BOMs Away - RSC September

And here we are, nearing the finish of another Rainbow Scrap Challenge! Weird, huh? After only three (four?) years in the piecing stage!

Jack's Chain by Katie Mae Quilts

Oh, don’t worry, I’m not actually that close to done. But, according to the random notes I found scribbled on the back of the one page of the pattern that I printed out, I’m pretty sure this is the proper amount of left-leaning blocks, right-leaning blocks, and plain blocks. Which means all I have left is assembly!

And then I get to pick my next project - which is the best part, right? After swearing off new RSC projects until the first two were done, I’m looking forward to picking a new one for 2020 with a clear conscience. And I already have the book! I got Scrap Basket Bounty earlier this year after pinning every quilt on Pinterest. And maybe I’ll make every quilt. Or narrow it down….a bit.

But anyway - first I have a couple more months of Jack’s Chain. (Pattern by Quilt Design NW.) Let’s not get too excited about new projects yet!

And so… Did anyone else work on (or start) a BOM? Or a project broken into 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.

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BOMs Away - Jack's Chain Green

Another quick set of nine patches for my Jack’s Chain! I only made two because I have no idea where I’m actually at with this project. I have enough white cut for one more block, but is that because I only need one more block? Is it just where I stopped cutting? Who knows? Certainly not me, the one piecing this quilt. Sigh.

Jack's Chain by Katie Mae Quilts

The one on the right is a sneak peek at Friday’s finish and a scrap from the Best of the PacNW. The other one is just bright and cheerful and sparkly and a strip the right size was on the top of the scrap bin. Hey - whatever works!

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!

See also: Monday MakingMain Crush MondayDesign Wall MondayMoving It Forward MondayLet’s Bee SocialWiP on WednesdaysMidweek MakersRainbow Scrap ChallengeOh Scrap!

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BOMs Away - Jack's Chain Yellow

I am in the midst of prep work for a Quilts of valor presentation next weekend, so while I took a short break for block of the month sewing this weekend, I didn’t work too hard on it.

Nine Patches by Katie Mae Quilts

I stitched up two yellow Jack’s Chain blocks, because I honestly don’t remember how many blocks in each color I need. I did four in every color at first, but I’m pretty sure I have most of the rainbow now but not near enough blocks. And the last time I did yellow, I went with lighter and mustard-y shades, so I chose these two to brighten it up.

I had exactly enough of the tulip fabric - leftover from the backing of my tulip pillow, leftover from my mother’s stash from the 80s. So that’s a really lovely scrap to have in this.

And now, back to the QOVs! We have a big presentation next weekend - seventeen veterans - and I’m providing ten of the quilts. So there’s been a lot of longarming and binding and labeling and washing and… Yeah. Expect a big update for next week’s BOMs Away!

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!

BOMs Away - RSC Jack's Chain Red

Another week, another old project out of the box! This time, it's my Jack's Chain, which I haven't touched since 2017. Oh dear. I think I didn't like the red then, but time has definitely changed my mind.

Jack's Chain by Katie Mae Quilts

The red looks great, right? Since I already have most of the nine patches done, I made all of the side triangles that will fill out the outer rows. They need to be trimmed and everything needs a good pressing, but it's a new start! Maybe I'll finish a Rainbow Scrap Challenge for the first time in years!

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!