Friday, April 3, 2015

Purple Scrapple Eater

Hooray! Today I finally dragged myself off my death bed (OK, a slight exaggeration; but I’ve had the Cold From He** for 3 days).  Nothing like playing with fabric to get me going!

So, April is the month for Purple in our Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  I seem to have quite a bit of purple, but some of it is reserved for other things (am I allowed to do that?)  No matter. The first plan is to get the two large blocks of Wonky Log Cabins done, each consisting of 4 smaller blocks.  As you can see, I have done four:


I need to get more variety in there, methinks, so I may have to “unreserve” some of my other  purple scraps.

And since I only posted one of my yellow blocks last month, I want to show you that I actually did finish TWO - and all before month end.


I even played with these blocks on my design wall, but as you can see, my design wall is so small as to be nearly useless.


I'm working on a plan in my studio to shuffle things around.  Part of the plan involves getting rid of some storage cabinets that take more room than they give, if you know what I mean. And then replace them with something from IKEA (oh darn, a trip to IKEA!!!), move my bookshelf, and I will have a whole area about 7.5 x 7.5’  to rig something up as a design wall.  That’s still not big enough for queen quilts, but it’s manageable.  

If you have scraps, why not join us for Scrap Happy Saturday with Angela ?!?

Cathy maroon

11 comments :

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Love these blocks. I like the idea of getting rid of scraps by color challenge too. I wish I had an IKEA near. You would think a college town like South Bend/Notre Dame would command enough business to plop one in, but no. We get Costco with a $55 a year membership. Don't get me started...lol.
Happy Easter.
xx, Carol

scraphappy said...

Enjoy your Ikea trip. The best way to unreserve fabrics is to finish things up, but stealing them out of project bins always feels so good!

Julierose said...

Just lovely blocks for RSC15--I like the B/W backgrounds on them a lot...hugs, Julierose

Nann said...

Your log cabins look great! I like the black-and-white backgrounds.

Lisa J. said...

I love these blocks. I really love the newspaper look background.

LA Paylor said...

wait, I'll be right over to go to ikea with you... always love going there. The color plus black and white is terrific.
I am just getting over the same horrible head cold... third since December for me. Then the pollen started... I look like permanent black eyes girl. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Ikea? Can I come?? Our closest store is two hours away and I don't get to go very often. Probably a good thing! Your blocks are wonderful and so glad to hear you're on the mend.

Scrappy quilter said...

I continue to really like those blocks. Have fun at Ikea!

PaulaB quilts said...

You are fortunate to have space for a design wall. I hope it works out. I do not have an area that I can reach, so have to do temp layouts on the floor, then take pics with my iPad. Good luck, your blocks are lovely.

janie krig said...

Log cabin blocks are fun! I love what you've done with yours.

Sheila said...

Love your RSC blocks. I gave up on a design wall and use the floor.
By the way, I have been know to cut into my stash when I ran low of scraps so I could play along with rainbow scrape challenge each week.