Saturday, April 22, 2017

Happily Scrapily Rainbow

Rainbow Scrap Challenge time!  April's fabric "color" is multicolor.  You know, those fabrics you look at and can't decide what pile they go in.  There might be lots of color, but no one color stands out.
Here's my village of houses for this month.
This one was obvious, with its stripes of green, pink, orange, black, blue, etc.  And at last I can use my black-with-pink-dots.
This house is not made of Easter fabric, despite the obvious bunnies.  These happy little animals are supposedly going to school.  Does that make this a schoolhouse?
Here's a golden oldie fabric, with tulips and a big red goose.  It reminds me of a house in my neighborhood.  The homeowners keep a concrete goose by the front porch, and change out its "clothes" with the season. 
This one is a quilter's home.  (Every neighborhood needs one, right?)  Three different quilts make up the house.  I finally managed to get the hearts going right in the "sky".  You can tell this is a happy place.
Here's the before picture for this block.  Kind of dull, in spite of the wacky prism fabric of the house.
So I did a little remodeling.  I replaced the roof with scissors fabric, and the sky with spools of thread.  Not very calm anymore, but less boring.

Speaking of boring, I'm afraid my second set of rainbow challenge quilt blocks is a little on the sedate side.
It was hard to find multicolor fabrics in my 1930s repros or my feedsacks. 
It seems like the only multicolor ones had white backgrounds, and just wouldn't play nice with any other prints.
This is the wackiest one.  Do you see the pineapples?
The other two are florals:

The Buckeye Beauty quilt will be more subdued than the house quilt, and that's okay. 
Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't.

Happy Earth Day!  Wishing you sunshine and rainbows this week,

I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts,
So Scrappy 
and Busy Hands Quilts


  1. The houses are so fun and I love the nut joke :)

  2. LOVE neutrals with colors in them!!! Perfect for that project. Happy sewing.

  3. Lovely houses; this is going to be a fun village, full of happy houses!

  4. I love those wacky houses and your stories of each block. So clever!

  5. Sooooooooo much fun going on in these colorful house blocks! I love them.

  6. Nice job on your "home improvement" project for the triangle prism house!! Congrats on the progress made on your Buckeye Beauty blocks, too.

  7. terrific multi houses. You have so many great fabrics. Love the quilter's house,and the goose by the front door. A friend down the hall had a concrete goose with monthly outfits, but, alas, it broke. Have a fun week!

  8. Your houses are wonderful! So fun to see how you can change the personality of each one by doing a little fussy cutting or changing up the roof.

  9. I really like your blocks! (and congrats on that remodeling effort)

  10. All of the blocks are beautiful in their own unique way. Calm and sedate is great and so is bold and bright.

  11. Your scrappy houses are very cute. I especially like the remodel one. Purple just makes it better.:)

  12. They are softer but I do like those prints in the second set of blocks, very nice.

  13. Thanks VERY much to everyone who commented. Quilters are the best. Pretty soon we get a new rainbow scrap challenge color!!! Can't wait!!!

  14. Great house blocks, also like the other ones too.

  15. Love the little cheerful!

  16. I especially like your remodeled prism house. What's not to like about all that Purple ??

    1. Right, grammajudyb, purple just makes everything better!


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