Monday, December 5, 2022

Flowers for Nana Girl Progress

This project had been on my "want to make" list for many years. Joining the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this year finally gave me the excuse I needed to get started. This particular block design is another by Kim Brackett, from her book Scrap Basket Sensations

For my project, I decided to make these blocks entirely with batik fabrics and I also accidentally changed the block size. I misunderstood a diagram and I hadn't read all the words when I transcribed this design into Electric Quilt. It turned out fine though since I was using scraps and not a jelly roll (and Electric Quilt prints-out templates).

When I pulled out my RSC project bin I found I had finished twelve blocks throughout the year.

My original layout called for a total of sixteen blocks, but as I dug through my batik scraps again, I came up with lots more fabrics and I decided to add another row of four blocks.

I spent most of Saturday cutting out and making the additional eight blocks. Then, on Sunday, I spent nearly the full day making the sashing units and then assembling everything together.

While I was digging through my boxes of unironed fabric I ran across this amazing rainbow batik. It's perfect! I think it will make a great border fabric, and I think there might be just enough for the backing too. I really hope so.

Arlington Square

Since I doubt I'll do another blog post tomorrow (I've been way too busy sewing to write updates), I may as well add a list for this week:

  • Finish the borders on the Flowers for Nana Girl lap quilt
  • Make the backing and quilt it, too.
  • Finish the Arlington Square quilt project too?
I have been really excited about wrapping up these RSC projects by the end of the year. It feels good to finish some UFOs before I move on to Bonnie Hunter's latest mystery quilt.

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    1. Thanks very much. I'm quite happy with how it has turned out so far. And it felt like less work since I already had parts of it finished before I pulled it out again.

  2. Oh I LOVE that quilt! The batiks just make it, IMO. The rainbow batik is perfect. I would not have been so lucky after mis-reading the pattern. I am notorious in the mis-reading department. Thanks so much for sharing with To Do Tuesday!

  3. Beautiful blocks! And so nice to have some blocks made when you pull the project out to work on it. Hugs, Judy