Saturday, February 4, 2017

First Week of Scrappy Aqua

This is the first week of aqua (turquoise, teal, sea green) for February for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge participants. New colors are always a refreshing change, aren’t they?? Even if the outdoors is still gloomy and gray, we quilters get to play in glorious color! There are always lots of fun things to see over at our hostess Angela’s blog for Scrappy Saturday.

My sewing this week had me whipping out the strips, strings and selvages.  First up are my four 8.5” blocks of aqua strings.



Then I worked with my selvages and 4.5x8.5” chunks of solids to sew up another column for my Rainbow Selvages quilt. Last month I did two purple columns; one in red-purple and one in standard or blue-purple. This month I only needed to do the one aqua.


And I did an aqua crayon, too. Here it is pinned next to the aqua selvage column (draped so I could get closer and show more).


I also got 3/4 of the top done to my brother-in-law’s black, white and blue disappearing 9-patch quilt (had to force myself; boring sewing). No picture, no rush. We are not leaving for Arizona this week as originally planned. Something medical has come up with DH that needs to be taken care of first, so at this point we’re not sure if we will go next week or next month.

For Block Lotto this month, we were asked to sew Dutchman’s Puzzle blocks using the Pantone Color of the Year, Greenery, as “inspiration” for the green geese. Background was to be light tan (mine are NOT white, although it looks like it) or pink. The other remaining geese were our choice.


I forgot to mention in my sewing recap for January (last week) that I also sewed some small kennel quilts for a local Best Friends shelter in January. One of my personal goals this year is to sew six small (12x18” to crib size) quilts per month to donate. I only got 5 done in January, but I hope to maybe catch up and get 7 done in February. Regardless, I will donate what I have at the end of February. Since I need to deliver them myself, I figured every 2 months (roughly a dozen quilts each time) is about right. I know there will be lots of cute kitties and puppies there tempting me, so I have to be strong! I’ll get a picture of them all (the quilts, not the cute animals) at the end of the month, although there’s really nothing exciting about them. I`m using donated fabric (pretty ugly) for the time being, although there is lots of cute fabric waiting in the wings.

Have a great week!

Cathy maroon

22 comments :

  1. That selvage quilt is going to be so cool! First purple and now turquoise...so far quilting in 2017 has been awesome!

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  2. Wow, you got started on aqua in a hurry! The secondary pattern in the Dutchman blocks is really nice. Love the crayons too. Such a fun pattern.

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  3. Great work with the aqua. I think I have stash envy. Just look at the wealth of fabric in every colour on your shelves.

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  4. Cathy, your aquas are so pretty, and you are so productive.

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  5. I'm not much of fan of selvedge quilts, but I really like the way you are using yours. You have a great collection of aquamarine to work with!

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  6. I do love your crayon. And the strings blocks are wonderful. The only thing missing is Alfie and Darla...those slackers.

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  7. You have such fun projects, that crayon one is yummy!!! And your string blocks are awesome, love your prints.

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  8. Cathy, you have the best aqua scraps! When we worked with them last year, I had to buy some because I had NO aquas! Now I think I can make something! I really like the Dutchman's Puzzle blocks, too. So sorry to hear your DH has something going on. Hopefully it can be easily resolved so you can have a winter getaway!

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  9. Oh, what fun and happy blocks! I wasn't sure how I felt about your selvage quilt but now that I see it I think I love it.

    I know what you mean about boring D9P. I like the look of those quilts so tried making one once but got as far as three blocks and threw them in the orphan pile!

    Hope all is okay for DH!

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  10. your selvedge strips/columns are GREAT!

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  11. I'm loving those AQUA strings, selvedges, and that crayon!! SEW many wonderful scraps!!

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  12. Those aquas are so pretty and I just can't get over the crayons.

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  13. The selvage quilt strips are really striking and will make a fine quilt. All the others look good in aqua, my favorite color. Keep up the good work! I pray that your DH gets through his medical needs with a return to good health so you can have a great trip.

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  14. Your RSC blocks are looking great - this month's color is so soothing and refreshing! Love the Dutchman's Puzzle blocks - fun use of color!

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  15. They are great! THe blocks are awesome!!

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  16. Everything is so pretty! The selvage quilt is a very cool idea!! Thanks for helping the kitties with quilts. I volunteer at the Humane Society here in Virginia.

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  17. I'm not a selvage user, myself, but I do like what you're doing with them! And your crayons always make me smile. 8)
    Good luck resisting the kitties! And best wishes to DH.

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  18. You must have THE most enviable stash around! I am always amazed at just what you can dig out of it to create all the monthly challenges. And, please give get better wishes to your DH - hope he's soon on the mend.

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