Sunday, January 24, 2016

Happenings for Jan. 17-23

Another week has simply flown by, and I don't have a lot to show for it.  We're currently renovating our kitchen, and it seems like every time I pick up my knitting needles, or sit at the sewing machine, hubby needs me for something.  But, I'll be thankful when I have a complete and functioning kitchen, and the knitting and quilting will get accomplished sometime...
That said, I do have a few things to share!  First off are my Rainbow Scrappy Challenge blocks.  Angela chose blue for the blocks made for January.  I decided to use the Pieced Tulips tutorial from Marcia Hohn's Quilter's Cache website.  The blocks finish at 9", so I decided to make 5 for each month - and I'm finding it a bit more challenging than I expected!  It doesn't help that I miscounted when cutting the background blocks, and I didn't have enough cut - but that's taken care of easily enough.  I did manage to make two blocks so far, and a third one is almost done.  I chose black for the 5 contrast squares for every block - I realized that black is probably the only colour that we won't be assigned to make, so there would always be contrast between it and the block colour.  Well, maybe...  Dark blue and black look quite a bit alike!  You'll see what I mean when I get that block finished and posted.  Here are the two I finished:

The "Dancing Plus" blocks were made for the Quilty 365 challenge too - here are this week's blocks:

And finally, a friend had a birthday, and I made a card:
I used Stampin' Up's "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set.  The card looks more complicated to make than it actually is - the hardest part was pushing the little brads through the ribbon!
I'll post my final 3 blue RSC blocks in a day or two - I hope!  I'm going to post my first two on the SoScrappy page.


  1. You got a respectable amount of work done... considering your interruptions! Husbands. You've GOT to love them!!

  2. I love your tulips blocks! I've thought of making that block but just never got around "tuit". lol

    Your card is so cute. I've gotten away from making cards, but after seeing yours I think I should start up again.

  3. I want to see the kitchen! We are working on ours slowly. We did get a new floor. Next up new counters and making a new peninsula/island thingy.

  4. Well it looks like you got quite a bit done despite the remodel. Great start!

  5. Most excellent block choice for the RSC!