Pretty little BLUE crumb blocks in the SNOW!!!! Yes, my friends, we got SNOW here in Nashville last night! Oh JOY :*) Okay, so it was only about half an inch, and it was gone by noon, but it was a real, true-to-life, bonafide, honest to goodness SNOW! And it was so lovely on the ground when I awoke this morning, I just had to run out and take a picture of my crumb blocks in it before it melted :*)
One of my favorite blog parties is the Rainbow Scrap Challenge with Angela at So Scrappy, and I was delighted when she said she would be hostessing again this year. I decided that the crumb jars would figure in my plan of attack, so I dumped out this month's color jar - BLUE! - and got to work (or should I say play?) ....
Every jar in every color is full to overflowing, so something's got to be done with them. I love the freedom and mindless sewing of stitching up all these fun leftover pieces into a serendipitous quilt that will be loved and cuddled up in just like the planned quilts that were made from the original yardages :)
I love the "anything goes" mentality - stripes and solids, plaids and florals - throw them all in there and make something sparkling and new!
These are a great start, and we have another week yet to play with our BLUEs before a new color is announced. All my pieces are still poured out next to my machine, ready for any spare moments I may find to churn out more lovely little crumb blocks :)
And speaking of RAINBOWS- I made a good start on the first block of my Arcadia Avenue quilt this week!
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I hit a little bump in the road as I started to cut the pieces for this first block - one of my fabrics was only a fat quarter instead of a half yard! Apparently I had never unfolded it to be sure. Duh!
So I had to go back to the stash and on the right is the fabric I chose to replace it. I loved the orange elements in the first fabric, but I wasn't sure where I had bought it (I suspect in NC), and the online pictures were not close enough for me to be sure I would be ordering the same exact colorway. As small as these pieces will end up being cut, I'm thinking it will be fine. I actually ended up exchanging several fabrics for those I had originally picked ....
I'm using all stash for this quilt except for the Dark Raspberry which will be my medium constant, and the soft gray polka dot, which is my light constant. The black is my dark constant from my stash.
I'm loving the fact that this project is paper pieced! It's been so long since I had the pleasure of making a paper-pieced quilt. I think one thing that appeals to me is the flow of it. I always work on multiple sections at a time and chain piece ....
..... and having all the pieces laid out ready to stitch appeals to my organizational soul :)
Of course, I was quickly reminded that it is not very wise to try to watch TV and chain piece a paper-pieced project .... LOL!!!
This is going to be such a fun quilt and I am glad to finally get started on it :) Sassafras Lane is hosting a Quilt Along for anyone working on this quilt, so if you're interested, you can go HERE to get all the juicy details ♥
In the meantime, be sure to go HERE to see all the other lovely BLUE blocks shared in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this week!
Also linking up with BOM's Away HERE and Tuesday Linky Party at Freemotion by the River:)
Hugs & Blessings!