BOMs Away - RSC June

YOU GUYS!

Are you ready for this??

After 5.5 years - my 2013 Rainbow Scrap Challenge is finally….

Main Street Rainbow by Katie Mae Quilts

…well, a top, at least.

I started out the weekend determined to at least finish making the color blocks. Which I did. And then I started making the gray blocks and discovered TWO MORE color blocks under the gray fabric. That was the final straw - this thing was going to get finished. I’m tired of miscounting and finding bits and pieces everywhere.

Really, it only took about 2.5 hours to get it finished, since six of the seven rows were already pieced. I just had to sit down and DO IT. And so I did.

I might add a border - or I might not. It’s 61x71” which is a quite nice size, but if I find something amazingly wonderfully rainbowy while I’m searching for a back, I won’t not get it.

And so… Did anyone else work on (or start) a BOM? Or a project broken into {slightly} more manageable monthly pieces? Or a few blocks for someone else’s charity project? Link up here or at What a Hoot!

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BOMS Away - RSC May

Another month, another couple additions to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge! This month, I barely remembered that I needed to do this before heading to the East Coast to visit my new baby niece (the actual Queen B) so… This is what you get.

Main Street Rainbow by Katie Mae Quilts

Four new color blocks, everything attached to other blocks, and only three more color blocks to go! I need to lay out the whole thing, though, to decide on the last three. I’ve been working on it so long that I don’t remember what fabrics I’ve used! The four new ones are new stash fabrics, so I knew those were safe.

And so… Did anyone else work on (or start) a BOM? Or a project broken into {slightly} more manageable monthly pieces? Or a few blocks for someone else’s charity project? Link up here or at What a Hoot!

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BOMs Away - RSC Bonus April

Happy Easter! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday. We went to a friend’s house for dinner, so I only had to make one part of the meal instead of slaving away in the kitchen all day. So nice! And it gave me lots of time in the sewing room to catch up on my Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects!

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Look at that pretty stack! Rainbow bits and pieces in all shapes and blocks!

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More specifically, it’s two yellow/blue churn dashes for my bee queen this quarter - since there’s only the four of us, I’ll probably make a few more before collecting up some goodies and sending them along. And then four little blocks for Main Street Rainbow - I think I need 11 total, so this brings me down to seven more.

And finally! I pulled out the whole box for Jack’s Chain and counted blocks. I only needed eight more to finish the nine patches, so I made those. And I counted and separated them into left-leaning, right-leaning, and non-leaning stacks, so I know exactly where to start next month.

Look at that - both of my Rainbow Scrap Challenges are nearing assembly and it’s not even halfway through the year! I mean, one’s from 2013 and the other is 2015, but whatever.

And so… Did anyone else work on (or start) a BOM? Or a project broken into {slightly} more manageable monthly pieces? Or a few blocks for someone else’s charity project? Link up here or at What a Hoot!

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RSC Main Street - April

Guess what? It’s booooooonus month! There’s five BOMs Away Mondays in April, so I’m double dipping on the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I finally made it up to OKC this weekend to see the Dude in state Academic Team finals. (They’re the runner ups!) And also went to Savage Quilter, because their website had a gray Dimples fabric that’s pretty close to the one I’m using - but I want'ed to see it to be sure. (The original gray was discontinued. Don’t take five years to finish a project, peeps!)

Main Street Rainbow by Katie Mae Quilts

It was definitely close enough, so I bought a yard. (I only needed about 9”, naturally. But I’m not running out this time!) Then this morning, I stripped together the long sashings, added them to the already made color blocks, and started on the pieced cornerstones. And made one more color block.

It doesn’t look like much (because my husband made me clean the garage for four hours in the afternoon instead of sewing!) but it’s well on its way to being the last six blocks now. I’m going to try to pull out something from every scrap bin as a daily leader/ender to finish the color blocks, and hopefully NOT wait until July and the next five-Monday month to stitch it all together!

And so… Did anyone else work on (or start) a BOM? Or a project broken into {slightly} more manageable monthly pieces? Or a few blocks for someone else’s charity project? Link up here or at What a Hoot!

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BOMs Away - RSC/PBJ October

I made these blocks early Sunday morning, then spent the day working on other things and totally forgot to take their picture! So it’s a bit of a drab shot, as we have a storm rolling in. (Excuses, excuses - I know you come here for less-than-perfect photography!)

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This week was my little rainbow blocks - green for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, red-violet for Patterns by Jen. I also made a few of the grey alternate blocks, but those are boring. And now I just need twelve more to make the final row!

If I’m smart, I’ll do six in November and December. IF.

You know, if I don’t spend my Sunday working on other things.

So did anyone else work on their BOM? Or a project broken into {slightly} more manageable monthly pieces? Link up here or at What a Hoot!