The block was proposed by Border Creek Station as their Stash Buster Challenge block for 2021.
Stash Buster Challenge block for 2023, click this link.
Also not mentioned in the last post are the placemats I did as part of the Table Scrap Challenge hosted by Joyful Quilter. There was a theme picked each month too.
Okay, now on to 2023! Hopefully, I won't forget any. (I'm really getting forgetful in my old age ... or is it the wine?)
I did four different blocks for RSC2022. Although I love the way RSC works, it isn't always easy to integrate blocks that need a multitude of colours. So many of those quilts are calling my name that I decided to work on them this year, and I will join Angela for the RSC2023 whenever possible. The Rainbow UFO Challenge is still on and my list is done. This year, I give myself two months for each UFO. A month goes by too fast for any real work to be done. (Hopefully, I will be allowed to work from home. If that happens, I'll have more time to sew and maybe finish something. Yay!)
I won't repeat the projects from past years mentioned in my previous post. The following are the new
Twinkling Scrap Star (I don't know the name of this block; if anyone knows, please share. Thank you.)
Friends' Favourite (found on Fiona's blog BubzRugz)
I call this one Friends' Favourite because it was made by a friend who altered it from a larger block her friend had made. She shared it with another friend of hers who shared it with me.
After making these blocks, I realized that the border is actually the sashing. Oops!
Aah! That's better. (Not in love with the double zero piece here. Hrmph!)
Idaho Square Dance (Bonnie K. Hunter from her book Addicted to Scraps.)
None of the Log Cabin blocks are done.
Paper Chain from Cathy at Sane, Crazy, Crumby Quilts
I love this one as it uses more coloured fabric than white/neutral fabric. And who doesn't have a bazillion of 2" squares?
Crooked Creek and Around T Time are on the backburners for now.
You might have noticed that I am still working with very small pieces. Fun! It might have occurred to you that none of my projects need 9-Patch (97 done in 2022) and very few HST blocks. They will nevertheless still be my preferred leader-enders. Someday, I'll get to those quilts!
In case you've lost track of all the projects, here's the Summary:
1- Scrap Jar Star (Sew-Along with the Joyful Quilter. Care to join?)
2- Star Bloom
3- Irish Star
4- Twinkling Scrap Star
5- Friends' Favourite
6- Idaho Square Dance
7- Paper Chain
Now, my expectations aren't very high. I understand that this is my list of future UFOs as none of these quilts will be finished this year and that's okay with me. I just need to get them out of my mind. Any questions? How will I manage all this? Only God knows. 😂
With this, I wish you all a colourful stash of fabrics to play with, a closet full of UFOs, more ideas than there are hours in a day, sharp blades, bobbins that remain full, and plenty of finished projects. May good health and laughter accompany you throughout the new year.
Spending time with
Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Angela at So Scrappy
Frédérique for Patchwork and Quilts
Cynthia for Oh Scrap!