WISHING FOR BLUE SKIES
In the past week of clouds, rain and thunderstorms I’ve been missing the beautiful blue skies here in the Midwest. So I’ve kept busy using my blue scraps for Rainbow Scrap Challenge goals. My final project in blues was the Geese Migration blocks. Cynthia has inspired me to really dig in and find special blue scraps.
The light block was easier to do than the dark one, because the dark colors tend to blur together too easily, so I had to use bits of other colors to enliven the blocks.
Here you can compare the blocks and see the different things that stand out.
Now that I got my two tops sent off Covered In Love, I wanted something quick, easy and colorful for a Project Linus quilt. Jenny Doan came out with a new pattern, Fence Rail Stars, not long ago which had me drooling over her colors and the simplicity of it. The size is just right also, about 45 inches. She used a really colorful jelly roll which was on my wish list.
However, I knew I could find enough bright and child themed strips in my stash. I also found I had a 2-yard piece of a not-quite white which needed to be used. I bought it back in my first rush of online fabric buying, not realizing there are dozens of whites with fancy names that don’t mix with each other.
After gathering and piecing my sets of three strips, I happily cut them up into 6-1/2-inch squares. Until I found that from each strip I had cut one square too short. My non-math head doing its thing again. However, in order to have something, anything for this blog I prepared four blocks with flip triangles and laid them out on my lovely new design floor, aka my recently replaced kitchen floor, to show you.
Since then I have found and pieced together enough strips to complete the project. You really need to have them all at hand to do a balanced layout of colors. This terrible weather is expected to last at least another week, so I will have the finished top to show you next week.
Until then I will also be working on my third AHIQ challenge, due next Tuesday. I don’t know what I will do for other blues, maybe some friendship stars to add to my beginnings of a QOV project. I’m learning from many of you how handy it is to have a parts department with blocks ready to be used.
I’m anxious to see all of your fine scrappy projects so please join me at