery floss in blue also. I used the embroidery as part of the quilting too, so I sandwiched the block first, then did the hand embroidery with 3 strands thru all 3 layers. The block design of simple triangles is really stunning. It takes 60 half square triangles at 1-1/2 inch finished and additional triangles on the corners of the center square. This is where the "Over 60's" comes in. The block finishes at 18 inches before sashing.
I'm doing a purple block next. This will be one of my RSC projects for 2017. This year I worked on 5 rainbow scrap projects and said I would not do that again; but never say never as my list for 2017 is already growing. I need to start sewing faster to keep up.
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