Friday, June 9, 2017

All Kinds of Yellow

June is yellow month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  I have all my blocks done!  I don't usually manage to do these so early in the month.
First, the houses.
Here's a cheery little cherry house, must be in Door County.  I had enough Badger fabric left for the sky.
This one is a quilter's house.  For some reason, there is a duckie in the doorway.
Butterflies and whales live here.  Not sure how, but that's their problem.
Every neighborhood has to have that wild and crazy house.
This house is made of honey.  A bear scout is apparently watching over it from the roof.
Let me tell you 'bout the birds and the bees...the bee house, that is, with birds on the roof and butterflies in the sky and on the door.
And lastly, more bugs!  Happy, smiling bugs!  NOT the kind that lurk under the sink.

I am loving this project more every month!
I do confess to being sad when I run out of a particular fabric.  Oh, well, they'll make more.

Here are this month's Buckeye Beauty blocks:
Four together...
and four more.  I actually could set them like this.  Hmmm...
Most of these blocks were made from 1930s reproduction fabrics, like the one above.
This super-pale block is made from yellow feedsacks.
And this block is a hybrid--feedsack for the triangles and repro for the squares.

Many, many thanks to the soscrappy blog for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, and all the fun we're having.

In other news, I've managed to get some gardening done on days my baby grandson is not here.
There are tomato and kale plants in pots on the porch.  Do you see the fabric strip?  I've tied the tomato plant to the wire cage with a strip from a rag.  My grandmother used to do it this way.  I always feel close to her when I work in the garden.
Have a wonderful, quilt-filled week!

I'm linking up with Myra at Busy Hands Quilts and Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts.  Join the party!


  1. What fun YELLOW House blocks and sweet Buckeye Beauty blocks you created this week!!

    1. Thank you! This project is so much fun.

  2. Wow you have some fabulous house blocks there! My #1 project is house blocks but bigger ones with one side a 6" quilt block. I am only just starting to work with yellow, still haven't finished with green...'running out of a fabric' although that seems to rarely happen to me, I know what you mean. Love your caption with each house.

    1. Thanks, Sandra! The houses seem to be getting wackier every month.

  3. Those are the cutest houses I've seen. You,have a super scrap collection of cool characters. Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks, PaulaB! Some of my fun fabrics came as an exchange of 2.5 in. strips in our quilt group. I asked for novelty fabrics, and I really got some great ones!

  4. Lots of yellows there. Cute houses too. Nice and bright

    1. Thanks, Jo! This will be a crazy bright quilt.

  5. Sweet sunny houses! Thanks for linking to Finished or Not Friday!

    1. Thanks, Myra! And thanks for hosting the linky party. I always love to see what you're up to.


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