Saturday, March 01, 2014

Two Birds With One Stone

This month I am combining my participation for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge with my UFO for A Lovely Year of Finishes. I am going to work on a teal (more blueish than greenish) and brown UFO.

A few years ago I bought some yardage of the Sweetwater Pure line of fabrics, which are mostly soft teals and browns.
I made a full size mystery quilt from that fabric (see the quilt here) and from the scraps I made 12 blocks for the block sampler quilt-along that Jo hosted two years ago. Here are some of the blocks on the design wall auditioning some sashing and border choices. I loved these blocks but never got around to putting them together.  
Now I want to clean out that box of blocks and scraps. Do you have this pile of stuff for your UFOs? Leftover fabric is on the left, smaller scraps in the box, and a block pile on the right. This is a great quilt waiting to happen, and this is the month to do it! 
I am going to quilt the blocks in the "quilt-as-you-go" style. Each week I am going to quilt 3 blocks and by the end of the month, all 12 blocks will be quilted. Hopefully! And as I go along, I'm going to cut up the scraps in the box into useable pieces for my Rainbow Challenge projects. We shall see how things evolve!
To see more Rainbow Challenge projects, visit SoScrappy.
To see more UFO goals, hop over to A Lovely Year of Finishes.

18 comments:

sophie said...

Aren't you the smart cookie, combining challenges. Sometimes the stars (and challenges) align. I look forward to seeing this beautiful quilt, finished :-)

Catherine Shepherd said...

Those blocks look fabulous. I especially like the one in the middle.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have been using a lot of my scraps as well - wonderful things can be made!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

A great line of fabrics for a beautiful quilt. I think you have a great plan in getting your goal(s) done.

Janet O. said...

I love the beautiful soft look of these fabrics. It will be a great quilt.
It is hard sometimes to move beyond all of the parts and pieces and leftovers. I will watch your progress with interest. : )

Mary said...

Sounds like a great plan. The blues and browns make a great combo. I've never done a QAYG quilt. My daughter did one as her a project with string blocks that were two sided so it made it a reversible quilt.

scraphappy said...

I keep all my scraps together for an ongoing UFO as well. It is always so fun to liberate them at the end and clear out all the extras. The colors in your quilt are so pretty. What a restful quilt it will be in the end.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Those fabrics are gorgeous! I keep my spare parts together too... Some are still in baggies waiting to me to make quilt labels. I have no idea why I procrastinate on that little task so much!

Nell's Quilts said...

What a restful colour combination! You are so clever to combine the two or even more goals you have for this year. Looking forward to seeing the finish. Good idea to keep all the fabrics that go together corralled so they're ready for another project.

Lynn Pokrefke said...

I just love following your blog! Could you share your method for "quilt as you go"? Thanks! Lynn

katie z. said...

Beautiful! It will be so nice to have all the scraps in useable sizes too, won't it!

Quiltdivajulie said...

This will be LOVELY!

Kate said...

What a great plan! It's going to be a beautiful finish!

Edith said...

Oh Kathy your blocks are so pretty, love the teal and brown combo.

Melissa said...

Can't wait to see your finish!!!

Sheila said...

Wow. Beautiful fabrics and blocks.

Ellen said...

Great blocks! You are so organized with your UFOs....a lesson I need to take I think.

Wendy said...

I always loved Pure and your two quilt tops are lovely, so pretty and soft and just... lovely!