New Orleans House Project

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Scrap Happy Saturday: How Now Brown Scraps?

No offense to my brown and gray and black scraps, but I won't be using many of them for Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects this month.  After giving it some thought, I want to keep my current RSC projects pretty much in the rainbow spectrum of colors.  I made a few blocks last week with brown and gold scraps, but will hold off on making a brown or black Carpenter's Wheel block.
 That being said, I did turn last week's 16-patch blocks into Scrap Jar Stars.  I'm looking forward to assembling these into a finished quilt!

 Speaking of finished quilts, I finally completed an earlier RSC project.  I got bogged down with hand-stitching the binding on this quilt, and it sat next to my Sewing Chair for several months.  Thank goodness my motivation returned and I finished everything up this week, including a storage pillowcase.
We've been having intermittent rain showers almost every day this week, so I didn't want to get the quilt wet by going outside for photos.  I clothespinned it to the blinds in my breakfast room so I could get some full-scale pictures.
My local longarm quilter, Cindy Braiwick, used a varigated green and turquoise thread for the quilting.
I made the body of the pillowcase with the same fabric as the quilt binding.   I shipped this off to its new owner today - I hope it brings her lots of smiles!

I'm linking up with the other Rainbow Scrap Challenge bloggers over at Angela's Soscrappy blog.  I know there will be lots of colorful inspiration that will make me want to go digging in my brown and black scraps despite what I said initially!





9 comments:

  1. Beautiful finish! Glad you found a home for a few browns this month, they will look great mixed in amongst the rest.

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  2. Gorgeous quilt! Love the quilting too, it's really fun.

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  3. Your quilt is beautiful. I love the quilting.

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  4. Beautiful quilt from an RSC challenge and love your brown stars - what size are they?

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  5. Scrap Jar Stars are so pretty, and I just love your finished Rainbow quilt, lucky new owner.

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  6. I LOVE your finished Rainbow Quilt. Beautifully quilted. You friend is going to be thrilled.

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  7. Beautiful finish . . . just gorgeous. The Scrap Jar Stars remain high on my list . . . even printed out the directions!

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  8. Great quilt. And I think your scrap jar stars will play along well with others. Except maybe those cats in the corner...

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  9. Oh, what a gorgeous snowball/9P! I had to look close to see that is what it was..it almost looked like flowers. And, as others said...that new owner is lucky!

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