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RSC18 November

There are no new colors/blocks being announced for November and December.  Instead, we are given the time to move our projects forward, or complete them.

I chose to make my RSC18 blocks for the Squared Away Sampler this year.

I have sewn my blocks into an on point setting with star sashing.

RSC18 November

I am very happy with the results!

*If you click on the photo, then you can see a closer view.

I don’t know it you can tell, but the setting triangles are white polka dots, not checks.

I am still considering a border, but I don’t really think that I need to add one.

If you would like to make the Squared Away Sampler, you can visit The Academic Quilter for great tutorials on making all of the blocks.  

I am linking up with So Scrappy.  Click on the link to discover more scrappiness!

November OMG 2018

Before I state my quilting goal for this month, I would like to take the time to thank Patty, of Elm Street Quilts, for hosting One Monthly Goal.  She has kept me accountable and thus motivated me, to work on projects and achieve accomplishments all year long.  She is uncluttering my mind (and making room for other projects), stitch by stitch, project by project.

Thank you, Patty!

I am planning on devoting free time (It is holiday season after all…how much free time can there be when one works for the post office?) to turn my RSC18 Squared Away Sampler blocks into a flimsy.

Here are the blocks:

RSC18 October

And here they are on my ‘design floor’:

RSC18 November

I added one more block, a brown one, and am working on the sashing and cornerstones.

I can’t leave them here since I have a sweet chubby calico baby who finds it fun to roll around on them.

Hubby remembered that we bought a backdrop set up used for photography, and then promptly forgot that we had it.  Good grief! 

Click here to see what I am talking about…there are other systems but you get the idea.  It is nice when one doesn’t have any wall space.

So off to the fabric store to buy some flannel, and I will soon have a proper design wall to use.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal).  Click on the link and go see the other participants and get motivated to work on your projects!

RSC18 October

Dark green and sage are the colors for the month of October announced by So Scrappy and The Academic Quilter.

I made three Dewey Dream blocks in the 5″ size for the Squared Away Sampler.  I reversed the green and neutral in one of the blocks just to have a visual of how the block would look when moving value around.  Now that I see it, my personal preference is having a dark value for what I am calling the background.  

For some reason, the camera didn’t pick up the green color very well; it isn’t that dark!

RSC18 October

If you would like to make the Squared Away Sampler, you can visit The Academic Quilter for great tutorials on making all of the blocks.  

Here are all of my blocks together:

RSC18 October

If I decide to set these blocks on point, I shall be making one more block, perhaps a brown one.  I am holding off on my decision (although I do have something in mind) until I see what The Academic Quilter suggests for settings.

I will be linking up with So Scrappy.  Check out the link and see what others are doing with dark green and sage this month!

September OMG 2018 Update

It is time to report on those September sewing goals!

I completed my three blocks for the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler, and you can find that post (and information about the sampler) by clicking here.

RSC18 September

I am so happy to report that I have finished my President’s Book fabric pages!

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In fact, I have completed a tome, not just a book!  This thing is big!

President's Blocks

President's Blocks

President's Blocks

I am going to have to come up with a plan to display it in my sewing space.  This book is very special to me, since life took a turn and I have not been able to spend time with these precious quilting friends.  Some have moved on, and some have passed on as well.  But I have wonderful memories each time I look at these pages.

President's Blocks

You can read more about this project by clicking here and here.  You can see  pages in slideshows by clicking here and here.

Another goal was scrap control.  I did cut my scraps into usable strip sizes.

Fabric Scraps

The strips are sorted by color and size and stored in plastic bags in bins.

Fabric Scraps

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal).  Check out the updates of the other participants and get inspired and motivated!  It has certainly helped me to announce goals to the world…I am actually completing a few!

RSC18 September

Dark blue and dark neutrals, such as black, are the colors of the month announced by So Scrappy and The Academic Quilter.  You can also choose to use an accent color if you are participating in the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler project and making the Queen Charlotte’s Crown block.

I am using dark blue, black, and yellow for my 5 inch Queen Charlotte’s Crown blocks.

RSC18 September

 

I had some trouble visualizing this block, so I took some time to play with it.  You can see a few quilt designs using this block in this post.

You can also visit The Academic Quilter for great tutorials on making all of the blocks.  There is a chart of various sizes so you can choose what size blocks that you would like to make.  

Here are all of my blocks together:

RSC18 September

I need a bigger design wall.  🙂

I will be linking up with So Scrappy.  Check out the link and see what others are doing with dark blue this month!

Queen Charlottes’s Crown Quilt Block

So Scrappy and The Academic Quilter are co-hosting the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler project.  September’s block is the Queen Charlotte’s Crown quilt block.

Queen Charlottes' Crown

This block is easily drawn with a 5 x 5 grid.

I found this block difficult to visualize, so I decided to play with it.  I haven’t used any alternative blocks in any of the following designs, nor have I played a lot with value, so there is room for plenty more creativity!

Here is the block set side by side in a straight set:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set

I think I like this block after all!

Here is how it looks set with sashing:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set 2

Still a straight set, but rotating alternate blocks:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set 3

Moving value around:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set 4

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set 5

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set 6

Queen Charlotte’s Crown blocks set side by side in an on point setting:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Variable Point Set

The ‘lattice’ really shows up in this layout; it would be fun to play more with the value.

And with sashing:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Variable Point Set 2

Still an on point setting, but rotating some of the blocks:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Variable Point Set 3

By the time I finished playing, I had enough designs for a couple of blog posts.  Unfortunately, I accidentally deleted my project file.

Oops.

RSC18 August

Orange and brown are the colors of the month announced by So Scrappy and The Academic Quilter.

I am making three blocks a month, and I’ve chosen the 5 inch size to use for the Squared Away Sampler project.

If you would like to participate in the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler project click on the link to read all about it.  You can also visit The Academic Quilter for great tutorials on making the blocks.  There is a chart of various sizes so you can choose what size blocks that you would like to make.  

I guess I didn’t hear that brown part, because I am now noticing that I didn’t use it.  

RSC18 August

Oops.

Here are all of my blocks so far:

RSC18 August

I am sure glad that orange came to the party!  I wasn’t so sure that my stand out red block was going to be able to play, but she has brought her friends!

I will be linking up with So Scrappy.  Check out the link and see what others have done with orange and brown this month!