Tuesday, 17 April 2018

'Rainbow Scrap Challenge' ... Finally Revealing My Secret Project!

The 'Rainbow Scrap Challenge' is providing me with a good deal of fun, & of course a lot of sewing & pressing!
Now that we have four colours done for the year so far, my projects are starting to take shape in exactly the way I hoped they would... phew.

Most of my readers will have seen the Granny Blocks I've been sewing as my primary project... they're super cute & very easy to sew... I like the Orderly Chaos of them.
The colour for April is yellows... I've got my little squares ready to sew my three blocks:

As for the Secret Project, I was really not sure about whether reality would match up with my hopes for this idea, which is why I kept it secret for these months... however, as I've now sewn the yellows blocks & laid them out with the others already made, I believe that YES indeed-y I do like what's happening here!
Ta-dah...
FINALLY here they all are... my secret RSC project.
The block is called Crosses & Losses... they measure 8½" square (unfinished).
 Of course as the RSC year progresses, more colours will be added.
This project has also provided me with a fun opportunity to cut up the small bits & pieces of background fabrics that have sat in my tubs for varying amounts of time... there certainly was plenty to choose from!
 The Perfect Points Ninja has joined her sister The Pressing Ninja to help me create these blocks... virtually all of the seams are being pressed open, so the Ninja Sisters are working super-hard... oh the satisfaction of a super-flat block!
I'm really loving both of these projects!
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It might seem like I've been sewing a lot lately, but I really haven't.
It seems that no matter how old our Offspring are, they still have times when they need their Mum & Dad... & in my case lately, the needs have been simultaneous... lots of long talks, questions & answers, & guidance given... & OMG so many laughs...  sometimes the needle & thread just gotta take a back seat.
They're still finding their way in the world, & I'm glad they trust us to support them.

Right-o, I should get out to my sewing while I have alone time... get those Granny blocks sewn together!

20 comments:

Raewyn said...

Two gorgeous rainbow projects Anthea... it was worth the wait to see your secret project - it is extra lovely - and isn't it a great feeling to be using up those scraps and leftovers!

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous Anthea. Love it. Hugs, xs

Justine said...

What beautiful colourful blocks! Good luck with the parenting. It must be great to be involved and able to guide your children.

retdairyqueen said...

The blocks look great and WOW indeed perfect points
No matter how old the "kids" are seems they always need Mum and Dad

Janice said...

I agree - Yes, indeedy your secret project is going to work just fine and dandy. I'm finding that I am also pressing HST block seams open. It seems to be worth the effort (no pun intended). It's good you can be there for your kids and that they can talk to you.

Pamela said...

Absolutely gorgeous secret project! I love the colors!

sunny said...

You've chosen a great block! And the colors so far are beautiful. I'm doing such a simple block that I haven't even posted about it lately. I think its' wonderful that your kids still come to you for advice.

Fiona said...

Both are lovely projects with your RSC colours.... yes, it's lovely that the children still like to converse ...

Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

I love them both....just lovely! Yes we are parents forever xx

Susan said...

Great pattern for RSC - love how the secondary pattern emerges..and such a good way to use up the bits & pieces.
keep talking while they keep asking . . .

Ondrea said...

Loving your secret project. I am enjoying seeing the cheery colourways. Both projects are lovely.

Anorina Morris said...

Gorgeous scrappy rainbow projects.

marina said...

Loving your rainbow blocks!
There’s always a time when we need our mum and dad, it’s good to still be there to help them too

Maria said...

Both you Rainbow projects look great....
Never too old to ask for your folks advice..

Ellie Merk said...

Your blocks are stunning, love the colours and how neat they are. Will be looking into 'pressing ninjas' - no idea what that is! Happy stitching :)

Mia said...

Oh Anthea, fabulous blocks. I LLLLLLOVE the beautiful rainbow colours. Your quilt already looks amazing! Kisses, my friend.

kiwikid said...

Two fantastic projects Anthea, such perfect points!! Always great to spend time with the kids.

Lin said...

They are lovely Anthea - they look stunning together with the other colours. xx

Brigitte said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous secret rainbow project.

co coya said...

What beautiful colourful blocks! Good luck with the parenting. It must be great to be involved and able to guide your children.
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