Sunday, February 15, 2015

Pink Rainbow Scrap Challenge Blocks and a Few Extras

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to live in one of those cute little houses that appear in snow globes, I have the answer.  It's boring.  This week has been full of snow and ice with more on the way.  That made it a perfect time to sew. Right now the wind outside sounds like a freight train going by.
I thought I had lots of pink scraps to use for this month's RSC, but when it came time to piece some blocks there wasn't much to use.  I had just enough for two  Mod Cabin blocks, three Garlic Knot blocks, and one Happy House block.  This will be the last of the Happy House blocks.  I started the blocks during last year's RSC.  I now have a total of forty two which will be enough for a quilt.
I  promised to make two baby quilts for friends of my daughter and one for my niece's baby.  I am month's behind in my promise.  This week I pulled out the five inch novelty charm squares that  I cut over the summer.  I used the Eye Spy Disappearing Nine Patch tutorial at Obsessively Stitching for the placement of the patches.  It doesn't make a difference with the allover prints, but I wanted all of the pictures to face in the same direction so that required the directional prints to be placed in a particular way.
It's hard to believe that  14 simple nine patch blocks yielded the fifty six blocks for the top below.
I love the way this setting creates the  sashing and corner stones.  I will make the other two quilts using the same formula.  It went together really quickly and I am eager to get the tops quilted and on the way to their tiny new owners.

Last August, red was the RSC color.  I started a red and cream scrappy postage stamp style quilt.  This week I made six more blocks.  I'll be making three more to complete the top.

I will be linking up my pink blocks with other quilters participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge over at Angela's So Scrappy blog.  There are always lots of great projects to inspire you.
It's also not too late to leave a comment to enter the "Welcome Baby" flannel giveaway here on my blog.  The giveaway closes on February 23rd.

The most common greeting in our area during 2015 has been, "Stay Warm."  I hope wherever you are, you are cozily sewing surrounded by warmth or air conditioning if that's what you require.