|Practice placemat ready for basting & quilting.|
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Rainbow Scrap Challenge Red-Week 2
Oops I am doing it again! I am getting a little too enthusiastic and making such grand plans about making sets of different blocks each week in the chosen colour. I got all carried away this week and I spent time looking through my copy of the The Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns and picked out some really great blocks that I thought would make fantastic scrappy rainbow quilts. Today, after taking a step back, giving myself a shake and taking a deep breath I realized that I have to reign in my enthusiasm a bit. I had to ask myself...how many rainbow quilts do I really want at the end of the year? Realistically only one should be enough and it will allow me to use up some scraps and I will have a gorgeous quilt at the end of the year to commemorate the challenge. So, here I am back where I started and that is to make one rainbow quilt from my scrappy 9-patch blocks and to possibly make some string blocks as well. I also plan to make at least one placemat (more if I have enough scraps) each month and I will use it to practice my free-motion quilting on. Somehow, making the time to practice quilting has been a challenge for me. I don't normally make a lot of small projects and I don't necessarily want to "practice" my quilting on a large quilt so the placemats will be a perfect way to achieve both goals. I use placemats at my kitchen table every day so these practice pieces will get used and when they get dirty or stained I won't feel so bad. If you stop by Angela's blog - SoScrappy you can check out what other participants are working on.