Saturday, January 20, 2018

Rainbow Scrap Challenge: Making a Start

It's been one of those weeks.  Work has been manic and then I got sick.  Thankfully it's not the flu, but I still feel pretty crappy, just not "hit by a truck" yucky.  Today's plan is a little laundry, hopefully a little sewing and a lot of rest.

For me, this year is the year of the UFO and the year of the scrap.  Not much has happened on either front, but it's early yet.  I did tackle cutting up a few scraps for the first of three light blue Squared Away blocks made using the Red Cross block.


Red Cross Block, Squared Away Sampler
designed by Mari (The Academic Quilter)

I'm happy with the first block.  The tulip fabric in the center was used in a quilt for my mother-in-law.  She's no longer with us, but pulling out that fabric for the center made me smile thinking of her humor and the love for her family.  That's one of the joys of sewing with scraps, remembering the people who got the original quilt. 

The second Squared Away block is under construction and I've got the fabrics picked for the third block.  I'm hoping to get both done this weekend.  For now, I'm off in search of a cup of hot tea and breakfast.  Happy stitching this weekend. 

Linking up with Soscrappy and with Oh Scrap.   

23 comments:

Julie in GA said...

Very pretty block! I hope you feel better and get plenty of time to stitch this weekend.

Mari said...

Beautiful block! I love the tulip fabric, too. January does seem to be the time to be sick, doesn't it? Hope you feel better soon.

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

Such pretty blues in your block! Feel better soon!

scraphappy said...

Great memories in that block. So glad you were able to use her fabric.

maggie fellow said...

beautiful block and a lovely memory

Quilter Kathy said...

These blocks are fun to make!
Isn't it amazing how fabrics are full of memories for us quilters?!?!

Marly said...

I hope you're better now. This seems to be the time of year for getting ill. I love your tulip fabric; it makes a real centre-point.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Pretty fabrics, Kate! It's always nice to have memories associated with scraps - I enjoy that, too!

AnnieO said...

Very precise sewing, looks excellent! I have not joined the RSC but looking at the large amount of scraps I have , I gotta do something! Hope you’re feeling better.

Bernie Kringel said...

I am working on the same BOM. I love this first block. Like you, I had a nasty virus and am just starting to feel better. Looking forward to seeing the next block Mari has lined up for us.!

Sandra Walker said...

That's probably the biggest reason I ADORE scrap quilts, is the memories, the smiles one gets just by looking at or touching a certain fabric. This is a great block to do for the RSC!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love that block--and that blue tulip fabric is the neatest fabric--so get better so we can see the next two blocks in blues!!!
enjoy, di

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Great when things have a special memories.

Jennifer said...

Sorry to hear you’re sick. Love your block and I agree, it’s fun to work with scraps and have the memories of the original quilt made with them. Hope you get some good rest time and sewing time this weekend!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

I like it!! Feel Better soone!

Louise said...

What a sweet memory of that tulip fabric! Very pretty block with the true blues and white.

Katie Z. said...

Your block looks beautiful! I hope you feel fabulous soon.

Cheryl said...

This has always been one of my favorite blocks, it looks great in blue.

Janice said...

It looks great. The tulip fabric is a nice feature. This quilt is going to be fun. I can’t wait till the next block.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your first block looks great. Hope you get in more sewing soon. That always makes me feel so much better. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A great RSC block, and memories make it even more special.

Sandy said...

The block looks great. I love all the memories associated with pulling out scraps! Hope you're feeling better real soon.

Alison said...

This is a fun block! Can't wait to see more!