New Orleans House Project

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Scrappy Fabric Therapy

Today was one of those Saturdays when I was in serious need of some fabric therapy.  I did a lot of traveling for work this week, and that left me too tired to do much of anything in the evenings.  Happily, I was able to spend most of today sewing, and getting lots of good things accomplished!

I'm still plugging along on some Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects.  This month's color is teal (and similar variations), so I pulled some 1.5 inch strips and pieced two 49-patch blocks.
I'm still not sure what size quilt project I'll ultimately make with these.  They're only 7 inches, so I'll either need to make a lot more, or stop soon and make a small quilt.

Last year's block was made with random 1.5 inch squares; the Trip Around the World/strip method is much easier!

I've been feeling the need to finish up a number of languishing projects - so most of my current stitching focus has been on moving things along.

One of last year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects was making Windblown Wishes blocks from Diane D. Knott's Scrap Quilt Secrets book.  After I assembled my blocks, I took a little detour from Diane's pattern when it came to the borders.  I decided to make a half-square triangle border, again using rainbow colors.  

Today I added a narrow all-white border and stitched all the HSTs together for the next border.  If I'm lucky, I'll get to sew the borders to the top tomorrow.  I think I'll add a wider white border after the HSTs to finish things up.

I haven't been blogging much over the past several weeks, so I was surprised to discover Blogger had disabled the emailed comments feature.  I've switched to moderating all comments, so at least I'll get an email notification when comments are posted.  I do enjoy all the sharing that takes place via blogging comments, so I hope this helps keep the conversation alive!

*Edit:  moderated comments are not getting sent via email, either. 

There's more Rainbow Scrap Challenge inspiration at the weekly RSC link-up, so please stop by and see what other quilters are up to!




14 comments:

  1. Nice placement of the white throughout your teal blocks.

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  2. Love the 49 Patch teal blocks. You are right, they are a lot of work, I have made a few like this. Your rainbow quilt is coming along beautifully. The HST border is perfect.

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  3. Pretty teal blocks! I love those small red fishes, so cute ;) Beautiful quilt from last year too, its nearly finished!

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  4. oooh Diane will be happy to discover your scrappy beautiful quilt !! Perfect for little pieces !!
    Congratulations Angie !

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  5. The addition of your half square triangle border frames all of those rainbow blocks perfectly

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  6. Your wishes quilt it bright, beautiful and fun.

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  7. This is going to be a striking quilt.

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  8. Last year's scrappy block is nice, but I find myself drawn to the Trip-style blocks. Congrats on moving your RSC quilt along! That triangle border suits the quilt perfectly.

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  9. Great Windblown Wishes quilt. My Secret Sister gave me 2 yards of teal fabric with tiny vintage sewing machines on it today. That's as close to the Rainbow challenge I'll get this month.

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  10. I so enjoy seeing all that your create as a result of the RSC. Each of your pieces is very different and absolutely gorgeous.

    I just keep checking my Published Comments page in Blogger to keep up with those kind enough to leave a comment. Google / Blogger is supposed to be working on their issues but I wonder how many of us will switch platforms before they figure it out.

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  11. Good to “see” you again, Angie! I loooove your Windblown Wishes quilt top. It’s so happy and festive-looking! Like you, I’ve been bitten by the finishing-up bug lately. Yeah, we’ve all been struggling this this Blogger BS. How pathetic that they didn’t see this coming (the GDPR in the EU) and plan for it accordingly. Catkiz at Xmission dot com

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  12. Testing - are emailed comments fixed?

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  13. I missed your post last week, so I'm catching up today! The HST border for Windblown Wishes is so perfect for it! Have you seen the posts about fixing the comment problem? Gayle at Mangofeet has one that helped me!

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  14. Haha, Cecile is right, I'm in love with your blocks but that triangle border makes them even better! I can't wait to see this one finished so I can share it on my blog and brag on you!

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