Saturday, November 14, 2015

What did the Lime Say?

What did the Lime say to the Lemon?  “You’re appealing!”  (a-peel-ing)   *insert collective groans here*

Well, I do find lime the color (and limes the fruit as well) to be appealing.  And even though I cheated and stitched these blocks a couple months ago, this is the first time I`m showing theme here for Scrappy Saturday with Angela.

Lime is such a lovely SUMMER color, isn’t it?  Where is my Margarita?

By making these ahead (knowing Angela had told us in May to save our light and bright scraps for later and that this color’s turn would come), I have been able to get my Rainbow Orbs quilt pieced.  Actually, I shared the below picture back in mid-October.


Models Darla (top) and Alfalfa (scratching an itch) on Rainbow Orbs

Now the quilt back is pieced and the entire thing is pin basted. I had to order a whole 25-yard roll of batting (Warm and Plush) from JoAnn’s. They had it on sale for 50% off  online (I believe they do that about once per calendar quarter) with free shipping. So it was a great deal. The Plush is a bit thicker than the Warm and Natural or the Warm and White, but like those it is 100% cotton.  I can’t wait to try it. I like a quilt that feels like a quilt. Yeah, you can tell I am an old-timer, LOL.

Anyway, the quilting will begin any day now. I’ve been saying that for a week, but the truth is I am not quite sure how I want to quilt it. It will be simple, though, because it is large (80x96) and I have a Bernina whose throat isn’t giant. And I do not enjoy the quilting part as much as the piecing and binding.

If you have scraps, or love scrappy quilts (or even just great fabric eye candy), why not join us at Scrappy Saturday?

Cathy maroon

14 comments :

gocrazywithme said...

Wow, love the look of this quilt!

gayle said...

It looks like your Quilt Inspectors have given it the Seal of Approval!
I love the colors against the black and white backgrounds - they just seem to glow!

Cathy said...

LOVE! What a fun use of scraps. You will do just fine with the quilting on the DSM. If I can anyone can!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks for sharing your quilt. I absolutely LOVE it!! I'm looking forward to seeing your pieced backing and the quilting that you will do.

Jennifer said...

great job! I love all your vivid colors, and especially all your text-y neutrals!

Nell's Quilts said...

What a great quilt top. The colour with the black and white (or white and black) prints is such a wonderful combination.

scraphappy said...

Looks like you are ready for a finish on this one. So many beautiful colors!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Obviously your models are quite happy with your quilt (and justifiably so). I love the wonderful bright colours!

Mari said...

Love it! You'll be cuddling up under it in no time!

Lady Jane said...

So colorful!!! I'm with you. I like a quilt feeling like a quilt also. This will be wonderful when completed. So warm and cozy just like a quilt should be.

PaulaB quilts said...

You and your assistants will be so warm and cozy under this colorful quilt. Congrats on getting it together so quickly!

Magpie Sue said...

The quilt top is so happy! Thanks for the head's up about Warm and Plush. I use Warm & Natural exclusively but sometimes would prefer more a thicker end product. Will have to look into that!

Sheila said...

I love, love, LOVE this quilt.

Ariane said...

I love the look of this quilt. Its gorgeous!!