Saturday, October 22, 2016

Lemon Zest {RSC October 2016}

I have now completed all of my yellow Farmer's Wife blocks! Hooray!

#92- Streak of Lightning, #96 - Tulip, #97 - Waste Not
#98 - Waterwheel, #99 - WCTU

My favorite out of this bunch is definitely the Waste Not block. I even used fabric left over from my most recent Moda Bake Shop Quilt as the background.

Here's my whole collection of yellow blocks:


I was worried about a few of these being rather light, but I think in the grand scheme of the whole quilt they will work nicely.

I have also managed to complete 4 of the last 12 blocks that need to be made. I decided to make 1-2 more blocks in each color. Thus far I have made a blue, a brown, a purple, and an orange.

#100 - Weathervane, #101 - Wedding Ring
#102 - Whirlpool, #103 - Whirlwind

I have been going through some of my "newer" scraps to make these blocks so that they won't repeat too much from the previous group of colored blocks. I had a little mishap with my brown Wedding Ring block and had to sub in some solid brown after I ran out of my brown print. It's a little more subtle in person than it is in the picture, so I can live with it.

I only have eight more blocks to go until I am done with all 111 blocks! Wow! Doing this as part of the rainbow scrap challenge has been a great choice to manage the blocks and not get overwhelmed in making them, so if you are looking for a project for next year's RSC, I would recommend the Farmer's Wife blocks!

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12 comments:

  1. 111 blocks - that WOULD be overwhelming to make them one right after the other. Like the scrappy mix you have created.

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  2. Lots of fun blocks this week. One of my favorite things about the rainbow scrap challenge is that you can stretch out the work over the course of a year and not get overwhelmed.

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  3. Great job. What a great group of blocks you have after many months of working.

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  4. Congratulations on getting so close to your goal! Your yellow blocks are sunny and fun! I like the new blocks you've made, too. I think my favorites are Weathervane and Whirlpool.

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  5. You are so close! It's hard to believe you only have 8 blocks to go. :)

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  6. Great-looking yellow blocks! I like seeing your take on these (mostly) traditional blocks using modern fabrics.

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  7. Congratulations on your FW blocks finish. It will be equally fun to see them come together in a quilt top...something I am wishing would happen to my stack of blocks. Over a year now just debating on what to use for sashing et al.

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  8. A lot more pretty finished blocks. You are going to get all 111 blocks made. You go girl!

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  9. Doing this as part of the RSC was a wonderful idea. I might have to do that next year since my FW has been a UFO for far toooo long.

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