New Orleans House Project

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Antidote for Age-Shock: April Aqua!

I think most of us would agree that quilt-making equals Fabric Therapy and Fabric Therapy helps us deal with the stresses of life. 💖 Since the beginning of April, I have been using Fabric Therapy as an antidote (or celebration?!) to the observation of another trip around the sun.  

I managed to finish up my Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects using this month's soothing color of aqua.
I made two Sugar Bowl blocks to add to the collection.

It was easy to pull together six Ring of Stars blocks using chunks of fabric left over from previous projects.  

An aqua fleur de lis Burgoyne Surrounded block

And an aqua and pink Burgoyne Surrounded
Only seven blocks still needed to complete the requirements for the Burgoyne quilt!

I also pulled out a long-term UFO and decided it needed finishing - now!
The pattern is Merry-Go-Round by Sandy Klop (American Jane Patterns - be careful if you go here - it's a rabbit hole of great pattens!).  It's a fun take on hexagons using fabric strips and an equilateral triangle ruler.  The triangles are assembled in half-hexagons, then sewn into strips, matching hexagon tops and bottoms.  

 I was inspired to try the pattern using a fat quarter collection of tropical brights I purchased at a quilt show many moons ago.  I started the blocks at least ten years ago, but put them away when I needed the design wall for another project.  I "found" the bag of blocks and and scrappy strips a few weeks ago and decided it was time to finish things up.  Since I made my blocks using fat quarters instead of jelly rolls, I had a more limited amount of fabric to make hexagons.  There were enough hexies for a wall-hanging, and that was good enough!  I've gotten all the hexie parts sewn into strips and now need to sew the strips together.  Another UFO will be crossed off the list!

And now that it's Saturday, it's time for the Rainbow Scrap link-up AND more Fabric Therapy!





15 comments:

  1. OMG, where to start? Your Burgoynes are really nice, with such cute fabrics. I really love those sugar bowls and am adding those to my Must Make list. Ditto for the Ring of Stars blocks. Insert all the Heart Eyes here, LOL. 😍😍

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  2. Your blocks are so pretty - love your color choices - ALWAYS!

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  3. Your Burgoyne Surrounded blocks are gorgeous. I love your attitude about celebrating another trip around the sun!

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  4. Nice blocks! Happy Birthday! Age is just a number.

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  5. Nice to see more BS blocks! And I can feel the tropical breeze coming from that Merry Go Round. What a unique way to make hexie blocks.

    I haven't noticed any trips around the sun since I retired. Guess I have overdosed on Fabric Therapy!!

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  6. You continue to make Burgoyne Surrounded look so enticing. Meanwhile, I think I need Fabric Fabric Therapy...the treatment you get when fabric > space for fabric = house.

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  7. I'm enjoying all your aqua blocks - such pretty fabrics to look at! The hexie project is so fun, too. It will be a feel-good finish! I'm guessing April must be your birthday month - Happy Birthday!

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  8. Happy trip around the sun!
    All your blocks are so tempting, but you're making me want to make another Burgoyne! Such pretty colors you've got going there!

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  9. Your AQUA blocks are SEW beautiful!! I hope they helped ease your journey around the sun. Happy birthday!

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  10. pretty aqua blocks! they are all so happy bright - perfect for spring. the merry go round is a great pattern.

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  11. So very true about fabric therapy! And isn't it nice to have so much to show for it? Love all your aqua blocks!

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  12. Fun colors -- happy birthday (and here's to your next trip around the sun).

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  13. What fabulous colors! They just make me smile. And I think every trip around the sun we can make is a good one! Happy Birthday to you!

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  14. Aqua is such a great color and I love how you've used it in your blocks. Congrats on another trip around the sun. It seems to go faster every year, doesn't it!

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  15. Sewing is such a great thing to do to take our minds off things! Your blocks are beautiful. Happy Birthday.... age is only a number.... how you feel is your real age =)

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