The end of July through the middle of October is the busiest time on the farm for me. Besides the challenge of hay making, the garden's bounty is ripening and ready to be preserved. There isn't much time in the day for sewing. When I do have time to sew, I need to work on something that can be put down and picked up easily, nothing challenging. Nearly Insane has been put on the back burner and I have worked on the RSC blocks.
The August color for the RSC is neutrals. Well, that won't work for me, I'm making the actual rainbow colors for my quilt. I only have 2 more colors to make, pink and orange so I pulled out the appropriate 4-patches and made the blocks.
I'm making 28 blocks of each color. I sew the blocks in groups of 3 so I can vary the fabrics. The first group makes 10 blocks, the next two groups make 9 blocks each.
First I organize the squares.
Then I web sew the first two vertical rows together. I sew all the first vertical rows.
Then I add the third vertical row.
Finally the 4th vertical row is added.
After all the blocks have been webbed together, I press them and then start sewing the rows together.
After all the rows are sewn together they get a final press.
Here are a few of the pink blocks for display.
I also sewed the orange blocks. Now orange is a challenge for me because it is NOT a color I especially like.
In fact, when I joined the RSC, I didn't have very many orange fabrics at all. The fabrics with the dots are left over fabric from making the pinwheel crib quilts along with a few other fabrics. I actually ordered a fat quarter bundle of orange fabrics from Connecting Threads so I would have a variety of orange to use. They turned out ok. I'm still not excited about orange but I can live with these blocks.
When I started making the RSC blocks, I was using leftover white on white fabrics. I've use them up! I needed to expand the selection fabrics to be used for the solid squares.
The little squares finish at 1" and the solid squares are 2".
I'll be putting these blocks away until later in autumn when I have time to sew the blocks into a top.
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