New Orleans House Project

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Rainbow Review

I've been off in Florida, sharing some holiday happiness with my mom & sisters.  It was great to see everyone and enjoy a bit of sunny Florida weather.  They even indulged me and let me poke around a quilt shop while we toured old downtown Winter Garden!

I've returned home to more typical gloomy & chilly December weather.  We're at our camp, but I've got a couple of sewing projects here, so I can blissfully ignore the weather.

Before leaving for Florida, I was able to complete the free-form scrappy border for the 9 patch and snowball Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt.  The 9 patch blocks were made for the 2012 RSC, and I made the scrappy snowball blocks during 2013.  I just need to stitch the scrappy border to the quilt and add another white outer border and the top will be complete.

I didn't want to do a year in review blog post, but I thought it would be fun to make a collage of all the Rainbow Scrap Challenge houses I made this past year.  I enjoyed looking back at the scrappy fabric and New Orleans houses that inspired all these blocks.  I hope 2014 provides the inspiration to assemble them all into a quilt!

I hope everyone has a festive and safe New Year's Eve and I look forward to sharing more sewing and quilting fun with everyone in the coming year!


  1. As always Angie, your houses make me SMILE!!! I can't wait to see what you do with them - you are always so creative with your RSC block settings :) And I just love your Nine-patch & Snowballs quilt!!! What a lovely rainbow of color and fabric - YUM!!! Looking forward to a fun and quilty 2014 with all our blog friends :*)

  2. your houses look great = so fun!
    have a fun evening and Happy New Year

  3. I have been a fan of your houses from the beginning, I love being able to see them all together!

  4. Both quilts are great but I love the 9 patch snowball. Fabulous !!

  5. So fun! I really enjoyed watching you build your neighbourhood this year and look forward to what you will create this year!