Saturday, January 27, 2018

Late breaking rainbows!

January has been a bit more interesting a month than I could have wanted, but here we all are.  I finally managed to squeeze in a sewing day, hoping to get a bit of light blue rainbow sewing done, since this is the last Saturday of the month.

So, something old, something new, nothing borrowed, but all is blue!


First up, the old blocks, starting with Centennial Star.  It had been so long since I'd made one of these that I had to pull the instruction sheet out and have a look.  (Luckily, I had tucked it into the Centennial bin with the finished star blocks.) 


Each time I make one of these, I'm reminded how much I love them, but I seem to forget in the interim between blocks.  This one makes number twenty-two, so I still need lots for a quilt.  I think I first started making them last year, so they're only a once-rolled-over RSC project.

My Jacks blocks, on the other hand, are twice-rolled-over.   I started them in 2016, continued last year, and will keep right on chugging this year.


I counted these blocks, too, and found that I only have twenty.  Since they, like the Centennial stars, are only 6" blocks, I can make lots and lots more.

And, because I hadn't started a new project yet this week, I made one block for the RSC Squared Away SAL.   (The background isn't quite as blue as the photo makes it look, btw.  My camera insisted that the bluer the better, and I couldn't convince it otherwise...)


I'm not committing to Squared Away as a full-tilt project, but I enjoyed making this little blue beauty, so I'm in until I'm not.  This is the middle size of the three options offered.  I almost went for the 5" size (and might yet anyway), but I have tons of 2" strips and squares on hand, so this size seemed an easy way to go. 

So, since I finally have some rainbow scrap news to report, I'm linking with Angela at SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday.  Come see all the rainbow fun!




19 comments:

scraphappy said...

Love that you are dipping your toe into the water of squared away. Making nice progress on you ongoing projects too. Scrap projects can be that way.

Sally Trude said...

I'm so glad to see you're back and that you hadn't fallen into Ringo Lake. Lovely blue blocks with an intriguing star.

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

love your blocks so pretty - that first one you show I don't remember ever seeing that block, such a pretty pattern

Cathy said...

Glad you got some sewing time in!

Jo said...

That's a good mix of sewing

Libby in TN said...

Glad you found time in the sewing room. All your blue blocks are blog-worthy. I'm hoping to get a blue sampler block done before the month runs out, but I think I'll make mine bigger.

Chantal said...

Happy to see the older projects back into the game and getting some much needed attention. Yes, I'm happy to see you too back on Blogland. ♥ :^D Love your Centennial Star. I fully understand about not committing to Squared Away. I mean, a quilter has to keep her options open, right? Maybe the camera needs a pink lens since it has the blues. Blahahaha! Enjoy! ;^)

Ivani said...

Gayle, your blue blocks are great. I want to be able to finish the blocks for quilts I started during RSC16, I am only waiting the colors that still need blocks to be made.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Pretty blue blocks! I like that Centennial Star, too. One day you'll have lots of them for a quilt!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Every little bit counts - very pretty blues!

The Joyful Quilter said...

SOME sewing in BLUE is better than missing the entire RSC month!! Glad to see that you found some time for your scraps.

Kate said...

You've got some great blues in those blocks. Each will make a fun RSC quilt when you get enough blocks. I love your all blue Sqaured Away block!

Quilty Fred said...

Great blocks, for great projects! Beautiful fabrics too

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Nice! I really like that last block!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh what fun blocks!!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Love those Centennial Stars as well as all the other blocks--especially since they are blue--lol!

Louise said...

Centennial Star is a neat block! Your blues are so crisp and clean.

Kathryn Kienholz said...

Centennial Stars are very pleasing to the eye and look like great fun to make -- all those different prints.

Ellen said...

I love your Centennial star blocks!