Saturday, January 30, 2016

Getting Over the Blues

It was a very busy week at work, but still a fairly productive week for my quilting projects. Despite having a houseguest for two nights, I was able to spend a little time quilting every day this week, and it shows on my design wall.

First up are the Twinkler Stars for the RSC 2016 Sampler. Angela's design called for eight stars, but somehow I ended up with nine of them. I love the look of this block!


Twinkler Stars, 9" blocks
RSC 2016 Sampler

One of my projects for the 2015 Rainbow Scrap Challenge was bowtie blocks. I made 40 - 50 bowties each month, and I have been joining them together into tops. The first top was completed this week, and I have enough blocks left for another one this size (about 56" x 72".) This quilt used 252 of the bowtie blocks, and each block finishes at 4".



Getting this top together was also my January goal for OMG (One Monthly Goal) at Red Letter Quilts. It feels very good to have met my goal for the first month!



I have also been making more blue 9-patch blocks for the Ring Cycles quilt, but there isn't any space on my design wall to put them up. Here are 39 more 9P blocks, plus two of the 8P that go around the outside edges of the quilt. I believe I have made almost half of the total number of blocks needed for this quilt. On the left side are more strips to be cut for additional blocks.




Be sure to check out all of the wonderful scrappy projects at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge every Saturday and at Oh Scrap! over at Quilting is more fun than Housework on Sunday. 

Julie in GA

21 comments:

  1. Those bowties are stunning! Love how your stars turned out.

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  2. The bowtie quilt is such a happy quilt. Great twinklers. I really debated about the blue triangles in the corners and decided not to make them. They really add to the rows and columns setting but I didn't know how they would do in columns only.

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  3. I had 9 stars too. I figured I could lengthen the sampler by 9". Love your stars, they look like twinkling. Wasnt this a fun block.

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  4. Oh -- I just love twinkle stars... if I had any extra time this month I would have made some. I used to make bowties by the dozens too. Many a quilt was made and given away with bow ties. This is a great layout too.

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  5. Wow, I love that bowtie quilt! And the stars look great, too.

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  6. Just love your Twinkle Star blocks!!! And the bow tie quilt is perfectly scrappy :*)

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  7. You've accomplished SEW much this week... even with having company for 2 nights!!!

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  8. Beautiful projects Julie. Your bowties look great - love the setting. And your Twinkler stars :-) I thought I did well making 5 x 9-patches for my Ring Cycles (a good start!) but your pile is impressive!!

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  9. Your bowtie quilts are turning out great! I'm following your progress on the Ring Cycle quilt closely - that one is fascinating to me!

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  10. Love your Twinkle Stars, you've got some beautiful blues in those. The Bow Tie quilt came together nicely. Congrats on all the progress.

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  11. I am trying so hard to stay away from the Twinklers, but after seeing yours and others, but resistance is waning!! These are gorgeous!
    I love your bowtie layout! Congrats on getting those blocks into a couple of quilts!

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  12. I'm loving your ring cycles quilt, and look forward to seeing the progress...

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  13. Lovely Twinkler stars...such lovely projects!

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  14. That circular pattern of the bow ties is neat. I've never seen that before. A great quilt. And your stars really do twinkle.

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  15. That's a beautiful setting for the bowties - I've never seen it before! And I could look at gorgeous Twinklers all day...
    I'm really looking forward to your Ring Cycles. And trying hard not to start one for myself, inspired by yours!

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  16. The bowtie quilt is so happy, I love it. These scrappy projects are like an ad for making scrappy quilts...each is more beautiful than the last.

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  17. You did have a productive week, nice work! I really like the blue stars!

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  18. Congrats reaching your flimsy goal! I really like how the bowties are framed!
    I saw those blue nine patches and really like the pattern they make in your photo, then realized they are stacked, and THEN remembered the awesome Ring pattern you are making. Still, I want to make a full size blue and white with the pattern you pictured...

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  19. The bowtie is fabulous and the twinklers are lovely. And once set up, your Rings quilt will be spectacular.

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  20. I adore that bowtie quilt! Thanks for sharing all of your scrappy goodness this week with Oh Scrap!

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  21. Wow, impressive lot of blocks there - well done!

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