New Orleans House Project

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Inspired by Rainbow Scraps

There's a new Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for March - green!  As always, I could jump in and make an all-green quilt just from scraps, but for now I'm going to stick to my 2019 RSC plans.

First up - some Sugar Bowl blocks and random scrappy 4-patches.

I'm adding to my collection of Sugar Bowl blocks this year - making two additional blocks in each of the rainbow colors.  I have a final layout planned once I finish all the needed blocks.

The RSC Tiny Tuesday blocks have been a fun diversion during the week!  These wrap up the yellow scraps from last month, along with more random 4-patches.  I still haven't decided on a setting fabric for the TT blocks.  I'd love to find the perfect multi-color fabric, 'cuz I'm kinda bored with using white.

Believe it or not, this Postcard Quilt was inspired by the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!  I started it in April of 2017 and put the final stitches in it last week.  The inspiration was multi-colored scraps, which got me looking through my collection of flamingo fabrics.  The top went together quickly, but languished for lack of quilting.

I decided it was time to try some of the built-in quilting stitches on my sewing machine, so I layered things up and went to work.  I used this wavy quilting pattern to mimic postal cancelation marks on the postcard "backs".

For the postcards themselves, I improvised with free-motion quilting around the motifs on the fabrics.  This isn't a great picture of the quilting, but I guess it gives you the idea!

I even made a flamingo postcard label!  

As always, there is more scrappy inspiration at the weekly Rainbow Scrap linky party!


  1. Oh, I totally love this quilt (as I do any of your pink and green flamingo projects)! The quilting is wonderful! Are you planning on keeping this one?

  2. That postcard quilt is so sweet.

  3. Love, love, LOVE the bits of GREEN throughout your post!! From your RSC blocks to that AWESOME striped binding on your Flo Mingo quilt. :o))

  4. I love the yellow and white flowers in your Tiny Tuesday lemon peel! The postcard quilt is fun, too. I'm glad you were inspired to finish it!

  5. It's always interesting to see your rainbow collection expanding. Love the name of your quilt. Flo Mingo. Too funny. It's nice to take the time to experiment with the machine quilting options.

  6. So many lovely Rainbow blocks happening here. I love your Flo Mingo story, quilting and label, fun.

  7. Travels with Flo Mingo? What a trip! I have a bunch of big print travel fabrics that might be fun in a Postcard quilt. Glad to see Sugar Bowls are making a comeback! From the first pic I thought you might be using those four patches as a sashing for it.

  8. your postcard quilt is clever - never seen one before and your label is great. The quilting just just right too.
    fun basket blocks.