I have my En Provence center together!!!!
One of my favorite blog parties has always been Angela's Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) which can be found over at her blog, SoScrappy. Every ScrapHappy Saturday, she hosts a linky party where tons of scrappy quilters show off their stuff - rainbow-style!
I haven't been able to play along the past few years, but this year, I'm determined to carve out the time. Actually, it's really more of a must because my scraps and crumbs runneth over!
You can see that my purple crumb jar is so full I'm having to just plop pieces on top of it!
At first I thought perhaps I would just do something with the crumbs this year, but then I remembered this pattern that has been in my "Really, Really Want to Make" file since, like, forever.....
This sweet quilt is such an ingenius design! It's fairly simple, but looks really complicated. The eye just roves all over it in delight! It is called Geese Migration, and the talented Cynthia Brunz of Quilting is more fun than Housework is the designer. My friend Libby from Life on the Hill has been teasing me with her GM blocks for a while now, and every time I see one of her blocks I drool with envy. Just yesterday, someone posted their completed GM quilt on Instagram and it was so gorgeous ... it was the last straw! This is the year for me to start mine!
I decided to use my Marti Michell templates to cut the flying geese since I'll be making them one at a time. Then I pulled out my purple scrap drawer and found lots to inspire me!
This is from a deconstructed shirt I cut up and used in a previous project...
And look at this one! It is a sweet print from 2006 - which happens to be the year I really fell head over heels into the quilting rabbit hole :*)
The success of this pattern depends on the strategic use of blending color values together in the geese and squares. This print gave me both a light and dark!
It was exciting to see the pieces all laid out for stitching up my first block!
Rocky got on board with the project immediately =^..^=
This is not a great picture, but I'm in love with my first block!!!
Playing in my purple scraps was so much fun I just couldn't stop, so I pulled some purples and fuchsias and began to cut circles for the Quilty 365 Circles project that I started and left hanging last year ...
Aren't these yum??? Audrey over at Quilty Folk started this party last year. She has since finished her quilt - and yes it's beautiful! - so for 2017, the link-up party can be found at Daisy and Jack Handmade.
You can read more about how I plan to do this project HERE if you are interested.
My time ran out today, but next Saturday I'll concentrate on my crumbs and try to tame them before they devour my studio LOL!!!
Hope you've had a lovely Saturday doing something stitchy :*)
Hugs & Blessings!
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