Sunday, September 9, 2018

Oh Scrap! : RSC Blocks

I am really enjoying the Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks I am currently working on.

This week I decided to make another zigzag block for September in black.
I can always find lots of scraps for these blocks!

As for my garden blocks, I knew the color blue was going to be a challenge.  Of course a row of four plump blueberries were made.  Blue is actually in the name of the fruit (and one of my garden favorites)!

I went out and wandered around my own gardens to see what else fell under the "blue" category and I decided a birdhouse needed to be on the quilt.  This is a giant block at 12 x 30" but I only had one bird in all my stash so I had to build the house to it's scale.

I have one more blue block to make but I am still in the pondering mode trying to figure out how to sew it.  I think I finally have an idea and I just need time to try it out.  Hopefully I will have it to share next week.

What have you been doing with your scraps?


Quilting is more fun than Housework

I also need to announce that the up coming weekend (September 13th through September 15th) I will be hosting this year's Fall Quilty Adoption event.  (Here is a link to the Spring event if you want to see what it is all about.)  I will be opening the linkup Thursday morning and it will run until the end of the day Saturday.  So that gives you a few days to dig through your sewing room to see if you have anything you would like to put up for adoption.

It is an easy way to cross something off your UFO list   :)

  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do! 
Quilting is more fun than Housework


gayle said...

Oh, that birdhouse is a fun idea! I'm looking forward to seeing this quilt all together!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love the birdhouse, too! And you had a nuthatch in fabric - they are such fun little birds. We saw them all the time here!

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Beautiful blue blocks (and black too!). Cute bluberries, and I love this birdhouse! Is it a Charley Harper bird ? So cute!

Jayne said...

Whew! At first I thought the RSC color for this month was black! Not that black isn't a great color, but blue is the color of our birthstone! I love the photo of the bird houses! What a gorgeous garden you have. Your giant block fits perfectly among the houses!

Chantal said...

Love your birdhouses, the fabric and the wooden ones. Gorgeous picture. Your quilt is getting more and more interesting each week. Can't wait to see it all together. Enjoy! ;^)

em's scrapbag said...

Your blueberry blocks look yummy! And I adore your birdhouse.

Barb Neiwert said...

Love your birdhouse block! And the inspiration you had to develop it. Perfect!

Cathy said...

Oh, gosh...I love your weathered birdhouses. Great idea to make one in fabric. It's so cute. And I wondered if your blue fruit would be blueberries and then wondered how you were going to make them. Such fruity fun!

PaulaB quilts said...

Those blueberries look very tasty, and the lonely bird must be so happy to have a home at last.

Louise said...

Great birdhouse! And that looks like a Charlie Harper bird? His animals are so neat.

Emily said...

Love that birdhouse! Of course you need a birdhouse in your garden of fruit! Fantastic idea, and I really like the scale. After all, bird houses are bigger than strawberries.

Denise said...

I cant wait to see what you put with the awesome birdhouse. Thank you for the linky party.

Candace said...

The birdhouse was definitely my favorite! So cute!

Kate said...

Lots of fun scrappy blocks, but the birdhouse is definitely my favorite.

Mystic Quilter said...

Love the birdhouse block and the collection in your garden!

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