Let's just get the true confessions part of the blog post over with--I was wrong and the Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilters were right! Last week I posted photos of my 2016 RSC blocks along with fabrics I was considering for sashing those blocks. Several readers left comments suggesting that scrappy sashing might be a better option, especially on such a scrappy quilt. YOU WERE RIGHT!! I guess I was just trying to take the easier way out, but once I started cutting 2" strips of assorted backgrounds and putting them on the wall, I could see that it was the right choice.
All my blocks for this quilt are joined into rows along with the sashing strips. The sashing and cornerstones rows are not sewn together yet, they are just placed on the design wall to check the spacing of colors. There are two more rows of blocks below these that you can't see in the photo.
I would love to get this quilt top finished by the end of the year. We aren't travelling for Christmas, so there should be some stretches of time for quilting. This quilt will end up using 30 blocks, and I have enough blocks left for one or two smaller quilts too. Who knows how much might get done before the end of 2016!
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.
WISHING EVERYONE A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!
Julie in GA