New Orleans House Project

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Santa's Scrappy House


I couldn't resist making one last happy, scrappy house block for the New Orleans House Project.  
I really must do some serious scrap-busting of Christmas scraps.  I was planning to make a Christmas log cabin quilt for my youngest son, but DH has asked for a red, white and blue log cabin quilt.  I don't think two log cabins in one year is a good plan, so maybe Bonnie Hunter's Strip Twist pattern would make a good Christmas-themed scrap buster!

The design wall was empty earlier this week, so I threw all the Rainbow Scrap Challenge happy, scrappy houses up for a picture.  Unfortunately, I deleted the picture from my camera before saving it.  I currently have 48 rainbow-hued house blocks and several ideas for how to assemble them.  I'd like to see the houses get assembled in 2014, but for now they are marinating while I come up with a plan.

After I took down the house blocks, I put up my green Trip Around the World blocks.  This project is meant to use up some of the vintage, dark green fabric in my stash.  Other shades of green have found their way in as well.  I probably have enough green fabric to make two of these, one in dark greens and one in lime greens.  I need to make another 12 blocks for a decent sized quilt, then I'll decide on whether to mix shades or not.

In preparation for the new year, I've cleaned the cutting table and put away fabric, organized scraps and UFOs.  I won't have much time for sewing in the coming week, but I have been trying to cut some strips and squares cut for 2014 projects.  I'm looking forward to sharing all that soon!




7 comments:

  1. I love that house and the Santa in the window. Merry Christmas.

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  2. Cute cute cute Santa house...Merry Christmas, Hugs, Julierose

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  3. What a great Santa House! I had my hopes up to see the houses all together. So sad the photo got deleted. So funny that you have SO many greens. I am actually running low after two green quilts this year.

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  4. cute santa house! love the checkered board quilt blocks too

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  5. Very cute house! I hope the houses all come out for a picture sometime soon. I have a bunch of green that needs to become something this year.... I can't wait for that color to come up. Looks like the first color clue is out under the RSC14 page =).

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  6. I love the greens! Your house is so cute! Merry Christmas!

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  7. I love this Christmas house. Thank you for giving me inspiration all year long with your houses. I might add this block to my 2024 rainbow challenge.

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