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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Do You Remember Creamsicles?

Oh boy, I do!!!  
They were my favorite ice cream when I was a child!!!  Orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream swirled together - pure heaven on a stick!!!!  (I wonder, do they still make those?)

That's what I think of when I play with ORANGE fabrics =^..^=



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For March, Scraphappy Saturdays will be filled with lots of bright, bold orange scrap blocks, as well as some mellow peaches, and let's not forget those deep, rich pumpkins! Sounds good enough to eat, right? LOL!!!




I was a little surprised when I pulled out my ORANGE bin to find that I really don't have that many orange scraps.  The drawer holds oranges and yellows, and somewhere along the way they had managed to get all mixed up in there.  I can't imagine how that happened LOL!!!


So before I could even begin to plan my RSC blocks, I had to go through and separate the scraps.  Here they are, all tamed and playing nicely in my scrap work basket - dig that wild orange animal print LOL!!!



As I said, not many there, but I think it will be enough.  The larger scraps are in the basket, while the glass jar holds the crumbs.

There wasn't a lot of time left for sewing today after all that organizing, but I did manage to get the ORANGE Lone Starburst blocks done....


These paper-pieced blocks are so much fun!!!  And I love the quilty words in that gray text stripe :*)

Stash Enhancement Report -

I added these two half yards of Kaffe Fassett oranges to my stash this past week, but they won't be used in the RSC - that's strictly for scraps!  The colors here are a little washed out, but take my word for it, these are YUM!!!


In addition, a group of us made a road trip to Whittles in Kentucky this past Monday.  My plan was to try to find backings for my current and upcoming projects - and I was very successful!!!  I found six pieces for backings at a GREAT price - whoohoo!!!  I don't know about you, but I really hate to spend a lot of money on the back of a quilt.

The first one I picked out was a wonderful aqua fatback for Easy Street so I won't have to piece the backing and it's now ready for quilting.  Then I couldn't believe it when I found this fabric on the clearance shelf  .... can you guess the quilt I will back this with?


Oh yeah, Daddy-O!  Cool Cats!!!!  This was not a fatback, but at only $2.50 a yard I'll be happy to piece the back for that :*)  And could it be any more perfect for the Cool Cats quilt?  No way!!!

Why not hop over to Patchwork Times to see what others are adding to their stashes?

March came in like a lion here in our neck of the woods - Here's hoping it goes out like a lamb, can I get an AMEN?  We even got a little snow this morning although it was all gone very quickly.  It looked really pretty on the trees....



It looks like I'm not the only one wishing Spring would hurry up and get here!


Gypsy looks pretty wistful doesn't she?  She keeps crying to go out, but when I open the door and that cold air blasts her in the face, she shudders and backs up, looking at me as if I've played a nasty joke on her.  Poor girl, I know how she feels!

Hugs & Blessings!
Teresa
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30 comments:

  1. The orange just pops in that pattern! And great cool cats fabric, just a purr-fect find.

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  2. The orange just pops in that pattern! And great cool cats fabric, just a purr-fect find.

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  3. I remember Orange Creamsicles. They were so good. Love your new KF fabrics. And your orange star burst blocks : )

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  4. I loved cream-sickles too. That is an awesome block.

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  5. Wow, I love this block.
    Fantastic.

    Grit from Germany

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  6. Creamsicles were about the only thing I could eat and keep down during morning sickness with my first pregnancy--how is that for remembering creamsicles? : )
    King Arthur Flour sells a wonderful, all natural flavoring that I use to make an ice cream that tastes very close to a Creamsicle--yum!!
    I love orange--I buy it every chance I get. There just isn't enough of it in the world. Look at that gorgeous, glowing star. It radiates in orange (can you tell I am biased?)!
    Oh, those cats are cool! Purrfect backing, Teresa!! : )

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  7. I could barely read your blog post from my mouth watering for a creamsicle!!!!! Beautiful work as usual.......did you hear a door slam shut? (Sorry, Kevin excused himself to go to the gas station to get a creamsicle now!)

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  8. Oh yes I do remember the creamsicle. And great idea for storing those scraps and crumbs.

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  9. What a wonderful post...full of fun and flavor! Loved creamsickles almost as much as I love your block! Fabulous...your piecing is so perfect! Congrats on your wonderful finds at Whittles...how fortunate to live so close to that shop...I visit it online but can't get much closer than the Internet!

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  10. Creamsicles! Better than goolash! Very pretty work! I think they do still sell those in the grocery store too. Not sure they are the same thing though. There is a sherbet, again, I think! We are snowed in this morning in the Western North Carolina Mountains! Lovely!

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  11. Our snow looked the same way ... it's so pretty when it's on the trees like that, isn't it?

    I love that backing for the Cool Cats quilt! Perfect! And at $2.50/yard? Extra Perfect!

    Your orange starburst block is stunning!

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  12. AMEN! I am sooo ready for spring!
    Love the cool cats backing!
    AND OMG I love your stars and can't wait to see how they come together in a blast of colourful star explosions!

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  13. Orange Lone Starburst - vavavaVoom! Love the cool cats quilt back fabric - it will bring a smile every time you use the quilt!

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  14. Fun orange projects. I love dreams circles....I think I even have a dreams circle fudge recipe! Yummy

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  15. Love the Orange Star! That is going to be a GORGEOUS quilt when done!

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  16. Creamsicles were my favorite, too. No popsickles for this girl! Even though the gray text fabric is the most subtle in color, it seems to pop in that Lone Star block. Just gorgeous!

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  17. I remember the Creamscicles. I LOVE that orange star.

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  18. Great post!! Love all your backings!! What a find!!

    Blessings

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  19. As a child I would find old pop bottles and when I had enough I was allowed to walk up the street past Old Man Walker's garden, past the Ritter house to the corner service station to trade in the bottles for a creamscicle. Have not found them in years. I can almost reproduce the flavor with orange soda and real ice cream which I eat once every summer on my back porch. Memories! Thank you.

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  20. Oh yeah, I remember creamsicles - yum! Your orange starburst block is perfect, but those orange and yellow scraps looked so yummy all swirled together.

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  21. Orange is one of THE funniest colours.your block is gorgeous.

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  22. Hmmmm...yum! Yes I do, I can almost taste a creamsicle right now. I adore your star. Terrific.

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  23. Teresa, I am so ready for the snow to go and your orange flower is giving me a serious case of spring fever!!! What a great orange star. The words in each of your RSC blocks are so much fun. I will be right over to fondle and pet the Kaffe fabrics. Your stash enhancement with the Cool Cats fabric is just too cute. Love them. Keep up the great "Stash Enhancement." You have it down to a fine art and I am enjoying the eye candy, especially since I am trying very hard not to enhance!! LOL
    Beth in MN

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  24. Great block! The cat fabric is going to make such a fun backing.

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  25. Not sure if you've shopped Form and Fabric yet but its amazzzzing!!!shipping is a flat 2.99 and their fabrics...especially their sale fabrics are really something. All gift wrapped too :-) :-)

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  26. FABULOUS orange block. Wow! Can't wait to see what else is lurking in that yummy bin of scraps. Great backing additions too. Always fun to find just the right fabric at a great price.

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  27. Creamsicles were always a favorite of mine -- I suppose that's why I'm so drawn to that 'flavor' of orange in my quilts/fabrics! What a beautiful block they made, too -- love the words print outlining this -- cool!!And your jazz cats are SUCH FUN!!! Give pretty Gypsy a pet for me! :)

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  28. There is a creamsicle drink that tastes just like the ice cream. Very yummy! Lots of pretty orange to play with this month for you. Lucky, lucky.

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  29. I don't have many orange fabrics at all. I do love that star.
    Oh, the trees are so pretty and the grass is so green for being winter.

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