Saturday, January 2, 2021

RSC21 Week 1

 


I have started off the new year with a blast by completely forgetting that it was Saturday!  I've been happily sewing the morning away thinking that it was Friday.   What a funny way to start 2021.   I have been avoiding the thought of returning to school with a lingering thought that I need to grade some essays before Monday.  I am enjoying pink far to much right now though.   I've finished off 10 Garden Party blocks using a design by Bonnie Hunter.  As much as I searched, I could not find the quiltmaker magazine in which the pattern appeared.  I saved it carefully for years knowing that this quilt was definitely on my someday list.   I might switch to a contrasting color in the centers, but other that that, I am enjoying this pattern very much.   I read through the pattern several times, and I think I have all the measurements right, but if now, these dimensions work out nicely I think.  

So what pink scraps have you pulled to play with this year?   The linky tool will be available each Saturday so that you can link to your blog and share your scraphappy progress with us all.   

18 comments:

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

Don't feel bad. Hubby and I kept thinking yesterday was Saturday. Happy New Year!

Deb A said...

I think we all forget the day of the week during the off holiday time! No worries and what great blocks you have been busy sewing.

Cathy said...

Well, since I retired in 2017 I never remember what day or date it happens to be.

I have the magazine here somewhere with Garden Party bookmarked so I'll try to find that info for you.

Quilter Kathy said...

So fun to see that you are enjoying sewing so much that you forgot what day it is!! I love pink, so can't wait to get started!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

We all do that, especially when it's a holiday! Your blocks are so pretty - pink is a happy color to start the year with.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Hooray for pink -- one of my favorites. Here's to a terrific year of RSC scrappy colors!

Michelle Churchman said...

Pink is a nice, gentle color to start 2021. Hopefully, it will be a gentler year too!

Michelle
https://mybijoulifeonline.com

Rebecca Grace said...

Since the pandemic, every day is Blurrsday! I love your cheerful pink blocks. They feel "just right" for the dreary post-holiday blahs. Happy New Year! I hope that somewhere in that pile of essays waiting for you, there is one that blows you away and reminds you of why you wanted to teach in the first place. :-)

QuiltE said...

Your blocks really called to me, but then I googled and found Bonnie's quilt, they are not calling to me any more. More like screaming!!!!!!!!!! WOWzers! A perfect example as how two simple blocks can be oh so much more when they are put together. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Here's the link that might help those who are wishing they had the magazine ... https://quiltville.com/pdf/GardenPartyClassSupply.pdf

Ivani said...

opsss
This happens!
Your pink garden party blocks look cute.
Sent you an email

Jeanne said...

Happy 2021!

Astrid said...

Happy 2021! Your blocks look great. I think we all forget sometimes which day it is. I always get mixed up when there's a holiday.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Pretty PINK start on your Garden Party quilt, Angela!!

Ramona said...

I made the Garden Party quilt and it is still one of my favorites. I found this link you may find useful, but I think you’ve got it under control. Love following along with you.

https://www.joscountryjunction.com/garden-party-block-tip/

Marsha Cooper said...

Can you tell me what the color is for January? Or is the scrap challenge going to be the punctuation this year? Thanks!

marsha.seiberling@gmail.com

gayle said...

I'm pretty sure we had three Saturdays in a row this week...
Thanks for hosting the RSC again! I look forward to seeing everyone's work (and play!) every week! Plus, it keeps me motivated when my energy starts to flag, which helps enormously!

Susie H said...

How funny you started out with a bang. I'm quite the opposite and having a hard time getting organized and ready. Oh well. Good job, Angela! I'll use your mojo for inspiration!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Hi, Angela. I just found your blog a few weeks ago and am loving it. I decided to join your link party and the RSC2021. I made the 1st row of Hashtag blocks and loved it. Your tutorial made it a breeze. Thank you so much for the fun challenge, tutorial and the inspiration.