Saturday, August 8, 2015

An Indigo Scrappy Saturday . . . and Jen’s Quilt

Welcome to Scrappy Saturday for the 2015 Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  Our hostess Angela has selected Indigo as the color of the month for August. I am sooooo not an indigo person and really had to scrape the bottom of my fabric barrels (HA!) to find suitable colors. We were also told we could use this month for our gray and black scraps, but since those would not work with my Wonky Log Cabin Blocks, whose contrasting/negative space colors are black on white prints, I um... scrapped that idea.

But since we did blue blocks in January, I have finished up a couple quilts and other projects that had blues in them, so I did have some selection of very dark blues from which to make (4) 8.5 inch blocks, which make one 16.5” unfinished block when sewn together.


There’s not a whole heck of a lot of variety in the dark blues, but it will do.  And here is how it looks compared to the two blue January blocks:


So, I have completed 19 of the 25 blocks I need for this quilt.  Done are:
5 red, 3 blue, 3 dark green, 2 yellow, 2 purple, 2 teal and 2 pink.  I have 6 remaining, and they will be: 3 orange, 2 light/bright green and one ?? (probably a yellow/green or a yellow/orange). We shall see.

Every Sunday, my cousins Carrie and Kim (who are really my nieces by marriage and are my age) come over, along with Carrie’s daughter Jenny who is 30-ish. We gather at about 10am at my place and sew in my studio, which has enough room (barely) to accommodate 4 sewists at their machines. Plus we have an ironing board and a separate cutting table. And sometimes Kim`s 10-year-old granddaughter Trini (pictured HERE with the koala mittens she made) joins us. When she does, one person usually works in the adjoining room of the studio in a comfy chair doing handwork (crochet or embroidery).

So anyway, Jen finished her first quilt (and since this picture taken 2 weeks ago, has finished another).   I didn’t get the whole thing in the picture, but you get the idea. We are all so proud of her!!


So, got scraps? Join us in the 2015 Rainbow Scrap Challenge. To see this week’s blocks, visit Angela at So Scrappy.

Cathy maroon

10 comments :

Quiltdivajulie said...

Congrats to the maker on her finish! (and I am not an indigo person either - I'm working on other scrappy stuff this month).

Cathy said...

That blue Wonky will do just fine for the Indigo month! Yay for Jen! Hope she liked it enough to continue on. Sounds like a fun group.

Stacey said...

Wow! Your log cabin blocks are stunning.

katie z. said...

Jenny's first quilt is fabulous!

The Joyful Quilter said...

You are not the only RSC Quilter to be scraping the bottom of the scrap barrel!! I, too, am having to dig deep in the scrap basket to find enough INDIGO to work with. Congrats! to the new quilter. May she continue to churn out more quilts. You Sunday get-togethers sound like SEW much FUN!!!

gayle said...

Your family sew-together sounds like so much fun. I should talk my sister-in-law and cousin into getting together with me to sew on a regular basis!

LA Paylor said...

there is contrast. It's subtle but you got it!
LeeAnna

Deb A said...

Your indigo block looks great! Sounds like a fun time each week with your family to sew together. Her first quilt is great!

Sheila said...

Great looking blocks. Beautiful quilt! Congratulations on another quilter in the family.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

What a wonderful family tradition, and even better that it's being passed on to the younger generation too.