Wednesday, October 14, 2015

School Night Relaxation

I saw a link to an article today about coloring becoming increasingly popular among adults.  The last time I popped into Michaels to pick up some craft supplies for Sydney, there was a big, tempting display of grown-up coloring books by the front door.  Amazon has lots of fun coloring books available.  
 So tonight I sat down with my quilt notebook and some colored pencils and played.  I've been thinking about what I want to do for next year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  I thought about a strippy month by month.  Then I thought it would be fun to do a star sampler with different sizes of blocks.  There is still plenty of time to decide, but it was an an enjoyable way to spend an evening.
Look what came in the mail today!  My Farmer's Wife 1930s sampler book has finally arrived.  Maybe this weekend I will make a few more blocks.  

11 comments:

Julie in GA said...

I love the idea of a rainbow of stars in a variety of sizes. It would be a very unique quilt.

Delighted Hands said...

I love to color to this day! I am the last one on the page when the grands want to color with me. Very relaxing!
Another quilt is a good thing......I've years' worth before I get close to stash-less!

Deb A said...

There are tons of free coloring pages on-line.... and some are pretty intricate. Coloring is very relaxing =) I had paper and pencil out last night to plan the dresden plates setting..... I have 13 - perfect for an on point setting. Just need to calculate the background and then start attaching the plates to the background. Maybe I can have this RSC top finished this year (not quilted, just the top!)

Kathy's A Quilter said...

I like the sounds of that...planning for next year! Have fun with your doodlings and colourings.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on having an evening to play. Your "playtime design" is not without merit. Whatever you come up with... I'll be there to play along in some fashion!

thecraftyyak said...

What a coincidence! I was thinking of putting a border of flying geese around this years project - and there you have one for next year - maybe great minds think alike LOL

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love coloring - pencils, markers, crayons - all of them.

Fun idea to have multisize star blocks!

Jennifer said...

can't believe it's time to start thinking about RSC16 already! I love the idea of a strippy quilt! but those different sized squares look great, too! can't wait to see what you come up with...

Kate said...

I like just about anything with star blocks in it. Your layout looks like fun. Hard to believe we are already half way through October!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Oh, that Farmer's Wife will suck you in! I've really enjoyed reading each blogger's take on the letter with each block. Enjoy your weekend.

Alycia said...

My kids are always stealing my colored pencils and giving me a hard time - but I love coloring!