New Orleans House Project

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Tiny Aqua Tuesdays

And here we are at the beginning of May.  Time for a new Rainbow Scrap Challenge color!

Before things start cooking with orange scraps around here, I need to share my Tiny Tuesday blocks featuring April's lovely shades of aqua.

We started the month with a scrappy Shoo Fly block.  

Some aqua strings got put to good use in a Courthouse Square block.

I've always been intimidated by these Spinner blocks, but Mari's directions made it a snap!

Another spinning block - this time a Spinning Star.  

And a little reverse appliqué to wrap up the month.  Yes, I used machine appliqué!

I still haven't decided on a setting fabric for my Tiny Tuesday blocks.  I made a trip to my local quilt shop, Mes Amis, to look for some fabrics to audition.  Rather than set the blocks with a solid neutral, I was hoping to find something with some color...maybe some dots.

This is a multi-color floral.  I love the fabric, but I think it's a little too busy for all the scrappy blocks.

Multi-color text print.  Less busy, still not in love with the look.

When all else fails, you can usually count on aqua to work well with almost every other color.  This aqua fabric has tiny, random white dots.  It may be a contender, but I've used aqua before with multi-colored blocks, so I feel like it's the easy way out!

Now that the aqua Tiny Tuesday blocks are complete, I will start digging through all the orange scraps and planning my RSC blocks for May.  
More scrappy inspiration can be found at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge weekly link-up.


  1. Ooh, I like the aqua background with all the different blocks! I machine stitched my appliqued heart, too - I didn't trust myself to really have an invisible hand applique stitch! :)

  2. You're becoming a pro with the machine appliquing. Great aqua blocks. Finding the perfect background setting fabric isn't always easy.

  3. Oh such lovely blocks--I particularly like the first one --I like "cross" type blocks a lot hugs, Julierose

  4. Mes Amis always has great fabric to help you with the perfect setting!

  5. Keep looking (but perhaps you've found your border and backing fabric for the quilt ?!?!)

  6. Oh these little gems are so pretty! I like the title of this post too!

  7. charming blocks and its amazing how well that turquoise works! wow

  8. I bet you could almost pick any solid (or tone-on-tone) and have a great background. Maybe a royal purple? Or whatever... You’ll find the perfect fabric to set off those cute TT blocks!

  9. So fun to watch over your shoulder as you audition fabrics!