Saturday, March 24, 2012

Rainbow Scrap Saturday - Pink Week 1

It's not usual for me to post twice in one day, but I'm  hoping that will change for most Saturdays in the future.  There are so many challenges in blogland and one can't follow all of them.  Last year, I started following Kathy's Quilts.  She made a number of projects while following along with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge over at Soscrappy.  I wanted so much to join in that challenge, but starting a new project every month just didn't work in my my quilting plans.  Enter Cat Patches NewFO Challenge this year and inspiration finally struck.  From somewhere the idea for a scrappy coffee cup quilt came to mind.  If I made 3 blocks a month for the year, I'd have enough blocks to make a throw sized quilt. 



Last night I finished up the first pink block.



I'd finished one green cup back in February, but wasn't able to get any more done until last night.  In addition to the pink cup, I finished up the second green cup and the first red cup.  Hopefully, I'll be able to get caught up on all the past scrappy colors by the end of this month, in addition to finishing up the remaining 2 pink blocks for this month.  I'm not used to making such intricately pieced blocks, but thankfully they go fast.  I'm looking forward digging into my scraps to make these blocks. 

Check out all the fun uses for pink scraps over at Soscrappy

15 comments:

Gail said...

So Cute, Kate! Love the idea and the cups are so cute!

Quilter Kathy said...

Thanks for the shout out Kate!
Love your idea for the scrappy rainbow challenge and this is such a cute block!

Connie said...

This will be a beautiful quilt! Love your pink coffee cup!

Sheila said...

This is a great idea! They are so cute!!! I'm going to enjoy this cup quilt grow :D

Shay said...

So cute ! (and a great way to use up scraps)

Im thinking about doing something similar with house blocks ...

2MuchFun said...

Cute and creative.

soscrappy said...

Love you pink mug. It is going to make a nice collection.

Teresa in Music City said...

Now that little cup is just adorable!!! I love the quilt idea too, especially with the word Coffee going down the middle diagonally like that!

thea said...

The block is really cute. How did you design the quilt?

Marg said...

That cup looks fabulous. Your quilt is going to look lovely with all the rainbow cups.

Angie said...

Neat quilt idea & the pink cup is charming!

libbyquilter said...

love your little pieced cups.
the quilt is going to be fun to watch come along~!

:-)
libbyQ

Edith said...

Rainbow scrap coffee cups, what a great idea!

Lynne said...

I am right this minute taking a break from making scrappy pink blocks (four patch, strings and improv). I was so busy in March that I didn't even look at my pink scraps but now it's pouring outside, I'm home alone so it's a great time to play catch up.

Lynne said...

Oops, sorry, I should have said I love your pink coffee cup block.