Tuesday 3 January 2023

Too Many Quilts Are Calling My Name! (Plans for 2023)

Can you believe that I forgot to mention Spinners in my last post? After all the trouble I had with this quilt, I managed to forget it. So let's add it here. 

The block was proposed by Border Creek Station as their Stash Buster Challenge block for 2021. 

It was included in my RSC2022 blocks whenever Angela called a colour I wanted to include in it. Then, Raven had an infection, and suffice it to say some blocks got stained. :^(  I've repaired some but there are still a few more to go. It is now considered a UFO. If you want to see the 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. 
 Thanks, Joy, for the fun challenges. ;^) Using up scraps is always fun. 

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 temptations projects. 

Irish Star

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 
Angela at So Scrappy 
Frédérique for Patchwork and Quilts
Cynthia for Oh Scrap! 


Fiona said...

oh my gosh... thats a lot to keep tally off - and a lot of little pieces to add.... I do love your Spinners - just gorgeous with the colours and well done with the start of Friends Favourites - I love the name...


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

your have a lot of fun blocks going therre

Astrid said...

Lots of new fun projects. Twinkling Scrap Star; Galaxy Star? All the best on your UFO's!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

You have so many fun projects in the works, Chantal. I love Spinners and Idaho Square dance looks like a lot of fun. Wishing you a very productive year. Hugs.

MissPat said...

That's an ambitious agenda, you'veset for yourself. I decided I have to pare down my RSC projects as I don't seem to be getting any of them to a finish. I can tell you thought that my version of your Hidden Gems quilt is about to get quilted and given as a baby gift. Hurray!

Lin said...

How you keep track of this lot I have no idea! But its all good fun and lovely to watch your progress. xx

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Ooh, I like that Irish Star - so fun and scrappy! The same for the paper chain design from Cathy. In fact, I made one of those blocks, and think I will make more of those, too! Happy 2023!

SueR said...

You certainly will have a lot on your plate this year, but I love all the scrap quilts you are working on. Thanks for sharing the link for Border Creek Station's 2023 Challenge. I finally bookmarked it because I kept losing it!

Pat at Bell Creek Quilts said...

Looks like a great plan for 2023! I especially like your placemats for RSC2022 and Table Scraps! I even looked through your blog to see if you had posted directions (or hints) on construction!! Happy New Year!

Maggie said...

Great projects, makes my head spin. Beautiful and full of interesting blocks. Why unpick? It is unique and a design opportunity…

Gwyned Trefethen said...

So many fun projects to return to and turn your attention to. I'm firm believer in extending rules of challenges to meet my preferences. So, why not make blocks from a variety of colors and incorporate one or two scraps from the featured month?

Michelle said...

So many beauties in this post! Spinners is absolutely gorgeous.

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

Spinners is a WOW! I'm glad that you were able to repair most of the stained blocks. You have a lot of wonderful blocks made and I look forward to reading more about your progress on projects!

Ivani said...

Pretty scrap projects. It will be nice seeing the progress of these projects throughout 2023

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A delightful selection of scrappy projects, I love a busy design wall!

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Bonne et heureuse année ! Tu as quelques projets en cours pour te tenir occupée ;))

Canuck Quilter said...

I love your scrap quilting! I need to make time for more of that because my scrap bins is overflowing.

Deb A said...

Oh boy! What a fun list you have. I hope the work from home is allowable for you... that much more sewing time instead of driving time.

Sandy Panagos said...

LOVE those placemats. I think I'll steal your idea and make some mug rugs like that.