As soon as purple was announced as the color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I pulled out my scraps and got to making blocks made up of strips of purple. Not really creative, but it's what I was able to do... I was trimming so the blocks would be the same size, but then thought I'd leave them be so I have more flexibility when I actually use them in a project.
I also was going to use purple for the Growing Up QAL, but decided that I wasn't going to do that project this year. The rose does look pretty though doesn't it?
The skill to practice was using the blanket stitch to go around the design. Something I hadn't done before so I thought I'd better step back and try with a simpler shape for practice...
This was so boring to do, I decided to stop even trying to do the more elaborate design. Last year I learned so much following along with Alida's QAL, but decided I really need to concentrate on finishing up projects I have already started, rather than pushing myself to do new skill building blocks this year again.
Things in my personal life are rather confusing right now, so I'm glad I was able to get done when I did do this month.
BTW I am continuing to take the once a week quilting class. The teacher has been doing a much better job of actually teaching concepts and techniques, so I do plan to continue attending. Unfortunately, to take the class we had to agree to not share the patterns so I won't be able to show off those projects.
Photos from January 2017:
|San Diego Airport: No Ban, No Wall My husband and I went to support the cause. Earlier that day I went to a new friend's house to write letters and postcards in support of public health care.|
|Utility Box seen before attending Vietnamese New Year's Celebration.|
|Buffy waiting for me to take her for a walk!|
|Cute place I walked and had hair cut as a treat to myself!|
|Walk with a friend in North County - cute house.|
|Really old, cute house.|
|It rained a lot this month, there were a few rainbows... It was so oppressive and confining when it was raining.|
|Made marmalade with our son. Each batch was different even though we were trying to do them all the same.|
|Used a pressure cooker after the first 6-7 hours cooking time!|
|This was my first batch made alone. I noticed the mixture still boiling after it popped!|
|My birthday dinner plate.|
|Night time photos from Old Town San Diego.|
|Husband and I went out to dinner and to catch Pokemon, but enjoyed the colorful displays and plants too!|
- Linking up to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!