Saturday, February 22, 2014

Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Out of the Pink

Where did this week go?  Between volleyball practice and other errands, it just doesn't seem like I was home much.  The one night we were home, I ended up spending the evening paying bills. Not my favorite activity, but one that definitely has to get done.  I ended up working late yesterday.  The work week was spent in a training class, so a lot of stuff that needed attention never made it out of my in box. We have a career fair at work next week, which means I'm going to spend a lot of time prepping for and conducting interviews, so it was good to get caught up before I got too far behind.  

All of that adds up to not much time spent in the sewing room.  I did manage a couple of hours last night.  Several of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler blocks are in progress, but none got finished.  All the half square triangles for the Inverted Star block are made and squared up.  I got as far as deciding on the layout before I knocked off for the evening. 


 Inverted Star
by Jessica Boschem of Common Threads
available from Craftsy as a free download

All but two of my pink scraps is included in this block. It's obvious it's not a color I use often.  But I'm happy with the variety in this block.  Hopefully it will get sewn together this weekend.  

That's it for any scrappy goodness going on in my sewing room. Check out all the fun scrappiness going on over at Soscrappy.  

22 comments:

  1. What a wonderful block! Don't you just love craftsy? I didn't have much pink either, never realized till this challenge that I don't use it much.

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  2. It's a pretty block, and it's coming along nicely. Some weeks are like that: the rest of life gets in the way. Just be glad there are other things in your life to get in the way!

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  3. February is just too short to cram everything in. Sure could use those 2 or 3 extra days the other months have. Your inverted star will be lovely. Hope you have time to finish the stitching today. :)

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  4. I love the star. I will have to look for the pattern and make some. Very pretty pinks.

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  5. I love the star. I will have to look for the pattern and make some. Very pretty pinks.

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  6. It's going to be a great block! Thanks for showing it in the construction stage - I had not really noticed how the block was constructed.

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  7. I have never seen this block before. That's why I love this challenge, it gives me so many ideas, all I need is more than 24hours in the day!

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  8. Its a lovely block Kate and all that pink is making me very happy!

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  9. Love your star block Kate :) and I love your blog header! It looks fabulous with one of your butterfly blocks pictures :)

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  10. Your block is quite lovely. Thank you for sharing with us! I may put this block on my list... For next year!

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  11. I like that star! Lots of HSTs though and plenty of matching points to do ;-) Good luck with the career fair next week.

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  12. So glad you used up all your pink. Perfect timing too as the new month is almost here.

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  13. Your pink Inverted Star looks great! Congrats on using up your pink scraps.

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  14. That is a very pretty block, and your pinks are nice too. As I've worked in pink this month I've started to think that the reason I don't like it much is that I have the wrong shades of pink.

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  15. What a great pink block! Or any colour!!

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  16. You have a wonderful variety of pinks in your block. Good job.

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  17. I really love this block. No worries - February does last until Friday after all. I know I'll still have some pink to post next week.

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  18. sounds like life is very busy at this time but you have managed to lay out such a pretty pink block from your scraps. i'm not normally a big fan of pink but you have changed my mind with this block.

    love the butterfly fabric and yellow print that you chose for the ongoing butterfly quilt. sometimes it's good to plan ahead and nab those perfect fabrics when we see them~!

    have a good week.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  19. lovely block, it looks great! Wow, all your pink scraps gone! I have enough to wallpaper the house and I don't even like pink

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  20. That inverted star is a great block for using up scrap pieces!

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