Falling Behind

I’m beginning to understand why bears hibernate. They know how to keep warm and snuggly. It’s been bitterly cold here lately for a few weeks and no end in sight. Now we have more snow in the mix as well. My mind tells me that it’s perfect weather for quilting, but my body doesn’t seem to agree. I’ve just been plodding along.

In January I was working on my deadline for the Endeavourers challenge. I got this published last week. So now it’s time for catching up on January red blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and making yellow ones.

For quite a while I’ve had the idea of doing batik squares surrounded by black. This would be another RSC piece for this year. I went through my batik charm squares to see if I had enough for each month of the challenge. This was a lot of fun and I finally broke it down to seven or eight squares of each color. It’s going to be a rainbow quilt, but I’m not sure what layout to use.

. At first I planned to do a straight rainbow strip design, seven squares wide by eight rows long. But today I thought I might want to do it more scattered. So for now i’m just taking each group and adding a black one and a half inch strip to one side of each block.

As for the yellow, my first job is to make an improv block, 8 1/2 inches. Yellow is tough to work with because there is such a limited range of contrast.

These are a few examples where other colors add interest. Batiks seem to offer a better range of yellow choices. Now I have to get busy and get some things done before next weekend rolls around.

I’ll be enjoying seeing and getting ideas from all of you. I really could not be a quilter without having your input.

I’m linking up with Angela at http://superscrappy.blogspot.com/and Cynthia at http://quiltingismorefunthanhousework.blogspot.com/

17 thoughts on “Falling Behind

  1. It will be fun to see this progress. I’m itching to get in there and play with you on those improv blocks. Relax, enjoy the process, and see where it takes you! We are having ridiculous winter weather here. In this past week, we’ve had 15 inches of snow, ice, and now frigid temps. Earlier this fall, the word was that we’d have a mild winter. Ha!

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    1. There’s nothing nicer than a yellow butterfly. I checked out your blog and have to say I think your colors for the Bonnie Hunter quilt are nicer than any I’ve seen. I’m not doing it myself. I tried one year and that was enough. I like more open spaces not such a busy pattern. Your fox hiding in the birch trees is lovely.

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    1. Those are my batiks, however I don’t have that many cartons such as charm squares in my stash. I hate to cut into whole cloth for just a piece or two. BTW, I’m using voice dictation and it does not recognize the word batiks. I blush to tell you it just came up with b—-h cheeks! My New England accent seems to give it a problem.

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