Way back in January, when we were all still finalizing our RSC choices for the year, I saw some boat blocks on Angie's blog and asked jokingly if she was going to make a Rainbow Regatta. (She wasn't - she had just shown the blocks because they were blue, and that fit with January's RSC color.)
But that Rainbow Regatta stuck in my head, right in that little part of my brain way in the back that starts getting itchy when I have some new idea to chase.
The more I tried to ignore it, the more it itched.
I remembered a little bitty boat block that I had seen on the Quiltmaker site last summer.
If I just made one little bitty boat, I couldn't get into too much trouble, right?
But the block as written was made with flippy corners, and with a block this small (3" finished - you know, my favorite size), the waste generated by that method was almost as much fabric as what ended up in the block itself. With a bigger block, there are bonus triangles to make, but that's not really possible here.
So I fiddled with the pattern to make it with regular triangles and piecework.
Which means I had to make several more boats as I experimented.
And then, since I had a bunch of blue ones, I figured I might as well make some brown ones, too.
So, apparently, I'm the one who is now making a Rainbow Regatta.
You'll notice that the wind shifted at some point while making the brown ones. Or maybe those bitty little sailors just know how to tack...
And in other 3" block news, I got some more 365 Challenge blocks done.
Those are for the 13th-18th of February, and I've got notes written up for the next blocks. I'm saving each day's pattern, so worst case scenario is that my 365 Challenge will turn into a multi-365 Challenge as the years drag on...
And here's my other 365 quilt - the Quilty 365. I've got the bottom row attached, and the blocks headed up the right side. I've finished those since this picture was taken on the 23rd, and have kept up with making the new blocks, so the next picture I post will show progress in a row across the top going right to left.
I was going to crop my feet out of the picture, but I showed my knees in that photo the other day, and my feet have now demanded equal time. Given how slippery the terrain is these days, I want to stay on the good side of my feet, so I'll humor them.
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