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March 28, 2020
Selvedge Blocks for RSC from Romany Quilting

I really wasn’t going to make any more different blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, kindly organised by by Angela at So Scrappy.  But the  selvedge RSC quilt I made last year hardly made a dent in my bag stuffed full of these colourful little strips.  Tucked away with the selvedges was a bag pattern, so I thought, why not?  I had a bit of catching up to do but have now completed an orange, light and bright green and teal blue blocks.  Who would have thought I had so many orange selvedges, its not a colour I really ...

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irish chain quilt from Making A Lather

This week I worked on the rainbow irish chain blocks for the rainbow scrap challenge. I have been able to stay current with this quilt.


I found some little bits of teal/ aqua that I made into more of my little blocks.


I think I have everything done for March in teal /aqua, and I am ready for a new color.


My rainbow projects for 2020 with links:
 Irish chain
Shine
row by row
scraptastic star
country road

I am linking to:

rsc20 super saturday

oh scrap

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March 26, 2020
New Normal from Cat Patches

We've been home a week now, and it seems as if everything has settled into place. Of course, I'm hoping this won't be a permanent new normal, but it is what's normal for now. We've been staying home, going out only for essentials. I'll admit I like the staying home part.

Matthew has been living in our fifth wheel for the time being. He embarked on an experiment last year of living in his van. He's an engineer with a good-paying job, but he wanted to sock away rent money in the bank ...

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New Normal from ... Cat Patches

We've been home a week now, and it seems as if everything has settled into place. Of course, I'm hoping this won't be a permanent new normal, but it is what's normal for now. We've been staying home, going out only for essentials. I'll admit I like the staying home part.

Matthew has been living in our fifth wheel for the time being. He embarked on an experiment last year of living in his van. He's an engineer with a good-paying job, but he wanted to sock away rent money in the bank ...

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March 23, 2020
Another Day of Sewing from Cat Patches

We had to drive into town yesterday. We were nearly out of coffee, and well, I know an emergency when I see one. Also, we needed bird seed of all kinds, and so we combined the two stops, carefully maintaining social distancing while we were out. We've taken to wearing surgical gloves when we go out. If nothing else, it reminds us not to touch our faces. I'm still going to have to make a grocery shopping trip tomorrow. We don't have grocery delivery to our home, but I can pick up at the store. So far ...

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Another Day of Sewing from ... Cat Patches

We had to drive into town yesterday. We were nearly out of coffee, and well, I know an emergency when I see one. Also, we needed bird seed of all kinds, and so we combined the two stops, carefully maintaining social distancing while we were out. We've taken to wearing surgical gloves when we go out. If nothing else, it reminds us not to touch our faces. I'm still going to have to make a grocery shopping trip tomorrow. We don't have grocery delivery to our home, but I can pick up at the store. So far ...

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March 22, 2020
Oh Scrap! : Crazy Times from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I hope all of you are staying home and keeping safe and healthy.  For years now, I have worked out of my home and it is not uncommon for me to not leave the house for days.  So the sheltering at home has been easy for me.  I hope all of you are adapting well.



But I will admit, I don't do well without a plan.  And right now, the future is anyone's guess. So I find myself without a lot of desire to sew.  I did manage to sew up a couple turquoise string blocks before I ...

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March 21, 2020
rsc row from Making A Lather

So glad to have a little bit of teal to brighten things up a bit. I worked on the rainbow row by row this week making a zigzag. the HSTs are 3 1/2 inches. And the first two I sewed together were wrong LOL. There is one more Saturday in March for the rainbow scrap challenge, and I am nearly done with what I want to get finished in teal.






I hope everyone is staying well and quilting.

My rainbow projects for 2020 with links:
 Irish chain
Shine
row by row
scraptastic star
country road

I am linking to ...

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March 20, 2020
One Blue Colourpoint Cat from Romany Quilting

Another block on the Rainbow Scrap Challenge now ticked off the list.  This block is a little more complicated (for me)  and as I’ve been on holiday recently  it’s been a while now since I last  tackled this block. Must admit that some unpicking in the assembly process took place!   I think next month I will read the instructions properly, and lay out all the pieces before I start putting the cat together.  And here she is – a Blue Birman, that’s what I’m calling her.  No face yet, it might be a good idea to stitch ...

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March 19, 2020
Teal, Aqua & Turquoise from Sew Preeti Quilts

Honestly, I find these Teal, Aqua and Turquoise names confusing.  Different websites will label fabrics differently. Kona and Bella have additional names like Lake, Bermuda, Lagoon, Pool and Seafoam etc.

For simplicity and clarity I have divided my stash into Greenish Blue and Bluish Green.

Greenish Blue


Bluish Greens


Picture this - Leaving the Blue station, the train will stop first at Greenish-Blue and then at Bluish-Green before coming to a halt at Green station. For all the colors that lie between Blue and Green (but are neither Blue nor Green), March is the month in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2020 ...

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March 15, 2020
Oh Scrap! : More Turquoise from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Welcome to this week's Oh Scrap!

With lots of people staying home - I bet we see lots of inspiration!



I was able to sew up some of my rainbow scrap challenge blocks in teal and turquoise.  I haven't decided if I am going to use them as chain blocks or just use them all in a color block quilt. 




I have to admit I really like them just pieced all together.  I think once I have all the colors sewn, I could have some fun playing with color placement.


I hope all of you are staying healthy.  You ...

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March 14, 2020
Getting started with Teal from Romany Quilting

The month is half over so I’m running late with my RSC blocks for March.  That’s what happens when you go away on holiday for several weeks!  But I’m back home now, sorted out some fabrics, cut and pinned the pieces, and stitched them up.  The simple checkerboard blocks are fun to make, and look quite nice in this colourway,  I think.  These blocks will eventually become a boy’s donation quilt.  I had a small scrap left of teal fabric printed with creepy crawly insects, enough for two squares, let’s hope a boy will think ...

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rsc teal from Making A Lather

The color for March and the rainbow scrap challenge is teal. I chose a more aqua color for my shine quilt.


I dug through my 2 inch scraps and found a little of everything for the tiny houses.


My rainbow projects for 2020 with links:
 Irish chain
Shine
row by row
scraptastic star
country road

I am linking to:

rsc20 super saturday

oh scrap
UFO busting - I am featured this week

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March 13, 2020
Little Girl’s Cot Quilt from Romany Quilting

I’ve been busy working away on my donation cot quit over the last few days.  Last time I mentioned it, all the layers were pinned together, and I had ditch stitched around the blocks.  So it was time to add some straight line quilting to the body of the quilt with my walking foot.  How did we ever manage without these, I wonder?

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Then it was time to quilt the borders.  With a print like this, I decided to quilt in the lines between each coloured segment, making use of the diagonal shapes.  This worked quite well, and I ...

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March 10, 2020
Home again from Romany Quilting

We are now safely back home after our trip away.  The caravan has been emptied and cleaned, and I’ve finally caught up with the laundry.  Although we visited the laundromat regularly while we were away, there always seems to be mountains of washing when we return home – of course the sheets and towels all added to the pile.  Just as well I quite enjoy being a washer woman!

Autumn has now arrived in my part of the world, so it was time for a seasonal change.  I’m really pleased with my little Autumn wall-hanging stitchery up on the ...

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March 8, 2020
Oh Scrap! : Turquoise and Orphan Adoption Event from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Time to get out the turquoise scraps for March.



The first blocks I decided to tackle were these rail fence pinwheel blocks.  
I had a really nice selection of light and darks scraps in this color - but not many mediums.



But once these blocks get put up with all of the ones done to date, they look great!  I think I am really going to like this quilt.  It is so colorful!



I also want to announce that I will be hosting the Quilty Orphan Adoption Event starting Thursday March 19th.  Last Fall, there were not many projects linked up ...

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March 7, 2020
little bits from Making A Lather

I think these blocks are cute and fun. There is a link at the bottom of the post for the pattern. The rainbow scrap challenge color for the month of March is teal. I really like having a new color each month to help me weed out the useable scraps, and make something useful. These use 1 1/2 inch strips and squares.


I use the littlest triangle scraps for this fun wonky star block. Each block is a little surprise. The centers and background are 2 inch squares.



My rainbow projects for 2020 with links:
 Irish chain
Shine
row ...

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March 1, 2020
Oh Scrap! : Last Orange RSC Blocks from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I was able to come just under the wire!
Even though today is the first day of March, I did finish my last RSC orange block in February.  Whew!



I think these 6" little blocks are called Bright Hope.   I have been grouping nine of them into a giant block and them framing them in a solid.  I think these finish at 20".



This project was carried over from last year.  I am not that attached to this quilt and I think I am just continuing to work on it because I have already spent so much time on it ...

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To Australia, with love from Sew Preeti Quilts

A mediocre songstress was surprised when someone in the crowd yelled ENCORE following her ho-hum performance.

Twin Tree Block (falling short)


As she performed a second time, the same person yelled out - "and again, till you get it right"


Twin Tree Block (compensating)


That song is the twin tree block and that songstress is me!
By the time I got it right there were over 25 blocks. I figured I should make a few more.  I could definitely use the practice.

Pinned

In process

Trunks


And forty blocks later, we have two lovely flimsies.  I hope they will only see ...

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February 29, 2020
orange star from Making A Lather

I forgot about scraptastic stars for February. So, I have an orange to share for the last Saturday of February for the rainbow scrap challenge. I had cut the pieces, but, forgot to make the block until I thought about the link up today.



I played with bitty pumpkins in orange using 3 1/2 inch orange squares just for fun.



I am ready for another color,
My rainbow projects for 2020 with links:
 Irish chain
Shine
row by row
scraptastic star
country road

I am linking to:

rsc20 super saturday

oh scrap
UFO busting - I am featured today







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