Well!! That will teach me to try to blog while traveling - using a new iPad blogging program!
I wrote TWO versions of the same blog entry on Saturday and both were lost to the ether when I attempted to publish them with my new-to-me iPad blogging program. Talk about frustrating! I'll skip all the boring details and just say I'll be sure to test out any future iPad blogging programs before I attempt to use them from the road.
This past Saturday was the last day of August and the last day of scrappy red stitching for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
I wrapped up my use of red scraps by making a few more red leader-ender spools. I dug deep in the red scraps, including scraps from my Grandmother's Choice blocks, for these spools.
I was also inspired to make one more happy, scrappy house block, although it's really a red, white and blue house! These scraps are well-aged: they're from a fat quarter "souvenir" bundle I picked up in an Atlanta-area quilt shop one summer after dropping my boys at summer camp in north Georgia.
The last red New Orleans house for August is actually a hotel - the Le Richelieu Hotel in the French Quarter. The hotel is actually two different buildings stitched together (how quilt-like!) to make a new whole. The building on the right is an example of a double gallery house and was built in 1845. The building on the left was once used as a macaroni factory!