Thursday, August 11, 2016

RSC16 week 33


In the hot weather it's slower going for me.  I'd much rather take a nap.  But I did get several things done for August already.

My first RSC16 block is my sailboat, actually a sloop like one my uncle owned until he upgraded to a schooner.  The sloops have only a single mast, but often fly the mainsail and a jib.  In my purple stash I found a very rich regal purple.  It had to have equally regal golden sails for its important owner.

My 16-patch block resulted in a good range of dark to light purples.  The exact definition of purple eludes me, so I include some red violet hues as well for variety.

My Twinkler star block just called out for the lovely floral at its center, even though I had to cut the fabric in half just to get the best piece.  

Oh well, now I have more scraps and a bit less yardage.  I always like to fussy cut as close to the edge of a stash piece as possible.  This one, however, was worth the sacrifice.

For my improv block I'm trying out black, gray and whites this month.  I've never worked with this combination so it's going to be interesting.  I've seen some excellent examples of b/w used by some terrific quilters, so I might as well stick my toe in the water.

This past Monday I went to my quilt group to show my finished pair of  Pinwheel Row quilts.  Both will probably end up as Project Linus quilts, but maybe I'll hang one on my bedroom wall to enjoy for a while.

I hope all of you are doing okay in this hot weather.  Keep cool by quilting!

I'm linking up this week with
Rainbow Scrap Challenge at
Modern HST Sampler at
Blossom Heart Quilts


  1. All pretty blocks and your pinwheel quilts are sweet ! I'll say it is hot...the last two mornings trying to get an early A.M. walk in I find my glasses fogging up due to the humidity !

  2. What a pretty range of purples. Hope that it starts to cool down soon.

  3. Your purple blocks sre looking great! I love the 16-patch block with all of the different purples you used and the way you laid them out, too. My sewing room is in the basement, so I am always cool down there, but coming back upstairs is usually a hot prospect!

  4. Love what you are doing with your fabrics. You have really gotten a lot accomplished.

  5. Lovely purples you've used. I love that 16-patch block. Happy Saturday!

  6. Like your sixteen patch block! Twinkler block is GORGEOUS!

  7. That center fabric in your Twinkler was WELL WORTH the sacrifice!! That fussy cut piece really made the block!

  8. I love the center of your twinkler! How perfect is that?
    Your other blocks are gloriously purple, too. Looking forward to the improv!

  9. Love the sailboat! Very regal indeed!! When it's hot outside, I tend to stay indoors and sew also!!

  10. Even your twinkler block looks regal. And I love the center. Plus I always love a postage stamp close-up--like diving into fabric.

  11. Your title--Getting Things Done. I felt I was doing so. Now this past week I did get in some work, but at the same time it just doesn't seem like I really did.

  12. You're very productive! I hear you on the weather slowing things done, we've had a terrible heat wave here as well. (Thanks for stopping by Patch and Dot!)

  13. Lovely projects! Thanks for sharing with Sew Cute Tuesday!

  14. Te envio mi blog de poesia por si quieres criticar.