Saturday, November 17, 2018

Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Squared Away


October was the last month for making sampler blocks for the Squared Away project. November is for figuring out the layout, and December will be finishing the quilt (a very optimistic plan!)
I made my month #10 blocks (call "Dewey Dream") in dark green. One of my favourite parts of sewing scrap blocks is finding light and dark scraps that play well together. These blocks are some of my favourite mixes.


The last colour to be added to my project is brown. It just seemed to need the warmth that brown brings. I sewed these last block sets on my white Featherweight 221K sewing machine. 



For my last blocks I used the bonus block pattern called Rolling 9 Patch. Instead of using squares as the pattern shows, I used rectangles and sewed them together using a partial seam. It's a fun block addition to the sampler.

I am so happy to have finished all my Squared Away blocks!




And here are all the blocks on the design wall.
This it the orderly straight set layout that would measure approximately 21" x 55". That's a weird size for a quilt so that won't be my choice





Here is a straight set having 5 blocks across and the colours layed out kind of diagonal. It would measure about 27" x 43".


This is what the blocks look like on point which would measure approximately 38" square. It might be fun to make more blocks next year to add as borders for this layout.


To see what other scrap quilters are making today, hop over to the weekly link up.

12 comments:

  1. Nice job on finishing up the blocks for your RSC/Squared Away Sampler! Adding more blocks in the coming year sounds like a really good way to increase the finished size of your quilt. Happy stitching!

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  2. I love the way the diagonal set looks. Great progress on your blocks.

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  3. The layout is always a hard decision for me after making all the pretty blocks! I think your diagonal one is appealing, but on point looks great, too!

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  4. I like them on point. I'm going to try to set my blocks on point when I put them together. Maybe with sashing to help make the top a little larger.

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  5. You have so many projects in the works; they are all so lovely hugs, Julierose

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  6. I prefer the on point setting, maybe with sashing... These blocks just sing a happy song on your design wall!

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  7. Lots of beautiful blocks in this year's RSC project. I like the on point setting, that's the direction I'm going with mine. Another fun and colorful RSC project.

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  8. Congrats on having all the blocks completed! I love that last block she posted... it could be a fun one for a scrappy quilt next year. I think the on point setting is my favorite... love your idea of adding more next year.

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  9. What great blocks! I also like the last on-point setting. One more block and that could be together. I also like the brown blocks, and I don't usually like brown! Congratulations on finishing those up.

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  10. Oh, yes...I like the addition of brown. I love brown.

    And I like the on-point setting too.

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  11. Such lovely blocks, Kathy! The on point setting is stunning. I hope you’re having as much fun sewing this project as we are drooling over it!!

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  12. what fun and colorful blocks. I like the nine patch variations. It is amazing how different things look on point.

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