Saturday, July 07, 2018

Scrappy Saturday

In a demonstration of great self restraint, I am NOT joining in on the Moda Summer Camp Quilt Along. It sounds like so much fun, but really how much fun can one quilter stand?!? Also Bonnie Hunter announced her new leader and ender challenge Jewel Box Stars, which looks like lots of fun too. 
MUST STAY FOCUSED!
Okay... staying focused means working on quilts already in progress, so instead of starting anything new, I better buckle down and get to work on my multi-year Omigosh project. Last month was teal month at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge so I've been working on some tiny teal blocks.


These are the alternate blocks in Omigosh which are a shoofly variation. There are 41 pieces in each of these labour intensive little 5" blocks. Because they are so small, there is no wiggle room and all components must be squared down to the exact size. 
Here is the collection of the alternate blocks made so far. I have finished 27 as of today. Only about 80 more to sew!! LOL















See how wonderful they are when put beside the double nine patch blocks?!? YUM!

To see more Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects, hop over to the weekly link up. I'll be looking for some red scraps to stitch up today.

24 comments:

The Cozy Quilter said...

Those blocks are just mind blowing when you realize how small they are! Love the teal!

Ariane said...

These blocks look so amazing! I think its good to focus and try to get a few projects off your list. I get overwhelmed when I have too many on the go. At some point it starts to feel like I don't really move forward. Right now I have 13 on the go. I know I will start more, so I need to get some done this month.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I'm with you, not doing any challenges this summer. Your rainbow scrappy looks great.

Shasta Matova said...

Good for you for resisting! I keep telling myself I only have time in the world to make absolutely the quilts I want to make, instead of following my whims and making whatever someone else has decided to make, but it is difficult. Your teeny tiny blocks are so beautiful.

Kate said...

Ooh, your OMG is going to be such a fun and bright quilt when you get it all finished. Resistance is hard, there are so many fun quilt alongs and mysteries in blogland. We'll be so happy we've gotten our UFO list down a bit come the end of the year. But I'll admit it certainly sometimes to be a slog to stay so focused on finishing up things.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Great progress on your OMG blocks. That quilt is going to be spectacular!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Oh Kathy, what a sight to see this morning. Such perfection in such pretty colours!

Deanna W said...

But really Bonnie's leader and ender is just an addition to what you are working on...not something new...right!?!!?

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

I just love this quilt in the colors you are doing. I have this quilt on my list and keep putting it off and after seeing your rainbow way of making it I think more and more that is what I must do too one day - but when? I am always working on too many things and I know I can not start another at this moment! I have too many that need to be finished

Louise said...

Teeny tiny and years in the making, but boy will this quilt be worth it! Gorgeous!

Needled Mom said...

It is so hard to stay focused when there is so much fun to be had!!! I LOVE those blocks - especially when set with the 9 patches.

maggie fellow said...

I thought I had been following along and then a surprise quilt to me any way - lovely

Cathy Melancon said...

Kathy, my hat is off to you and your perseverance!! These teeny blocks would test anyone's patience and you keep churning them out with perfection!!! They are beautiful and the colors are spectacular!! You go, Girl!!! We are rooting for ya!!

scraphappy said...

Slowly and surely, these little lovlies are coming along. Nothing is more fun than a long slow work in progress.

AnnieO said...

Teeny tiny is right! These play together so well with your 9 patches. I’m amazed at your restraint in not joining in another sew a-long. Good for you!

Cathy said...

I see why they’re called Omigosh blocks, because OMG are they ever cute! What a great collection you have!!

Katie said...

Beautiful blocks! I bought that pattern for my mom, but every time I see it, it tempts me more...I might have to borrow it back...no, wait, focus! (Yeah, me too!)

Karen said...

The turquoise is my favorite of all the colors you have made your block in.

Angie said...

Your OMG is going to be amazing! I'm right there with you on resisting temptation - must finish some more projects before starting anything new!

Robin said...

Wonderful blocks! I know these are a lot of work and need to be so o o o accurate. I admire your for taking on this project but it is going to be so worth it.

Janet O. said...

What?!? A SAL you are NOT joining? Are you feverish? LOL
This is one of my favorites of your projects. It is something I used to think I would make, but now I just enjoy watching yours progress, and have no illusions that I will make one, too.

Katie Z. said...

Wow, wow, wow. Your work is so beautiful and precise.

Julie in GA said...

I love seeing your Omigosh blocks. They look beautiful together! I remember the first time I saw one of those quilts at a quilt show--amazing! I am happy to enjoy yours rather than trying to make one myself.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Focus Focus Focus!! ha ha - LOVE the blokcs that you are working one!!