I'm caught up again on the vintage bloom blocks. If you're interested in this project, you'll find a link to Gay's free pattern in my left sidebar. I've lost some points in this last set of blocks. I have to turn my head and motor onward. After all, I'm one -third done with the blocks now, plus I have all the square parts to the remaining 21 blocks already cut out.
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Now a chance to share all my purple accomplishments this month. First up, is the butterfly row for the sampler quilt. I didn't know where to put the yellow, so I put it in place of the white background. Since I lengthened the quilt by an extra 9" block, I made 13 butterflies and used a quarter inch spacer between each block to get the length I needed. You can visit my RSC16 Sampler page to see all the rows together.
Next up is the crayon quilt. This photo shows all 3 months together. So far, 48" long before borders.
I think I already shared the purple bear paw block. I missed getting a photo of the 3 bear paws together so will have to catch up with that pic next month.
Finally, the modified indian hatchet block. The blocks were so striking together, it kept nagging at me to make it bed sized. So this past week I made 6 more blocks in each color to bring the length to 84 inches. That is 14 blocks per row. Here is a photo showing a partial clip of the rows. I may have to keep this one. You can see the progression of these projects on my RSC16 Scrapbusters page.
I'm linking up with Angela at Soscrappy today and Sunday afternoon, I will be linking up with Cynthia for Oh Scrap. Be sure to visit these sites to see what other quilters are creating today.
I've finished the February blocks for my Vintage Bloom BOM offered by Gay at Sentimental Stitches. It takes a set of 4 blocks together to see the full effect of the secondary designs. I used 3 strands of floss and very tiny stitches to help the embroidery stand out. I'm pretty sure I'll be keeping this one.
Our guild retreat is coming up this weekend. I plan to be sewing lots of triangle sets to have them ready for assembly as the embroidery blocks are released each month.
While waiting for the sampler block to be announced, I went ahead and made up the bear paw block in purples. I don't have alot of purples in scraps or yardage, so I hesitate to go too far with the alternate RSC plans, until I'm sure I have the sampler blocks covered. Gee I'd hate to have to go buy some purples. lol Truly, I hope to squeeze thru the month with what I have on hand.
Today, I'm linking up with Angela at Soscrappy and Sunday, with Cynthia for Oh Scrap. Visit these sites to see what everyone is making with their scraps this weekend.