New Orleans House Project

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Scrap Happy Not-Sew-Saturday

For the first time in a long time, I didn't touch a scrap of fabric or a sewing machine on Saturday!  There was a beautiful breeze blowing at our camp and Dear Husband, Dear Son and I spent a huge chunk of the morning just chilling on the porch, drinking coffee and watching the birds.  Various other activities followed, including an ALS IceBucket Challenge.  After being doused by a bucket of ice water, it was too easy to jump in the river and spend some quality time swimming with the dogs!
Jozy, our youngest son's yellow Lab mix and Bailey, our black Lab mix.

I've about run out of appropriate light green and bright green scraps, so I may hold off on any new Rainbow Sampler blocks this month.  I'll keep the unused ones in mind in case I need extra blocks or colors when I'm assembling the final quilt.
I did make a light green and dark green 9 patch block to go with my bright green 9 patch block from earlier this year.  These blocks will continue to be an on-going RSC project.
After cutting a huge stack of green strips last weekend, I was able to stitch together a good number of Trip Around the World blocks this past week.  This is just a representative sample.  I need to make a few more blocks for the quilt top, and some half blocks for the border.  It could be a completed quilt top by the end of the month!

Despite my late entry, I'm still linking up with the other Rainbow Scrap Challenge bloggers over at Angela's SoScrappy blog.  It's always fun to check in and be inspired by everyone's colorful ideas!


  1. Sitting with loved ones, what a great way to spend a Saturday!

  2. Good for you re spending your day away from fabric . . .

  3. Love swimming with dogs ! what a nice pair.
    Your green blocks are nice, I really like the TATW blocks

  4. I've been hearing about the ALS ice bucket challenge -- i think we have one scheduled for a homeroom very soon. Sounds like a lovely way to spend a Saturday -- well maybe not the ice part so much as the swimming part.

  5. You have some great green blocks here!

  6. I like your green blocks. I'm ready to move on to orange. lol.
    Your idea of fun on a Saturday sounds good to me.

  7. Your blocks look great! Glad I am in good company with the late stragglers to the linky! :)