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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Deja Vu Allover Again and Rainbow Scrap Challenge

I've been really pleased with my stash busting efforts this year.  Since January 1st, I have only purchased White on White fabric for backgrounds and setting blocks and 3 yards of light green tone on tone to use for sashing on 2 quilts.  In January, I purchased 10 yards of WOW and used all of it.  In March, I bought another six yards, three of which have already been cut into strips for projects.  I've been using so much WOW that I ordered a bolt (8 yards) while it was on sale.  It's been great for brightening up some of my dreary stash fabrics and scraps.

While I was working on my Film at Five quilt from Wedding Dress Blue, I kept thinking that the pattern seemed familiar.  Last week, I found out why.  Apparently, last summer I started the same quilt.  I found it in my fabric closet, missing only 18 of the sashing blocks and 10 corner stone blocks.  I finished them and will be able to put the top together next month.

I also found enough blocks to make another toddler size Gumdrop quilt. It only needs 32 nine patches to make it large enough for a lap quilt.  I made 18 this week and the other 14 nine patches will be part of my goal for April.
I sewed one more 9 patch for my blue tablerunner and started to assemble it.


Teal is the color for March in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I added 5 four patch blocks to my collection and tried a new 12.5 inch block from Moda called Dottie.  Each block takes one jelly roll strip of color and one of a background fabric.  The blocks go together quickly and create a nice secondary pattern. I think it will be perfect for the RSC.
I didn't make any pink postage stamp blocks in February so I added 2 this month along with a blue one and 3 more four patch blocks.
The March goal for Prairie Moon's 350 Block Challenge is 30.  The month started off slowly, but I managed to complete 51 blocks.  The year to date goal is 80, so I'm thrilled to have already completed 249 blocks. I am linking up with the other Rainbow Scrap Challenge participants at So Scrappy.  I love checking to see what everyone has sewn during the week.  The projects are always fun to see.

11 comments:

  1. Lots and lots of pretty blocks. I agree about the Dottie pattern. I am making one using 2.5" strips in my stash.

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  2. That Dottie block is very interesting, can't wait to see what happens once they are assembled into a quilt.

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  3. I book marked the Dottie pattern as I like it very much and was thinking Polka Dots. You have a lot of great projects and blocks going.

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  4. You have sooo many wonderful projects going - I love all of them. Two Film at Five quilts will be wonderful to have - maybe not your plan but a benefit. Good for you sticking with only purchasing only the background/sashing needs. I'm trying soo hard also.

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  5. I love all these delightful projects you have going here. Not buying is the rallying cry of the year--I too have bought no fabric since well before the first of the year-of course I'm not cranking out quilts at the pace you are and I am enjoying all that I see you make.

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  6. I love that you will have made two of the same quilt. That's rich with stories to be told around the "campfire".

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  7. Your stash busting projects all look wonderful! I love stash busting! :0)

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  8. You just keep that foot on the pedal!

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  9. Your post made me laugh as it hit pretty close to home! Your blocks are turning out great! Congratulations on the fabric control. Is it catchy?

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  10. Love your blocks! I'm ready for a new color : )

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  11. Lots of gorgeous eye candy, Katie!

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