Sunday, January 12, 2014

Rainbow Scrap Challenge

For this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I have chosen 3 projects to work on.  The first is a zig zag quilt made with 2.5 inch strips from a tutorial at  Sewn Up by Teresa Downunder.  If I stick with each month's color choice, I should wind up with a 51 x 53.5 inch rainbow version of the Pere Noel quilt.

In 2012 and 2013, I  watched Sheila's Sew Cook and Travel blog each month with serious envy.  She made Happy, Scrappy House blocks from a free pattern on Bonnie Hunter's blog.  They finish at 7.5 inches and when borders are added they are adorably wonky.

I'll also be adding to the Rainbow Postage Stamp blocks I made last year and making some four patches with the extra 2.5 inch charms.

While shopping at K Mart this week, I stumbled upon a jewelry presentation and a raffle.  If you  listened to the presentation, you were eligible for a free piece of jewelry.  My daughter was browsing so I stopped and listened.  The woman giving the demo was very nice.  I really felt sorry for her when no one bought any of the jewelry, but it didn't stop me from picking out an item when they pulled my ticket.  I picked the faux diamond stud earrings that supposedly retail for $79.99.   I placed  them in front of a swatch of blue fabric since it is blue month at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  

I don't think anyone will mistake them for the real thing, but I will enjoy wearing them.  They are my favorite style, free.

Don't forget to check out all of the great projects for this month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge over at So Scrappy.


  1. Your blue and white zigzag quilt is my favorite! Reminds me of men's business shirts. I love anything blue & white anyway.

  2. Katie Q, haven't heard from you in SO LONG! Hello. lol I love the Rainbow Scrap Challenge - it keeps me inspired all year!

  3. Hi Katie Q. You have been busy. I'm so happy you will be sewing BH Scrappy Happy Houses, too. Aren't they fun! Love your kitten sitting in the window.
    Congratulations on the win. I wore faux diamond studs from KMart for years. When I'd lose one, I'd buy another pair, same size diamonds. Stones large enough to see, but not too large. You know ... so people would think they were possibly real diamonds. Lol.

  4. Lots of great stitching to do! I still seriously love your postage blocks in color. Congratulations on your studs!

  5. I have serious envy of Sheila's house blocks too. What a fun block for RSC. Lucky you to win earrings. Faux or real, they look pretty good to me.

  6. I love your house block :) I'm heading over to Shelia's blog now to check it out. Great free earring ;-)


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