New Orleans House Project

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Scrap Happy Saturday: Scraps from the Dark Side

There were new blocks posted this week for the Rainbow Scrap Sampler, designed to use brown and black scraps - this month's RSC colors.
Angela called this the Sickle block.  I think I should call mine "Truffle".
The Chevron block used a novel construction method.  I enjoyed learning something new, but if I were making a Chevron quilt I think I'd use half-square triangles.
This string block came out a little lop-sided, but I think I'll leave it that way and call it a Design Feature!  It was fun digging up enough black-background strings for this.

We have been having amazing fall weather here in South Louisiana.  Dear Husband and I were inspired to take a little road trip today for some antiquing and other hunter-gatherer activities. 
I made some vintage fabric finds, including hankies, a dishtowel and some awesome orange buttons.  Of course I couldn't resist the cobalt blue compote dish with a fish stem!
And though not vintage fabric-related, but I loved the color play in this collection of jadite and milkglass! 

Now I think it's time for some tea and a trip through all the other Rainbow Scrappiness over at Angela's SoScrappy blog.


  1. Beautiful blocks this week! Your fabrics are all so vibrant, despite being browns and blacks. Glad you found some treasures while out antiquing. Looks like a fun trip.

  2. Beautiful blocks. Envious of your antiquing journey. There are no real antique shops around here. What they call antique shops are just second hand junk places, and we have to travel quite a distance to find anything of real value.

  3. I am totally "into" lopsidedness; a whole lot of my blocks can be entered into that category for sure! Nice dark side blocks. Oooh I just love that blue compote--really a collector's item. Great find! Hugs, Julierose

  4. I rarely see any hankies anymore. I made a hankie quilt long ago that now needs to be repaired. Also made a Valentine hankie quilt. I have a large collection of children's hankies I keep in old hanky boxes.

    Yummy truffles!

  5. Wow - I love your blocks from the "dark side"!!! Especially that chevron block - so visual! :)