Saturday, April 9, 2016

A little ORANGE sewing this week

I haven't even looked at my orange bin filled with selvedges. To get my orange blocks made this week, I just cut 5 1/8" strips from my fat quarters. I will be able to make half of my blocks from these strips. The rest of my blocks are made with selvedges and narrow strips.

My first blocks this week were Jacobs Ladder. These blocks will be very scrappy 4 patches, constant neutral background and the RSC color of the month. I really like how these look so far! I started these last month, so I still have to make my browns and blues.

 

Next up was the Pinwheel blocks.

I even have a flimsy to show!! I started these Rainbow Twist blocks for the RSC 2016, but had to put them on the fast track and get them into a quilt ASAP!! I only needed 20 blocks. Woohoo!! So they are now a top and I will get it sandwiched next week and start quilting!! It will raffled off next year at Mountain View M. S. in Beaverton, Oregon. This pic was taken before I sewed the blocks! It is already pretty big, so I will not add borders.

 

I did get another top finished, but I will not be sharing any info or pics until AFTER it is gifted!! Sorry for the tease.

Hope you check out SoScrappy for more Orange RSC projects in the works!

 

...............Sew till next time...................

 

20 comments:

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

Love your blocks! Your quilt top is gorgeous.

Deb A said...

So many pretty oranges! Great job... I too had to check out the orange shelf to get a little color for sewing this week.

Ivani said...

Jacob's scrappy blocks looks pretty, and the orange pinwheels are beautiful. Darling quilt top
Love to see your progress with the RSC colors

gayle said...

Love your Jacob's Ladders! And those orange pinwheels are so happy-making that I want to jump for mine right now!
Your quilt top is beautiful, too! It looks like a fun pattern to play with, and I hope it raises tons of money!

Alison said...

Your pinwheel blocks look great!

scraphappy said...

Love how the orange looks in those Jacob's Ladder block! So cheerful.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love the oranges in the pinwheels and congrats on a completed top!! Love the happy scrappy feeling . . .

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

So much eye candy today...all look just wonderful and congrats on the quilt top completion :)

Sue Noetzel said...

You have a great assortment of blocks. Love your quilt top. Great use of strings!

Jennifer said...

I like your string "pinwheel". great use, and a different one, too, than we normally see....

Anne said...

These blocks are all fun - I especially like your pinwheels (both variations)!

Cathy said...

Such a great variety of blocks! Your scrappy twister is my personal favorite and I can't wait to see that one all finished.

PaulaB quilts said...

Your Jacob's Ladder blocks look great in orange and scraps. The flimsie turned out so colorful. I'm sure it will raise a good amount of money. Congrats on a great job.

LA Paylor said...

I think I like your pinwheels the best but the color in the first blocks is very exciting. Leeanna

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You've sure had a productive week! The Jacob's Ladders and Pinwheel blocks are some of my favorites, and they look great in orange!

Magpie Sue said...

Great quilt top; kudos on the finish! Love your idea for the Jacob's Ladder blocks too. Will have to keep that in mind for the future. ;- )

Angie said...

Great orange blocks - the pinwheels are my favorite!

Cathy said...

I love Jacob's Ladders - there are so many different ways to lay them out. And they are always good scrappy. Those pinwheels are elegant. And congrats on Rainbow Twist top! Whoop! Whoop!

Mari said...

Congratulations on the finished top! It looks quite festive and will be fun to quilt. Lovely orange Jacob's ladder blocks too.

Mystic Quilter said...

Lovely orange blocks, what a great finish - Rainbow Twist is beautiful and congratulations on another quilt top ready for quilting.