Saturday, May 7, 2016

Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Still Playing Catch Up

It's been an interesting week full of ups and downs.  My Guy and I took a day off yesterday not so much because we wanted to, but because we really needed to.  We had squirrels in the attic.  The starlings had torn up the screens that were on one of the vents and the squirrels found their way in via that entrance.  So My Guy spent the morning crawling around the attic putting up new screens. I stayed in the walk in part of the attic and handed him tools, screening etc.  The temps here were in the 70's by mid morning, so the attic wasn't steaming hot, but it was pretty warm.  

We did get to enjoy the afternoon, which mainly consisted of a nap for both of us.  But I did eventually wander into the sewing room late in the day.  I put the final seams into the first orange Vintage Dress block. 

 Vintage Dresses by Charise Randell

I like how it turned out.  Orange is not my color, it makes be look ill, so I wouldn't be wearing this dress.  I would certainly admire it on someone else.   The central panel was fussy cut to capture the flowers in the center of the skirt.  The paper piecing is getting easier, I've got a much better idea how to line up the seams now.  The second orange dress should go fast, it's the dress with the fewest pieces.  So hopefully there will be a green dress or maybe even two finished before the end of the month.  

Linking up with Angela at Soscrappy for this week's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  

22 comments:

Katie Z. said...

Nicely done!

Angie said...

Love the orange dress - it reminds me of a dress I made as a teenager!

Deb A said...

Love the fabrics you selected. Great job. Boo on the squirrels in the attic... but an afternoon nap is worth it.

Val's Creative Life said...

Those darn squirrels!! Seriously...thank goodness Jackson keeps them away! LOL!! Hey...I'm STILL on my purple RSC!! LOL!! I too like your orange dress. Have a great weekend. V

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the fussy cut panel - very pretty dress.

Kathy's A Quilter said...

I LOVE this dress :)

cozykoza32a@gmail.com said...

You must have great patience. Fussy cutting and paper piecing. Wow. I am impressed.
Kathleen Mary
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Libby in TN said...

This may be my favorite. But, then, I've said that about each dress you've made!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Sounds like a lovely day, except for those darn squirrels! :) Your orange dress is lovely. I would definitely admire it if I saw it on some lucky lady! Enjoy your weekend. :)

PaulaB quilts said...

Love that gorgeous panel!

Alison V. said...

Where do I order that dress? LOL! As always, your dresses are adorable. :)

LA Paylor said...

your dress is awesome. I found I can wear coral... a pinky orange, if it's intense in hue. In fact I kind of love that color right now, and have a jacket, a skirt and several shirts in it! No yellow undertones... pink ones. LeeAnna

Barbara said...

Wow...that dress is looking very elegant, for a nice dinner party. I'm the same way with red. I love red, and I wish I could wear it, but it looks terrible on me...or I look terrible in it.

Cathy said...

Another adorable dress! You have quite the wardrobe.

We had a raccoon in our attic once and bats several times so I feel your pain!

Cathy said...

Such a cute, er, chic dress! I can't wait to see them all together. :-)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I think the orange dress is great, but I probably wouldn't wear it either! That is going to be a fun quilt!

Ivani said...

Pretty dress. Chic and elegant. I think I love them all.

Karen said...

This dress is stunning, I really am enjoying seeing theses dresses. Thanks for sharing them.

make.share.give said...

No squirrels, but we've had mice in the attic. I have never been "in" the attic, but reach gingerly if I need something around the trapdoor.

Peggyinno said...

Congrats on another beautiful dress! There is a learning curve with paper piecing and I think you are doing a great job with these!

Pamela Arbour said...

I am really enjoying seeing your dresses. You are doing a great job. I am looking forward to seeing them all together. I guess that could be called a "Rainbow Couturier Collection?"

Laura said...

So cute! I love your dress!