New Orleans House Project

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Rainbow Scrap Challenged by Teal

The latest color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is teal.  I'm going to put a broad interpretation on that color, so I can share aqua and turquoise houses, too.

To get myself warmed up, I started the week making leader-ender spools.

Pulling together a happy, scrappy house wasn't too difficult.  The fabric I used for the roof has been hanging around in my stash for at least 15 years.  I hope I can use it all up this month!

The teal house for this week is rather modern for New Orleans.  I spotted this house as I was on my way home from Mes Amis Quilt Shop.  The landscaping around the house blocked getting a full-on front view, so I snapped this side view which really showed off the wonderful paint color.  The house was probably substantially re-built after Hurricane Katrina, as this neighborhood had extensive flooding.

I had the pleasure of spending most of my day in the sewing room, so I'm late in checking out all the other teal scrappy quilting that's been happening today.  I'm going to toddle over to SoScrappy's blog and check things out before I lay my sleepy head on the pillow.


10 comments:

  1. I think I like the teal houses even better than the yellow ones--they are all so cute! Hugs, Julierose

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  2. Someday I'd love to live in a teal house ;-) What a lovely color! Your scrap house is really cute - I love the roof fabric, no matter how old it is!

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  3. Very pretty house and spools. I love the roof fabric! I can't wait to get home and pull my teal fabrics... but that won't be until later this month.

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  4. Your teal house block is lovely. I love the way the houses in New Orleans are all such beautiful colours. Its hard to imagine what it must have been like after Hurricane Katrina.

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  5. Nice variety of teals in your house block.

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  6. Love your fabrics...teals and aquas look wonderful!

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  7. I love your fabrics, blocks, and HOUSE! Real house too. I think you are having fun with this rainbow challenge.

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  8. Your pictures of coloured houses by monthly scrap challenge has made me more aware of the house colours in my own city, which I am sad to say, run the gamut of dull stucco to beige siding. My own excepted of course, I have painted the parging and front door "hot tobasco" orange in order to brighted things up. Love your house blocks.

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