Tuesday, February 25, 2014

RSC14 - Pink!

Last year for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I chose to work on 3 different projects designed by Bonnie Hunter:  Wild Child, Bowdacious!, and 4-Patch Revisited.  Remember my Wild Child?  It was the only project from RSC13 that got completed at the end of the year because once the blocks were done, all I had to do was sew them together and add a couple of borders.  Actually, it got completed as my January UFO first thing this year!

Remember my Bowdacious!?  I'm still working on it, but...it should be done next month (I hope)!  At the end of RSC13, Bowdacious! was a big pile of bowtie units. Since then, they've been made into sashed blocks with cornerstones, then, sashings and cornerstones were added between blocks, bordered twice and the backing and binding have been made.  It's loaded on the longarm all ready to be quilted, so hopefully I'll be able to share that with you soon!
Adventures with Leaders & Enders by Bonnie K. Hunter
Which brings us to 4-Patches Revisited.  At the end of RSC13, this project was approximately 500 color coordinated 4-patches.  This year, for RSC14, I'm committing to finishing up this project, but really I'm committing to adding the triangles to put all of these 4-patches on-point!
RSC14 - January (blue 4-patches on-point)
RSC14 - February (pink 4-patches on-point)
Believe it or not, this project is proving to be quite challenging for me.  I think it's that the instructions for this one leave a lot of personal leeway.  When adding triangles to put the 4-patches on-point, Bonnie's instructions say to trim down to a size that is our own "personal measurement."  Yikes!  This means, from here on, there will be no exact measurements to follow in constructing the top of the quilt and I'll need to do the remainder of the math myself...yuck!  Oh well...since I didn't read through the whole pattern to begin with, that's my own fault...lesson learned...and I'll trudge on :)

Linking up to RSC14.

Heather

2 comments:

Quiltlady said...

You can do it! Stretching the mind keeps your brain young. :)

Wendy said...

wow, three quilts from last years RSC, you must have been on fire! I'm sure you'll be fine with the measurements. I tend to lay things out and measure them with a tape