New Orleans House Project

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Adieu to Yellow

Time again for the Saturday progress report for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!  It's been fun working with yellow, but I'm not sad to see her go.  There just weren't that many yellow scraps in my stash, so I'm about out of fresh combinations for scrappy blocks.

I finished a few more leader-ender spools using yellow scraps.

A few yellow wonky log cabin blocks from yellow & gold scraps.  I'm going to set these aside because I just don't have a large variety of yellow scraps to do these justice.  Maybe I'll have more yellow scraps later down the road.

I did have a blank design wall earlier this week, so I popped all the happy scrappy houses up for a look.  Seeing them altogether really made me smile!  I'm still contemplating how I want to assemble these into a finished quilt at the end of the year.

You may have noticed a new button on my sidebar - Celebrate Sewing with St. Anne.  I'll be featuring St. Anne sewing machine post cards on Tuesdays during the month of July.  At the end of the month there will be a linky party to celebrate St. Anne's feast day and share our love of sewing.  I hope you'll considering joining the fun!  The button should be grab-able if you want to share it on your blog.

I do have one more yellow New Orleans house to share this week.  The house is located on Bayou St. John, an inland waterway that travels from Lake Ponchartrain to the center of the city.  It's not far from City Park, where Dear Hubby and I like to Geocache on summer evenings.  It was on one such evening I captured this rather magical picture:


  1. You'd have to work outside the box (which I think you'd have no trouble doing...) but it would be interesting if you took some form of the header map and turned it into a medallion, with the houses marching around it? Or use fabric with some kind of gradient effect?

    Your colors are so clear, but there are lots of architectural/landscape type of fabrics with shingles and woven wicker and grass and trees and stones...

    This sort of thing is where I find my working wall of immense value.
    Cute houses no matter what you do.

  2. Looking at your scrappy houses all together as a neighborhood just makes me smile. What a happy collection.

  3. Great yellow blocks. I love log cabins. Thanks for another yellow house. Good to see the house blocks together. I keep resisting to put some of my rainbows all up. I might sew them together to soon. He he

  4. Your house blocks look fabulous together!

  5. Love your blocks--am not unhappy to see "yellow" go either. I am really having problems with my feed from Bloglovin,--it just disappeared for some reason...aaargh! I don't like this!! So if I don't comment for a bit you'll know why...Julierose (computer sick and so am I --of bloglovin that is!!)

  6. I finished off my yellow scraps way too early too. They were pretty darn scarce :*) I really love all your blocks, but those houses are going to be AMAZING!!!

  7. Love seeing your scrappy yellow blocks. And all your delightful houses together on the design wall. This is going to be a delightful quilt.

  8. Everything here looks so nice, I like what you've done with the background on the leader ender spools, and I just love your lemon log cabins. Very nice evening/moon picture of the yellow house.