Friday, January 15, 2016

In Blue.

Blue is definitely a wintry color and a good color to start with in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for 2016. 

My eleven Farmer's Wife blocks for January are now completed -- hooray!


I am so happy with how these turned out. Making these 6 inch blocks is so much fun. 

I actually used up about half of my true blue scrap pile making these blocks. After finishing these, I toyed around with the idea of starting a second RSC16 project but I decided against it because 1. a 50% reduction is pretty stellar and 2. I need to have at least some blue options for Stash Bee blocks throughout the year. 

My other new blue project, the Summer Breeze baby quilt is currently my main piecing project. I am excited that I'll be able to piece the top completely from my stash -- which is always a bonus! All of my rail fence blocks are completed and I have more than half of the pinwheels completed. The pinwheels will have a 2.5 inch border of white strips to make the blocks 8.5 inches so that will be the next undertaking once the pinwheels are done.




Despite it being mid January, we have yet to see real winter arrive in Maryland. It has been in the teens and twenties on and off, but no real snow to speak of. It tried to snow -- when it was 40 degrees. There's a little dusting from Tuesday night, but that's it.

I am just fine with this, but everyone I know is itching for snow, especially Park Ranger Husband. Driving in the snow gives me palpitations because last winter I was in an accident so I'm really only ok with the snow if it means that I get a snow day and the next day the roads will be clear to drive. Plus a snow day means a sew day for me, so I'm always hoping for that. :)


12 comments:

  1. I love these 6 inches blocks! There's just something about little blocks that's so appealing. I do hope you get some snow days this winter (with safe driving after). I used to work in a school district, and it was so fun to roll over and go back to sleep and then putter around the rest of the day. Now, every day is a "snow day" for me. :)

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  2. Congrats on the significant scrap bin reduction, that is always a good feeling. All your blue blocks look great. You are really moving along on the baby quilt.

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  3. Good idea to combine your Farmer's Wife blocks with the RSC colors. You've got a lovely selection of BLUE fabrics! All of your blocks turned out beautifully.

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  4. Very pretty blues! I love all your Farmer's Wife blocks - and they're a great choice for RSC!
    Love the pinwheels, too. I seem to be gathering pinwheel ideas lately. 8)

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  5. You really got those FW blocks done quickly and so lovely. I love the pinwheels in blue also. They look good in all colors. Good going!

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  6. Your FW blocks look great in the blues. The weather sure is playing tricks on everyone this year. Hope you get a snow day sometime soon =)

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  7. Beautiful blues ... great blocks, too.

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  8. Great Farmer's Wife blocks in blue! Samplers are so much fun, and the 6 inch size is so versatile.

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  9. Great use of your blues. You have been busy!

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  10. Your blocks are so cute! Great job on digging in and reducing your blue scrap pile.

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  11. Your Farmers Wife blocks are adorable. Are the patterns okay to follow?

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