Sunday, February 12, 2017

A Pieceful Week

It seems like sometimes it takes a lot of gumption for me to quilt.  By that I mean actually quilt a quilt, not just piece scraps together.  If I'm tired, or sick, or both, quilting just seems like a heavy lift.  But I can always piece.
Here's some fun I've been having this week, in spite of a rotten cold.

I'm participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge again this year (click HERE to find out all about it).  This month's color is aqua or teal or variations thereof.  I have to apologize for the photos, there was actually sunlight pouring into the kitchen when I took them, so all the colors are a bit washed out.
Aqua/teal was a tough color for me, since I barely had any scraps in the right color.  But then I remembered the feed sacks!  I'm making the Buckeye Beauty quilt from 1930s repros, so the feed sack scraps fit right in.  And several of them were the right color.  I ended up making 7 of these blocks, all different.
The house blocks were even more fun.  Truthfully, they always are!
Watch out for the tigers!
And the cats...
and the owls on the roof.
So I made 7 more of these blocks too.

Meanwhile, my basket of leader and ender blocks is getting a little bit fuller every day.  I have around 120 blocks now, and I need at least 300.  So that's a good long term project.

For now, I'm going to get a cup of tea and check out all the wonderful blocks and quilts everyone else has made.
I hope your projects are going well this week, with scraps and inspiration, and sunshine pouring in.
I'm linking up (late!) with Myra at Busy Hands Quilts.







12 comments:

  1. I love your houses- and you have such a nice selction of the color of the month...

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! I admit, I do love the houses best.

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  2. I agree. Piecing a quilt is SEW much easier than quilting one!! Here's hoping you feel better soon.

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    1. Thanks, Joyful Quilter! I'm already much better, coughing less and breathing more.

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  3. I always love house blocks, are yours are wonderful. Lots of fun fabrics and a great assortment of aqua shades!

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! I can hardly wait for the next color.

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  4. Your aqua blocks are very pretty and the houses are so clever, with all the different occupants. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks, PaulaB! I kind of have a thing for novelty fabrics (can you tell?)

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  5. So pretty! I love your blocks! Your writing style kept me smiling and playing "I Spy" with your blocks! Thank you for sharing!

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