Sunday, June 22, 2014

Rainbow Scrap Challenge Yellow

I have been poking through my stash looking for yellow fabric.  Yellow and orange always seem to be in short supply in my sewing room.  During this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I have been envious of Sharon V's Garlic Knot blocks.  I finally decided to make some of my own.  I used the tutorial offered by Angela (the hostess of the RSC) on her Super Scrappy blog.  I changed the size by using some of the 2.5 strips I had in my stash.  My version finishes at 8 inches instead of the original 6 inches.  Angela has lots of tutorials for six inch blocks that work well to use up scraps.

I made a few more blocks from the Dottie pattern and more four patches for my collection.
I enjoyed making the Knot blocks so much that I made them in other colors.
I also finished another scrappy top with blocks I made last summer. I loved being able to use lots of 2 inch scrap strips.
 Retired guy was kind enough to hold up the quilt for me and to pose with his new gardening hat.
My stylish new footwear has been keeping me close to home so I have extra time to sew.  I've gotten through the first week of the six week period.  I have a different style to wear while I sleep.  Hopefully, my Achilles tendon will heal and I will be able to avoid surgery.  In the meantime, please don't ask me to dance.
I'm linking up to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge at So Scrappy.  As usual, there are lots of great projects to see.


  1. Love all the yellow goodness. The Knot blocks are very addicting - so quick to make, too. Love the new fashion - hope things heal well.

  2. Hope you are on the mend soon without having to have surgery. Your knot block looks great! Fabulous in the bigger size.

  3. I like those garlic knot blocks! They are very cool. Sorry about the boot - but I bet you can kick some serious butt! Hope it will do the job….

  4. Katie Katie Katie, what happened ?~! I ruptured my Achilles Tendon in the late 80s and wore a boot like that for months it seemed. I avoided surgery and I hope you do as well. Follow all their instructions and keep me posted, we can compare notes-I can still recall the feeling when it tore-I squatted down on the dock to put Iris (age three) into the dinghy for the row out to our houseboat and felt it go. I likely shrieked altho I don't remember that part...I was working for an orthopedic surgeon at the time. He knew immediately what I had done and so we made a fiberglass splint to hold me til Friday when the brace guy came down from Miami with a boot similar to yours.

    Your blocks are so precise. What is the trick to attaining that precision? Will I need to take a class or two to get those kinds of capabilities?

  5. Love the knots in the variety of color. That summery quilt is awesome. So bright and cheerful. Hope you have a quick recovery without the dreaded surgery.

  6. That boot looks like you are ready to hit the slopes! I hope it is healing for you and you can avoid surgery. Nice, perky yellows and rainbow quilts! A great idea for scraps.


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