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.