New Orleans House Project

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Scrappy Saturday: Cinnamon Rolls Anyone?


OK, I couldn't resist one more food reference to describe this month's scrappy challenge color!  I'm a big fan of cinnamon rolls and this picture/recipe is really making me hungry!


The Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for April is "light neutral".  I had no problem finding plenty of scraps to fill the bill.  I did have problems taking adequate photographs of my neutral blocks.  Here are my 16-patch blocks photographed in natural daylight.

I pinned the blocks t my design wall this morning to see how they would look with the hourglass blocks I plan on using with the 16-patch blocks.  I love the subtlety of the colors, but it's hard to translate to a photo.  Even tweaking the pictures with my photo editing program didn't help.

I also pinned up several of the blocks from previous months - I wanted to see how they all played together.  I'm not sure I like how placing the colored hourglass triangles next to the 16-patch blocks creates a lozenge appearance.  I sill like the way the white triangles add some "pop" to the blocks, but I may re-think my secondary blocks.  Definitely need more colors before making a final decision!  

The rain is pouring down in buckets as I write this, but I'm not going to let it stop me from venturing out to the Gulf States Quilting Association Quilt Show!  I hope everyone enjoys their Saturday - don't forget to check out all the scrappy inspiration at Soscrappy's Rainbow Challenge link-up today!



7 comments:

  1. Love your neutral blocks and cinnamon buns.... wonder what you will come up with for next Saturday? Maybe put the 4 colors surrounding each block like a square in a square? Looking forward to seeing what you come up with at the end of the year.

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  2. Love your neutrals and your brights! Love it all,even the cinnamon rolls!

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  3. Your rainbow blocks play well with the neutrals. All the blocks look great together.

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  4. Wow! Your blocks are great and I love the setting you are using! (I came in from soscrappy's rainbow challenge)

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  5. I agree, it is hard to photograph the neutral blocks. I seem to always have trouble with getting the correct colours in my photos. I think they all look great together.

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  6. Did you have to put those yummy looking rolls at the beginning of the post! I would love a big bite. Save me some.

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  7. I'm always ready for a snack after checking your blog. Your neutrals look pretty!

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