Saturday, July 5, 2014

ScrapHappy Saturday - Now in RED

I hope you are all feeling a little of the red hot summer heat.  Well, for those of us in the northern hemisphere anyway.  Here is the U.S. we are enjoying a long holiday weekend.  I know that Canadians just celebrated Canada day as well.  Hopefully with all that celebrating, you will all find a few minutes to sew a stitch or two.  We've just started on red, so far I have some 2 inch squares worked into nine patches as leaders and enders, a last few Dear Jane blocks, and just three new sampler blocks I think.  I SO much enjoyed the midyear round-up on Wednesday and can't wait to start wrapping some things up in the second half of the year.
To welcome in a new color, let's celebrate with a giveaway of a beautiful hand dyed fabric by Vicki Welsh.  Just leave a comment on this post.  Let's see.... what should it be this month?..... I know, give me one color that you still hope to see as part of the challenge before the end of the year.  I'll leave draw a random number before next Saturday's linky party and let you know who the lucky winner is.

32 comments:

Jo said...

You have done some great red blocks.
I hope to get my photos and post up tomorrow.
I think I would like orange. Not that I have much of it but it is a nice bright colour

Dasha said...

Last week was a busy week for me, so no sewing = no red blocks. The mid week round up was fabulous - loved the wonderful rainbow line up.
I vote for orange too. I did not have a single scrap of orange in my stash at the start of the year, so I panicked and begged and borrowed from my friends. They were all exceedingly generous and I have been waiting for the orange month ever since to use them. LOL

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

I would also love to see some orange...it reminds me of fall. Plus I have lots of orange scraps to use up!
Thanks for all the blocks you post!

Kate said...

No stitching for me either this week. Hopefully there will be some for next week.

I'd also like to see orange. Not that I have lots of orange scraps, but I do have more then I used too since I actually finished a orange quilt last year.

Marly said...

I would like to use orange, but maybe we can separate red/orange from pink/orange (salmon, peach); I'm afraid we're going to have more months than colours!

Jennifer said...

loving the motivation of a color every month, and a linky on Saturdays. we're super busy with the gardens at this time of year, but it's nice to have a "reason" to sit and sew for a few minutes! I'm hoping for the "boring" colors- black/grey/neutral/brown.

Cathy said...


Cute little 9Ps.

Didn't get a chance to take photos for mid-year link but saw a lot of awesome and gorgeous projects going on.

I have a lot of neutral scraps so looking forward to that "color".

Julie in GA said...

I am hoping for orange next month--I already have a stack of hexies cut out.

Deb A said...

Loved the mid year round up. I'm looking forward to black/grey so I can make some mice and start my plan for the midnight flower garden. Although... I'll have lots of hand work time once school starts next month.

Sally T said...

Just to be difficult...I'm going to vote for persimmon!

make.share.give said...

No sewing this week. Just unpacking and resting up from two weeks of travel- fun, but sooo glad to be home with nothing to do. Thinking of using up some red stash this week :)

Nell's Quilts said...

I'm for orange too but if you're thinking of more than one colour what about navy or indigo. Have we had our fifty shades of grey? I think some of these may add a bit of drama but might not fit with the rainbow concept. WE could say they are the skies before the storm that brought on the rainbow. :-)

Karen said...

I would like orange. I have fallen off the rainbow wagon. I need to get busy and make rainbow blocks.

Heather said...

It's not a rainbow color, but I need to work on some black blocks.

Jeanne said...

I'd love to see orange or brown come up one of these months! Or gold. Hmmm, guess I'm channeling autumn colors ...
Jeanne :)

Ellen said...

I love to read so many comments requesting orange. It is one of my favourite colours and I like to say that orange is like an innocent version of red. All hot and fiery but without the bad rep!

Jean said...

Brown or orange would work for me. Have a lot of brown scraps.

Marsha Cooper said...

Yay! Now I can go through my hexie box and find all of the reds to work on for the month.
I love this as it's going to keep me motivated to get this box of hexies made.

Marsha Cooper said...

Oops, I forgot to put in a color. However, I'm not sure what the others you have done besides Yellow in June.
I have hexies in all colors and even if I didn't have enough of those, I'm sure I could find whatever color in my stash of fabrics to work with.
In other words, the color doesn't matter to me.

Sheila said...

Love your red blocks and fabrics. Enjoyed your Dear Jane block posts. Your mid year RSC progress "link up" post was fun, too.
I vote for orange. Working with orange scraps makes me remember HOT summer days when I was young and sometimes ate Orange Popsicle Ice Cream.

Angie said...

Orange is a no-brainer and I love it, but I'd also love to see gray and/or black & white as a combo. Color play is so much fun!

Terri said...

Have you done orange yet? I love orange, almost as much as red.
Hugs

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I am looking forward to orange! I thought for sure that would be the next color, but the red was fun to work with also.

Kat Scribner said...

I wasn't in the mood for red yet, but todays display has me all inspired! Great batch of blocks and projects.

maureen said...

I have an abundance of blacks and neutrals I would like to use up!

Sarah said...

Red is good for me! I've been working on some hexies today and they just happen to bethe right colour and I didn't even know!

Mari said...

Wow, a lot of votes for orange! I would be okay with orange, too, though it might be nice to have a cooler color for the hot August days. What about any pastel or pale color in your stash? That could cool us off.

Jamie in Louisiana said...

I'm going to stack the deck, because I am an Orange Girl - lots of orange scraps, fat quarters and yardage to boot.

katie z. said...

What colors... Brown, orange, and grey are still on my list of "need to make," but my orange scraps are virtually nonexistent and the others are not far behind!

Gina said...

I've found a load of black on white and white on black scraps. That would be interesting xx

Quilter Kathy said...

How about gold? And orange too!

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