Wow! You all blew me away with your lovely comments about my Rainbow Pineapples!!!
Thank you SO much :*D
It feels wonderful to know that you love it as much as I do =^..^=
I also loved all your comments about my first folk art Cool Cat #1 which is my NewFO Challenge project for February =^..^=
.... and had decided to keep him as he is, until I read the comment by Quilting Babcia who blogs over at Amity Quilter. She pointed out that that fabric would also look great on the "arched back" cat in the bottom left of the pattern photo - this cat is the one she meant .....
...... and it clicked - YES!!! That would be the perfect fabric to make it look like her hair is standing on end!!! Can't you just see all those spikes on the back of this cat??? I can almost hear her HISS!!!
So of course there was no going back from that epiphany - right?!?
I wasn't even sure if I would be able to remove the old fabric and cover it with new. I was really hoping I wouldn't have to make a whole new background as well! When I made the new pattern pieces, I drew them just very slightly larger than the original ones in the hopes they would cover any sticky residue, and happily it worked!!!
Here he is all stitched down and adorned with his 1/2-inch border.... it sure would help if I could take a straight picture LOL!!!! This really is a square - I promise :*D
This kitty may not be quite as hip as the first Cool Cat, but I like him =^..^=
What do you think?
And since this is the last Scrappy Saturday this month, I spent some time last night playing with the remainder of my PURPLE scraps. I'm not sure about the name of the the large block - I think maybe it is called a Hatchet Block?
I've seen several quilts lately made with this simple block, and I thought it would perhaps work up well in a rainbow setting and use up a lot of the bigger dark chunks of scraps as well as some of the smaller lights. Here is one quilt I especially liked....
|Made by Susan at The Thread and I blog|
As for the half-square triangles (hst), early in my planning for the RSC this year, I had thought about including some hst's using the smaller light & dark scraps to my project list. Here is a quilt I pinned on Pinterest that got me thinking about making some scrappy hst's....
|From My Fabric Obsession|
|From Lyn Brown's Quilting Blog|
I eventually decided against making them each month because of the work involved in cutting them all out. But then I had a happy surprise when I started making the hatchet blocks.... I was delighted when I realized the corners I cut off could be sewn together and trimmed down to make perfect 2-1/2 inch hst's!!!
So each month if I have time and scraps enough, I'm planning to add this block and the resulting hst's to my Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects. They were mindless sewing which is a nice change after Easy Street LOL!!! And I really enjoyed playing with matching up the lights and darks. PLUS, I really made a huge dent in my PURPLE scraps -- Whoohoo!!! That's what its all about, right?!? Now I need to go back and make up some out of my pink scraps too :*)
I hope you are all planning to have a FUN and SCRAPPY weekend !!!
Hugs & Blessings,