Saturday, April 30, 2016

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC16 - Week 18

Welcome to Week 18 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  Each week, I try to sew something with the Color of the Month.  It doesn't always happen (because sometimes I get excited about the color and make all of my scrappy projects at the beginning of the month and work on UFOs during the remaining weeks.)  That happened this month, but you'll have to read through my week before you get to that report.  :P

On SUNDAY, I took some process pictures of the making of Block2 of the RavBOM.  This version began with a rectangle and a square... or rather 12 - 4.5 x 2.5" rectangles and 25 - 2.5" squares:

In the photo above, the square is covering the right half of the rectangle.

MONDAY afternoon, I finished up another Block2 sample for the RavBOM:

It needs a bit more pressing, but it used up a bit of scraps for the Stashbusters Challenge and provided another method with NO triangles and without the use of HSTs.  I blogged about my method HERE.

TUESDAY morning found me a Knit Group. I sewed buttons on a long-completed cowl. That poor cowl has been waiting for buttons for THREE YEARS!!!  Oh, wait... It's ORANGE:

The pattern is called PERFECT by Threebagsfulled.  I just LOVE the texture of this cowl!!!

WEDNESDAY was a beautiful day.  I went out to take some pictures for my friend Paula over at Paula B Quilts.  She LOVES iris and I just happen to have a yard full of them...

Lavender Heirlooms from my friend Rebecca:

Yellow Siberian (?) Iris from Dee Dee's garden:

White Bearded Iris from a neighbor's garden:

Yellow Heirlooms from my friend Hilary:

In the harsh midday light, I noticed that the Tall Bearded Lilac/Orchid Iris that I traded for the White Iris shown above was blooming across the street so I got a shot later in the day:


Those came from my friend Fran's garden.  If I'm not mistaken, they have moved with us to our last 3 homes and they are still as beautiful as ever!

Last week, it was the Purple Iris that came from my aunt's house.  (I've got to remember to move some of those back to my yard before she moves away, as something happened to mine.)  It's always exciting to see flowers that came from my garden flourish at homes all around the neighborhood!

On THURSDAY, I sat with a sick friend all day. I was disappointed to miss this week's Quilt
Group meeting, but it couldn't be helped.  (Hello, CCLQ members!!!)

In the evening, I unearthed THIS:

Can YOU guess what's inside???

It's an antique New Home sewing machine that I need to sell:

Where is Bonnie Hunter when you need her??  (And she doesn't even live that far from me!)

FRIDAY was supposed to be a work-at-home day.  How do you think THAT turned out???


The morning was spent moving things around in the sewing room and found that there actually IS a floor beneath the sewing table:

The afternoon, however, included a trip to Raleigh to move DS1 out of the dorm.  He only has one exam left before the end of the school year and I had a limited number of days available to help him.  So... TODAY was Moving Day!!  (He'll keep enough clothes for the weekend and probably take the bus home after his last exam on Tuesday.)

NOTE:  For those of you who were hoping to catch a glimpse of the completed S's T-Quilt, check out the most recent post for Design Floor Friday.  (Thanks for looking!!)

On SATURDAY morning, I joined Angela's LINK PARTY and posted April's Month in Review:

ONE (1) Maverick Star:

ONE (1) Slab Block:

ONE (1) String Block:

ONE (1) Tiny Nine:

For a total of FOUR (4) blocks sewn from my ORANGE scraps this month:

But, WAIT!!!

There is also...

ONE (1) Rainbow Crumb Block:

To add to that, bringing my total block production to FIVE (5) for the month of  April:

After posting and joining Angela's LINK PARTY, I'm headed over to Needleb's house for a Sew Day.  A number of my Quilt Bee friends are planning to attend.  It promises to be a WONDERFUL day!!  I have a couple of projects that I plan to work on waiting by the door.

I'll be looking forward to catching up on what all of the RSC Quilters have been working this week, but that will have to wait until tomorrow. You go on ahead and enjoy all of the ORANGE scrappy goodness!!

Until next time...
Get Scrappy!!!


  1. Iris was my mother's favorite flower. I inherited a lovely bed at onw house in Kansas, but have not tried them elsewhere. I really miss them.

  2. Great progress in a busy week. So many great activities though, the sewing can wait.

  3. My Guy loves Irises. You've got some great pictures and some beautiful blocks.

  4. I miss my irises, left behind when last I moved. Thanks for the look at yours!
    Lovely orange blocks! And the cowl looks like a fun knit!

  5. I miss irisis. I think I need to find and plant some down here.... must see if they grown this far south. Enjoy your sewing and friends today.

    1. Deb, you might try Louisiana irises, just gorgeous and grow in the South. They are divided and sold after the bloom season. Good luck, Paula

  6. So many projects going at the same time; congratulations!

  7. My goodness. Another busy week. Love those orange blocks and knitting! Like you, I do the bulk of my RSC block sewing at the beginning of the month. BEAUTIFUL blooms. And sewing machine.

  8. Thanks thanks so much for remembering me with the iris. So many pretty ones. They will quit flowering if not divided every three years or so, after they bloom. Replant healthy newer rhizomes and they will thrive again. You have q nice orange group this also.

  9. Lovely oranges - especially the cowl! And thanks for all the iris eye-candy!

  10. I love your orange blocks specially the String one. Beautiful New Home Machine.


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