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.

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BOMs Away - Eternal Bloom Center

Well, after much seam ripping and cutting pieces AGAIN because oh how these instructions are so hard to follow… I have the full, complete, center block of Eternal Bloom finished!

Eternal Bloom by Katie Mae Quilts

Let's back up a smidge, though. First I had to cut and piece the little purple buds. Twenty pieces, no biggie, right? NO. They were a mess. I should have had a Mother’s Day mimosa, maybe then I could have understood the instructions.

Eternal Bloom by Katie Mae Quilts

CC shown for scale.

In the end, I made these. They are not right. The black pieces were supposed to go after the purple pieces, making the buds more of a rounded shape rather than pointy. (Like the red buds in the finished piece.) But by the time I figured that out, I had already re-pieced several other bits, and I was over it. So they are pointy buds, and anyone who doesn't like it won't get to use the quilt on the couch at cuddle time. So there.

(Ha! Like this is a cuddle quilt. It's going to end somewhere around 90x110”, I think.)

Eternal Bloom by Katie Mae Quilts

Anyway, after I finally had those stupid little buds done, it was finally time to piece the whole center section! This was far easier than the purple buds and was together with only one seam ripped and redone. Whew! After five months just one this one section, it’s nice to have it done. Now I have a half block to do, one full block, and the borders. Don’t worry, the borders are covered in more flowers, so we’re still a ways away from a finish…

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BOMs Away - Veggie Patch Onion

All right, y’all - don’t cry! It’s just the onions…

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(Photo by Lori Barbely / LoriBarbely.com)

Sniff, sniff, weep. Okay, now that we got that out of the way!

This was a fun one to use some of the creams that are a bit more floral-y, so they don’t end up in the Quilts of Valor scrap bin. Although there’s no real reason why they couldn’t - who’s really going to check if there’s a wee bit of flowers on that 2” square? So after I made this block, the cream scraps got dumped into the QOV bin.

Get the printer-friendly instructions here! The block will be free for a month until the next one posts - but don’t be too upset if you miss one. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Hopatong Community Garden, so you’ll be helping a great cause run by one of my good friends.

I’m using a variety of Kona browns for the background fabric this time. I also use the Quilt in a Day triangle ruler to trim my half square triangles.

If you’re joining me in these blocks, please use #veggiepatchquilt on Instagram or comment here so I can find your blog!

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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.

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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!

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