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January 23, 2021
zuckerwatte in progress from Making A Lather

I have sew enjoyed the pink inspiration with the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. Looking at the design walls all filled with pink, makes me happy. I don't have a design wall or even a design floor, but, I sure have pink scraps. I am doing rsc a little different this year, by concentrating on ufos by color. I miss sewing the blocks, and watching them grow, though.

 It was time to dig around in my pink 2 1/2 inch drawer for the rainbow scrap challenge. The drawer was overflowing. I knew that I would need 2 ...

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January 22, 2021
Found my Sew-Jo! from The Cozy Quilter

 I have had a productive week in the sewing room!  I think those scrappy colour blocks that I was making last week got me going again and this week I was on a roll.  First, I quilted and bound my January Colour Blocks quilt.  I considered a cross hatch but ended up with diagonal lines of quilting using light gray thread. 


Green solid fabric was used for the binding. 


I will add a label shortly.  

I made a pink block for my Rainbow Scrap Quilt for this year. 


I noticed after it was on the design wall that I made ...

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baby quilt finish from Making A Lather

 I have emptied a project box with this finish. I finished flannel #2 his week. It feels so good to move another UFo to done. I finished flannel #1 last week as part rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy.


46x58- 7 yards of fabric

I found an old blog post about the pattern including a share it  of my copy of the pattern. It's a great pattern to use for a baby quilt and/or a donation quilt.




My rainbow projects for 2021 with links:

tiny houses

postage stamp psp20

ice cream

waffle stamp blocks

love pillowcases

2 pink ...

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January 17, 2021
Oh Scrap! : The Blocks Keep Coming from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I finally finished all of my pink RSC blocks for the month of January.  With seven projects going, it takes a bit to get them all sewn.




I have the five Full Stop QAL blocks finished.  I haven't put the sashing between the blocks because I am not quite sure how I will put all these blocks together.  This way my options are kept open..




I also finished up all of my QRT blocks.  They finish up at 4 x 8".




This project is carried over from last year so I have quite a few of them finished.  I ...

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January 16, 2021
One More RSC Project from Romany Quilting

I had always intended adding another Rainbow Scrap Challenge project to the mix.  And why not, taking part in the RSC gives me the chance to start a project which I’ve been thinking about for ages.  I have this bag full of batik fabrics which has been hiding in the wardrobe for a long time, out of sight, but not necessarily forgotten.  As often happens with me, these fabrics were going to be turned into a project which didn't go ahead.  Now, I’ve decided, they really need to become cobblestone blocks, a nice big quilt for our ...

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January 15, 2021
flannel quilts and a finish from Making A Lather

My ufo # 2 and #3 for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy was 2 pink flannel baby quilts. I didn't know, when I opened the box, if I had just collected the fabric, or, had it cut for what I needed. I saw labels on the fabric, so I was excited to learn it was already cut and ready to sew.

there are 2 quilts cut out in the box


I had all the letters I needed for the pattern -quilt #1

I arranged them on tray with all the letters showing

I have looked all over the ...

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January 14, 2021
crumb star from Making A Lather

I haven't been able to add to the pink drawer of 2 1/2 inch strips in a long time. It is full. I noticed some red had worked it's way into the drawer when I wasn't looking, too. I have a new rainbow scrap challenge block I want to make to use from this drawer and help clean and organize it.


The first step was to divide the strips into width of fabric strips and shorter. I was curious about how many would fall into each category. I grabbed a part of the pile for the ...

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January 10, 2021
Oh Scrap! : More RSC Blocks from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 It seems that I have taken on a number of Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts this year.  So I have been keeping pretty busy making all my pink blocks.



The first blocks I made this week were the ones made from my Well Suited pattern.  This is the first module of my Scrap Mixology pattern series.  When I make my flying geese, I immediately turned the bonus triangles into those cute little pinwheels.  I am not sure yet what I am going to do with them.




I also made the blocks I have been planning using my Two Bits pattern.  I ...

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January 9, 2021
A New Project and Some Slow Stitching from The Cozy Quilter

 While on my computer this week, I discovered a Sew Along being hosted by Debby Brown using colour blocks--16 patches using 2.5" squares from the scrap bins.  Since the Rainbow Scrap Challenge  colour of the month is pink, I made my first block using my pink scraps.  I have never been much of a pink person so had to scrape the bottom of the barrel to get enough squares for 2 or three blocks. Here is my first block:


To increase the variety of fabrics in my scrap bins and since I intend to make a baby quilt or ...

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pink revisited from Making A Lather

I have two postage stamp blocks - psp20 - my goal is 5 new every month this year. It's hard to tell, but these are 2 different pinks. I bought a honey bun especially for making these blocks, but, it has disappeared. So, I will be scrounging through my limited stash of solids. No problem. Maybe, if I pretend I am not interested in finding it, it will show up again. LOL


tiny houses


I made the tiny houses from 2 inch strip bin. I look for the shortest strip and cut it 2 1/2 inches and 3 1/2 ...

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January 8, 2021
Checkerboards and Four Patches from Romany Quilting

I’ve been “head down” doing some Rainbow Scrap Challenge sewing this week.  Top of the list was to get my Checkerboard quilt assembled and add the borders.  First of all I laid all the blocks out on top of our bed, and rearranged the colours till I was happy with the arrangement.  It went from this…..

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Sewing the borders on

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To this…….top completed

I need to purchase some fabric for the backing, so that is the next step.  Ideally, this donation quilt will be given to an older boy – I’ll be doing some simple quilting on it ...

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OMG: A Finished Flimsy from Cat Patches

Never let it be said that a broken shoulder can stand between a woman and her quilting...not permanently, anyway. I'm happy to say that the Snowflakes quilt top is now a finished flimsy. Ta-Da!!!


It's as if I hit the stash jackpot with the fabrics. Except for the backing (shown below), all of the fabrics for this quilt came from my stash. Even the embroidered snowflake background fabric was first used in the Snow Globes quilt. 

After sewing on the third border, I had just one more seam left to sew to make a back for it ...

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OMG: A Finished Flimsy from ... Cat Patches

Never let it be said that a broken shoulder can stand between a woman and her quilting...not permanently, anyway. I'm happy to say that the Snowflakes quilt top is now a finished flimsy. Ta-Da!!!


It's as if I hit the stash jackpot with the fabrics. Except for the backing (shown below), all of the fabrics for this quilt came from my stash. Even the embroidered snowflake background fabric was first used in the Snow Globes quilt. 

After sewing on the third border, I had just one more seam left to sew to make a back for it ...

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January 6, 2021
Packing Up from Romany Quilting

Gemma let her feelings known, Christmas is over and it’s time to pack it all away, she thinks.  Why else would she be taking a swipe at Santa and knock him over?  She does look a little guilty, doesn’t she?

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Poor Santa

So the last day or two I’ve been packing the Christmas  things away, and putting the normal things back in place.  The brass needed a bit of attention, so I sat outside on the patio, rubber gloves on, cleaner and cloths to the ready, and started a little polishing.  These jugs usually reside on the ...

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And Now There are Eight from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Did you see that Angela over at SoScrappy is hosting another Rainbow Scrap Challenge QAL this year?  It is called Full Stop.

Of course I decided to join in - so that means I now have 8 RSC quilts going on this year.   

Sigh....



I already have my pink scrap bin out so it took me no time at all to cut the pieces I need for the Hashtag block that was released for this month.  I finished up two blocks already.  I decided to use the same background fabric throughout the quilt.  It is hard to see from these photos ...

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January 3, 2021
Something New from ... Cat Patches

There was a time last night when I thought we might wash away. Oh my goodness...rain and wind, and what a storm! It made sleeping difficult. But here we are, still alive, and ready to start the first full week of the new year. Let's make it a good year, okay?

For starters, I made another pieced snowflake for the Snowflakes quilt.

The trimming was difficult. I have a new blade in my rotary cutter, but cutting through four layers where the seams come together was difficult. My arm was hurting after doing the trimming, and so I ...

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Something New from Cat Patches

There was a time last night when I thought we might wash away. Oh my goodness...rain and wind, and what a storm! It made sleeping difficult. But here we are, still alive, and ready to start the first full week of the new year. Let's make it a good year, okay?

For starters, I made another pieced snowflake for the Snowflakes quilt.

The trimming was difficult. I have a new blade in my rotary cutter, but cutting through four layers where the seams come together was difficult. My arm was hurting after doing the trimming, and so I ...

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Oh Scrap! : Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2021 from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Welcome to the first link-up of Oh Scrap! of 2021. I think this will be its seventh year.  That is a whole lot of scrappy inspiration!





It is pretty early in the month, but I am already getting a few of my Rainbow Scrap pink blocks completed.  I scrounged up three shades of pink solids and made these three blocks of my postage stamp quilt.  My PSP2020 will become my PSP2021.




I started this quilt mid year so I only have 14 blocks done to date.  I am usually limited by the shades of solids I have in my scrap ...

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January 2, 2021
Pink and Brown from Romany Quilting

It’s the New Year, 2021,  and the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is up and running again.  Pink is the colour of the month, and many thanks to Angela of So Scrappy for hosting this again.  How many taking part, I wonder, have been procrastinating like I have about what to do this year for RSC?  I’ve been thinking of various options, changed my mind several times, and then finally decided what to do.  I like to make donation quilts for children, and doing a few blocks each month makes it easy and interesting.  So these are two of my ...

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1st rsc 2021 and a finish from Making A Lather

Happy New Year! 

I hesitate to say it, since I said it last year, and look what happened.

Pink is the first color of the year for the rainbow scrap challenge. I hope to follow a plan for working on this challenge this year.

1. grab color wire basket and sort

 I keep my fabric chunks in wire baskets by color. Some baskets are in tidy shape, others, not so much. Pink is very tidy and full.

2. decide ufo by color -prioritize as #1

pink -2 love pillowcases, 2 baby flannel quilts, zuckerwaite ( any progress is progress)

3. make ...

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