Friday, December 27, 2013

The best of all my online worlds! [RSC '14]

Angela (Soscrappy) has been hosting an annual "Rainbow Scrap Challenge" for the past three years.  I participated in 2011 and 2012, but took a vacation from the monthly challenge in 2013.

Her post for the new year can be found here: 2014 Scrap Challenge.  And it's great what this time away from work will do....no stress...relaxing days.... and finding my inspiration for quilting again!  Her post motivated me to think about what to attempt this next year.  I searched, and came up empty.  Oh, there are MANY MANY amazing ideas out there with chromatic quilts and rainbowy quilts, but... nothing called to me.

THEN... in comes Bonnie!!!!
She was trying out a new method for posting blogs... at least that's what she THOUGHT her "Pieceful Afternoon" blog post was about.  However... the lightbulb shined brightly when I saw her Wonky Stars block.  I have seen it before... never with much thought.  But this morning, in bed, looking at the phone's screen... it hit me!  

My 2014 Rainbow Scrap Challenge block
My 2014 RSC inspiration was found!  Partly it was also inspired by the loads and loads of white little clippy-triangles I've trimmed off of Bonnie's Celtic Solstice part 2 chevrons.  I'm not a crumb-quilter, but...these little tidbits work perfectly for this project.  And hence, I have elected to use 2" squares.  Result:  a 4.5" adorable finished block!!! 
Now...how many will I complete each month??  Dunno.  Haven't thought that far yet.  
But...Angela---I'm IN!! :D

With a full day behind us of the new gifts, the girls have played with just about everything.
Cassie has started a scarf using some Simply Soft sparkly yarn that she received:  Red and White.

Caitlyn and Candace have enjoyed making some yummy looking Play-Doh goodies...

Thank goodness that these goodies don't have any calories!!!!  That looks yummy enough to eat!

Alrighty!  As badly as I want to stay hunkered down at home and sew the day away with Bonnie's CS part 5... we're heading out the door shortly to enjoy the HEAT WAVE up here in Wisconsin.  Seriously...this is the first day in days! (weeks even??)  that we have temps in the forecast to hit above freezing;  we SHOULD hit 34!  LOL.  Therefore... it's off to the snow-tubing hill!
And then...it'll be back to hunkering down in the house, cuz for the next 5 days, the extended forecast has us hitting HIGHS of only 2 degrees (F), and lows of -15 to -20 (F) --- and that's without windchill.  It's all good though. 

Happy Friday!

12 comments:

soscrappy said...

Way too funny. I saw the same post by Bonnie yesterday and had exactly the same thought. love the tiny size. Such a perfect way to use up those leftover triangles. Glad you are in again! Enjoy your outside time today. Tubing sounds pretty fun.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Greetings from a sunny 41* day in Missouri! It looks like everyone is having fun, and snow tubing sounds like a ton o' fun! Hey......I have a challenge for you my sweet lil' tot! OK, can't get the Grinch outta my head. I will e-mail you the details ASAP!

Andee said...

I am at work so not working on clue 5 yet either...love your idea! It will be fun to see it come along and I am glad you are participating in the Rainbow BOM again!!!! WHOOT WHOOT!

Amanda said...

I love the idea of wonky stars. I'm planning to join in this year, but don't know what takes my fancy yet.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Woo Hoo, glad you found something to use up some of your scraps.

Kate said...

It can take a while to find the scrap project that appeals to you. Look forward to seeing your wonky stars in 2014.

Sheila said...

I saw Bonnie's post yesterday and thought of the rainbow challenge, too. lol. But I'll probably continue making rainbow blocks that I started for the rainbow projects I started in 2013. Love to see them become quilt in 2014 :D
(Enjoyed your post today.)

Quilter Kathy said...

What a perfect scrappy project!

make.share.give said...

Now I wanna make a wonky star too!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Oh boy... another idea! I can't decide what to make - these look so fun.

Jo said...

I love Bonnie's wonky stars.
I am looking at Rainbow BOM.
Here in country Victoria, Australia, yesterday was 38 degrees Celcius
Hot, hot, hot.....

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