New Orleans House Project

Friday, May 31, 2013

Visions of Things to Come

Sewing/quilting time has been in short supply this week - isn't that the story of quilters everywhere?  However, the design wall was empty, which gave me the opportunity to play with some Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks.

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for April was green.  As I played with green scraps (and yardage) I realized I had some OLD, DARK green fabrics.  Bonnie Hunter's scrappy Trip Around the World seemed like a fun way to use up a bunch of green fabric that was past its "use by" date.  This is a mere 16 blocks; I have fabric for an additional 20 blocks cut and waiting!

During last year's RSC, I was totally inspired by Cathy Tomm's scrappy rainbow log cabin quilt.  I didn't realize I'd soon be attempting my own scrappy log cabin blocks, but I found I needed some log cabin therapy earlier this year and pretty soon I had a batch of blocks.  I threw these at the design wall to see the overall effect; I'll eventually tweak the placement of blocks and colors.  I did decide the quilt needs to be 10 blocks wide instead of the 9 blocks pictured.  

As luck would have it, DH and I were treated to a double rainbow as we drove out of town this afternoon!


  1. I just love what you are doing with your RSC blocks! These will be gorgeous quilts :*) I'm especially loving those log cabins - yum!

  2. I am loving both of these quilts!

  3. These two quilts are going to be lovely--I especially like those old greens! Nice variety there..hugs, Julierose

  4. You obviously love New Orleans. I was on the West Bank for two months last year working the hurricane and I loved everything about it. By the way, I'm from Nebraska and it was nothing like home. But in a very good way.


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