Saturday, October 7, 2017

Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Just Feeling Behinder

We are off to a rainy start with this weekend.  Which is fine with me.  Though I'm not going to get in much stitching today.  There's lots of housework and homework this morning.  But I'll get to have a bit of fun this afternoon before we head off to the Casa Hispana dinner tonight. That will be a lot of good food and fun with some of our co-workers.  

Scrappy Coffee Cups (my first ever Rainbow Scrap Challenge project from 2012) came back from being quilted early this week.  I'm working on getting the binding sewn together.  The quilt top has been trimmed.  The last thing it needs is a label. Which means the quilt needs a name.  After a bit of poking around on Pinterest and a few texts back and forth with the Scientist in Training, we finally agreed on one.  And then the theme for the label fell into place. Here's the first draft, minus my special message for My Guy. 


My Guy has degrees in physics and mathematics, but his job requires him to be a chemist.  So this is perfect.  Just to be clear, coffee is never allowed in the labs, but this was just too fun to pass up for the label. One of the things we are both known for at work is our love of coffee after lunch, it's the only way we both get through the afternoon.

I'm still working on my blue blocks from August.  But I'm at least on the last one.  I've got all the orange fabrics matched up for last months blocks.  I did take some time to look ahead to see if I had enough fabrics to make 16 small fan blocks of my color for October.  Rather than pink, I'm going to use red-voilet, with my lightest fabrics there tending towards pink. 



I need 32 fabrics for each block to be unique.  Hmmm, there are only 19. I may have a few more tucked away with the batiks.  There's time to do some looking in the scraps and stash as I haven't even started with the orange blocks yet. 

Happy stitching this weekend.  I'm going to get a second cup of coffee and a bowl of cereal, then settle in to see all the pretty pinks  posted over at Soscrappy.  

17 comments:

  1. Pretty pinky-purples! Hope you get some time to sew this weekend.

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  2. I love the label, and good luck getting a few minutes of stitching this weekend!

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  3. Love your label - so creative! Have fun playing with those pretty red-violets today!

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  4. Lovely label for a beautifully cheerful quilt. Great gift!

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  5. Very cool label! I am thinking Magenta instead of pink for this month. Your stack of red/violets is very pretty.

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  6. What a great name for the quilt, and beautiful label!

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  7. Hi Kate! I sure do enjoy watching what you do for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. How many different blocks do you do for each color?

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  8. Red violets are my favorite purples! Umm... I mean pinks... 8)

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  9. Love your coffee label--I try to get in a cup of green tea each--and I do like coffee, esp the smell of coffee--but I just never seem to get any made--
    love those red violet colors you are picking out--and wow to need so many different one each time--ouch!!!
    enjoy the moments, di

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  10. First off - LOVE the label. Great stash of pretty colors to work with this month. Hope you are able to find more for your block.

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  11. Very clever label. Love the red-violet, magenta range. May be Angela will take it as a hint for next year! Have fun with them.

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  12. Digging through scraps sounds like a wonderful plan to me.

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  13. You're way more creative with your labels than I! Colors for the fans look good.

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  14. Great purples, my purple stash is very lacking, I tend to not use much purple but I need to explore it more.

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  15. Great label! hope you found some good time to stitch this weekend 😊

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