Saturday, May 12, 2018

Rainbow Scrap Challenge: Not in the Pink Yet

My Mother's Day started on Thursday this week.  We moved the Scientist In Training (and her BFF) out of their dorm rooms.  Then the SIT and I took off for a very short girls weekend with my mom and sister.  There's been a shopping expedition, lots of eating out and a boatload of laughter so far.  This morning the plan is for Krispy Kreme, a quilt shop excursion and then lunch. The SIT and I will head home after that. 

So there's not been a lot of stitching this week as I've been sleeping in hotel rooms since Wednesday.  There are plans for a Mom's Day of nothing but stitching.  I'm looking forward to that.  The pink scraps will definitely find their way to the cutting table.  I'm looking forward to making the next set of scrappy blocks. All the yellow Squared Away blocks were finished before I left home on Wednesday. 


    

The middle one is edging more towards orange, but it's a nice contrast to the other tow.  I couldn't resist putting all the blocks back up on the design wall to see how well they played with each other. 


  Squared Away Sampler designed by Mari (The Academic Quilter)

This is the first time I've made a sampler with different background fabrics. I'm not sure I like it.  The goal was to use up the different background scraps that were just sitting around the sewing room. I'm trying to reserve judgement till all the blocks are done and the final setting has been decided on. 

That's it for my scrappy stitching this week.  I hoping I'll have at least one pink block to share next week.  Linking up with Soscrappy today and with Quilting is More Fun Than Housework on Sunday. 

23 comments:

  1. Sounds like lots of Mother's Day Fun and more pretty blocks :)

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  2. Your girls' getaway sounds like loads of fun. I'm using different backgrounds in my SAS blocks, too. I figure I can always sash them if I don't like them together.

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  3. How much fun you are having, is the SIT coming home for the summer?

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  4. That sounds like a wonderful weekend! And your blocks look great. I think once you're done, the varied backgrounds will be just fine, but I know exactly the struggle - I like my stuff matchy-matchy!

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  5. Sounds like some fun days for you and your SIT! I love your blocks, and I do like the different backgrounds, too. I was thinking like Libby - maybe a common sashing would tie them all together. Happy Mother's Day, Kate!

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  6. Oh, pretty! I like them all together. I like the different backgrounds, too. It gives the blocks some nice variations. It will look fine in the final quilt.

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    1. Forgot to add that Angela also gets credit for designing the sampler. We did it together.

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  7. I like the line-up of your Squared Away blocks just as they are. Have fun on your Girls Away weekend.

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  8. I like all your blocks together. I am also using scrap background for my sampler. Happy Mother's Day!

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  9. I like what you have there, the backgrounds work.

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  10. Your blocks are looking great. Don’t feel bad about the pinks. I’m not there either, and I also have to do February’s purples if I’m to catch up in June. So many projects, so little time.

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  11. Your blocks are looking great! I like the varied backgrounds. Lots of interest. Enjoy those days with your daughter. Mine is grown, granddaughters are adults too, they will both be here this weekend with partners in tow, Our family is growing!

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  12. Beautiful blocks. So colorful the way you have them arranged.

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  13. I'm using different backgrounds for each block as well. I like the variety. I never gotten farther with pink than starting to pull the scraps. Too much else going on, but I still have time.
    Enjoy your Mother's Day sewing.
    Pat

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  14. Sunshine colored blocks how cool--
    don't feel bad about not much sewing--
    I have not been able to hand quilt since fire on Tuesday--
    though I have managed somehow to get my one heart applique done each day!!
    enjoy, di and Happy Mothers day-

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  15. I'm doing different scrappy backgrounds, too, but that's my usual approach to scrap quilts anyway. Scraps are scraps, right?
    I love all your blocks together! (I need to get caught up!)

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  16. Your blocks are beautiful, and I like the mix of background fabrics. Enjoy your Mother's Day stitch-a-thon!

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  17. I love your blocks. It sounds like you’re having a fabulous week. (How is it possible that SiT is done with her first year of college already?)

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  18. I really like your scrappy blocks. Happy to hear you are enjoying your Mother's Day. Sounds like you have been having a wonderful week.

    Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

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  19. I love your scrappy blocks, and the differing backgrounds really add depth & interest!

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  20. I think your blocks look great, maybe a few more white backgrounds will help balance, and some sashing between th blocks may help too. Sounds like a great weekend and happy mother’s day to you!

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  21. They all look great - I like the yellow contrasts.

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