Saturday, December 22, 2012

Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Nearing the End

The cards are sent, the shopping is done, My Guy is baking, the laundry is going and now all that is left is to get all the gifts wrapped.  That's my assignment this morning.  I hope to get enough done so that I can sew this afternoon.  Other than a few stolen minutes here and there, I've not had a chance to spend much time playing with fabric.  I really need the sanity break before the happy madness of family visits begins. 

I did manage to finish two more coffee cups this week. 

Block patterns from Karen F. Srebro and Janet McCarroll
published in Block Magic and Block Magic Too by
Nancy Johnson-Srebro

The last two cups are in progress.  If I get time to sew this afternoon, I should finish both of them.  Then it will be time to finalize the layout and raid the stash for sashing and border fabrics.  I'm leaning towards dark blue for the sashing and a medium blue for the border. 

This has been such a fun project, I'm sorry to see it come to an end.  The butterfly quilt that I've selected for next year's project should be just as fun, though it will require me to learn how to paper piece.  But it will be good to pick up a new skill as well as get rid of a few scraps. 

Hop over to Soscrappy to see more scrappy fun.


Quilter Kathy said...

Love your coffee cups! I will be sorry to see it be finished too :) But am looking forward to seeing the scrappy butterflies that will be flying around on your blog next year!! Merry Christmas!

Barbara said...

It's looking great, Kate.

Sheila said...

I love this rainbow quilt! Your butterfly project for next year sounds exciting : )

Terri said...

Love your cups! Are you sure there aren't any tea cups there?
Love the butterfly idea, too.

Lynne said...

Ooo, I particularly love the new blue cup.

I have no idea what I am going to do with the Rainbow Scrap challenge in 2013 - maybe the Granny Square block?

I haven't even finished my Christmas shopping but, never fear, Christmas for us is not until Saturday 29th. SIL has to work both 25th and 26th!

Denise :) said...

I adore this bright and fanciful piece! Wow -- just two more! I think your sashing/border color choice will be perfect! :)

Cyn said...

This is going to be such a bright and fun quilt. Great idea to use the cup blocks. Love it!

thea said...

I've enjoyed seeing the quilt come together. Hope you got some time in this afternoon. My wrapping is done, except for the presents I need to finish making.

scraphappy said...

So close to being done! It is sad to finish off an ongoing project, but also fun to plan for what is next. The butterflies are going to be adorable I am sure.