How quickly we've arrived at the end of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge month of orange scrappy stitching! I've definitely made a dent in my orange scraps, especially the scraps in the bin of 2 inch strips and squares.
I had a big stack of 2 inch squares in the bin, so I trimmed them down to 1.5 inches and made a 49-patch block. I'll only have 8 of these blocks at the end of the year, so I think this project will carry over for at least another year. The next round of blocks will use the same design, but I'm going to resort to using scrappy strips instead of individual squares.
I also had enough orange scrappy pieces to make some 4-patch blocks. For now, these are for the "parts department", as Cathy calls it. On the other hand, I was intrigued by a quilt in the latest issue of Quiltmania (121) called Four Patch Trip Around the World. Unfortunately, there isn't a picture of the quilt on their website, so you'll have to get your hands on a copy of the magazine to see what I'm talking about. No affiliation with Quiltmania, other than it being my favorite quilting magazine!
I enjoyed reading everyone's responses last week about their favorite pumpkin spice-flavored treats. Since I had pumpkin spice on the brain, I did a search to look for treats that were new and different to me. I had a huge fit of the giggles when I discovered this unexpected pumpkin spice product. Go ahead & click on it - it's part of a Pinterest board I set up just to catalog pumpkin spice products!