Friday, April 29, 2016

RSC16 week 18


At the end of four months I have finally caught up with my blocks of the month and have begun the finishing of a WIP row quilt.

This is my April twinkler and I can finally say that I made it with only one ripping and recutting.  I don't dare think I can do one without any problems, but I'm getting closer.  Here are the four.

The other final block I completed was the April slab block, which was far more fun than doing the star.  Do I prefer the easy way out?

And here are my four slab blocks.

The 16-patch blocks turned out to be fun, even though the February one became orange instead of pink with brown, and so it is now officially the April block.

I mentioned that I keep an ongoing list of my projects.  When I finish one I reward myself with a little happy face emoticon at each stage.  For the RSC blocks I use little sailboats, squares, stars, etc.  For the final completion I give myself a lovely pink flower.  Guess I'm in my second childhood a bit these days!

That is only half of my list, but it really works for me.  My next WIP started with a random drawing of  90 HSTs  from Summer at Easy Quilter.  I turned them into a lot of pinwheels and have worked them into rows.  I have started piecing the rows together and it should not take long to finish, I hope.


As you see, I will still be working with orange, but I stowed away every bit of brown I could find, at last!
We can all enjoy new colors, Hooray!  Have a great week.

I link up with RSC16 at soscrappy , Sew Cute Tuesday at
Blossom Heart Quilts and WIPs Be Gone at A Quilting Reader's Garden 


  1. Lots of great blocks there. And the pinwheel quilt should look really fresh and summer-y. I look forward to seeing it!

  2. I do love those twinkler stars. So pretty together! And I like your reward system! Are there little candies attached too? :)

  3. Lots of RSC pretties! Looks like you've done well at keeping up with each month.

  4. Love that block in pretty orange. Great job! I love your task list.

  5. the twinkler is worth the effort. Very striking. Very organized too with your projects. I'm so higgeldy piggeldy on mine!

  6. You're much more organized than I am with your list - I love it! Reminds me of the gold stars we used to get in grade school for a job well done. 8)
    Your twinklers are worth the effort - they make the most lovely blocks!

  7. Your twinkler stars are so pretty in the RSC colors! They are going to make a beautiful quilt! The slab blocks are such a great idea, too. Since I sorted my scraps into color tubs, I'm thinking I should be making some of those myself!

  8. Love the fussy cutting. What great stars.

  9. I wish I could be as organized as you are. All your blocks look great. Have a wonderful week.

  10. the twinkler star looks very complicated well done a great star well 4 great stars you have made also liking the slab blocks.

  11. Great progress. Your star blocks look absolutely fabulous! Great organizational system too. Keeping track can be hard.

  12. That's a whole lot of scrappy goodness, Paula!! Nice work!!