Saturday, September 27, 2014

Rainbow 4-Patch Blocks

Not a lot of progress on the quilt this week, but I'm sharing some of my 4 patch leader and ender blocks that I will probably use in its construction.  Most of the squares were cut before I got a rotary cutter which makes things so much quicker!
Linking to the Saturday roundup on Rainbow Scrap Challenge on soscrappy.

Saturday, September 20, 2014


All 3 borders and the first side done!

Pink RSC Blocks in progress for the top and O.P.O's

I've started adding the blocks I've made from Angela's RSC tutorials onto my scrappy quilt following Rosemary Youngs directions for a Scrappy Orphan Block Quilt.  I'm really happy with how my first quilt is coming along. 

And the O.P.O.'s? Those are Other People's Orphans that I've adopted. I went to the craft thrift store for orange fabric scraps (they have a "scrap" basket and you can fill a lunch size paper bag for $1).  Unfortunately no orange scraps, in fact no orange fabric at all in the entire store! (Fat quarters are normally $0.75, yards are $1.50-$2 depending on the fabric). But, I did find a bunch of orphans in the scrap now I'm going to give them a home in my orphan quilt! :) 

Quilt Tutorials

A running list of tutorials I've used in making my quilt:

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Crumbs to Orphans?

My newest blocks! 
My husband looked a bit dubious when I told him I was going to organize the craft room, especially when I pulled out a crate of fabric scraps and proceeded to empty it's contents in the living room to sort them into sandwich baggies by color. But when I started to sew them into wonky quilt blocks using Angela's (non-wonky) tutorials from her rainbow scrap quilt along his suspicions were confirmed, nothing was actually going to get organized. 
Fortunately my husband thinks my blocks are kind of cool and forgives the random pieces of thread that I've started to leave in my wake. But, then he asked me if I was actually going to DO something with them...errrr maybe?  I could be creating a bunch of orphans from all these crumbs! (Quilters have the best terminology!) Angela has a plan for all these blocks at the end of the scrap-along, but I'm afraid mine will probably not work in the layout.  Now, not wanting to be socially irresponsible by abandoning a bunch of orphans that I created, I searched for a home to happily place them in, which is how I found Rosemary's scrappy orphan quilt-along. 
It was serendipitous, but left me with another problem, what would I use for the center medallion? So more searching led to this,
which has become this...