Saturday, December 29, 2018

2018 RSC Review

It's time for the last Rainbow Scrap Challenge link up of the year, which is the perfect time to review the RSC progress made in 2018. 
Circle of Squares
It was another productive year here in my studio, sewing up little bits of fabric that most sane quilters throw in the garbage.
I ended the year getting my Circle of Squares quilt top sewn together. It was such a fun project started in June 2016 and used up 160 colourful 2.5" squares with no repeats... a great scrap collection! It will go on the UFO list for finishing in 2019. I already have my quilting design in mind, so maybe this will be first on the list for January.

My biggest RSC accomplishment this year was finishing the Tied Up in Knots quilt. I worked on this quilt for 6 years and sewed 672 little 1.5" scraps into these blocks. 
I can't even tell you how much I love this quilt because it is uniquely me and combined all my favourite things ... from finding the block idea in my favourite 100 blocks magazine (pattern by Tina Curran issue #3), to the use of tiny scraps, to the scrappy backgrounds, to the machine quilting designs I created. It is an example of how participating in the RSC has helped me to create projects I love, with the encouragement of the scrappy quilters each week at the link up. 
My other big RSC accomplishment was finishing all 40 Squared Away 5" sampler blocks which used billions of small scraps. I plan to make more blocks in 2019 to make this sampler quilt bigger. Thanks again to Mari and Angela for gifting this project to the RSC community!
Thank you to Angela for years of RSC adventures! I have a true appreciation for the time commitment of hosting a weekly linkup since I know how much work goes into it. You have such a busy life and we are grateful that you continue to do this for us!
Hop over to the linkup to see more projects being finished.


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

love those first two quilts that you show and always have loved seeing them.

Kate said...

You always have such cool RSC projects. Looking forward to seeing what you have going for RSC in 2019.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You work so diligently on your scrappy color quilts. The 'knots' quilt was one of my favorites as well.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congratulations on a completed RSC project (with more in the works!!!)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love Tied Up in Knots, especially so after realizing how long you've worked on it! That is a really amazing number of tiny pieces, too. A great finish for this year!

scraphappy said...

What great RSC projects. Looking forward to seeing the circle of square get quilted. So much happy scraps getting love and attention in those quilts.

Janet O. said...

It is so fun to follow your rainbow scrap projects. They all make my heart sing!

Angie said...

It was great to see your RSC projects in review! I especially enjoyed seeing Tied Up In Knots, as I've been following that one from the beginning. Congrats on all your finishes!!